the list goes on and on. and like what shows up in the dreams, well, not sure it's really that interesting just now. seems like it was a lot more pertinent about 8-12 years ago. maybe longer ago. maybe a lot longer.
got to bleach this one out a bit.
'It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.' (Nikolai Gogol)
'A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers.' (Leonard Bernstein)
'The great quality of true art is that it rediscovers, grasps and reveals to us that reality far from where we live, from which we get farther and farther away as the conventional knowledge we substitute for it becomes thicker and more impermeable.' (Marcel Proust)
'Nothing makes me more pessimistic than the obligation not to be pessimistic.' (Eugene Ionesco)
'No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.' (Maurice Maeterlinck)
'How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.' (Claude Debussy)
'In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions.' (Marcel Duchamp)
Yesterday was hot in the city but it was cooler in the public garden, Dias y Flores in the EV. Lori Ortiz organized a flower painting party and I was ready for a nap myself.
Back to mixed media, pencil and ink and acrylic.
Museum Hours was pretty much of a snore. nice to see the Bruegel paintings but if it hadn't been so hot I would have enjoyed looking for crows on my own.
'Sentimentality is a failure of feeling.' (Wallace Stevens)
'Realism is a corruption of reality.' (Wallace Stevens)
wasn't too thrilled when I happened to paint this in the beginning the spring. had no intention of painting the grim reaper, it did just sort of happen. I saw it and then I couldn't paint it out. middle of May my assistant, Sacha the Cat got really sick and we had to put her down early june. it seems like an eternity ago now. Alas!
'And this is the way a novel gets written, in Ignorance, fear, sorrow, madness, and a kind of psychotic happiness as an incubator for the wonders being born.' (Jack Kerouak)
looks like a break in the weather.
blah blah blah
funny what seems like an essential...
'It's unnecessary and destructive to think of oneself at all. People ask me, 'What do you think of yourself as?' My answer is 'Nothing.' (Paul Bowles)
La virgule marque une courte pause dans la lecture sans cependant que l'intonation change. (remarkable that there are no diacritical marks in that sentence.)
a little gratuitous violence goes a long ways.
having a hard time stopping in time. one time I was successful.
thought of Jay DeFeo when I was working on this one.
this isn't exactly the goat in the basement...
'How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? who made it wise?' (François Rabelais)
'Words make love with one another.' (Paul Klee)
'Always be a poet, even in prose.' (Charles Baudelaire)
who's this pitcher who was using an alias in the major leagues? he was Fausto Carmona (So operatic it's obviously made up) and now he's merely Roberto Hernandez? he managed to pitch well for the Rays with his new (maybe real) name and got the W. but what an odd story. haven't heard the half of it yet.
certainly didn't think that this painting was going to come out so well. it was done for my father's cousin Neil who turned 90 recently. As an avid birder he has logged nearly all the species in North America, not to mention the thousands of birds he's seen around the world. So I decided to paint him a crow, it's one of the most common native birds and said to be one of the most intelligent. I do love watching crows. the party was fun. there were 4 Neils, and I think we were all the second son in our respective families.
I think this one has been batting around about 2 years now. really thought I got somewhere with a painting tonight but there was way too much glare when I tried to take a photo.