Framing the Unnecessary.

Temporarily adding the unnecessary to the entropy wall.

It is clearly a large painting, more than half the size of that sculpture.

‘The Unnecessarily Erotic Amoebas of Port Elgin’, watercolour, 21″ X 30″, framed its 28″ X 36″, $25,000.00 US

One of my favourite frame jobs. This one is 28″ X 36″ overall. I made the wooden part with ebony, more for its weight than anything, I painted it black anyway. The inner frame is of gold filled copper bars, not plated, I think there is 6 or 7 ounces of gold that you could recover, but its a secret thing to hang on your wall you see, who would know why you paid $25,000.00 US for this unknown artists work.

Neurotica

‘Neurotica’, 15″ X 19″, watercolor and acrylic, 2011.

I think I have lost count of how many paintings there are in this style. Each one relates to a particular person, woman. Some women required more than one attempt to express the feelings I was experiencing. Painting a portrait was not my goal. They were all perfect in their own way. A portrait by me could never do justice to their beauty. And that’s about as rational an explanation as I can give in this momentary lapse into the rational art world.

Bald Eagle

“Bald Eagle’, 21″ X 30”, watercolour, 1985.

This was one of my first reasonably successful attempts at using watercolour paints. I didn’t know how to do the trees, or the bird. But the mountain, Mount Garibaldi, I could see from our backyard. The white can only be achieved by leaving the paper unpainted. However I broke this rule on the dead cedar in the foreground, and with the highlights on the trees in the mid-ground.