News and Notes

Black Partridge & Cat Amongst the Cushions

Black Partridge, 16"x20"Acrylic with 3D acrylic paint, plus one sequin. The only time I ever saw a live black partridge was at a great distance, through binoculars, in North India. Something about the bird's compact, rounded shape appeals to me. Also, the variety I saw (and heard) is famous for…(continue reading)

Evolution of a Small Paintinghttp://www.sweetlotusart.com/resources/img/blog_img/4919/IndianCorn_1.jpg

 I thought it might be interesting to keep a record of this painting as it evolved. I find I often like the least complete versions of a painting, when it's just a fuzzy, unfocused idea in dream-colors. It's a bit like preferring a little fluffy chick to the fully developed bird. The thing has got…(continue reading)

Sold! At a New Delhi Art Auction

The auction was held in New Delhi, to benefit an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) called CHARKHA, celebrating it's 20th anniversary. They have done wonderful work over the years, reporting on rural India plus the founder and his family have been dear friends for a very long time. I had agreed…(continue reading)

The Huge THRILL of Digital Prints

   The pictures are of one of my digital prints alongside the tiny original. In the third one I've included a roll of clear mailing tape to help establish scale. The original is just under 10 inches long while the enlargement is 32 inches long. I wanted to take quick, grainy, amateurish…(continue reading)

Digital FLowers, Digital Reproductions and REAL ART

The first three galleries I set up here with the word digital in the title were for artworks that had been created on paper (or canvas), but are available as commercial reproductions from Image Kind. Digital Reproductions are of prints and/or paintings. The reproductions are made from scans…(continue reading)