Thursday, July 11, 2013


Crosswalk, 12x12" oil on Raymar panel ($300)

I am a huge fan of art magazines.  They allow me to admire the work of many contemporary artists whose work I might never know about otherwise.  The perfect example is James Zwaldo, a mixed media artist whose work is featured on the cover of the June/July 2013 International Artist magazine.  He works in acrylic and generously shared step-by-step his technique of photo-shopping images and transferring the images to canvas with acrylic medium before he begins to paint.  Reading the article, I realize he must have the patience of a saint.  Me, not so much.  

Not long after receiving my copy of the magazine, I was at the Baltimore Harbor walking across the pedestrian sky-way.  Looking down I was reminded of Zwaldo's work and was struck again how interesting it was to see people in the crosswalk.  The lines of the crosswalk add such an interesting dimension to the overall picture.  The second thing that struck me was how anonymous everyone is from above. I took a number of photos.   Zwaldo's work is large and comprised of dozens of figures.  I decided I would try a lone bicyclist in the crosswalk!

Art in the Comics

Comics = art + a great sense of humor!

This week I found these great comics about art & thought I'd share them. 

Non Sequiter by Wiley Miller

This one made me think of friend and artist Kat Coy's series on cave paintings. 
Bound & Gagged by Dana Summers

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