Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nicholas Simmons


Can't get enough, between throwing paint, dripping it on to hot press and watching it flow, wetting areas of the paper and watching the "magic work with the fluid acrylics" and listening to a day in the life complete with toilet paper trails; focus....
Rhonda Carpenter documented it all perfectly! clickback on her blog she's my new "fav".

Have never been to a workshop where we each took up the brush to practice the technique. Found this to be so wonderful as most often have gone back to attempt the technique and failed miserable in the process.

And the photoshop "quickie" outstanding-it takes me several times to get something so was able to stay after for the briefer version which answered alot of questions had in the initial session.

Friday found myself down at the gallery (Cannery CDAC) trying to complete one of the pieces for the latest theme challenge of Portrait of an Artist The artist challenge site There are so many different presentations of the piece Nick presented and loved walking around each morning checking out the other artist's direction. Will sidebar a little here the servitude of a Geisha is perhaps not acceptable in most cultures. However, boiling it down into the foundation of thought (yes am limiting it here to my noodle) pride, integrity and the quiet knowledge that one provides the utmost of service to another is an art. In looking at the Geisha; thoughts' came back pondering (there's that word again Cheryl)
her self esteem. The window she looks out on in the world, her white powdered face heavy with the ruby red lips and black lined covered eyes with the Japanese lettering stamping out her identity. It is to be the very best on the path she has chosen in life, to excel. We are all works of art in that sense.
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