Sunday, April 15, 2007

IF "Fortune"

This piece was done a few years ago...
I wanted to depict a labourer (large muscular hands) that was very ashamed to have to beg.
His pride took a back step to the reality of bad fortune.
It's been and more than likely will always be a fear of mine -- lack of fortune.
Fortune to me doesn't necessarily mean to be very wealthy...obviously money has a role but a modest amount of money to the right person can be a fortune.
A person who enjoys the simple things in life, not entangled in materials and objects will have the perception the he/she has good fortune because of family, friends and an overall postive outlook in life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Highs and Lows

Well how's it goin'?
Things around the GB are improving a bit. Slowly. HA.
I can't wait for the warm weather to firmly set her butt cheeks over this house -cause I'm tired of hearing my old furnace come on and envisioning $$$ going to Enbridge Gas...
You'll notice the piece I posted's called Billybot.
I did it and 4 other pieces for a group show at a gallery in Hamilton, ON .
Godamn Robots show opening April 13th at 7pm.
Billybot is a painting on top of a record cover, some Billy Ocean album... I think it works.
I do a ton of paintings on vinyl records--that are too damaged to in doing so I have a heap of album covers sitting there for future projects.
I recently got news I was accepted into a Burlington Arts Shoppe... more on that later...very nice venue and very nice people.
However, the wallet is very slim but I have a feeling that won't last much longer -i hope...I guess when it rains it pours but I'd prefer constant work not peaks and valleys--but thats par for the course I guess when you freelance .... sigh.
I need a coffee that will uplift my jangled nerves .

Friday, April 06, 2007

Illustration Friday "Green"

This week I wanted to revisit my dear old watercolour box.
Then I found I was reaching for my ink, gouche, and anything else within reach...

I wanted my illustration to have a more horrific, dramatic feel than what I've done to date.

Maybe it was because I was listening to my Bauhaus cd --I dunno.

This image depicts the vicious green goblins-- and they have made a kill, a pixie no doubt...
it was probably napping near the mushrooms on the cool , soft moss.
Something in the area distracted the small green goblin, and he's taken his lantern to have a look.
My guess it's another pixie searching for his missing friend.
Sad, indeed.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Letting Loose

Spring... even though it is snowing outside my studio window right now, I know Spring is
lurking about- ready to unveil her magic.
I remember Spring in grade school... recess, kicking the soccer ball around, the fresh smells, that wonderful warm sun feeling through a light spring jacket that Mom insisted you wear--but now it lies on the ground acting as a goal post.

Seeing new growth erupt from the ground, the birds building nests.

As I get older, I find that fond childhood memories grow dimmer, but with the arrival of Spring- I seem to recall vivid memories much easier and more plentiful.

I can't wait.