Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quick...must...make...knuckles drag harder

Kepler spacecraft with 95 megapixel camera

Hundreds of new planets have been discovered by Nasa's new space probe, sparking new hope of life outside our solar system.
Up to 140 of the newly-found planets are rocky and Earth-like containing both land and water, conditions which could allow simple lifeforms to develop.

This is pretty cool.
Yet, ironically, Know Nothing(ness), Teabaggery and fundamentalism (of every stripe) expands as the world shrinks.

Science has been their enemy all along.

Apparently the scientist should have said Earth-sized planets instead of "Earth-like" planets.

Painting #9 (final)

Painting #9 of 9        (30" x 31 1/4")


I continue to figure things out. They are entirely situational (and self-seducing). The process boils down to chasing a series of subjective visual hooks that I eventually blunt, obscure or eliminate..

While each painting has illuminated an aspect of what I want to do, I really am beginning to like doing them. I enjoy it as a practice, something I can do daily with the simple goal of moving on to the next one...and have a completed painting require the next one.

View preliminary states and comments below the break.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Pixies

One of the best alternative bands of the late 80s, early 90s.

Complex, loud, and beautiful music.

One more.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Painting #8 (final)

Painting #8 of 8           (30" x 31 1/4")


My approach is changing as I do these...certainly more thoughtful. Or at least doing more deliberate work alongside the direct and impulsive. I am learning (possibly again) that there are more places I can go as I work...more mindsets. It has been so long since I painted regularly, I honestly don't remember if I was conscious of "wearing different hats" as I painted.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Well done (and bleak)

Animation and Direction by BLU
Produced and Distributed by
Soundtrack by Andrea Martignoni

Very ambitious on-site painting and animation (check out their equally creative website at
I like how the painting/drawing seeps through and incorporates pre-existing graffiti and urban/industrial decay.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Welcome to the 21st century where, politically, we will live out the 20th century in reverse...sort of. Or better yet, to conduct politics as a vaudeville review of the 20th century's low gradually unwind real progress, cultural or scientific, because it's too hard to lie and bamboozle in the face of an enlightened population.
Post-modern empowerment...yay!

Sound familiar?

You can make horseshit look glitzy and informed.

Don't mess with Texas (as it cranks out stupid kids).

For fun, and greater effect, play all the video clips at the same time.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Painting #7 (final)

Painting # 7 of 7              (30" x 31 1/4")


This one was interesting to work. Even though it required more effort (revisions and re-thinks), I felt more confident that I could get the thing to go in a better direction when it had crashed.
I was able to approach it in different ways as well...not just with "rough-handed" brushwork, but also, at times, a calmer hand.

View preliminary states and comments below the break.

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