For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18
acrylic on stretched canvas
“Postcards from Gravelly Beach” series is underway in my #ArtEveryDay series.
Lived in a trailer we rented from Bernice on Gravelly Beach Rd.
Some crazy shit went down with the house I owned in town which required a ton of energy and stress.
When returned home, i’d rush out to the backyard before the end of the sun with a basic oil painting set and an easel.
i painted the view in 20 or so ways, in half a dozen mediums, various sizes, styles and techniques – all of which you’ll see you’series, ll see during the next fortnight.
The freedom of painting re-sparked my poetic exploits as I started a spoken word literature podcast called Postcards from Gravelly Beach which featured my own work and works of my heroes.
I found it tremendously therapeutic to give my words and audience as well as cathartic to say the words out loud during a time of transition.
Wasn’t long after that on a trip to Europe, I wrote a significant sized cycle of poetry and painted a load of landscapes with a stack of sketches waiting for rainy days to finish.
In all, that Renaissance all started with about $20 worth of art supplies.
Curious to see which postcards folks enjoy the most.
Taking a Remembrance Day respite to enjoy a conscious discussion with ‘Trigger’ at Vancouver’s New Amsterdam Cafe, Dave O listens to the consequences and conditions of space, in tangible and gestalt senses, and reviews the paradigm shifts of Vancouver’s downtown Eastside ‘four corners’ – once one of the grandest intersections in the British Empire.
Later, he wanders and reads Walt Whitman (When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d) and Gord Downie (from Coke Machine Glow) to bring it ’round home for this part #7 of the White Poppies for Remembrance series.
Cross the street for: (Meta)Physical Conditions of the Environment – Postcard #46 (18:47, 26MB, 128k mp3)
- Drive-by Truckers “World of Hurt” via KEXP
- Beethoven Sonata #14
- Unnamed spacey something by Merlin (and/or Jahwah) via HempenRoad soundtrack