Wednesday, June 18, 2008


"shrimp.fry"


"tide.pool"


Three MS Paint made excerpts of attempts at large file compositions. These details show snippets of something I would like to execute well as sub part of larger composition.

I see a haunting beauty here - a bit off kilter - sort of like looking at a pre-conservation era butterfly collection, rare lepidoptera pinned in a glass covered side.


"pic.nic"

11 comments:

The Artful Eye said...

There's alot of great stuff going on here. Not very technical jargon :(sorry for my naivete to this process however...

I can see tall narrow panels comprised from both pieces. I really like the application in bottom left half of shrimp.fry and the left corner strip of tide.pool as whole pieces for panels.

I also like the snippets of soft color which do appear like slides.

Beautiful work.

BTW it was indeed, a glorious weekend for golf here at Torrey Pines, while Woods and Mediate entertained us all.

My best to you and the family.

The Artful Eye said...

Just stumbled across this looks interesting you may want to venture over midtown at the Roosevelt.
http://www.theillustrationconference.org/

John said...

Thanks for the link the hotel is near beautiful Penn Station. My best.

Debi said...

"large file composition"....oooo! Hope you will find some way to show it here when it's complete.

Nora said...

Talk about making some bold statements! Now you're talking! I like these very much. They are strong and in your face. Would love to see the larger composition, feel frustrated that I won't. Oh well...

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Sue O'Kieffe said...

i concur. i love your individual snippets and would love to see the image in its entirety.
hope you can suss that out for us...

~sue

Frances said...

stunning, just stunning. You have really moved the colours on. Brilliant.

John said...

Thanks - worked until ten tonight - have to work Sunday.

Problem with big file is large composition is butt ugly.

Listening to the Bon Iver CD and it is remarkable - cross between Neil Young and minimalist
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Plus his own karma.

Talked the car service driver to take TriBoro Bridge to Long Island - being driven north along the East River on a magical pre-solstice night.

Peace. Always.

Kim said...

pic.nic.
wonderful !!!! with just a snippet of butterfly :)
love the window of colour...centre...
an invitation to look in..or out...
Bon Iver...hmmm
will check out
have a nice drive :)

The Artful Eye said...

Nice way to treat yourself for the ride home after a long day! Bet it was beautiful.