Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Rook Cafe

This past Monday the owner of The Rook Cafe allowed me to hang two of my dot paintings on the wall. He has scheduled me for a show, in the back room, in September. Below are photos from The Rook Cafe is located at 4516 Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans.















Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ele Shoes Closes

Ele Shoes and Accessories is closing at the end of June. I took down my art this Friday. For nine years my dot art hung at Ele. I'm sad to see the shop close. Below are the paintings that were hanging at Ele this past spring.













Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Release the Ladybugs!

For two months now, two photos of ladybugs on my Tumblr blog, Random Art Media Mix, have attracted the attention of Tumblr users. As of right now I have 31,842 notes. Below are the two photos that have received all the attention. I posted them back in May of this year.



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Honorable Mention Not Under Glass

Sunday afternoon I participated in the St. Bernard Art Guild (SBAG) Members Fall Art Show. I won an Honorable Mention in the Not Under Glass category for my dot painting, "Veinteuno." The one-day-art-show took place at the St.Bernard Parish Government Complex Center, 8201 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA. The painting is one of three new dot paintings I recently completed.

Monday, November 04, 2013

art at radom, My New YouTube Channel

Recently I created my third YouTube channel art at random. It features my non dot artwork. Already I've uploaded two videos to my new channel. And, I have plenty more ideas for future videos.

In 2006 I started with my first YouTube channel dotdude. Right away I experimented with videos using iMovie software. As time went on I bought fancier cameras and upgraded versions of iMovie software. Then in 2008, I added my second YouTube channel, dotartdude. In keeping with the name of the channel, I focused on making videos having to do with dot imagery and my dot art.

There are plenty of ideas kicking around inside my head. Now I just need to get busy and bring some, or maybe even all, of them to fruition. I will be adding videos to all three channels.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Apha Series Music Video!

Four years ago I created patterned dot paintings that I call the "Alpha Series." Recently I decided to make a music video using still photos of the paintings. I used iMovie to assemble the images and add the "Cross Zoom" transition - which adds an animated effect. After uploading the video to YouTube, I added the music, "Swing on It (Instrumental) - Heavy Hitters" by Frederik Rubins, from the YouTube library.

In 2010 I started on a second group of paintings, but then got bogged down in the BP Oil Spill story. That tangent sort of put me in a funk and I abandoned that effort. I do plan to do a "Beta Series" that is closer to my "Alpha Series." Sketching new patterns has been a delaying factor. In the meantime enjoy this video.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Daughters of Ginger Rose

Six years have passed and my video “Puppy Whining,” continues to attract viewers. On May 23, 2013, Ginger Rose had her second litter of puppies – all female. On Thursday I filmed new videos of her new puppies. Again, I captured one of them whining. Today Ginger Rose is six years old. Look for the new puppy videos on my blog video journal or check my playlist entitled Poodles Next Generation 2.


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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Private Preview Party at NOLA Potter

This evening I attended a reception at a new gallery, NOLA Potter L.L.C., in Algiers Point - which is located across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. My art hangs on a wall close to the front door. I am one of 35 or so artists in the gallery.

Below are some photos from the reception at the gallery. There was live music, food and drink. It didn’t take long for the gallery to become crowded.

















Thursday, May 30, 2013

dotdude Channel Seventh Anniversary!

Seven years ago I decided to create a YouTube channel called dotdude. The digital camera that I bought in the fall of 2005 included digital video as one of its features. Through trial and error I taught myself how to shoot video and how to edit video using Apple’s iMovie software.

As the years have passed I purchased a couple of Flipcams and more recently a Sony camcorder. Some of my videos are simple observational, while others are more experimental. At times I’ve added music and sound to my videos. As the software changed, I tried new features.

Below is one of my first videos I shot. It includes an angel statue next to a small lily pond with a fountain. A number of homes in New Orleans have patio gardens that include fountains and/or ponds. So, I decided to make a still image of the statue with pond as my channel avatar.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tied for Artist of the Month

Tonight at the Jefferson Art Guild meeting, I tied with Terry Marks, Sr. for Artist of the Month for May 2013. My acrylic painting is titled “Running Red." His is an acrylic entitled “Roman Candy Guy at the Fest." After each meeting of the guild, there is an artist of the month competition. During the break, which precedes the program, members vote on the works submitted. The winner is announced at the end of the break.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Third Place Not Under Glass, Again!

This morning I entered art into an art show competition sponsored by the Metairie Art Guild. It was held at the Clearview Mall in Metairie. Participants designated three pieces to be part of the judging. Anyway, my acrylic painting, "Once," was awarded third place in the Not Under Glass Category. The judge was Tanya Dischler. This is the second time I've won third place for this painting.

 

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Third Place Not Under Glass

This morning I entered art into an art show competition sponsored by the Jefferson Art Guild. It was held at the Clearview Mall in Metairie. Participants designated three pieces to be part of the judging. Anyway, my acrylic painting, "Once," was awarded third place in the Not Under Glass Category. The judge was Carol Scott.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Puppy Whining Hits 500,000 Views!

On Thursday I noticed my video, "Puppy Whining," passed the 500,000 views mark! Over five years ago I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel, dotdude. This video remains the most popular one of the 123 videos I have uploaded to date.

 Here are two playlists that involve this puppy and her relatives. The first one features videos made around the same time as the "Puppy Whining" video. The second one shows the same puppy all all grown up and the mom of her own litter.

Poodles

Poodles Next Generation


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Artist of the Season 2011-2012

Last night I received the Artist of the Season Award at Jefferson Art Guild's Annual Installation Banquet. During the year there were Artist of the Month competitions at a break following each business meeting. Members voted on the art entries. Each participant received points for participating and more points for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. At the end of the year, the points were tallied up in order to declare a winner of the Artist of the Season. A Golden Brush, or rather a brush with a gold ribbon, was presented to me. This past, January I tied for Artist of the Month. All year long I participated in the monthly competitions.