December 27, 2011

Maurizio ANZERI's Altered Imagery

I can't get enough of Italian artist, MAURIZIO ANZERI's embroidered anonymous vintage photographs; he calls them "photo-sculptures".

His colored embroidery and stitch work creates a psychological aura of sorts.  Weird and engaging all at once.

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December 13, 2011

Choosing Color

If you can't decide on YELLOW, GREEN or MAGENTA for your color scheme, I highly recommend the COLOR SCHEME DESIGNER to make your life easier!

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November 30, 2011

SHALE GAS Image - Bloomberg Businessweek

Natural gas is the theme. Igniting our economy is the idea. Explosion is the image.

A great graphic using radiation, and contrast of similar values to grab our attention.

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November 23, 2011

Ben HEINE - Digital Circlism

Ben Heine is a multidisciplinary self-taught Belgian artist who creates among other things, portraits using circles of varying sizes and color.

Completely excellent form and both dull and bright color.

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November 20, 2011

BRIDAL Face Decoration

BRIDES from the Trebesh community of Kosovo (about which there is mysteriously little information online) paint and decorate their faces on the day they get married. SUBLIME!

(The music in the video, by the way, is "Nusja Jonë" by the Kosovo-Bosnian jazz group the Marimanga Trio.)

November 16, 2011

SEAQUENCE Music Program

Creating your own SOUND is easy with the SEAQUENCE experimental compositional program.

Biological metaphors follow your chosen beats.

Highly addictive!

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November 9, 2011

ROSE SKINNER - Installations

Rose Skinner, an Australian installation artist, creates vibrantly hued visual cacophonies of amalgamated objects which creates a delightful, if not jarring visual experience.
Her installation of I Wish I Were in Wonderland is an example of my childhood fantasy playroom on acid.

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November 8, 2011


I can't get enough of RED LEAVES on trees. during the fall.

It is as though I NEED to see this color as OFTEN as possible.  Must find solution!

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September 11, 2011

UNDERwater Sculpture - Jason DECAIRES TAYLOR

Jason DECAIRES TAYLOR creates cement sculptures and submerges them to allow the effects of nature to modify, decorate and beautify their forms.

He grew up in Europe and Asia and spent his childhood in Malaysia. Later he became a scuba diving instructor, then received his degree in sculpture and ceramic from the London Institute of Arts in 1998.

What I love about his work is the unexpected outcome and the ambivalent nature of sea life which allows what was once smooth and clean to be improved by nature.

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August 21, 2011

Nouvelle Vague - Romy SCHNEIDER by Henri-Georges CLOUZOT

This cinematic gem is an excerpt from L"Enfer, a film shot in the early sixties by director Henri-Georges Clouzot.

The film's subject, Odette (26 year-old Romy Schneider) is the target of her husband's extreme jealousy. Although the film was never finished, it was presented in 2009 as a full-length semi-documentary by Serge Bromberg.

Partly shot in in black-and-white, partly in color, the director and cinematographer break from tradition in their filming techniques (hence part of the Nouvelle Vague movement in France).

I love the experimental use of chiaroscuro and the ever changing color toward the second half of the clip.

UPDATE and NOTE: The musical artist Beyonce uses this clip as a direct source of inspiration for her video 1 +1 .

  Romy Schneider dans l'Enfer
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August 2, 2011

Eva LAKE - August 2011 Exhibition

Eva Lake will show paintings
August 4 - 27, 2011 at the Augen Gallery (I also exhibit at this location).

Her show title is called "Drape", and not only do the color juxtapositions create pure energy, they also occasionally form a dimensional convex appearance.

Eugène Chevreul, an important color theorist, would be proud.

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July 22, 2011

Layered Frozen Chiffon CAKE

I nearly passed out when I saw this image from Martha Stewart Magazine.

The color! The white! The texture!

Although the recipe is not yet online (only on newsstands currently), one can still enjoy its striking visual qualities.

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July 3, 2011

Clump Moss

There is nothing like a carpet of velvety green CLUMP MOSS.

Image source: natalplumm's photostream

July 2, 2011

CYNTHIA MOSSER - Augen Gallery - July 2011

Here is my latest exhibition :)


July 6 - 30, 2011

Preview Reception for the Artist
Wednesday, July 6th
5:30 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Reception
Thursday, July 7th
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Regular Hours: TUES - SAT 10:30 - 5 pm
716 NW Davis • Portland, OR 97209

GOOGLE MAP for the Augen Gallery
Image above:
My Pysanky, 2010
Mixed media on panel
48” x 48”

June 8, 2011

Silver ULTRA MINI Liner Brushes

These mini liners are by far the best BRUSHES I've ever used.  Durable, long-lasting, and refined lines. Made in Japan. 

I am never going back.

Silver Brush Ultra Mini Liner Short Handle 6 Piece Set Item No: 821 120 006 

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May 19, 2011

Lucy WILLIAMS - mixed media artist

X-acto knife aficionado, London-based artist Lucy WILLIAMS creates bas-relief cutouts of archtectural spaces and Modernist buildings.

She creates these images from assembled layers of a variety of materials and renders the compositions based on historical photographs.

Images courtesy of McKee Gallery

Diving Pool, 2004
mixed media 
24 1/2 x 27 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches 
62.2 x 70.2 x 9.8 cm

May 2, 2011

Josef Albers on RED

If one says "Red" – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different. (Josef Albers)

April 21, 2011


I am still working on paintings for my show in July at the Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

I look forward to completing a series in the very very near future!

March 29, 2011


I am crazy for these S/S 2011 PRADA sunglasses.

Only 500 created @ 345 pounds ($700).

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March 3, 2011

Michael EASTMAN Interiors

Micheal Eastman, a contemporary American photographer, has documented interiors and facades for four decades all over the world.

This recent image from a Jewish house in CUBA shows fantastic color, interior tile work and composition.

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February 19, 2011

GREENfeathers Succulents

Meant for roofs tops or garden modules, this Oregon-based company suggests succulent mixtures for a variety of color combinations and textures.

February 14, 2011

Joe SEPPI's Posters

(Portland, OR) Artist Joe Seppi's self-commissioned poster campaign via his website The Victory Garden of and is, as he says,

"An exercise in blending WPA-era eat-your-peas propaganda with the awe-inspiring 1939 World's Fair (motto: "The World of Tomorrow") and its big-vision, world reshaping ambition."

What I love about his posters is their use of color, strong graphic qualities and futuristic elements.

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February 4, 2011


Here is what I am currently looking at and using in my STUDIO.  Lots of red and variations thereof.

January 25, 2011


A dripping, sad, monster in need of a haircut is a stand in for a Canterbury, NH farmhouse door. 

I might say this image is an excellent example of GESTALT. (One sees a face before perceiving the lamps, wreaths, etc.)

January 11, 2011


It's post-Christmas, and I still think lighting your BIKE is a great idea!

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