Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Painting



The Tired Legs Of Mercury
Oil on canvas board
16 by 20 inches

New Painting



A Cloud
Oil on canvas board
16 by 20 inches

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas


House and Yard, Country Road, Netted Vineyard, St. Catharines Skyway On The First Day Of Winter, Niagara, 2016

Oil on canvas
16 by 20 inches


Is This A Millennial?
Oil on canvas
1 foot by 2 feet


On Certainty
Oil on canvas board
16 in by 20 in

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Reworked painting



Untitled (tentatively titled 'Judah')
Oil on canvas board
16in by 20in

The Craftsman



On Certainty
Oil on canvas board
16in by 20in

Painting: The Heft Of Life



The Heft of Life
Oil on canvas
2 ft by 4 ft

a couple of years later, we get this

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Stuckism?

I have just discovered "Stuckism" thanks to a bit of research inspired by Brian Lee's contribution to What Is Wrong With Us? a book of essays. Hopefully I'll get around to an essay on the topic. I certainly have affinities with the Stuckists and I remember I saw Billy Childish perform once in Toronto in the late nineties. I just stood there and stared at him. I didn't like dancing and didn't come from Toronto so wasn't a part of that scene. I just stood there. He looked at me standing there. It must have seemed odd to him judging from the expression he made at me.


Remodernism 1.
Oil on canvas
70cm x 90cm

This painting has no orientation. I sent this image to D M (who inspired me to paint it) rotated once clockwise and he says he likes it like that. You can rotate it all you like and it's still this painting. Put it up one way and in a couple of years like that someone might say, hey, he signed it like this, you've got it wrong, and you could give that person a good lecture on stuckism . . . but turn it all the same . . .