Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Handsome in a Hoodie

Handsome in a Hoodie

(2nd of 3 pieces of art which a virus is preventing me from posting the way I want.)

I drew this fellow late one night.  I don't think the photo is reflecting all the shadows as well as it should...still, I was quite happy with this chap.

Hmm.  Why am I speaking as if I'm from London?  Maybe it's because I recently ran across this 2013 film called, "After Time" about the male members of a British family who could travel back in time, but only within events of their own lives.  Domhnall Gleeson carries the show, and Rachel McAdams is most charming.  Please see it!  It is a great example of the wonderful cleverness of British humor; scenes of London; and some of the most touching scenes of delicate emotion.  And if you think you're just not feeling it, then at the very least, I'll leave you with a gem of a quote from it.

I try to live everyday as if it were the final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.

After Time Trailer

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Greeter (and Another Computer Snafu)

Well peeps, I have a computer malfunction going on that's preventing my PC from recognizing my camera.  Plus, my phone is not sending pics to my computer.  I haven't stopped making art, I'm just in a voodoo hex!

I had to get this painting--and the next 2 pieces--onto my blog in a super roundabout way.  Hoping to get this fixed in the next week or so.  Soooo frustrating.  BUT, this lady is not.  She's a happy little greeter--even though she looks a little blurry here.  I'll post a better pic when I get this all worked out.

4" x 4" 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Antoine Terrieux's Kinetic Hair Dryer Installations from wetheurban

From wetheurban comes this overview of hair dryer installations. There's something about that single wire jumping up in crazy ways - it reminds me of a ballet I once saw where the ballerina's head and arms were limp and jumped loosely by her sides from the impact of her legs bouncing in forceful pliƩs. Beautiful. In 'wetheurban's" Tumblr post, they write: As part of an exhibition last December at the Maison Des Jonglages (House of Juggling) in La Courneuve, France, magician and juggler Antoine Terrieux created this series of kinetic artworks using different arrangements of hair dryers. Footage after the jump:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Behind the Curtain (On the Outside Looking In) SOLD

I like this girl bleached out as much as in color.  Do you ever feel like this?  I do.

P.S. When I say the word, bleach, I always think of Nirvana (first album release (1989) on Sub Pop label.) Well, and sometimes the horrible smell of bleach and how strong the chlorine bleach used to be in our high school swimming pool.  Then I think of how I would get a migraine from it and feel sick in my Earth Science class the hour after gym.  But mostly I  think of Nirvana. (-:  And didn't Kurt always feel like an outsider, too?  We know the answer.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vice and Virtue

So I happened to watch one of my favorite movies today for the sixth millionth time, Woody Allen's, "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona."  I love that film SO much!  Barcelona, summer, language, art, love, Spanish guitars, and the super sexy Javier Bardem...need I say more?  There's a lot of provocative smoking going on in that movie. Well, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, and Bardem make it look that way.  (And no, I don't smoke--as a matter of fact, my asthma is acting up right now just breathing in the night-time humidity!).

Anyway, this drawing/painting must have come from watching that.   My little cup looked like it would hold green tea.  That seemed healthy, but I was under the influence of all that pre- and post-coital smoking from the flick. I tried to make the "vice" hand a little more evil looking. (-;

Also, initially I was drawing restaurant window panes, but then it looked like grass to me.  Hmm, that impression along with the ciggie almost had me calling this one "weed."  Actually, I think that's pretty hilarious, but you know, one must be so careful not to offend these days...

Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Searching for Something

Here's how I started.

Not sure where I'm going, but just experimenting with paint.  This process is the way I start most of my paintings.  Just letting my mind and hand wander.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Skinny-Dippers - SOLD

Here's a happy pair leaving all their inhibitions behind.  I was going to call them "How to get kicked off Esther Williams' chorus line," but I didn't think anyone would know who Esther Williams was anymore!  (I used to watch all those old Hollywood shows from 9-11 a.m.with my Grandma Peacock in the summer on Chicago's WGN channel--memories!
Wouldn't it be fun, to feel this free?


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chocolate Love

Still trying to give my friend some artwork of happiness and light after her complaint that my last painting scared her. Ha!  Hope she likes it, because who knows what my feelings and impressions of tomorrow might be and what kind of painting they will bring forth.

Chocolate Love