Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mud Pie Paintings On The Floor, Leo da Vinci and Such Things . . .

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Hi All,

I bet even Leonardo da Vinci had days when he made Mona Lisa mud pie. Here is mine above.

Not all of those canvases that I put undercoating on last week (see previous posting) have turned out satisfactory to my taste. Ah well. The colour was getting too muddy…and in the end the one above just seemed too . . . {:~DDD

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The under painting did indicate that the paintings would be surreal and perhaps tricky to pull off.

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Well maybe it was the weather . . . Good news is that two of the three appear to be fine in the end. One of the three is done. A second is drying now. The third canvas is on life support in serious condition.

Below are images of the ‘done’ one; 30” x 24” x 1/2” acrylic.

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The painting above is rather surreal. It is a relative of the large double panel painting I shared with you not long ago but has a transformation journey feel about it. There is a poor little newly hatched chicken foetus reptilian like creature at the bottom centre crawling slowly along in some watery nether world dimension. It seems that a humanoid shape is coming out of it and all the other dream images burst out of that. To me the humanoid shape also looks like dark sun glasses so perhaps the painting is a self portrait (I tend to wear aviators a lot)…{:~DDD

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30” x 24” x 1/2 abstract acrylic painting by John R. Redmond

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The images in this painting seem dream like as if the being of this painting is on a transformation journey. Note the ‘Woodstock’ figure in the bottom right of the detail image immediately above. Everything is coming out in these paintings…dreams…Native art studies…Peanuts . . .Good Grief such a psyche! {:~DDD

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And who is this?

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Definitely a dream world . . . or is this one lying down awake? Notice the red eye . . . probably an insomniac . . .

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The ‘sunglasses dude’ . . .

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Above is the little chicken reptilian Woodstock creature dreaming all of this as he appears to crawl along through some nether world reality.

And wondering what it is all about . . . observing with a slight grin . . .

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To the journey . . .

30” x 24” x 1/2 abstract acrylic painting by John R. Redmond

I think this must be a self portrait painting. The ‘sunglasses’ give it away.

I’m a dreamer, a dreamer of love

I’m a dreamer, a dreamer of peace

I’m a dreamer, a dreamer of oneness

I’m a dreamer, a hope believer

I’m a dreamer, a dreamer of love

I’m a dreamer

Redmond, Jessie Mae (nee Babcock) with grandson John Russell Redmond Sept Labour Day 1955, 15 Drayton Ave Kingston Ontario (me and grandma redmond)

Walking a long dreamy day

My heart is here to stay

Head in a cloud, feet on the ground

Together bringin’ dream reality ‘round

Ciao from the Daze Worth Living,

Strange Daze Indeed.

John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada

John Redmond Art

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