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Bouquet

May 17, 2024
art

A vibrant bouquet of flowers in watercolor. The composition includes a variety of blooms, primarily featuring roses in different shades. There are yellow, orange, and deep red roses, each detailed with delicate petal layers. Accompanying the roses are white hydrangea clusters, adding a soft contrast to the vivid colors. Additionally, there are smaller pinkish flowers and green leaves interspersed throughout the bouquet, providing a lush and natural backdrop. The artist has used a delicate, almost translucent wash technique, allowing for a gentle blending of colors and soft edges that enhance the overall elegance and freshness of the floral arrangement. ...

Repose

April 21, 2024
art

Reference on left, drawing on right.

Ethical Decay at MAPS

January 12, 2024
news
politics, psychedelics, religion

Rick Doblin/MAPS calls entheogen-based religious claims “bogus” at Cannadelic 2023. https://www.patreon.com/posts/rick-doblin-maps-96044704 It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. In view of the sunk cost fallacy, maybe it’s time to cut our losses on MAPS.

Cat Quartet

January 10, 2024
art

A set of four watercolor paintings of cats. Each painting is done in a loose, expressive style, with delicate washes of color.

Crow Apple

January 10, 2024
art

The noose around the apple’s stem suggests how humans are strangling the environment with pollution and climate change. The wilted apple represents the dying Earth, and the crow is a warning of the inevitable consequences of our actions. The overall impression of the image is one of stillness and tension. The stillness becomes not one of contemplation, but of suffocating silence, the absence of birdsong and the rustle of leaves a chilling testament to our environmental devastation. ...

Dragon

January 10, 2024
art

A black and white line art drawing of a dragon. The dragon is in mid-flight, its wings outstretched and its tail curled behind it. Its head is turned towards the viewer, and its mouth is open in a roar. The dragon’s eyes are narrowed, and its claws are extended. The style of the drawing is reminiscent of traditional Chinese dragon paintings. The lines are fluid and graceful, and the dragon is depicted in a powerful and majestic way. ...

Elephant Castle

January 10, 2024
art

A pencil drawing of a castle on a yellow background. The castle has three tall towers and one short one. The castle is surrounded by a wall, and there is a gate in the wall. There are also a few trees and bushes around the castle. Photo taken Jun 2019.

Forest Stream

January 10, 2024
art

A watercolor painting of a path through a birch forest. The trees have slender, white trunks and delicate branches that reach towards the sky. The leaves are a blaze of red, orange, and yellow. The path winds through the trees, dappled with sunlight and shadow. In the distance, you can see the tops of taller trees, their leaves blending into a hazy green. The painting is reminiscent of autumn in New England, when the leaves change color and the air is crisp and cool. ...

Jellyfish

January 10, 2024
art

A pencil sketch of jellyfish and a fish. The jellyfish are in the foreground, and are much larger than the fish. The jellyfish have a bell-shaped body with long, trailing tentacles. The fish is swimming near the jellyfish’s tentacles, but it is not clear what species of fish it is. The sketch is very detailed, and the artist has captured the delicate nature of the jellyfish’s body and tentacles. The fish is also well-drawn, and it looks like it is swimming gracefully through the water. ...

Projectile

January 10, 2024
art

What does it look like when you fire a projectile into a clay replica of the human upper body?