December 21, 2017

Loving Vincent

Title card for Loving Vincent movie, with Van Gogh portraits arranged on Van Gogh landscape of wheatfield

Some thoughts on the movie Loving Vincent . . . It is both spectacular and maddening. The plot is ridiculous: Armand Roulin, twenty-something son of the bushy-bearded postmaster whom Van Gogh painted so memorably, is tasked by his father with traveling to Paris in order to deliver Vincent's final letter (to his brother, Theo). Armand has reservations about doing this, and ponders his obligations while drinking too much, ...

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December 19, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Framed abstract artwork hanging on wall of home with grand piano, Christmas tree and additional artwork in distance.

It's always exciting to see where your creations end up! I just received this photo from a new collector. He told me that the painting greets him and his wife whenever they come home; it's the first thing they see when they come through the door. For a painting called Domicilio ("home" in Italian), that's beautiful to ...

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December 19, 2017

Arrival!

Man drilling tall, thin wooden crate with shipping labels.

My painting arrived safely, and one day early! Washington state to Brooklyn! I didn't realize how much I was on pins and needles until now. My understanding is that the drill is charging, and the painting will be hung tomorrow....more ...

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Whimsical sparrow looking over its shoulder

A real painting (not a poster) - thank you for supporting local artists! I absolutely love discovering REAL ART out and about in the world...not poster prints, and not "featured artist" stuff at local bars and coffeehouses, but real art made by a real artist. Something that has been purchased, framed, and is clearly loved.The Bye & Bye in Portland, OR was exciting because they have real ...

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Smiling women with protest signs, posing with man in suit and giant papier-mache head that is caricature of shouting Donald Trump.

I ran across this photo on my phone recently, taken at the Women's March in Seattle in January 2017. So much that I could say, but I feel that others are saying it better than I can, so I'll stick to the role of art - and its power - here. When I first saw this giant puppet, my first instinct was to laugh. Second was to admire the craft (it's very well done in terms of likeness, but also technical ability, and lastly, ...

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December 16, 2017

Painting Goats?!

Eight handmade wooden signs at roadside, advertising Painting Goats as well as various farm and craft goods.

Driving along the Long Beach Peninsula in our beautiful state of Washington, I saw the above roadside sign, and had to pull an immediate U-turn. "Painting Goats" raises more questions than it answers. Yes, there really are goats who paint with real art materials on this art studio/working farm. We took a tour with one of the owners. While I would have loved to have seen a painting goat in action, we did see various ...

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