Eclipse 2017

I realize the eclipse happened last week, but I’ve only just put my computer back together after the move.  So here are some shots of the eclipse as it happened.

All of them were shot through my Nikon D70 using a neutral density filter, except for those where the coverage was as close as it got to total.  For those I just used the camera as is.  As you can see, most of the images look like someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing messing around with MS Paint.

Enjoy!

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Digital work in progress

Greetings.  I haven’t been doing any painting for weeks, now, and it seems unlikely I’ll resume doing so.  Circumstances are boring, so instead here are some stills from another project I’m working on, this one another Flash animation story.  Still in pretty rough form, but progressing okay.  Enjoy, and I’ll see you next month.

Paintblog May 2017 – Chapter 2

So, yeah, I did do some more physical paint brushing on the new canvas.  Still not feeling, really, the way someone truly inspired would paint…but you get what you get.

So, it’s kind of shaping into something.  Not sure what, but at this stage it’s too early to say.

Thanks for visiting as always.

See you soon!

Paintblog May 2017

It has been mentioned that I should paint more.

I don’t object to the suggestion…in fact, I find it quite endearing.  It’s nice to have fans.  (Thank you, Tammy al-Thor.)

The problem remains, though.  Painting without a direction most often results in work that has no…reason for being.  An exercise.  At least in the last century, when charlatans could profit from the ignorance of the age.  I’ve never been like that–I wanted my work to have meaning.  I wanted it to say something.

Still, with nothing to say, I was motivated enough to start something.  Apologies as always for the bad photography, my flash was out of batteries so I relied on the camera’s built-in flash.  Here are the paint blobs on a new canvas.

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Here’s everything after preliminary smearing around.

I can see bits of things here, but the paint calls to be further spread.

And now, the spreading has finished.

Well, that’s kind of okay.  Looks nice.


And here we are at the latest incarnation.  Just to reiterate, there is no big white wash in the upper center.  That’s the camera flash reflecting off the wet oil.  So, you’re really not seeing anything here.  Damn, it’s just like a Marvel movie!

Where will this go?

Anywhere?

Maybe we’ll know when tomorrow happens.

See you then.

 

 

 

Work in Progress – April

Yeah, it’s not much, it’s still early, and it’s awful.  And it’s a bad photograph too.  I’ve been working on and off (mostly off) on this for weeks, and progress is very slow.

Still, it’s something I guess.  I hope to get more motivated very soon, but then I always hope that happens.

See you sometime next month.