My collaboration with photographer Baron Wolman in the past lead to a series of limited edition prints titled: “Jerry Waving”. He photographed the Grateful Dead near the beginning of their life in music and here I create one of three new pieces being offered. This video introduces a new image of Jerry Garcia from the library of Mr. Wolman where I embellished it using acrylic paint. This painting began with no direction and concluded with a surprising twist nearing the end.
The title of this painting was nowhere in sight until the ending was approaching. In the meanwhile it was a complete open journey putting colors, shapes and textures on this canvas.
With the desire to push myself just a little more, I decided to take this large canvas and create a challenge: Paint the upper half, cover it with brown paper, then paint the lower half without knowing how the two are going to mix. Later on when that area is almost complete, do a reveal to see how the two sections come together and continue painting to complete the work.
Some works of art are so powerful they can render you speechless and trying to describe it to someone is almost impossible. new words need to be invented TO TRY AND EXPRESS. I MADE TWO VISITS TO the national gallery of art TO observe and study this masterwork by jean-baptiste carpeaux. MAKING A SCULPTURE IS A ONE-TIME ACTION, THERE IS NO GOING BACK TO MAKE A CORRECTION.
The facial expression of this piece is incredible as the child listens to the ocean within the conch shell. The anatomy and details throughout is mesmerizing. In many pieces by so many artists of such excellence, It appears that they were never satisfied until they were able to surprise themselves in their ability to provide such details.
michelangelo: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”.
Here’s a large unstretched 83” X 83” canvas painted in acrylic.
At the start I wanted spontaneity to be the point of this new piece. The upper half was the first part to be painted and later I flipped the canvas to then work on what is the bottom part. I covered the lower half to avoid being influenced. Later on the brown paper will be removed and then the final outcome will be completed.
This beloved elephant-headed Hindu god is known by many other names but most commonly referred to as “Ganesha”. Worshipped as the remover of obstacles, (note the broken chain at upper left) this deity also places obstacles in the path for those who need to be checked.
Ganesha is connected to the Hindu mantra “Om” and personifies the primal sound.
The symbols of Ganesha are meant to bestow life lessons to help steady the mind and evolve with spiritual positive progression.
Some of the symbols included in this 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas painting are: one tusk, the trunk. blessings, a mouse, OM symbol and the Ganesha symbol.
The collection is called RAG13. A reflection of how technology and lifestyles have changed and altered our lifestyle dramatically. EVERYTHING WE DO CAN BE TRACKED AND MANY OF US OFFER INFORMATION FREELY ABOUT ALL OUR MOVEMENTS, PURCHASES, LIKES, DISLIKES, WHO WE ARE WITH AND SO MUCH MORE.
We have given up certain rights, created suspicion, placed cameras everywhere to live in a somewhat safe society. OUR SMART TV’S, PHONES, COMPUTERS ARE All equipped to records us in some fashion. then we have passwords and usernames we need to remember. there are codes when can use to use to find who is observing us.
there’s more to read in the “About” section of rag13.com
Mornings begin with sunshine so I chose Golden Benz Yellow Medium to start the journey of this CANVAS. Take action, sit back and allow for vibration, take more action, feel inspired, and trust in exploration to lead to that “Aha”!! moment.
Running visuals in my mind of the methods I have used to spread paint or create patterns as a foundation. LAYErs and layers will occurr and possibly the addition of a black and white abstract painting on top of a very colorful painting. I like to think in adding layers, then uncovering colors and patterns with various tools.
This is part one of an ongoing blog in the development of this painting.
April is ”World Autism Month” and to celebrate i’m wearing a “Logan’s Wave” t-shirt. Logan is the son of a dear friend with autism and has shown significant positive changes using the nutraceutical Zro+.