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Entropy XIII

Posted in abstract, Acrylic, Anthropology, Art Shows, Arts & Entertainment, drawing, Entertainment, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Mixed media, Painting, Pen and Ink, Pencil on paper, self publishing, Watercolor, Watercolour, watercolour pencil, Wildlife Painting on May 25, 2016 by graphicanthropology

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My new books arrived today.

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Its very nice to hold all 13 of them.

There are no more, the next book is next 🙂

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‘M-16’, mixed media on paper, 21″ X 30″, 2015, $2,500

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Sunflowers, Watercolor, Watercolour, Wildlife Painting on April 9, 2014 by graphicanthropology

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…join forces too..

Posted in abstract, Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Charcoal, drawing, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Mixed media, Painting, Pencil on paper, Watercolor, Watercolour on January 12, 2013 by graphicanthropology

murderintheireyes‘beasts’ 3″ X 2″ detail of ‘Murder in their Eyes’.

You may be able to tell I like this painting.

Watercolours and Cave Paintings

Posted in abstract, Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Cave Painting, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Mixed media, Painting, Sunflowers, Watercolour, watercolour pencil with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by graphicanthropology

A few watercolours for the Creative Cup show.

And a few cave paintings too. We just finished hanging everything. Fourteen paintings, which could fit into a grouping with a possible theme of ‘What’s for dinner?’ Some neolithic humor.

Last Thanksgiving

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Misery, Mixed media, Painting, Photoshop, Sculpture, Soapstone, stuff, Theoretical Ideology, things, Watercolour on October 7, 2012 by graphicanthropology

I can’t believe its been a year since I painted these. This year I have been doing mainly pencil drawings. With a little bit of war painting on the side.

Its turkey day here in Canadianada. I’m going to go hang with my kids and grandkids and stuff my face with turkey and various types of pie.

I didn’t think I would make it to another one.

So, Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

Not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

I give thanks for my family.

Book Face

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Gossip, Graphic Anthropology, Mixed media, Oil Painting, Painting, Pen and Ink, Pencil on paper, Watercolour, watercolour pencil, Wildlife Painting on June 11, 2012 by graphicanthropology

http://www.facebook.com/ArtOfDelusion

I’m sure I am not the first artist to think of this, its just my version of it.

Hopefully you will click the like button when you visit my new facebook page. If I can get 30 likes Mr. Zucherburg promised to tell me the secrets of his success, and that he wouldn’t steal my artwork to sell shares, a lot of other things too.

How to catch an Ibex

Posted in Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Cave Painting, Creation Myths, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Mixed media, Painting, Watercolour, Wildlife Painting on June 9, 2012 by graphicanthropology

‘How To Catch An Ibex’, 9″ X 12″, gypsum, watercolours and clear acrylic medium on canvas, 27,000 b.c.e.

Framed Geometry

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, drawing, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Sunflowers, Watercolour with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by graphicanthropology

This painting was driving me crazy/er, so I finished and framed it. Click images below for full screen large format view.

Framed and on the wall, the giant cup of tea is for scale.

‘Sunflower Geometry’, 15″ X 19″, watercolour on paper, 2012.

Sunflower Geometry

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Sunflowers, Watercolour on May 27, 2012 by graphicanthropology

continuing on this piece,

Detail, I’m painting the seeds, and the red is underpainting. It will be continued after this dries, the magenta gives me a nice deep shadow, painting over it with a grayish yellow wash will tone it down, I think, maybe its bleeding

‘Sunflower Geometry’, 15″ X 19″, watercolour on paper, 2012.

Click any image for full screen view.

Canteloupe

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, stuff, Watercolour on May 27, 2012 by graphicanthropology

‘Canteloupe’, 9″ X 12″, watercolours, 2011.

Another watercolour from the farmers market last year.

Vegetables on the wall

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Watercolour with tags , on May 23, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Just a found frame, painted flat black, then metallic gold, then antiqued with blood red, and foam core for a matte.

‘Vegetables’, 9″ X 12″, watercolour, 2011.

From the farmers market last summer.

Sunflower Geometry

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, drawing, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Pencil on paper with tags on April 19, 2012 by graphicanthropology

A little bit further along from the last time I posted this. I’m still working with the watercolour pencils to define the shapes. Its a bit complicated.

Stretching Sunflower Geometry

Posted in Acrylic, Arts & Entertainment, drawing, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Pencil on paper, Sunflowers, Watercolour with tags on April 1, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Or, how I stretch paper.

A sink with water. Let the chlorine evaporate if you suspect its in your water.

Put your paper sheet into the water. Normally I would do this before any drawing.

Completely submerge the paper for 3 – 5 minutes.

When removed hold the paper by a corner and allow excess water to drain.

