Tag: Art

One more painting for today..

Here is another painting I started yesterday, this one is from a photograph I took in Victoria in November last year. It’s still a work in progress.. I have two others also started yesterday/today, also from photo’s which I will post soon.

It’s been a busy day here and I’ve managed to get through a lot. It helps when you wake up at 5:30!! I was up wide awake, BING! As Billy Connelly says in one of his shows, ‘…like a man in a tooth paste commercial – ‘MORNING!’.. So I expect a midday rise tomorrow!

Here is the google map position for this painting.. http://tinyurl.com/cdc6gy

Ok, enough rambling.

And a quick shout out to a super talented dude I met yesterday with Evan, Hovig Alahaidoyan. Not only is he a great concept artist, he is a great photographer. Here is his blog, check it out! http://hoviga.blogspot.com/

Himalaya

Tashi Delek!

That’s a Tibetan greeting for those who dont know..

And in the spirit of things Tibetan, here is a painting of lake Chandra Thal in the North Indian Himalaya region. It is based on a photograph I shot there in 2004. The painting is a departure from the photo as the original composition was weak… All I did was transfer the problem over to the canvas as I feel the composition of this painting suffers the same fate!

The ‘chorten’ in the foreground is not actually there at the lake, but I love the shape and the prayer flags that stick out of them. If you listen carefully you can hear the flags flapping in the breeze… I miss that place big time! The Himalaya is like a giant reset button for your soul, it’s utterly refreshing and cleansing in every way.

This one is a classic case of the painting looking much better in the flesh however.. for the life of me I cannot get a decent repro of it! Anyway, I’ve been painting this one for a while now, and tonight I managed to get it somewhat where I want it. I need to let it go actually and move on, but it has been bugging me… so here it is.. I’ll post wip pics later.

SmARTist Telesummit 2009 was fantastic!

This year’s SmARTist Telesummit was fantastic. A whole week of inspirational and practical advice for artists and how they can promote themselves and use social media to generate a buzz about their art. Met a lot of amazing people through the forum and heard amazing speakers discuss a variety of topics from tax issues to visioning, awesome!

My head is almost exploding with new ideas and information, I cant wait to apply it all.

At the same time I’ve been working on a Matte Painting for the film KNOWING through Animal Logic. So its been one full on week here for me.

I haven’t put paint to canvas in about 3 weeks which must change ASAP!!

http://www.smartist-telesummit.com/