Monday, August 29, 2011

I'll be working on a project for the next couple of weeks. Posts might be few and far until mid-September.

Friday, August 26, 2011

• Historian Hugh Trevor-Roper. (The National Interest)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

• Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge. (The Smart Set)
Honey Money. (The Guardian)
• Albert Barnes and the Barnes Foundation. (Philanthropy)
Three Trees
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30" x 40")

I'm not sure how accurate the colour and contrast in this image is to the original painting. I've done my best, though, to match the digital image to the painting.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

• 60's playboys. (Kempt)
• Robert Johnson, bluesman. (Alibi)
Blue Water
oil on canvas 45.7 x 61.0 cm (18" x 24")

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Common People: Pulp

Friday, August 19, 2011

gouache on paper 45.7 x 30.5 cm (18" x 12")

Chair's a little wonky.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

• Sign responses. (HappyPlace)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

• 1960's strippers. (These Americans)
• What was post-modernism? (Prospect)
Two Cushions
digital image 26.7 x 45.7 cm (10.5" x 18")

This is a black and white scan of a coloured pastel drawing. I prefer the drawing in black and white to the colouring that I originally gave it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

• Money, sex, and sculpture. (Hello Beautiful!)(@ C-Monster)
• The return of torture. (HistoryNet)
Untitled No. 16
ink and charcoal on paper
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Monday, August 15, 2011

• The Michael Ignatieff experiment. (World Affairs)
• The mystique of nuclear weapons and the real reason for Japan's surrender in 1945. (The Boston Globe)
ink and charcoal on paper
27.9 x 21.6 cm (11" x 8.5")

The model had a shaved head except for a fringe on top. What is the name of this style of cut? Punk?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

• The love of reading. (The Chronicle)
• What's with vodlka? (The Weekly Standard)
Untitled No.15
ink and pastel on paper
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Trees in a River
oil on canvas
91.4 x 61 cm (36" x 24")

Do these trees look like they're in water or mud?

Friday, August 05, 2011

Where Children Sleep by photographer James Mollison. (The New York Times)

Thursday, August 04, 2011

• Wilde and the writing of Dorian Gray. (The New Yorker)
The Bell Jar. (Poetry Foundation)
Winnipeg River
digital image
22.9 x 40. 6 cm (9" x 16")

This is a digital image based on a recent painting. It's way better than the painting, so much better in fact, that I'm reluctant to post the original.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

• Two 1000 lb bronze sculptures by Jean-Paul Riopelle were stolen yesterday in Esterel, Québec. Their estimated value is $1 million. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Monday, August 01, 2011

• Henry James and The Atlantic Monthly. (Humanities)
• Le Tour de France. (The Times)
pastel on paper
30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

I wonder if there is anyone who has a tan opposite to this one?