Thursday, January 17, 2008


Sometimes doing this art is like being at the dentist, other times like having a good Irish coffee. Tonight I can taste the whiskey and not the lead.

This Bandito worked late and came home 'round midnight. TV was horrible and finally he poached, not eggs, but a landscape. Here, not here.

I know I am on thin ground here - first the soft trick of color inversion - then the fact the composuitiomn almost is a mirror image. I think the color variations to the left do pull me back into the image - still the jury is out. Possibly hung-over (not me, though).

The original is a lovely landscape. For Debi, who encourages so many people 'round here, in daylight and yes, 'round midnight.

I added my last name to the blog - yikes to privacy.


womann in glass said...

beautiful landscape

Neda said...

It's good to get to know you better....A while ago, our dear friend Debi challenged all of us to "show our faces"...that was a very tough thing to do :)

John, because of my own quirky way of seeing things, I tend to favor your non-abstract creations. This is one of my favorites. Really. May I make a suggestion? There are several sections within one piece which could really stand alone. I would suggest that you take one section of this collage for example and try to spend a bit of time listening to it and see what comes up.. I hope you don't mind that I am taking the liberty to give you my opinion..but I sense that you are really engaged in your artistic creations :)

Sue O'Kieffe said...

buenos dias senor mora, how wonderful to make your acquaintance. i am enjoying your commentary as much as your creations which still astound me in their contrast to my own. i love the palette of this piece. it reminds me of the mirage on a highway on a hot summer's day

Bobbie said...

John Mora...I like the sound of it and it goes with your art very well. I love this artwork, perhaps because you poached from my daughter :) The trees mirroring then re-mirroring has some sort of basic geometrical appeal to me. I'm enjoying your work day by day!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thank you everyone...I really appreciate the imput and camraderie (if I could spell that word I would have more friends).

Neda - thanks for your suggestions. I poached the pic off Debi's blog and then cropped it. The posted image to was quite small to begin with- smaller sections would be too small to have details when enlarged. I really need to move away from MS Paint - the size you have on screen is quite small - you cannot make image smaller than actual size. But, I do love it like an old 45....and learning something new (Corel or PhotoShop) with different options is ( fil in the blank) at this point.

I also like the way MS Paint looks - primitive. 24 bit seduction.

Bobbie and Sue, I wish I could so a PhotoShop Vulcan mind meld ala Mr. Spock.

dianeclancy said...

Hi John,

Good to know you more! I am enjoying this ... for me, one set of the trees at the top and the water under it .. with maybe a little more is great ... right there.

Only because you are mentioning it, am I saying anything.

Good luck!

~ Diane Clancy

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thanks, Diane. I have set image aside and will look at it soon - fresh eye, possibly an exacto knife. I still like the original to the extent that, to me, it borders on breaking too many rules, yet it still works.

Ballet without rehearsals.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Damn, I know I commented here...where did it go?
Good on you for being brave and putting your name to your blog. It's just like signing your art...

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

You are right, Lisa . I did not think of it that way.