Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cold Snap

Blue Haired Grannies


Japanese Princess Stargazing

The first cold snap of the winter season finally hit the city this past week allowing me to complete my first ice-painting project of the season. Above are a few initial photographs from the first project. More will follow later next week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Slow days on the Photography Front

Devil in the Details

Hide and Seek

Things are a bit on the slow side for new photography. It seems as though all I have been doing over the past few weeks is playing on photoshop with my older photographs. Hopefully, in the next few days I will remedy that situation by going out and finding some interesting fall colour water reflections to photograph.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Colourful Dreams


Liquid Heaven and Earth

Autumn Dream

Liquid Dream

With the autumn colours fast approaching peak levels I have found that my dreams and recent work has taken on a more colourful light. Too say that autumn is one of my favourite seasons would be an understatement. There is something magical about how nature brings forth one last burst of vibrant colour before giving way to the long dark evenings of winter.

As a way of expressing a final creative burst before the approaching winter months here is a haiku I wrote recently.

Timsah on my mind
Basking in the midday sun
Ravenous beauty

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Fun With Photoshop

Pastel Dreamer

Wind Walker

Green Man

I am slowly starting to get a handle on what I can accomplish with certain aspects of photoshop. Shown above are the latest results of my ongoing experimentation with photoshop. All this playing around with photoshop has me feeling like a kid with pockets full of money in candy store.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun With Photoshop

Praying Monk

Well, after much humming and hawing I finally broke down and began to use photoshop on my photographs that don't quite meet my standard of quality. Above is the result of my first foray into what for me is an overwhelmingly detailed and comprehensive software package. My preference will still remain with sticking mainly to what I can accomplish with my digital camera alone.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Art of Play

40.6 cm x 50.8 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

The painting Animus was originally intended to be an experimental painting involving the use of diluted acrylic paint frozen into cubes which would slowly melt and slide down the canvas. Unfortunately, the idea was quickly thrown out the window because the diluted acrylic paint did not freeze properly.

With the original plan out the window, I initially began to use my hands to move the ice cubes around the canvas, but gave up on that and settled on using my hands and fingers as a paintbrush with no objective in mind; a method that transported me back to my days as a child playing around with finger paints.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Geometric Sun

Geometric Sun
Acrylic on Canvas

It is hard to believe that I have not posted anything since late May. Time certainly flies by when one is wrapped up in many different projects. For the most part I have been focusing on painting, hiking, and arranging a new location to show my ice-painting quartet photographs.

The above painting is one of several that I have worked on over the past two months. More will follow over the next week or two as time permits.

The idea for this painting comes from a suggestion by my cousin to create a summer themed painting. Geometric Sun is essentially my perception of summer based on what comes to my mind when I think of summer: red, yellow, orange, sun, and sunrays.