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Saturday, August 25, 2007

more storms in the city

I hope everyone enjoyed the storms this week, there's nothing like nature dumping buckets of water down on you to humble us all. Above is a quick sketch of the storms rolling in from my studio window.

The work in the studio has been going kind of slow but I did manage to get all the material for the portraits finished and lay out the material for the mural . I think this week will be a more tolerable climate.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Back From the Jar

Ok I'm back to writing, I want to thank Dr. V for her comment. I'm happy to have any feed back about the works and projects that I am writing about. The last few days have been very productive in the studio this is the piece I finished today I also finished prepping the surfaces for some commissioned portraits I will be working on in the next couple of weeks that really are going to be fun to do the patrons are giving me "Cart Blanc" on creating the works.

I have to say one thing I would change about my studio has to be the heat WOW! I'm telling you even in the winter there is some solution I could put on an extra layer or even jump around and get warm but in the summer the heat is overwhelming I stand in one place and I wind up drenched in sweat its like being inside a jar and when I am applying gesso it gets very frustrating but enough about that on to the things I am thankful for this week.

One is the great gifts from Diana the pie was great as Comet can attest to and of course the "Power of Art " videos we're all hooked on them. And having my Mom bake me a cake and cooking a great dinner is always a great time.

Friday, August 17, 2007

painting a day

This is the thing, I am trying to do a painting a day at my studio some times I can get this done most of time it is difficult because of my other projects or things that need to get done.

most of the paintings for this project will be small some will be water color and of course others will be in oil the whole propose of this exercise is to be able to associate the images I have dreamnt the night before or the images I bring up during
my sleep deprivation cycle so here it goes and now I'm off to the studio to make gesso.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hitting for the cycle

I don't know if credit is the new slavery system at this point of history but I have to say its a great start to indentured servitude I mean we all know the trap borrow now- pay later but how much will you be paying back and all terms are up to the creditors but enough of my complaints just look at how the subprime creditors have screwed up the home buying market
2 million families have now lost there homes to foreclosures and more than half of those are families of "color" how many of those families who were told that home ownership is the path to wealth and happiness will make it back to a position to buy there next home and how many will be forced to live in a sub par environment were the kids won't be able or want to focus there education and carry on the cycle of poverty but I guess as long as the US army is there to bail those kids out and discipline them, on to the path of good and righteousness we will all be
just fine .

Well I realize that it is a bit preachy so I will leave that alone and talk more about what I am working on at the studio, next time.

Deception of Credit

Well just as Al Pacino cryed out in Godfather 3 "just when I thought I was out they pull me right back in" that's how I feel today thank you AMEX!

more on this later!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Obviously Late To the Blog Party

Eat the hot dogs not the chicken! Said the note my brother left on the fridge door 13-years ago.

For two hours I stopped and pondered if this was a political message. I then realized that there were left overs from the BBQ my brother had gone to.

From then on I thought more about things people say and what's written between the lines.

It's all a matter of perspective and seeing that every person on this planet has a different perspective I have always attempted to see beyond the obvious.