The paper should be placed on a sheet of plywood when still wet. Plywood seems to work best for me.

Here I’m using a clean cotton towel to soak up any excess water. The paper should be laying flat.

The next few steps should be done quickly. Before the paper starts to dry and shrink. Start with the centre of each side of the paper.

Then all four corners pointing both directions. Make a corner with staples.

Followed by a staple half way between centre and corner, all the way around.

When its done it looks like this. This is 3/8″ plywood. Its light enough to carry around outdoors, or lazing around in a lounger with my feet on the table.

The paper will do this after a few minutes. Its called cockling, and its normal for this to happen. If stapled properly it will always dry flat and stay that way when removed from the panel. I do this with all my watercolours.

Big Fat Baby

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Pencil on paper on March 21, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Glasgow 1958

Big fat baby, sitting on his tiny sister

Riding in the pram, pushed by his mummy

Drinking whiskey and shooting cap guns

Through the cobbled streets of Glasgow

Looking for his daddy’s meat dinner

While he worked inside a chimney

Another self portrait, I was informed that I stole my first glass of whiskey at three years old, on hogmanay in Glasgow. We wandered the streets, as Glaswegians do, and I shot people with my cap guns. No one noticed my horns and hooves back then.  We had a great time in the olden days.

How To Mix Paint

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Oil Painting, Painting, Theoretical Ideology with tags on February 22, 2012 by graphicanthropology

To start you must spin a cat.

If you can do that mixing paint is easy.

Cannibal Girls

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Flower Painting, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Oil Painting, Painting on February 13, 2012 by graphicanthropology

This painting has rarely been seen in public here in Canada. But each time it has been at an art show I have been attacked for misogyny, or told with a chuckle, ‘I know them!’ All I have to say is its an observation of human behaviour, and I actually met them one night at the cLuB. Humans are aggressive, male and female. Click image for full screen.

‘Cannibal Girls’, 42″ X 42″, oil on canvas.

One night at the cLuB.

I liked this particular club, as it was truly abstract. Everyone in there was an abstraction of some dismal emotion. The standard costume was black, with a dash of red or purple. Dressed as myself, a brown hound’s-tooth jacket, I pushed my way through the depression to my favourite bar, and my favourite bartender girl. She had arranged a free pass for me anytime I wanted to attend. I was designing a tattoo for her bum and wanted lots of observation time. She poured my usual, a pint of white domesticated Canadian fermented grape stuff. And I did my usual, observing everything around the club, including her. I liked the music, but never danced. Nine Inch Nails and such punching people in the belly with noise and pain. Eight-foot high platinum robot men stuck out from the walls. Another painter I knew stood beside a robot, observing and drinking a gin and tonic, the only drink that fluoresces under black lights. Brief recognition from miles away, why are you here, why not. Everything else, including the floor was flat black. Exhilarating, something to hallucinate onto. After I’d finished a couple of pints of wine, a tall, beautiful young woman approached me, spiky multi-coloured short hair, lilac lipstick, her shirt said ‘I Love Her’, she wore sprayed on white pants, and her belly button was winking at me. She was a glowing beacon of confidence amidst the trembling uncertainty of doom that was the club. She was almost an hallucination.

‘Buy me a drink!’ She demands.

A hand touches my shoulder on the other side. Another vision of loveliness, ‘I Love Me!’, her shirt points out, why not, I would too.

‘Me too!’ She states. ‘Buy me one too!’

All I can do is my usual shrug and empty pockets look.

‘Asshole!’ says lilac lips, and she sticks her cigarette in my drink. Then they were gone, like predators deciding I was a vegetable after all. Just had to check.

My favourite bartender comes to my rescue.

‘Never mind them,’ she says, ‘it is what they do, have another mug of wine.’

So I went on observing, ‘I Love Her’ and ‘I Love Me’. Doing what they do. Wondering about the depressed young men with money in their pockets.  I noticed others with the same well-rehearsed poverty shrug. But they were cornered at the bar as they tried to refuel their beer mugs. If you say you’re broke, you had better be broke. They had ways of making you pay. And I have no doubt they had good reasons. Men can be pigs.

‘Love’, ‘Deceits’ and ‘Broken Promises’ in jars on a shelf.

A flower in a vase on the wall.

Tomatoes Garlic Leeks

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Painting, Watercolour on January 20, 2012 by graphicanthropology

‘Tomatoes, garlic, leeks’, 11″ X 14″, watercolour, 2011.

Another escape to the farmers market. The tomatoes were large, the garlic was enormous and the leeks were quite small, compared to other leeks I had seen in the sterilized lighting of the super store. But these were all organic vegetables. And they eventually turned into soup.