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Some kind of inspiration

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I feel like today’s painting needs one of those demotivational lines. You know, like this poster for example.

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It’s just such a pretty painting. It makes me want to take a deep breath and think of some silly, emotional thing to say about it. Maybe I should write some words on my hand with a sharpie and hold it in front of my painting. I could write something like “Alone, but not Lonely.” How about, “Be Original”, or “Dare to Dream?”

alone again
acrylic on canvas, 5×5″ painting by jenniferloftis

I’ll leave the stupid phrases out and let us all enjoy the sunset. Instead, I’ll tell you a story. I lived on the edge of the Nicoya Peninsula for a couple months. I took care of wild animals during the day and sang songs around a fire at night. One particular friend was the best damned fisher I’d ever seen. He would stand for hours, motionless, in a stream, holding a fishing line with a ball of bread on a tiny hook. When he caught enough tiny fish, he’d move to another part of the stream and use the tiny fish to catch big fish that we could eat. I tried it. I sucked ass.

When my husband and I went back to the U.S. (all tan and fit, I might add), he continued traveling all over Central and South America. I guess he finally made it back home to The Netherlands. When he’s not working or fishing, he’s taking photos of everything that’s lovely. This was one of his photos. And it inspired me, so I painted it.

Photograph by Rob Van Der Wal on framefotografie. Find Rob on facebook at frame fotografie

rob van der wal www.framefotografie.nl


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March 27, 2014 at 7:15 am

Color wheel

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Yay for photosynthesis and yay for the breaking down of chlorophyll in the fall!

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October 14, 2012 at 8:10 am

luxury smuxury

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Tyler Shields burns another luxury item to inspire shock and awe through his “destruction series”. This time it’s an Hermès Birkin bag. I don’t care about his blatant vasking nor whether or not it shocks or impresses anyone. But I do truly love the beauty of this photograph with its contrast of colors, light and shadow.
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June 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

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Beautiful beaches, beautiful sand art

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This San Francisco-area based landscape and movement artist, Andres Amador has given a new beauty to sand art. He uses a rake to make the patterns and eventually the rising tide washes the them away. To me, that fact makes these pictures more awe inspiring.

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March 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Modern art remake

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Booooooom held a photography contest calling for modern interpretations of famous works of art from the past. I loved what was submitted and I think you will too. There is some great creativity. I posted a few of the finalists but you can see all of them here.

“The Murderer Threatened” remake by Natalie Pereira

“Composition With Red, Blue and Yellow” remake by Katie Jackson

“Girl with Ice Cream Cone” remake by Stephanie Gonot

“American Gothic” remake by Jesse John Hunniford

“Portrait of Frank O Hara” remake by Steven Reigns

“The Ship” remake by Justin Nunnink

“Grande Odalisque” remake by Craig White

“The Two Fridas” remake by Claire Ball

“Self Portrait 1889″ remake by Seth Johnson

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March 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

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