Orange Squash

Lately, people have shown some interest in the movies I made last summer, and it’s time to share them, at last. Orange Squash was made from a series of landscape oil paintings, much altered. Hopefully, I’ll get more of this material posted in days to come. The resolution is radically reduced here (sorry), but that’s the nature of the web. Enjoy…

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Somewhat Absurd

It’s been so long that it’s a little ridiculous, if I’m going to bother to have a site at all. So much since my last post – the most recent major thing is the Hybrid exhibition at Redline. My work there included 7 paintings, 3 video works, and two monotypes. The movies were derived from the paintings and prints, and it’s hard to describe. At this moment, I won’t attempt it, and I’ll get some video posted when I figure out the logistics.  (Huh?) The video works are in editions of 10, so I can’t just post them whole, at full resolution, without wronging some collectors who’ve purchased them. (Good news, that.) I’ll figure it out, but I’ll probably edit a short “trailer” for a movie that was very short to begin with.  Let me know if you’re interested. It’ll help me get around to it if someone actually asks. This is one frame from Orange Squash, which is in the show:

still from Orange Squash by Eric Waldemar, HD video 2012

The exhibition is up until September 30th. I’ll get some photos posted. I think we all did something remarkable with this show, and I’m very excited about the work I’m showing. Go see it if you can. Paintings are going fast, I’m very pleased to say…

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Back to America

It’s been a long time – I left the US for Ireland in July and just got back a few weeks ago. Back in Denver, the university pulled the rug out from under me, canceling my drawing classes just before the start of the semester. So, some moments to make some paintings as I look for livelihood. This is a loose reading of the Donegal coast, near Falcarragh. More to come about this trip, and many hundreds of images to potentially share, but I’ve got to start somewhere. Good to be back.

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On my own for a couple of hours. Cloudy afternoon.

20110510-055849.jpgbrushes & paints out on the grass, overlooking Arvada.

watercolor by Eric Waldemar. Some trees, a path.

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No time for ideas.

20110501-114528.jpgKaren asked about this recent shift into the sketchbooks, wishing that lately there were at least “some” of the more exploratory, cryptic, tangled work that’s familiar to anyone who’s followed my work for a while. Basically, that kind of sustained thought process is simply not available to me right now, for a number of reasons. Even an hour is rare, so I’m grabbing at the world around me with a pencil for a few minutes at a time, trying to snatch flashes of image. It’s been a long time since I drew the world around me so much, and it feels good to be going through page after page again. Making myself a beginner again, shunning ambition. No “concept” here, except dogged looking and scribbling, tuning the instrument, regaining agility. Awareness, and occasionally, grace. “No ideas but in things” at the moment. It’s not so much an aesthetic for me – just an acknowledgment that my current life has no time for reflection. Drawing is enough like quiet contemplation that it keeps me from withering entirely while I wait for a moment to take a breath, one of these days.

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The Rock Feels Watched

20110411-042025.jpgA quick scribble of a rock in the yard got out of hand. The dentist drilled and patched my tooth today, so, half-numb jaw, even still, 6 hours later. Oonagh chased boys at the playground, and we ate outside on the porch. A bee!

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Querulous

20110410-054917.jpgA lot of drawings today, but for now, just this scribble of a querulous guy.

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plant, chair, and WordPress for iPhone

20110408-041909.jpgA plant, a chair… This is what I’ve got around me. This is straight from my phone into WordPress. What’s great about that is the fact that I don’t need to take a picture, then upload it to my computer, then upload it to my server, then resize it. The image isn’t as good as my camera or scanner, but who cares? – it’s a snapshot of a sketchbook page, after all.
WordPress for iPhone is a little quirky, like the fact that you CAN choose to resize images to your site’s ‘medium’ image size, but making the choice doesn’t do anything. So, ok, look at the code, change size & alignment. Not a big deal, but the extra step is enough to make posting a photo take much longer, maybe twice as long. The thing is, angelic WordPress code volunteers will fix it soon, I imagine. And though WordPress for iPhone ain’t perfect, it’s still a lot swifter than the other way. One of the most enjoyable thing about WordPress (and its little iPhone sister) is the way it just keeps getting better, solving problems that I never realized existed – but suddenly a complex process becomes much easier. Thanks, everyone.

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