I'll be participating in the Smaller Is Better group show at Norton's Fine Art again this year, on Saturday evening, Nov. 21st, from 5-8 P.M. Three new paintings are getting the finishing touches as we speak, the process of which I'm enjoying immensely. Here's a sneak peek at one in progress that's getting a lot of good feedback, "Healer", 12 x 12" acrylic on plywood...
Smaller Is Better Nov. 21st, from 5-8 P.M. Norton's Fine Art 2025 S. Big Bend, between Manchester/HWY 100 & HWY 40/64 St. Louis, MO 63117 314-645-4040
Visit my Shawart Films YouTube channel to see my video review of my Winter 2015 abstract photography, including Teeth (above), shot in February. I'm uncertain where I'm going with all this abstract photography, but can't seem to stop doing it, so I'm just going to go with it. This process began in 2014, that set reviewed in an earlier video review. I've already started a Spring 2015 set, so we'll see where things go...
Done very much in the spirit of my Waxing Gibbous, Junein 2014, and Snow Moon and Jupiter from this past February. While I wouldn't describe myself as a lo-fi enthusiast, the primitive, overcooked editing fit nicely here I feel.
This shot of Jupiter rising with the Full Moon is mostly the same as the February 3rd Snow Moonin my last post... perhaps from a slightly different vantage point. On the sidewalk under the tree, the streetlights cast a warm glow on the trunks lining the parkway, exaggerated in my guerrilla post-processing methods. As I said in the first Hunger Moon post, the Full Snow Moon of February was also sometimes referred to as the Bone Moon by Native Americans, due to the heavy snows particular this portion the season that made hunting difficult, and survival may depend on utilizing even bone and marrow for soup. The red trunks and branches in my photo echo the arterial physiology of such subject matter, or at least are plausible image associations,
Another from my shots of the Snow Moon and Jupiter rising on February 3rd. I affected this one even more than Hunger Moonin my last post, pushing my simple photo editor past the point of what some may feel acceptable digital noise levels, but I kinda like doing that (see Waxing Gibbous, June). The photo began to take on the look of a digital illustration of a snowy night as I further distorted it's levels, so I titled it after it's more common name.
According to the Farmer's Almanac online, The Full Snow Moon of February was sometimes referred to as the Hunger Moon or Bone Moon by Native Americans, due to the heavy snows particular this portion the season that made hunting difficult, and survival may depend on utilizing even bone and marrow for soup. The opposite of last year, this winter has been relatively mild in comparison, for which I'm grateful. No bone soup, but the hair on the back of my neck has grown coarse :D Jupiter can be seen plainly in the distance, which would appear 40 times larger in diameter if placed in the Moon's orbit around Earth.
Happy New Year! I threw the tripod out onto the deck at the turn of the New Year to capture the moon waxing gibbous in the 10th day of it's lunar cycle. No big party, just a quiet evening at home, though I could hear fireworks and shouts throughout the neighborhood as I pointed the camera skyward into the very cold night, trying not to think of resolutions. I certainly have some forthcoming short-term financial, professional, and creative goals like most, as is always the case, but as for the rest of the year I'll resolve to simply wait to see what happens with an open and positive mindset. Won't you join me?