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Posts Tagged ‘metaphor

How do you make an abstract painting, anyway?

February 16, 2010

While I’m on the subject lately of painting techniques, I thought I’d present one of my newer paintings. “Crow Song” is another in the series of “Black Eyed Angels”. As usual, click on an image for a closer look. While I was using the metaphor of crows, I was reminded of Sting’s tune, All This […]

A Murder of Crows

January 25, 2010

This is the most recent painting, finished just last month. The title comes from the old expression of a group of animals, “a gaggle of geese”, “a school of fish”, etc. A group of crows is the deliciously sinister “murder of crows”. The exact metaphor I’m using here I won’t spell out for you readers, […]

New works: Tree of Change

January 12, 2010

Here’s another very recent painting, “Tree of Change”. I actually painted this piece before “Tree of Life”. I wanted to experiment with the idea of transition from top to bottom within a painting. The lower half explores the winter metaphor (which can be seen in “Out of the Forest”) and the upper half uses the […]

A Santa Cruz artist enters cyberspace….

December 8, 2009

And into the blogosphere I have been hurled. This blog exists as a place where I can share the paintings I’m working on with others. Folks can give me feedback: constructive for me, perhaps satisfying for you. Plus, since I’m interested in things other than art, occasionally I’ll share thoughts on other enthusiasms as well. […]