2017 might not have been a financial success for me butterflies has been a very creative rebirth of my talents as an oil painter and artist
A few months ago I happen to see a program about the paintings of Japanese Artists at the time I thought “that is easy I can do That” I also thought of my friend in Canada Chris Milner who is on WordPress and of his love for things Asian.
Last week my friend Shirley Yates gave a framed print of a Chinese water color to her niece and I thought time to paint my reproduction of the great wave. So I did an observation about people and the silliest things they can say to an artist are
When they really don’t like your painting
“After all it is your painting”
When the painting confounds them.
On Wednesday 6 September 2017 at 4pm I begun to make and prepare a canvas of approximately 930mm x 400mm.
This was for a reproduction of Days Vinci’s Fresco of The Last Supper
The first image is the drawing in the freshly dried canvas.
The second is of the first under painting
The next is a detailed view followed by the natural progression of paint layers been applied.
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Orson Welles and The Woman of Mystery
It was August of 1945. Japan had surrendered. Hitler was dead. Roosevelt was dead. Churchill had been defeated in the recent British general election.
And Clement Attlee, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin had met in Potsdam to decide the fate of the world.
And Orson Welles was busy contemplating the next movie he should make.
He was thinking of making a movie about the aftermath of the war.
But given what the world just went through, maybe audiences were looking for a film that wouldn’t be about war.
A western perhaps?
It was watching John Ford’s 1939 Western film Stagecoach over and over again that Welles had taught himself the techniques of film making when he had signed the unprecedented contract with RKO Radio Pictures to make 3 films for them.
But what sort of Western?, Welles wondered to himself.
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