Monday, July 31, 2017

That Painting in the Attic

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That Painting in the Attic

Mixed media experiment with new processes.

Get into something good.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Woman in the Cave

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Woman in the Cave
Ink on page of 1938 London Times
8"x 7"

I love the manner in which it appears the woman is 
inside the cave and that the opening is further back.
Though it is only a two-dimensional surface, her face 
seems nearer than the open sky behind her.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Intuitive Deliberation

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Intuitive Deliberation
Ink on page of 1938 London Times,
created while speaking on speakerphone 
this morning with my brother Robert.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Untitled Doodle 7-17

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A Doodle
Blue ink on unlined paper
4.25"x 4.5"
EdNote: Th colored square is not connected to the drawing. 
The drawing itself is on paper with printing on the back.

This week someone sent me an article about the benefits of doodling. Scientists studied patterns of blood flow in the brain when people engaged in various activities. Artists already know that creative expression is rewarding, but science has begun to recognize that there are other benefits. After making art people are better problem solvers. Doodling is especially potent. Here's a link to the full story

20 years ago I conceived of a project that I called Dandy Yankee Doodles in which I had hoped to collect doodles from famous people and turn them into art cards or print them on T-shirts to sell and raise money for needy kids. This was before the days of the Internet and I used a resource from the library to find addresses. Mortimer Adler's secretary wrote to say Mr. Adler did not doodle. An assistant for Julie Andrews sent me a standard publicity still of the former Mary Poppins. But Annie Dillard sent me a real doodle. It was fun to receive. You can see it here on my original website.

Would you like to buy my doodle?
$10 will be set aside for charity. $1 for S&H
It's one of a kind!

$11 via PayPal (includes postage)
ennyman AT northlc.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bob the Rolling Thunder Wonder Boy in White Face

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Bob the Rolling Thunder
Wonder Boy in White Face
Acrylic on panel, 18"x 24"
Based on a photo of Dylan from his 
Rolling Thunder Revue days 

DETAIL (Below)

What I find especially interesting is doing a painting of someone who has
so obviously painted his face, as Dylan would do during the 
Rolling Thunder Revue.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Heavens

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The Heavens
Mixed Media
Includes the Mars-Venus Conundrum and Magritte's Le Pipe
and a promise that the Future Is Inevitable.
35"x 23"
(Click to Enlarge)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

From Whence Comes The Power?

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From Whence Comes The Power?

Mixed media on 1939 London Times

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Your Move

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Your Move
Acrylic/latex on panel, 24"x 36"

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Four Images Inside the Beltway: Windows 2017 Midseason Sale

I love the effect of windows reflections while simultaneously revealing scenes on the other side of the glass. These are from my trip through D.C. & Maryland earlier this spring.