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Archive for August 5th, 2011


Like before some paintings ar hits and others are misses ūüôā I went to two events tonight so I’m more interested in going to bed than intereseted in painting well.¬† I went to a networking social/fundraiser for Chicago Mercy Home for Boys and girls, and an all white party fundraiser for the Chicago Fire soccer team.¬† I was trying to communicate the philosophical idea of what’s in the root is in the fruit, and what you water things with determines how they grow.¬† The flowers are dark and black because the rain is dirty and dark, dark rays are shining on them, so the resulting product is something nasting and bad growing.¬† This oil painting is on 4″x4″ canvas paper.

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President Obama was in town today for a birthday party/fundraiser a mile from my house.¬† I decided to go check it out to see if I could get a glimpse of him.¬† Unfortunately I got there 15 minutes too late, and missed out on seeing him.¬† There was a public library nearby, so I decided to look at some art books.¬† I came across a huge encyclopedia of artists.¬† It was an interesting book that had artists and their art grouped by technique or style.¬† When I was looking at the modern art section, I thought that I saw a painting that said “Face Your Fears”.¬† When I looked again it said something totally different.¬† It said Face the Nation or something to that effect.¬† I decided that “Face Your Fears would be a good thing to paint.¬† Today’s picture says “Face Your Fears” and it also has concave, convex, biconvex, and biconcave¬†lenses with arrows up and down with rays¬†representing the real and imaginary image.¬† There are also rays being refracted through media.¬† At work this week I read a few books on polarized light microscopy where different types of lenses and refraction was reviewed.¬† Since the same laws of optics apply to the lenses in our eyes regarding our perception and fear of what we see, I thought that it would be cleaver to put¬†lenses and rays in¬†this painting.¬† Today’s painting is an oil painting on a 20″ x 16″ canvas.

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