***BLINK DETECTED***

That’s so funny.  I was photographing this piece today and my camera lectured me with a big hello digital warning that someone in the photo had blinked.  Aside from the impossibility, I’m a little angry with my camera…if it so damn smart then why oh why can I not take a photo without glare?  I’m blaming my camera.  My camera blames me…when will it end?

It is the end of this piece though.  I was thinking of adding a ribbon to hold that fish atop my model’s head, but no….I thought it might be a bit too distracting.  The title?  The Vanity of Technologies.   Right?

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I’ll have the soup, please.

I did have some good news over the weekend…together with the usual, “we encourage you to seek representation elsewhere…” I received notice that all three pieces that I submitted are to be published in the 2018 Clamor Arts & Literary Journal (University of Washington at Bothell.) How many pieces have I had published now? Must be something like a dozen – wow.

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work in progress, oil on cheap canvas, 36″ x 36″ This seems like it’s taking forever

still life with whine

And, you thought I’d finally given up painting?  Well, it has been a while since I’ve done anything worth sharing.   This is what is on the easel at the moment, a nice piece featuring a glass of spilled wine – – spillage without breaking the glass!  It’s a miracle!  A glass saved…although, saved or not, I can’t help but wonder if that bow had anything to do with it.  It’s a work in progress – needing much more paint!  Oil on cheap canvas,

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work in progress, oil on cheap canvas, 36″ x 36″

36 ” square.

and after.

My muse introduced me to the M-Theory of quantum physics.  I am always amused by things that I cannot quite comprehend.  That theory posits there are 11 dimensions, and that time is composed of crystals formed by three dimensional equilateral triangles, the smallest length of which (the Planck length) is so small – – – well, the idea confounds me.  But, that’s why we have a crystal, front and center here in this piece.  And yes, while I rarely make statements about any of my paintings, I will say, this crystal is meant to represent time.  Everything else is up to you!

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“The Night Shift,” 2017, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

before…(after is probably nearer than I think)

Sometimes I feel like, well, in the case of me and my art-making, that painting is a little like constructing a sentence.  The piece needs a subject…without a subject, well, you don’t really have anything….  That’s because, from my perspective, I work with a subject in mind….but, I’m painting along and suddenly I’ve come to realize that I do not know what the subject is here….it’s just too ambiguous I think.  And, there.  I’ve said nothing as well.