Wednesday, November 7, 2012

check out the maccabre by clicking on me... this line of words...

haunted ghost guitar man

reflecting you
 two tone lip-chin
 weeds growing
 on the youth
 and wasted
 get ups
 in palaces
to your turntables

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jean Puy

BornNovember 8, 1876
DiedMarch 6, 1960

French painter, Jean Puy was born in 1876 and died in 1960 in Roanne. After studying architecture at the Fine Art School of Lyon, he frequents in 1898 the Academy Julian in Paris. In 1899, he was admitted to the academy Carrière where "we painted according to our own desire and our temperament." Then, he binds friendship with Matisse and Derain. The latter communicates his great admiration for Cézanne. Since 1900 he participated in the Salon des Independents and in 1903 he exhibited at the first Salon d'Automne. Impressionist in his infancy, he took part in 1905 in the fauve event.

However, unlike his peers, he preferred peaceful fullness of forms, inlight tones and excessive exuberance. Puy continues his painting, whether in Britain, Savoie or in his homeland. Fleeing the German occupation, he will move definitely in Roanne.

Blot, Druet and Bernheim will succeed to Vollard, who was his merchant for seventeen years. However, we must wait for the Salon d'Automne of 1959, a few months before his death that the work of this "Fauve" being returned to light. Affirming a traditional painting, famous for his mastery of chiaroscuro and for the Marines, always precise in his naked, Puy had only one aim: "bring life in his paintings".   Galerie Fleury

Friday, October 12, 2012

Paint the Outdoor Figure with Tom Balderas - A One Day Workshop -

I will be conducting a ONE DAY FIGURE PAINTING WORKSHOP this OCTOBER 27th.

The workshop will take place outside my humble studio in Torrance, ca. Please help spread the word.


"Painting the Figure - A Way of Seeing"

Don't miss an exciting one day workshop at Tom's Studio in Torrance, CA on Saturday, October 27th, 2012.

The Workshop will last from 9am-4pm with an hour break for lunch. The all day demonstration and workshop is $100 per person.   

Painting from the Figure, Tom will help guide you through a process of learning to see color through fresh eyes. This class will emphasize the importance of trusting that "first impression" of what one is seeing and attempting to translate into a painting. Before class members begin working, Tom will demonstrate one of his approaches to painting from the Figure Model.

ALL levels of ability are welcome. A supply list will be made available upon receipt of registration.


19928 Bernist Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503
To Register for this event email or click the link below to go to the workshop site - pretty please?

please keep in mind it is not necessary to have a pay-pal account in order to process your payment. pay-pal features a "guest check out" as well.

i look forward to working with you!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ms. woodman revisited

to say hello
to say goodbye

Monday, October 8, 2012

i too need love


to me photographer unknown

Saturday, October 6, 2012

for the rich painter or i dwell in creation

brought to you by the creation of robert pollard

I am a scientist - I seek to understand me All of my impurities and evils yet unknown I am a journalist - I write to you to show you I am an incurable And nothing else behaves like me And I know what’s right But I’m losing sight Of the clues for which I search and choose To abuse To just unlock my mind Yeah, and just unlock my mind I am a pharmacist Prescriptions I will fill you Potions, pills and medicines To ease your painful lives I am a lost soul I shoot myself with rock & amp; roll The hole I dig is bottomless But nothing else can set me free And I know what’s right But I’m losing sight Of the clues for which I search and choose To abuse To just unlock my mind Yeah, and just unlock my mind I am a scientist - I seek to understand me I am an incurable and nothing else behaves like me Everything is right Everything works out right Everything fades from sight Because that’s alright with me

r. pollard

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