Pixel

Chromatic 1 cropChromatic, 36x36in, 2013

How many colours are missed on TV?  The digital does not show everything, and in fact, analogue gaves a more complete picture.  Nowadays, people tend to prefer digital and not aware how much fidelity is lost.  Analogue captures everything included the air that muffles it, the vibration that distorts it.  Therein lies its problem because people in general love purity.

Star

Star

Star, Oil, 48x48in. 2013

Inspired by the passing of spring and all it’s magnificent colours, that I thought to challenge myself on painting as many as I can without using black or white.  In other words, pure natural colours.  Who to thank for other than mother nature herself? The stars – these tiny dots hanging in the nightsky.  They look frozen yet the opposite is so true.  A snapshot with the imagination would reveal billions, if not trillion, Gaga zillion colours!  This makes me wonder how much do we really see each moment…a blink of a second we miss.  How rich we could be with colours all around us.

 

 

 

Flower Power

azalea rhododendron_char_24x36_2012_outdoor

Rhododendron, charcoal & pen, 24×36

Spring is here and there’s something magical, awe inspiring about blooming flowers that makes me want to do art.  I was fixing my deck,  exhausted but when I saw these flowers and I was completely mesmerized by their light and shadow.  Charcoal seem the appropriate medium for nothing last forever.  The movement was furious and the lines – visceral.

precious look

acrylic, 16x20 2013
Portrait of Mai, acrylic, 16×20
2013

Linda Portrait of Mai L

acrylic, 8x11 2012
American Staffordshire: Tank aka the nightmare, acrylic, 8×11
2012
acrylic, 16x20 2012
Portrait of Taz in the Shadow of Simone, acrylic, 16×20
2012

I think painting portraits is the hardest subject.  What can an artist do to capture the likeness, the essence dare I say, of the person.  Even when looking in the mirror, I don’t know what to make of that person.