Friday, June 11, 2010
It occurs to me that I probably wanted to be a cartoonist. "See ya in the funny papers!" was a favourite parting comment in my family. Seemed like a grand objective to a child. I also "interviewed" a famous cartoonist as a kid (I was the kid). I also have loved all things automotive since childhood, especially the designs of American cars. And of course watercolour. So I guess painting dopey car pics is natural. I am after the entertainment factor. No mask, little reference material just draw and paint. I am avoiding the inevitable, which is plein air landscraping.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Don't blame me, I only record the facts as I make them up. The loon who built this shack way back in the day fancied himself an artiste who specialized in using ordinary building materials to whimsical effect. So he decided to build a fence using cast iron pipe and concrete with chain connectors. He then painted the "bollards" to look like crayons and used the same colours to highlite the house. You can only see traces of colour on the house...if you squint, but there is still paint on the posts.