Art


#40

I love the way you work with the grain.


#41

This looks like a really interesting exhibit:


#42

I saw that article but unfortunately have no plans to be in NYC anytime soon.


#43

Can we all agree that, although some of them are pretty, these paint pour things are not art?


#44

Same here. I’m keeping an eye out if it travels anywhere after San Antonio in the fall.


#45

I cannot and will never agree on whether something is or is not art…

Esthetics are always in the eye of the beholder.


#46

This looks like a great show.

I’ve never been to NYC… but when I get there I will spend a lot of time at the Whitney, Guggenheim, MoMA among other museums.

However, I have been to the Detroit Institute of Art and they have a glorious Diego Rivera mural that has been an inspiration to me since I was a teenager.


#47

I agree. We get a lot of “accidental” artists who stumble on something that makes them feel good to create. I think that’s the point.


#48

Out at the studio I work at we do mono prints and other random ink “clean up prints” that we repurpose into backgrounds for prints or a starting point for drawings, paintings and collages. The accidental quality of art is one of the things I enjoy most about the process of making art.

When stuff gets planned out too much it sometimes loses its appeal to me… reminds me of work.


#49

The movie Cradle Will Rock by Tim Robbins portraits the famous destruction of Rivera’s mural in the Rockefeller Center, because it offended Rockefeller’s political sensibilities. It’s a good movie.


#50

That sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out. Frida Kahlo is awesome as well.


#51

Please go to New York City. You aren’t all that far.
Two days: museums and pizza and Central Park. A concert at Radio City would be the cherry on top.


#52

I’d love to visit sometime.

Both my daughters have been there to see musicals… I’ve always just been the designated stooge that foots the bill.


#53

Check out this handbill I did back in the 70’s. I did the illustrations on textured paper to simulate a screen and hand-lettered the thing mostly because I was too cheap to get the type set.


#54

Damn that’s great Dougo!


#55

that’s gorgeous dougo!!!


#56

Your reverse type us a thing of beauty!


#57

My hand-lettering skills used to be important, but I haven’t had to do any hand lettering in decades. Its kind of a lost art now, but back in the day you had to be really good with markers, pencils and ruling pens to do “mock-ups” and such.


#58

I hear you. I used to have to cut out letters and shapes out of rubylith. Sometimes I still do. Can’t beat hand masking for some things.


#59

I’ll bet you are pretty handy with a blade.

My “mat room skills” were a sense of pride, back in the day…