Friday, June 22, 2018

Flying with the Birds

Flying with the Birds
The white space in this piece was not always just white space.  It had numbers on it as it was a receipt from parking on a street in Seattle.  The ink came off when I applied matte medium over it.  Oh well graphite solved the total white issue.
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Art Gallery Alpha Males- (Episode 1) The Art 21 Dream




Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fading Rose


Fading Rose
Last week I drove an hour south of my home to spend time with an artist who I did not know well.  We are both members of the NW Collage Society and she invited me to come “play” for a few hours.  Arlene has an an amazing space to create art.  She has turned her living room into her studio which has a great view of pastures and barns.

Arlene had a list of prompts set up and she opened her whole studio to my use.  During this experience I created the backgrounds for five pieces of mail art.  Since I only had two hours I had to complete the works several days later.  Fading Rose is the first of the five.  Thanks for an great few hours, Arlene.

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Margaret Kilgallen




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Orlea

Orlea
This is it.  The last of this series.  I am such a matte medium type guy that this series challenged me a bit since I totally used glue stick.  I use so many water based mixed media materials that glue stick is not my go to glue.  With that said I am glad that I did a total series and book using a glue stick because I am thinking that is what I will take to Ireland for easy transport and use.  Oh, did I say Ireland?  Yes, I am going for three weeks in October/November!  Can’t wait!

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Liz Larner : ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2016)






Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cerfontaine

Cerfontaine
I love how things just seem to come together without much effort.  I am referring to the bird in this case.  The color in the bird's tail matches the color behind it perfectly helping to camouflage it at least for awhile.
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Raymond Pettibon | Art21 







Monday, June 18, 2018

Radiogram

Radiogram
I particularly like this piece.  It radiates calmness to me.
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Sally Mann: "The Two Virginias" | ART21 "Exclusive"







Sunday, June 17, 2018

Standing Tall

Standing Tall
It seems as if this should have been a posting on July 4 but no it is here with the others from the series.

I just have to say I have been binging on YouTube for several days because I discovered videos by Matt and Blue.  That is their channel on YouTube if you want to look.  Matt and Blue are a same sex couple who adopted a little boy.  When I first started watching their videos I teared up because they are so amazing with this little boy.  Their video is refreshing because it is a love story that develops each week.  It is so great to see an example of positive love is just love.  Way to live Matt and Blue!
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

My, My!

My, My!
It is going to be a gorgeous day here today.  There is blue sky and sun and I hear that we will have seventy degree weather.  Perfect!  I am going to spend it inside doing art all day...at least that is the plan.  I love all art days.
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