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Chagall

New painting by Chagall. Just listened to the BBC program interview. Love these insights & stories.

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Art?

This is an image of Edgar Degas.

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It began as a self portrait. Was captured in a movie and then I snapped it off the TV – made this using an iphone ap. But is it art? Anyway, I like it.


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Rembrant!

Got this via Louvre iPhone app. Cropped. Wonderful!

New Image art

Reading Dick Frizzell and learning about “new Image”, 1978 Whitney moment. Easy to see the influence in various places, do I see it in Bill Hammond?

I can see some of that in my work occasionally, but mostly that I am NOT “New Image” even though I like comics and stories and “rough expressionism”. I am too interested in shape, colour and texture.

There is is something. A realisation about what I do, well, don’t do. Most of the time I just have no idea. Thinking again about the comments from Peter McLeavey on my work (see here) that I need to find who I am etc… I am many things! PolyPsycho digital printmaker.

Description & images by Frizzell’s hero HC Westerman appear below.

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Hybrid Leaves

I made some acrylics. Here is one where I liked something in the image. This one is a WIP 8 x 8 inches on board. The photo above is probably slightly more contrasty than the original. The next one, I worked on the digital image, not with filters but by adding brush strokes in ArtRage 2.5 A prelude to fiddling with the original?

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Jing Presentation

Jing Presentation

Interesting Flash Technology. I want to put it to better use!

Painting

I worked today on a painting I began in January this year, and vitalised it a bit. Wondering where to go with it now.

A photo plus two options follow.

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Earth Cross II b


Earth Cross II b

This one has never had a proper post. It is in the Gallery and I have posted it with a border but I wanted to locate it and had trouble (the one with the border has a different name). So here it is, “Earth Cross II b” sketched on 17 December ’07

This is the one I used as a reference for an Acrylic, though it looks quite different. (posted below).

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Earth Cross II – Acrylic on canvas – 600 x 600 mm

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Painting day – a question about acrylic technique.

I worked hard today painting in acrylics. Not much to show for it, nothing to post here in real media, (still waiting for my camera, it arrived from Hong Kong but its at the airport till Monday, but there is nothing to photograph anyway.) I was trying to translate a #0736 Trees from the Thousand Sketches and it was hard. This sort of digital to physical is a challenge.

One thing I did, in a moment of frustration with real paint, was a new digital. It just flew out. It is like the one I was using for a reference, with a subtly different feel.

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It is now obvious why I found it hard. The mottled effect is done digitally by setting the paper to very rough on those layers. The light spots are pits in the “paper”. Maybe I need to forget about being too true to my digital version & go with the medium? Or maybe persist?

How would you do this in acrylic?

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Reflections: Blog & Gallery

Presenting my work is more on my mind right now than making it. Not as much fun, but presentation floats to the top, unbidden. I am thinking about both the world and online. I’ll focus on the latter.

I have changed the name of this blog to “Walter Logeman: Art” with the subtitle In this moment… My art Blog” the reason is clarity. It is still the same blog, I am still “In this moment…” and it is still, as it says on the About Page:

Nothing but art, artists, art talk, art history, art philosophy, pictures and projects. Most of my work and work-in-progress is on this blog.

The clarity seems right because I am working on a Gallery. If you go there now (as I write this) you will see it is heavily under construction.

With the Gallery I can post exhibits, and show work that is complete. Series. Simple. More stable. I sometimes refine an image I have already blogged as I present them to other sites. I will focus on quality.

You can sub to the Gallery in RSS and watch progress and then see updates as they happen including my fumblings. Better still sub to this blog’s RSS, I will announce all Gallery news here as well.

The first things to be shown there will be my Earth Crosses, of course. Next FLAX.