Tuesday, March 24, 2009

line the walk

some more sharpie love and a bit of pencil love:
aura and tim and robert on the violin (from 2008)

looks like things are starting to get interesting:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

the wages of sin

canada has no law against murder.
george bush can enter the country with armed protection, make big bucks as a private citizen giving a speech to the calgary oil elite and fuck off back to texas to count his winnings. tony blair can enter the country, give a fundraising speech for

women's college hospital (wtf?!) and fuck off back to england to count his winnings -- these mass killers who caused more deaths in six years than saddam hussein could in twenty. but omar khadr rots in gitmo and george galloway can't enter canada.
and four more poor canadian soldiers die doing washington's killing in afghanistan.
and canada has no murder law.

charcoal and ink sketches from a war memorial near armentieres, france

Friday, March 20, 2009

brothers in the snow

view from the distant height of memory -- reremembered and rerepainted

Thursday, March 19, 2009

bridgeport under paint

just put down the brushes. last of the grand idea pics. sunset at high water. cats and dogs and magical frogs.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

it's much too late to quit now

eventually everything shudders in and out of being -- even this

Monday, March 16, 2009

the once and grand hotel

goodbye doll's house, goodbye huggy's too. the once and grand hotel. this is the second last painting, not yet finished. the last not yet started. the brushes go down tuesday. try not to crash before crossing the finish line.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

view from the distant height of memory

brothers in the snow (after bruegel)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

a simple equation

atelier = buanderie = laundromat = studio

73 rue frontenac, hull, quebec

the lease is signed, the first month's rent is down -- as of april 1st, 2009, this will be the new home of the unionofpainters -- no fooling.

hooray for art!

look for a vernissage and a new show every month starting in may or june.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

go to hull

buanderie = laundromat
is this the new home of the union of painters?
find out tomorrow

fack me rrrm hurst like d'devil b'ye

bridgeport under snow

Monday, March 9, 2009

even winter disintegrates

dominican fortress with school bus

sharpie love

this will be a show before too long -- sharpie love -- mining the sketchbooks for anything as good as a lump of coal.
stay tuned for details.

two pints and one shot of gin later

snowday afternoon sliding by the house of the tree of the crown of thorns

economic voodoo economics

long time union member kyle jackson sends pics from halifax. voodoo economics -- what bush father called reagan's supply-side-feed-the-rich-trickledown-more-crumbs-for-the-poor ideology. then came clinton and chretien and blair and schroeder and illegal nato wars and feed the rich times ten since liberals love capitalism even more than conservatives -- it's really their baby. and another bush, and more nato wars. and now bust. stick a pin in it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

i saw myself down the grand

four paintings to go until i get back to bridgeport. lanc night march 26.
good read:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

still cold still

nothing like a bowl on a plate
of ice
until the pan cracks off
and you go night swimming
polar bear style

big dipper between the houses

evening on the grand: red - green - blue