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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

My Paintings Are Giant Puzzles

Women in a Blue Hat Taking a Walk Smoking a Cigarette
My paintings are giant puzzles and each and every piece of them has a meaning.
The colors I use, shape, form, positive space of the lines and the negative space between the lines, the use of canvas space and the non-use of canvas space, clashing colors and harmonious colors, uneven lines, shaky lines,the size of the characters, the metaphysical meaning of the characters. everything tells a piece of the puzzle.
The Queen
Four Amigos and a Baby In Search of The Treasure of The Sierra Madres or Whatever Other Treasure They Can Find
USA and The Final Curtain For The Orange Man The World is Woke

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Modern Day Tragedy That Calls Itself a Zoo or No Animal Belongs in a Cage

The Modern Day Tragedy That Calls Itself a Zoo or No Animal Belongs in a Cage   3 feet by 4 feet
This is a painting in progress and not yet complete.

Animals are not flowers that we grow for our amusement just to look at.
Or for our education or to be used as test subjects.

They are sentient souls with lives and families of their own.
They do not exist for our slavery.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brand New Paintings

The Color Purple  18" by 24"
The Color Purple is the first of a Series called The Chakra Colors and Beyond.

Tentative titles for the remainder of the series:
Green Growth
Power of Red
Brown Earth Fecundity 
Basking in Yellow Sunshine
Blue Throat Joy
Orange Vibrancy

Titles subject to change.

They Said You Was High Class Well That Was Just A Lie    18" by 24"

Friday, March 9, 2018

My Art is Divided Basically Into Four Main Areas Empowerment, Spiritual, Political, Humorous

My work is divided basically into four main areas

 Empowerment, Spiritual, Political, Humorous 


1. Empowerment - Meaning empowerment of individual, with the basic tenet of empowerment being freedom. 
Without freedom of body, mind and soul we are not living the life we came to experience. 
This includes all animal life. 
No animals in cages or captivity.

Women When Strength Appears Oppression Disappears 
 
God Bless the Child Whose Got His Own 
2. Spiritual

I am basically a practicing Buddhist so spiritual to me means finding one's own answers to the Universe and not allowing others to spoon feed you theirs.


Truth
Cross
3. Political - Before this current administration I was very non-political, now I have learned silence and indeed apathy is complicity and one must speak out and become involved.


USA And The Final Curtain For The Orange Man The World is Woke
The Crowd Awaits With Bated Breath  For The End of Fascism in America
4. Humorous - 
For life without humor and laughter is not worth living. 
If we don't have fun and lots of fun along the way, what is the point.


After a Three Martini Lunch Things Look Pretty Good at The Office
Alien Child  as a Small Creator

Thursday, March 8, 2018

One of My Favorite Concepts in Art - Wabi-Sabi

Wabi-Sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in earthiness, of revering authenticity above all.
The Japanese Art of Impermanence

Monday, February 26, 2018

Skull With Purple Eye

Skull With Purple Eye  16" by 20"

I am not a big admirer of skulls ha ha ha.
But this one caught my admiration.
The graceful swirls of beautiful color and the symbology.
The purple eye in the painting symbolizes the spiritual eye which can never be less than perfect.
What this painting means to me is in the attainment of enlightenment being entwined with the physical death of the body.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Brexit and trump with Infinite Sadness Chaos Essential to Spiritual Evolution

trump and Brexit With Infinite Sadness Chaos Needed For Spiritual Growth  3 Feet by 4 Feet
Brexit and trump with infinite sadness as society reels to overcome chaos essential to spiritual evolution.
Looking at the center bottom of the painting we see a very sad English Bobby.
On top of him in totem pole style we see a Picasso like sad creature and on top of him a stag sitting in profile showing calmness in the solid belief that love always wins.
The metaphysical meaning of a stag being unconditional love.
Love is serenity, hatred is sad.
The colors in this painting are exceptionally gorgeous much more so in real life viewing that when viewed in a photograph.
The colors are admiral navy blue (sadness is admirable when viewing such deep seated malice , french wine (whine) and wisteria (wishing it weren't so).
Political note:  One cannot separate the character of the man from what he is going to do.
What he will do is a direct reflection of his character and there is no way it can be otherwise. 
As with all my paintings this painting was painted with no intent to subject I merely pick my colors and swipe the paint on canvas letting the canvas and paint create the painting by itself.
I then read the painting by studying it and seeing what it says to me.
 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Interpreting a Psychic Painting 101 or How to Read Metaphysical Art for Dummies :)

There are two parts to reading a psychic painting.
One is color and one is form
Form is defined by lines.
Form takes two sides, one is negative form or space, the other is positive form.

