Sunday, November 7, 2010

An edible education - thestar.com

Theories today:
-mercury builds in the gallbladder, beets clean it out...
-lead builds up in the thyroid, zinc cleans it out...
-aluminum builds up in the lymph nodes...titanium cleans it out...

https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1bXwiLuPI1equExA8F_Km5e0hrV5Tnakppv6UyTwry4k&hl=en&authkey=CIT7r8oD Trumpeter Swan Straw'n String Donut Condo...

An edible education - thestar.com (an excellent idea for schoolchildren to learn about gardening, & feed each other & teachers...)

How to blur reality in your oil paintings: (4 tries...to obscure reality in paint...)

1)Flow: wet in wet...paint a painting...let it dry...paint over that in white...while the white is still wet, paint something else into the wet paint...(without sketching first)(painting directly into wet means your attempt will be blobby, thus obscuring reality's straight lines)...

2)bloomin' lilies: draw from life, paint in colour from memory (the colours will be wrong...so you obscured the real colours!)

3)pussywillows salix discolour: paint a painting...let it dry...turn it sideways...paint another painting on top of the textured past...(the undertexture will screw up your top painting...obscuring reality by its lumpiness...)

4)pigeon & baker: see something in person...paint from memory...see something else...paint that from memory too on the same canvas as the first...(combine two subjects)(by combining two different subjects you have created a third and impossible image...)(painting from memory often obscures reality too)...

Which one is most realistic? Number 2 (Kohl gallery at Ave & Egl. really liked this one)(I have this as a print for myself as well-prints well)...

Which one is least realistic? Number 1 (reminds me of Cy Twombly's work, who I love)(baseball aficienado)(original underpainting was a Nazi maple leaf for my old high school U.T.S. a logo competition)(I painted it over when the leaf came out swastika)...

Which one made it into a museum(The F.A.R. Museum in Phoenix, Arizona)? Number 4 (very difficult painting to do & to see...Dali esque...read people of the book, by geraldine brooks to do this one...Tim Horton's in afghanistan also a reference...the hands were a african canadian baker at tim horton's ...the pigeons were a pigeon park that had been destroyed for developer's trucks...building a condo...needed the land as parking lot for trucks machines...)

Which one made it into Glendon College(for a Haiti earthquake benefit & to a girl named Teodora which was also the name of a gallery in Tony Toronto? Number 3 (organic pussywillows on top of GMO raspberries...)

Note: the background where you place your painting to be photographed will show thru the canvas...try different colour backdrops to change the look of your painting in photos...


which one does Joseph my artist husband like the best? Number 3...Why? because he bought me the enormous GMO raspberries(horizontal) which were the underpainting...he also bought me the beautiful organic pussywillows from Whole Foods market which are the overpainting...(vertical)Note: not signed on front at all...
(Number 4 was the only on signed on the front...I did this because many Americans think that the signature on the front is an investment plus...)
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Our book The Talking Vegetable Garden used vegetables bought from Loblaws at Christie & Dupont & hand drawn by me from life, then filled in using acrylic inks, not Dr. PH martin's watercolour inks which I do like very much...in Toronto...
which one do I like the best from the 4 paintings mentioned above in blogpost...? well, I am lazy so the least amount of work makes me happy...doesn't mean it's the best.probably the worst...well, here is the list of easiest to do to hardest to do...
easiest to pull off? Number 2, bloomin' lilies...(see the Impressionists like Georges Seurat pointillist)
next easiest?: Number 1, Flow...(see modern art Cy Twombly a Dada-ist)
third easiest?Number 3 pussywillows...(see neo-post-modern-ist like Julian Schnabel)
hardest painting to paint? (hardest button to button...a white stripes lyric...) Number 4, pigeon & baker...(surrealism is tough-see Salvador Dali)