I did this drawing many years ago. Unfortunately I didn’t date it. I love elephants. I think they are very intelligent and they have many feelings like ours. I’ve seen and ridden an elephant in India and have seen an African elephant. The India elephants have a slightly smaller ear.
The song in this video is called This and That Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz from the Christmas albumm in iTunes. I was thinking of the commercialism of the season when I composed this song. Sometimes we get carried away with inconsequential commercialism. 3:11 min.
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas which isn’t completed yet. I started this about two weeks ago and it’s coming along nicely. The trumpet needs more work so do the hands and face but it has to dry before I do anything else. Here it is so far….
The song is called Prayer for the East by swo8 Blues Jazz. The video depicts the amazing collection of mosaics at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. You may remember that there was a tragic attack on the 18th of March, 2015. Many people were gunned down by terrorists and some of the relics at the museum were destroyed. Fortunately, we were there before the attack and captured many of these beautiful, archeological findings in photos. 1:31 min.
This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas. I did a drawing of this a couple of weeks ago and have since done this oil painting. The idea was taken from a photo by Emilio Morenatti of the Associated Press and depicts some Pakistani men reaching out for bread being handed out near a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. In the original photo the faces are blurred and one is struck by the number of hands reaching for sustenance. I added a few faces and have shaded them out. It isn’t quite finished but near enough. I will spend some time focussing on it to bring it to completion.
It saddens me to post this but it came to my attention today from our newspaper (The Globe and Mail) that a young black man, 21 year old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. of Hueytown, Alabama, was killed by police on Thursday. 4:17 min.
We are experiencing some record setting, low temperatures so I’m going to take you to a place where it’s always warm. Time for a story and the story is about our trip to Manaus, Brazil. Close your eyes and pretend you are there. 3:49 min.