Since color however is something that absolutely enthralls me, I will take on the color aspect first.
Here is a list of what color means to me.

Red = Power
White = Purity
Black = Chaos
Green = Growth
Yellow = Sunshine or Solar Plexus Opening
Brown = Earth or Earthiness
Orange = Vitality
Gold = Money or Wealth
Gray = Serenity
Blue = Tranquility
Pink = Protection
Purple = Enlightenment

Now keep in mind these are what the colors mean in my paintings, other paintings may use color in a different way.

Certain tints of color can be read as offshoots, such as a tint of green can mean growing jealousy.

As to shapes any shape that is a definite animal, possesses the metaphysical properties of that animal, such as a rabbit-fecundity, fox-cunning, and an owl wise, and so on.
When you read the painting you couple the meaning of the color along with the metaphysical properties of the animal or physical object and you can determine what the painting is trying to tell you.
It is the same as interpreting a dream, when there is no verbal language to describe, everything is communicated through symbology.
Thus our purple cows or red owls which may not exist in the physical are very appropriate in a metaphorical world.
Also as in dreams another thing that must be taken into account is tone of the painting, is it happy sad, vibrant or depressing.
What is the expression on the characters faces, are they perplexed, sad, happy.

Now some examples:
Hugs Are The Most Precious Gift We Can Give
 Symbols
Dog - Unconditional Love
Gorilla - Gorillas are vastly sociable, and have intricate methods of communication with each other. Furthermore, there is a great deal of honor involved with their interactions with each other. LINK



Color Analysis
Blue Background indicates tranquility
Red (Gorilla) indicates power
Gray (Dog) indicates serenity
Dog symbolizes unconditional love. 
Orange above dogs head indicates vitality real feeling imparts to a gesture (in this case the hug)

The fact that the hand hugging the gorilla is the same color as the gorilla indicates self-hugs or self-love are the most important thing of all.
 If you cannot love and comfort yourself you are unable to love and comfort any others. 
Other things to ponder - 
The hand is in the shape of an m.
There is another animal on top of the painting that looks like a racoon to me. Since it is the same color as the head of the dog the two metaphysical aspects of both dog and other animal are taken to merge.

Always keep in mind any painting you are particularly drawn to has a special message that you soul is asking an answer to, your soul is confirming you have made a correct decision about or is telling a story that resonates deeply with your being.


Now it is your turn
 
The Marriage of the Old Master With Futuristic Art 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Metaphysical Painting A Look at The Creation of Vintage Grateful Dead From Start to Finish



I am demonstrating on very tiny canvas's 5" by 7".
First step is to lay down basic color or shape.
For my shape I use oil stick by Sennelier.
I do not intend any specific form I just make random slashes with the oil stick.
I then add a second layer of shape or form on top of the first, and rotate the canvas all four ways to see if  a picture is suggested.
Since all my work is most easily viewed from a distance (this works out quite well for aren't all painting hung on a wall and viewed from afar 95% of the time).
Just sayin :)
Third I stand the canvas's up and try to see again what picture is suggested, all the while continually rotating them all 4 ways until I have hit on the story I think it tells.
Now for the remainder of this article I am going to focus on one specific painting from the group, so you may see from start to finish how I paint the painting with no intent, add to it as I see a picture emerge and then read the canvas. 
When I can read the canvas and the painting pops with the picture from afar I am done.
Okay so this is the painting from the group pictured I have chosen to demonstrate.
At first glance the painting suggested to me is of a blue haired woman with an orange face.
At first I intended to go with it but I had chosen a neon orange and there was too much overwhelming orange color in the painting and looked ugly to my eye.
When in doubt and trying to tone down, I add black.
So I added a big blob of black (unfortunately I do not have a photo of this) and it looked worse, ugh all that black.
So then to lighten it I added white and thought hey that looks pretty good.
To add more visual interest and to balance the canvas I also added a different darker shade of orange.
The last and 4th step is what I call reading the canvas. 
I put my paints and paintings away and went to sleep and when I awoke I thought hey that painting looks like an album cover from the Grateful Dead that I have seen before.
So I use the godsend of google to search for Grateful Dead album covers and lo and behold there it is. 
Well at least the skull head with the roses.
Now incredibly if you look even the colors match.
Denim blue backgrounds on both.
Even the same orange semi circle on both.
Now to read the meaning of the painting one must ask questions.
1. Is there some death to be grateful for?
2. What does the music aspect mean in regard to the question of a grateful death?
3. What does a skull mean to me at this point in time?
4. What is the symbolic meaning of white roses?
One continues to ask questions until one's mind is satisfied with the answer, because all metaphysical painting is an answer given to a question the soul has asked.
I titled this painting "Vintage Grateful Dead"









