Where does the term Weapons of Male Destruction come from? Try stepping on one of those shoes upside down barefoot in the dark in the middle of the night, and you will know.
At the northernmost point on the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a little town called Kapa’au, reminiscent of Julian, California. Driving through, I glanced to the right and saw a gallery with large, bright paintings. We stopped and walked in and were lucky, because the artist himself was there. He was most gracious, and we talked for quite a while about his technique and the work he was planning on doing, while looking at all his work. Whenever I see a successful artist, I always get inspired. What a life.
If you visit the Big Island, make sure you stop in at Ackerman Galleries.
My daughter took the photograph, which inspired me to make the painting. Then she split both and collaged them together, half the painting and half the photograph.
A month ago I went on a bike ride in the neighborhood wetlands, spotted a little stand of red in the corner of my eye, turned around, climbed down the embankment and took a snapshot. I am not really sure if they are “wild daisies” but that’s good enough for me. Please correct me if you can identify the flower and I will retitle it.
This is the resulting painting.
I love Filippa’s work:
A present for Val and Karen. Finally delivered. Now I can post it here.
This street scene by Greg Gandy inspired me to paint a series of Portraits of San Francisco. Now all I need is some photographs for motifs to get me started with material.
I was in Clearwater Beach, Florida last November at a conference. In the evening I walked the beach. The setting sunlight illuminated the lifeguard stations. I knew there’d be a painting there somewhere.