Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Mystery Horse

Just a quick post showing more transitions on my painting...probably going to call it Collaboration. I was looking to show the bond between horse and rider and the concentration level of the elite athletes just prior to performing.

Paint Ontario Annual Art Show and Sale

is on at the Lambton Museum from today until April 1st. We attended the opening ceremonies last night. All I can say is that I was blown away with the level of talented artists! This year they doubled the number of paintings juried in from 100 to 200 paintings!

The room was packed, fine wine and hors d'oeuvres were served and we spent at least 2 hours making our way around the room several times to take it all in. Just amazing work and a must see if you love art!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kony Justice

Revealing the Invisible

This blog post is about finding a creative way to bring about change in this world. I challenge you to watch the video posted here and to take some sort of action, no matter what it is you can do, you will become a part of something bigger than yourself.

I admire the people that put this video all together and have effected the change thus far; with all their creativity...but my challenge goes further... my challenge is to my fellow believers in Christ. Let's take this opportunity to show Christ's love and that with God, all things are possible.

I have heard of this guy over the past year. They have mentioned him several times on 100 Huntley Street (click on the link to see a couple of their feature videos on this). I was not aware that he was at the top of  a long list of tyrants actively pursuing and taking advantage of the children in our world.

My mission, in creating my art, has always been to reveal the show the invisible to the world. This is what this artist (videographer) has accomplished. So I pass this along to you.

Let us join to bring this man and many others like him to justice. Let us create an army of believers that can change the world. I know...sounds radical doesn't it? But its an  idea that just might be worth trying...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Doing your best now..

is the best preparation for the future.

"Sufficient to today are the duties of today. Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you; well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it". 

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Here is a short clip showing transitions every few hours so far with this painting. Its the first time I have done this and finding it to be interesting myself!

It is definitely tougher to do a painting  knowing that it must succeed and will be you main piece in a showing of your work! I fight the temptation to put myself under too much pressure and work against perfectionism. I want this to be an expression of the photo I am depicting...not realistic, but representational. I want a mood to develop; some emotion. Will work on it some more this afternoon, painting in oil more acrylic under painting.