Thursday, February 15, 2018

Brand New Mini Haiku Paintings


Baby Toddles Back to Bed After Her Fourth Cup of Water
Does This Painting Make My Bum Look Fat
Bed Painting
Baby Angel Has Her Wings Adjusted
Don't Sit Under The Orange Tree With Anyone Else But Me
The Machinations of Catwoman Is She Cat or Is She Goddess
A Love Affair Doomed From First Inception The Cat and The Mouse
The Gate Is Open So I Have to Run
The Queen Made Her Entrance But She Did Not Seem Happy
The Scepter of Power Oft Goes Unchallenged
They Say Siberia is Very Cold and Lonely This Time of Year
 
Attention All Mice Be a Good Neighbor Remain in Wall

Parkland The Chutzpah of Youth Irreplaceable in a Democracy

All Mini Haiku painting measure 5" by 7".

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Positive and Negative Space In a Painting Are Measures of The Conscious and Unconscious MInd

Lines in a painting make up the positive space and color contains the negative space in painting.
Lines are the conscious mind, color is the unconscious mind.
Black is the presence of all consciousness so is very attention seeking and chaotic in a painting.
Soft colors are the unconscious mind and the more soft colors in a painting the more of the unconscious is revealed.
Soft colors are the words of the unconscious.
Soft colors are the silence we seek in meditation. 
Positive space is viewed in a up close look at a painting.
Negative space is viewed when viewing a painting from a distance.
Most of my paintings contain the emphasis on negative space and the subconscious.
For this reason my paintings look best when viewed from afar.
And this is just fine and dandy cause aren't most painting hung on wall and viewed from a distance.
Just sayin.
:)
And wink wink, we already know what our conscious mind is telling us it is right there in the open and front and center.
What most seek who seek sagacity and understanding is the subconscious.
Ah that hidden mysterious place that creates All reality.
The font of all creation.
Study the unconscious and reveal,study what is already known and you may remain in the same spot forever.
To remain unchanged might seem safe, but to change is all power.
The Crowd Awaits With Bated Breath  For The End of Fascism in America


The Queen

Sisters

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Crowd Awaits With Bated Breath For The End of Fascism in America

The Crowd Awaits With Bated Breath For The End of Fascism in America  3 Feet by 4 Feet
This latest painting of mine catches the tired yet stoic waiting for word of the end of fascism in America.
The impatient duck in the bottom left hand corner symbolizes the moment of now and our impatience to remove it now, not one minute more.
The dark green democratic donkey with dull eyes, to me symbolizes the Democratic Party must not be hypnotized into thinking they have no power to do anything. 
They need to stand up strongly and now.
The 331 came up randomly on the women's pink shirt maybe it is a date.
My own spoiler alert take - We are going to be greatly pleased at the end.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Portrait of Bowzer Demonstrating His Invisibility Ability

 
Portrait of Bowzer Demonstrating His Invisibility Ability  16" by 20"
Pink Is For Pink Hats In The Time Space Continuum That Is Now 16" by 20"
Shaking Off The Cobwebs of Self Deprecation   16" by 20"

This latest painting of mine is very haunting.
With only three figures the Women the Sea Horse and the Myna Bird on the women's head.
Myna Bird- Another peculiar trait of this bird is that seeds that pass through its digestive system have a higher percentage to germinate.
 As soon as I heard it I smiled and said aha that's it. 
 So I will let you all germinate on what that means.

Other new paintings I recently completed.
Vociferousness Is Frowned Upon   16" by 20"
Yellow Submarine Thank You Robin Cook for Abduction   16"by 20"
Saturday Night Fever and The Bouncer At the Door Says No  16" by 20"
Mamas Don’t Let Your Boys Grow Up To Be Soldiers
At The End of The Day Even When Day Is Done Mothers Worry About Their Son