Sunday, May 31, 2015

Artists and their odd muses...

Just what does one display when the camera has a rather large (and near as I can tell...getting larger) blur in the center of the picture? Well...what else is there? Computer art.
Now, folks...I'm an on again off again computer artist, rarely do the tools respond the way I need them to to present what I would rather paint. I am painting, but now things get a bit...strange...
For example, this sort of stuff just evolves often...


(probably looks better if you click on it...)
Anyway, let's call that pure abstract. I loved both the soft look, and the thought of it being made from wood, but, fact is, it is a construct of many layers of tools found in Corel Photo Paint 7. It's one of my favorite programs...
While looking at it one day, I thought to try to make something that looked like metal...
This came out...


Not sure if it reminds everyone of metal, mig welded, then painted and then fusion welded, spot grinded, and maybe a bit more paint.
Again, though, it is a pure construct from the program and my brain pan wrapped around it. In other words, it doesn't exist except as you see here.

Well, this is all fun and maybe good (albeit unsellable) but I'm on my canvases doing nudes... some look OK, some not. If you asked me, I would say they were decent art, however at the April Show, they didn't sell at all. Not one nude, male or female, sold.
And that was sad... (get out a violin, then, boo hoo) Here is one picture of the show stuff...



As much of my old stuff as I could move, I did. I recognize that I am evolving, too, just as all artists worth anything, and just like politicians fight doing.
(oops... no politics just yet...)

Anyway, then I put a few pieces onto the program...and something else happened
Like the metal applications I used before? I "found" this...


Yeah...that's me. Trying to capture a smooth blend to denote curve, form...
But I ended up with flat forms that made the viewer create the actual curves and forms.
I liked it... but of course I would. I sit on it all the time.
Still using the dickens out of the Corel, here's another that fell out...


I was asked once if it is an abstract of the Chinese flag. No, it isn't. I imagined the yellow on the right shoulder to be the Lion of King Richard.
One might think I was just flashing, but fact is, I can't afford a model. I can make people up in my mind...usually based on folks I know, but that comes with a bit of danger. If the person recognizes themselves, there may be a few extra bumps on my head that usual.

In any case, to avoid being sued for displaying someone nude, I began looking for other drawing programs. Well, the stores have plenty, but, heck's fire, a model would be cheaper than some of them. Until I found ZeFrank's "Scribbler" program, and its improved upgrade...


and some simple things like a pair of leaves...



Then more difficult things...
Some rough, and some like gently falling warm rain...

I call this one my zefrankenstein monster...



But then this one, I call lovely woman in blue....


...and there you have it. The odd thing is, sometimes I take a painting, run it through the Corel, try my hand at painting it, and occasionally run it back through the program. The results are too far fetched, I think, to entertain anyone's interests, but, in a way, I'm amused by them.

Can't wait to get that camera (I have a photo of one on my refrigerator)...



(ps...don't ask. You wouldn't want to know, anyway)

d=^))


Saturday, November 29, 2014

What's New?

all the while reading a Bill Buchman book on Expressionistic painting, and experimenting towards that...
I titled this piece the longest title I have ever used...
When You're Over Sixty and You Get an Erection, It Makes You Feel Like Stripping Down Naked and Dancing Around the Room (However, the Mall Security May Not See Your Reasoning to be Good Enough)

Quite a title, eh?
Not exactly studio photos, but I like the style, so, now I'll go put oils to canvas and see what turns up.




I dunno...
no, really. I have no idea... drawn with a mouse and wordpad.... and
It seems a bit strange....





Saturday, April 26, 2014

the One that got sold....

I sold one painting.
for $25....

basically I only painted it to fill the wall because David likes salon style hanging... s0 the lizards being acrylic were fast drying (a lot of my paintings had wet spots)

comedians, the pair of them.

 THE  Larry and Izzie  SHOW
starring Larry Lizard and Izzie Lizard

"hey, Larry... Why did the dinosaur cross the road?"
 
"yeah, Izzie, I dunno. Why?"
 
"Because chickens... hadn't been invented yet,"
 



Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Largest Cats in the World

Yeah, ten feet long and 550 pounds.
My usual joke about painting an animal doesn't work here...there is no way I would appraoch a Bengal Tiger with a paint brush.
"Here, kitty kitty kitty. How about PINK? Wouldn't you Love a pink tail?"

A bit rough, but not bad. Internet capture for the photo, but so inaccurate, I won't link to the photo.......
(why dishonor the photographer, eh?)