I had a sneak peak at the Wall Power exhibit yesterday. I you enjoy surprising and interesting street art, I recommend you attend!
I visited my printer Mark today to have this portrait of Cali printed. I’ll be framing it in the next day or two, and then sending it off to its new home across the Charles River.
I tried out the Gorillapod in the studio today, after debating how to transport it there. It’s got strong magnetic feet, so I didn’t want to put it in my backpack with my computer or in my purse with my phone and credit cards. I decided to carry it separately in a little bag. In the studio my metal standing lamp made a handy portable pole to attach the gorillapod to with my camera phone in it. It was at times clumsy and awkward to twist the pod legs to just the right angle without dropping the phone. Once I got used to it, it was fun. I finally found the timer on my camera phone and set up some timed shots with me in them. It’s so great to be able to take a clear non-wiggly shot using the Gorillapod to steady the camera. My studio neighbor popped by and he mentioned a similar device, but a clamp style, made by a company called Dinkum. Those too look like they could be useful. Speaking of things that …
Rob Gonsalves has painted many lovely images that play with the boundaries between worlds. Seamlessly shifting perspectives move the viewer’s eye from the supposed real world to the world of the illusion. The fun is in giving creedence to the supposed illusion.
There are so many things I enjoyed about the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit, from his graphic mastery of line and composition, to the descriptive atmosphere the collection paints of a time and place, to the use of color and coloring techniques to achieve dimension and texture.
Yesterday was the Chinese New Year. Here we are in the year of the goat, according to the Chinese zodiac, so I’ve pulled this curious piece out to muse over.
There are just a few finishing touches left to do on Cali’s portrait. For now, it exists only onscreen! Then it will become a high resolution jpeg file, which I’ll take to my printer to have a giclée print made.