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Painter David Hockney Rocks the Pixels in Paris

In Art, Journal on December 23, 2010 at 6:57 am
(NRP – December 7, 2010) 

When artist David Hockney first got an iPhone about two years ago, he immediately realized it was a new medium for creativity. “Incredible little thing, really, because it was like a sketchbook and a paintbox all in one,” he said. Better, even: “No cleaning up. No mess.” That’s because he’s painting with an app called Brushes – a small virtual paintbox on the phone’s screen, into which Hockney dips a finger – or 10 – and makes pictures. Then he moved on to the iPad. At a gallery in Paris, a riot of non-paint paintings on luminous digital screens. One wall at the gallery is hung with 20 iPhones; a second wall carries 20 iPads.…

(thanks to Joe Sterling!)


Ruski Posters

In Design on March 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

From Alki1 on Flickr

I am starting a big poster project which gives me an excuse to look at the masters: Russian Constructivists!


In Art, Journal on September 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

Tree Cafe - 798 Artists District, Beijing

Few activities give me more peace than sitting with a sharp, black pen and a crisp black blank page.

I have begun to publish sketches from some recent moleskin journals on Flickr: doodles done during meetings; travel sketches from Poland, China, Russia and America; and portraits of friends and strangers.

sketchbook | view slideshow

Wacom Bug-Eyed Portrait

In Art, Facilitation, Innovation, Journal on April 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

First experiment with new Wacom Intuos4 tablet. Bug-eyed self... on Twitpic

Playing with our new Wacom Intuos 4 tablet to get used to all the clicks and taps required to be facile. The form factor is very nice, sleek, soothing.

I am ramping up for Remote Graphic Capture now that getting together for facilitated events is (a) cost-prohibitive and (b) bad epidemiological hygiene. As long as the electricity stays on, we’re set.

Did this whilst listening to Kurt Anderson’s Studio 360 on creative career change and good things from Mexico (music!).

Painting on Super Bowl Sunday

In Art, Journal on February 1, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Durand Studio Supplies

After dropping hints (none too subtle) that I was craving to get messy with some paint, my wife opened up this Sunday. In an all-too-brief, two-hour session–with baby napping–I got busy on some new abstracts inspired by some spiritual work I’ve been pursuing.

I am looking a lot at Cy Twombly and longing for a massive, wall-sized canvas to attack.

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Boxtop Paintings

In Art on November 22, 2008 at 4:24 am
Boxtop Landscape. Guouche on cardboard. 8.5 x 6.25. Available from Durand Gallery.

Boxtop Landscape | gouache on cardboard. 8.5" x 6.25"

I pulled an empty Triscuit box from the recycling bin and used it to doodle with paints after dinner.

(See more paintings below.)

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