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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Night Flight October 22, 2011

 Late one night on this funny pub crawl;
    when walking toward home I thought I'd seen all. 
There in the distance a half lit-up light;
    said, "MORE", (not less), with an arrow in flight.
Now I'm one who's known, for taking a chance;
    so I said to Robert Eringer, "come, watch this dance..."
I climbed up on top of this transformer box; 
    I'd thought I'd be cute, sorta sly like a fox.
Eringer stood snapping his photos away;  
    I leaped for the sky; "voila!"  I did say.
Those lofty ideas that run through my head;
    are more than myth that one puts straight to bed.
It's Surreal, its Dadaist, its searching for edginess;
   Man Ray,  and Dali and Magritte would insist.
Vlad the Impaler would spring from his grave;
    if sighting this scarecrow; this ghost-skewered knave.
I'm glad I am here in this modern age; 
    where art manifests genuis and genius is sage.
The Magic of flight once gave power and might; 
    to witches and warlocks on broomsticks at night.
Were I to be flying in the day's of yore;
    I'd be burned at the stake... Right? Suzanne Gore? 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Meet Parke Meek Oct. 21, 2011

Hand crafted by Parke Meek, this DC-3 Gooney Bird shined through the storefront window at Jadis Props in Venice.

The Museum was closed, but the view through the window was inspiring.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Plein Air Painting on a Silvery Day: Demonstration Painting October 18, 2011

Painting, with Palette

Bella eyes a ground squrrel
Silvery Day Demonstration for John Iwerks Class:   This last Saturday was a foggy day, so I used a limited palette; using four or five colors, and white, in order to mix my grays. Creeping up on the highlights, I pushed my color in the end of the demo in order to convey the effect of light; intensifying the various highlights in each of the various masses.

I will eventually finish the 11"x14" painting in the studio.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WaterColor Demo #5 October 17, 2011

Substituting for Kaaren Robertson's Watercolor class the other day I set up the still-life with a light source, with an amber gel (filter) to warm up the light a bit.

With all the doom and gloom and negativity going on in the world, I thought I would begin the week with an image of something rather pleasing to look at.

Hope it brightens your day!

Still Life with Flowers
11x14, w/c, 2011

Collection of the Artist