Wednesday, September 30, 2009

second day with the new paints

a nice day in warsaw
a nice day in hell
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

two down...

fourteen to go

a nice day in passchendaele
a nice day at hill 60
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

helps complete the set

helps complete the picture (a must read):
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it's saturday night....

so i'm working

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

first day with the new panels

warsaw, flanders, auschwitz, passchendaele
this is acrylic on primed maple panel
starting with orange and yellow to block in the composition
tomorrow i'll get the red out to refine some of the shapes
and maybe purple to block in the darks
after that i hit the oils
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the flu season

la saison de la grippe

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

dear reader(s)

the first shipment of panels has finally arrived and
first coat of gesso is down

there'll be sixteen paintings in total, four at 4x5' and the rest at 3x4' -- that's the ambition in any case

the studies have been showing here for some time the work will fill the upstairs lobby at the gctc theatre in ottawa in conjunction with the opening of a play called the children's republic.

also in play are the series of paintings to show in halifax at the 2nd annual nocturne festival on october 17.

all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. but i ain't jack.

stay tuned.

and in the meantime, give this a read:
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

under the rainbow, study

people to love:
mothers and fathers
daughters and sons
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Monday, September 21, 2009

more studies

on the messine ridge, where hitler learned war

study for my kind of war hero (babcia and dad)

study for "under the occupation" -- or "so long and thanks for all the speaking fees"
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Friday, September 18, 2009


hierarchy (the rule of priests) demands
patriarchy (the rule of fathers) obeys
war is the health of the state
peace is bad for business
and robbing a bank is no crime like owning one

Thursday, September 17, 2009

the world outside the laundromat

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pass the charcoal

Janusz Korczak -- over his dead body, study

various hell on earth, thanks be to god-eyed men
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

studies for paintings

and warsaw

both cities devastated by wars of naked aggression

in the most recent case the authorities responsible continue to thrive and prosper from their crimes. welcome to the rule of lawlessness
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

last days of summer

first breaths of fall
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war is a crime

guns are for breaking --
as the shministim
and iraq war resisters do
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Sunday, September 13, 2009