Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Vulkan Bros.

Found this industrial link on Boing Boing to this very cool industrial art site. Beautifully rich and layered paintings - stuff I'd like to do if I ever get off this ocmputer.

The site's heavy on the Flash; but that's only annoying when you're in a hurry. (or on a slow phone connection, I suppose)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Cardinal Golf Course: Rope. It seemed industrial enough. I liked the texture and the pattern, but I think it's a little bit boring.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


From travel sketchbook "United States"; Little ol' Ladies Bus Tour. (Fare includes Bingo) Collage.

Friday, August 12, 2005

New Toy

Well, you'd think the "newness" would have worn off by now, but I'm rediscovering my camera and playing heavily with Photoshop, and film and movie and digital........

A N D

I just got back from a superb holiday in California, Nevada and Arizona. So, if you want to see what I'm doing, pop over to Diapositive

I've also been enjoying some of the randomness that comes with extended summer holidays (eat your hearts out!) over at Trying So Very Hard to Be Perfect.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Saturday, August 06, 2005


Illustration Friday: Empty (Shoe polish, fingerpaint paper, high gloss varnish and pocket knife)

Friday, August 05, 2005


Overpass landscape: detail. Shoe polish and permanent marker on fingerpaint paper

Somewhere between the DVP and the 404 (Toronto-Markham-Newmarket)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Process

Often, I'll play around with photoshop in lieu of cleaning the studio. During the most recent attempt at clearing that dark, fobidding space, I found some glossy fingerpainting paper and an engineering/drafting mechanical ruler thing. This brings to mind a painting I saw in Germany a few years ago, where the artist had acheived an interesting effect on glossy paper using ink. A simple image comes to mind - an overpass.

A "home is where the car is" series is beginning to gel; even though I hate drawing cars and have very little interest in them. Hate them or not, garages, gas stations and roads still factor a large part of our lives.

Photoshop is a great tool for fiddling around with ideas - it often leads to "what not to do" with the biggest cleanup being the delete key. This is what happened on my way to the drawing board, and I quite like it. It's sort of a tunnel and a bridge and strong graphic elements all at the same time.

Spadina and Gardiner: Photoshop gone awry.

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