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?
The Vanity of Technologies, 2017, oil on canvas, 36″ X 36″
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.
work in progress, oil on cheap canvas, 36″ x 36″ This seems like it’s taking forever
Oh! The glare of it all! I always have to stand back and take a picture somewhere mid-painting. Somehow it helps to distance myself from the work to see where I should be going! I suppose the glare from my lousy photography helps along those lines…
I like to look at paintings up close….so, I thought, dear viewers, you might like to see what my camera work leaves out – – I added several detail photos here. As you can see, a close up view reveals (that what might appear to be an over-aggressive brush when you view this piece as a whole) 0’s and 1’s are dissolving from view…or that’s what it’s supposed to be anyway. There are those that hypothesize we do not live in a base reality, that the universe is merely a hologram – a projection of reality. Well,
Base Reality: 404_page not found, 2018. Oil on Canvas. 30″ x 36″