These shots go a few years back to when I was living in Vancouver. Flowers are not really something I really photograph or paint, but that day in the Pacific Northwest, the warm sunlight was beaming in through the window, hitting these drying lilies so beautifully that I had to capture it.
That was around the time that I began my quest to be full time artist. When I began, it was only possible for me to paint one every six months, then later a period of two or three months at a time. With time I began taking seasons off to paint until I eventually got to the point where I was able to do it all year long. It’s been a challenging five and a half years, but there is nothing else that I would rather be doing with my time. I feel privileged to be in a position where this is even possible. Thank you Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Yahweh, the Great Spirit, Mohammed and the Universe. I’m not sure who worked on what to help me out or whether you did at all, but you’re all cool anyway. Next step, world domination!
I’ve been getting anxious and a little existential, probably because I haven’t painted in a few weeks. After the holidays I took on some organizing then to writing a proposal for a three month residency in Paris. I’m just about done all the paper work and I’m stoked to get back to some painting. I’ve had loads of ideas over the past little while, but without actually getting the chance to paint them, I feel as though I might be be over thinking them and loosing the initial sparks.. but then again maybe I’m just thinking too much.
Presented here is another addition to my photo blog which is in not chronological nor in any particular order. These are shots from here in Montreal, the city and the sky.
rabo de peixe
st.laurent and laurier
coloniale and mont royal
While I only take pictures with a low end point and shoot digital camera, I do love taking pictures. The part that I find strange is that while I like to paint people, when it comes to photography I’m more interested in landscapes. There are still some parallels between the two however, which is that I like to play with light and shadow. You’ll usually find big areas of shadow in both my painting and photography. One day I hope to pursue photography a bit more, but til then I’ll just keep snapping shots of whatever it is that catches my eye.
I plan to post my photos here at random, from my travels and from daily life, past and present. Stay tuned for more.