Monday, June 29, 2009

Barcelona 'Water Columns'

Here's some (processed) photos taken last year in Barcelona.

These are all from the same building which has a section supported by columns resting on concrete pads in a pool of water (with the attendant corrosion and decay)




Monday, June 15, 2009

Skull Altar II

Just finished a new sculpture. It is centered around a cow skull.


Given the base skull it is pretty big 30 in wide x 48 in deep


Here's a detail shot


I call it Skull Altar II because it is reminiscent of Skull Altar an earlier piece of mine, although I will admit that the first piece has more of an "altar" feel.


Monday, June 1, 2009


There's been a lot of buzz lately about the Brushes iPhone app. It is used by David Hockney, was used to generate a cover for the New Yorker and has a bunch of interesting images created with it in a Flickr pool e.g., this one.

I certainly think it has potential, but I haven't warmed to it yet (too busy working on a sculpture, which will hopefully be the subject of my next post).

One thing that I found interesting is that it's treatment of brush overlap was more like Photoshop than a painting program. Namely if you cross over a line without lifting your "brush" (finger in this case) it does not increase the intensity of the line at the point of intersection, unlike the painting programs I'm used to (primarily Corel painter).



Painter Pro.

This is probably a good way for brushes to work, since as far as I can tell it would otherwise be hard to create an arbitrary area of uniform color, but it did throw me off on my first attempt.