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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
September 06, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 20 plus ones
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A Cape Cod lighthouse for +Patrick Sheeran 

But which one is it? 

What we know is that the house beside the light is white board with red roofs. It sits on a hill and there is the semblance of a lawn. 

I have other images somewhere that may provide clues. Probably a 10 minute exercise to find them but you know how that can morph into an entire afternoon.

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September 06, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 18 plus ones
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"Hokkaido Bridge" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Near Monbetsu, Hokkaido in northernmost Japan. Street View's camera artifact caught my eye. A rip in the fabric of time and space with a nod to Lyonel Feininger and the Bauhaus School.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Feininger

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/ES8Hv

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September 06, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 19 plus ones
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A yellow-slicker Andrew Wyeth day on Cape Cod

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September 06, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 28 plus ones
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In a Cape Cod state of mind on this rainy Saturday morning. 

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September 05, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 14 plus ones
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Summer's end at Leaside community gardens. The fine china and silverware have been put away for next year's Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

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September 05, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 13 plus ones
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It flew just fine.

Last day at Leaside community gardens photographing the little oasis in the industrial wasteland of the soul.

Musical accompaniment: The Beatles - Blackbird (official video)

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August 29, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 15 plus ones
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The art scribbler at the Red Star fishwrapper wrings his hands: "Fans will exult in it beginning to end, like the exhaustive funhouse it is. But I wonder if it’s a little too user-friendly'", then goes on to suggest "would it be so hard to see his work alongside Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills...Or even the vast photographic tableaux of Jeff Wall?" (I love them both and I love the Red Star.) He goes on some more: "But still. Colville is an artist for whom the less explanation, the better...this could be anywhere, and he or she could be you." And this: "There's less reverence than engagement".

For some, maybe...the ones that iPhoned all the images and the textual descriptions.

I will pore over the catalogue. I will dream about Colville's visions. And I will go back for another look.

And I have a project in mind. I want to render this in acrylics. It is "Kitimat", captured by me on May 9, 2013, three days before my old heart dog left this Earth. Colville loved his dogs. For now, it is conceptual art - a plan for a painting that I do and do not want to make. What would Alex say?

The Red Star says: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2014/08/21/visual_art_alex_colville_art_gallery_of_ontario_ago_exhibition_painting.html

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August 28, 2014 8 comments 0 shares 31 plus ones
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+Lynne Goodwin +Rob Robinson 

Inspired by your life changes and optimism. August 29 happened a couple of days early. My exit from the corporate world. Changing my tag line on FB from "Would rather be making art". Now I suppose I will need to deliver at some point.

Image: Digital manipulation by me called "Tessie's World" of a Google Street View of my city, the Big Smoke.

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August 24, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 27 plus ones
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"Hofsos Church, Iceland" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Big sky, small church, rendered in Nik Silver FX, Alien Skin Snap Art Pencil and Nik Color FX.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/WHWHH

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August 24, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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"Drift Ice, Hokkaido" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Abashiri Bay blues. Topaz Adjust and Alien Skin Snap Art Impasto.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/BqA9t

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