The artists were out in full force yesterday at Point Lobos. . The gentleman with the tripod in the water was capturing the rainbows that form when the water gently rolls on rocks in the ocean. He is a fan of Edward Weston, the famous photographer who took some of the great images of theContinue reading “Point Lobos Artists…”
About a 1,000 feet from our house there is a “grove” of dying coastal oaks overrun with ivy. Each year in late October migrating monarch butterflies stop here briefly before gathering at nearby Pacific Grove, the self-proclaim butterfly capital of (the world?). I saw one monarch two days ago and about12 yesterday. Some people claim theyContinue reading “Monarch Time”
I have an artist friend, Maggie Jimenez, who, among her many creations, makes ceramic clown faces. I took a photo of one that has been outside on my house for over a year. The color, texture and position in this photo is my “artful” way of thanking Maggie, although I dropped the clown a fewContinue reading “Clown by Maggie Jimenez”
Art festivals abound in California, and everywhere else, during the summer. I don’t go to many, but an outdoor venue certainly beats going to an indoor mall with fluorescent lighting. Today I went to the annual show at Curtis Park (Sacramento) where the best part was running into a large number of people I hadn’tContinue reading “Summer Art Shows”
Art is a very broad term. Today I was using a table saw to cut through a large piece of wood. The sawdust blew out onto a flat piece of cardboard, leaving a random pattern on it that I think qualifies as “art.” Let’s argue the point. Is it art if someone buys it? Actually, IContinue reading “Sawdust Art”
Art becomes art like paw and foot prints in the sand or shadows on the rocks—they’re short-lived, washed away but stay with me forever. Art.
I can’t draw fingers, let alone, fingernails. So, I marvel at this Neptune-like guy with a trident in a Firenze fountain (the Boboli Gardens outside of the Uffizi Gallery). While the overall statue is impressive, I was most intrigued by a fingernail, as shown above.