... Ended up with this 'snow lens' effect.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Digging through some old boxes I recently came across my sketchbook that I used between ages 8 to 11 (though the majority were done around age 8). Some of the watercolours sketches were too funny not to share. My favourites include the painting done in the backseat of our old chevrolet caprice classic of the recognizable backs of my parents' heads, as well as the portrait of my father with the very crooked eyes (I remember having a fit because no matter what I did to that piece that eyes were still out of whack, but hey, he's got character).
Sunday, October 28, 2012
This past Friday I headed to Art Toronto to attend a couple of lectures and check out the incredible selection of artworks on display by more than one hundred different galleries from throughout Canada and around the world. Here are some of the pieces that stood out in particular for me (though it really is only a very small sample). Art Toronto is open until October 29th, so I suggest stopping by if you have an interest in up and coming contemporary artists.
Friday, October 12, 2012
So there's this painting I made about two years ago, and I really didn't like how it turned out (if you're interested in which one, it's posted on the 'Painting' section of this blog). I knew the face was off and the background was grossly unbalanced, and it was lacking texture - overall, I knew it was a failure. And I put it aside, and just left it. Well, now that I've moved, I've been taking stock of all my paintings and supplies, and have realized I don't want to keep a painting I dislike that much. Instead of throwing it out, I thought I could save it. After an afternoon messing around with it, what used to be a very happy, cheery piece turned into this dark gothy thing below. I didn't think it was possible, but I like this version a lot less. And yet I'm not ready to give up on it. I think I can salvage this by lowering the right eye, fixing the lips, and adding a lighter background, and maybe giving the skin more of a colour so she looks less like a vampire. But is there some point at which I should just give up and say this doesn't work? Or maybe the process of transformation from one thing to something completely different is just my process? I guess I'll have a better idea once I begin mucking with this one again in another couple of years...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wow, more than 10,000 page views for this blog! Who reads this thing anyways?
Anyways, I just want to say thanks for reading and here are some shots from Nuit Blanche in Toronto this past September.
I'd like to go back and add artists names to these photos, but I haven't had much time lately, but if you're interested you can track the artists down here.