July 30, 2007

Goya Moment on YouTube

A few other painting gems culled from YouTube:

• Robert Rauschenberg speaks of erasing De Kooning.
• Clip from Hans Namuth’s 1951 film of Jackson Pollock painting – I love Pollock’s celebrated, definitive voice-over, a de facto national treasure!
• Another few seconds from inside Pollock’s barn.
• Trailer of The Mystery Of Picasso (1956).
• Cope 2: Old School graffiti master.
Jean-Michel Basquiat painting from Downtown 81.
Rinpa Eshidan offers painting as performance.
Salvador Dali on What’s My Line – incredibly engaging!

Posted by mark at 10:07 PM

July 26, 2007

Process Post: Retrofits

Today’s post consists of one-time wanting pop stoppages since retrofitted to weather storms of criticism.

For purposes of comparison and intrigue the thumbnail pop-up windows offer access to each work’s original, pre-retrofit state. (note: The first three retrofits lack images of their prior state because I hadn’t yet recognized the value in documenting them, but feel they deserve to accompany their brethren).

One especially interesting thing about this little reclamation project is that I could only arrive upon a satisfying composition through additive means, since I couldn’t remove or alter the earlier, fixed state. This was the project’s liberating restraint.

Posted by mark at 08:41 PM

July 15, 2007



graphite on paper
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July 11, 2007

"sparkling bubbler"


graphite on paper
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July 01, 2007

June's Acrylic Palettes


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