Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Peace Train" painting video

Wanting to do a "TROOPS HOME" painting as my main focus, this song came on as I was adding the details....."Peace" it fits.

And OMG! I received an email from You Tube, this is part of the email:

Your video is still live because UMG has authorized the use of this content on YouTube. As long as UMG has a claim on your video, they will receive public statistics about your video, such as number of views. Viewers may also see advertising on your video's page.

Well, they authorized it, so I guess I may leave it up.
I have not yet decided what to do with the painting....although the $ale will go to the troops.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lucian Freud - 33.6 million paid for Painting

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LONDON, England (CNN) -- A picture of an overweight woman lying naked on a couch, painted by the British artist Lucian Freud, set a record Tuesday night for the most money paid for any work by a living artist.


"Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" depicts Sue Tilley lying on a worn-out couch.

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The 1995 life-size painting -- "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" -- fetched $33.6 million during bidding at Christie's auction house in New York. The previous record was for "Hanging Heart," a painting by Jeff Koons that sold for $23.5 million, said Rik Pike, a spokesman for Christie's.

Friday, May 2, 2008

October Surprise-2008 Election

This is like the 5th painting in my latest series "Cirque de la Nuit".
Lately I find my work influenced by current events, and so just going with it waiting to see where it takes my art.
You can see some of what I've finished so far at my website: (side link on my blog).
An October surprise is American political jargon describing a news event with the potential to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the presidency. It is so called because Election Day in the U.S. is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and events shortly before the election have greater potential to swing votes. Most of the time, the term is used to label actions of a sitting president, especially with regard to military or foreign policy matters, but it can also apply to news stories unfavorable to the incumbent administration. "Historically, news outlets avoid investigative pieces critical of candidates within days of an election to avoid appearing partisan." [1] Particularly since the 1980 election, the term has been pre-emptively used to discredit late-campaign news by one side or the other.