Random Musing No. 1

August 4, 2018

The human eye has a range of 120°, mostly peripheral vision, compared to the camera’s typical 200° or more. That is why the figures sometimes seem distorted at the edges of a photograph. We make up for this seeming deficit by moving our focus (in movements called “saccades”) around a scene to build up a gestalt awareness of its appearance.
A painting, curated by human intelligence, is superior in every respect to a photograph, except for how long it takes to make it. If cameras took three hours to create the exact same image as they do now in a split second, there would be no question as to which medium people would choose when they needed an image recorded.
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Coupla New Watercolors

October 25, 2017

Painted and sold all within three days. Thanks to my very good friend Caterina.

Some Watercolors

October 17, 2017

I sold a watercolor of my goat skull, so I did a replacement. The other piece is entitled “Ancestors,” because reasons. That is a vervet monkey and a hyrax skull.

March

September 11, 2017

Stuff I did in March. Well, the nudes aren’t necessarily from March; that’s just when I shot the pictures. I started attending Kate Huntington’s portrait painting session around this time, as you can see, and the watercolors started to peter out.

Every six or seven months I think to myself, “Hey, WordPress, you haven’t posted anything there lately.” So here we go, in date order, by month. The rest of February:

 

A Couple of New Watercolors

February 4, 2017

oil-cans

Oil Cans

honorable-mention

Honorable Mention