Blog 4 February 14, 2020

Winter Wall Decor Cell Phone Life #2

Cell-Phone Life #2” Here as the long Winter Drearies arrive, I’m posting a break from “Winter Art” ideas– here is presented one of a series of small, painted studies I did a few years back, a series in acrylic paint I call, “Cell Phone Life.” Each is a look at a person caught in a solitary moment…save for the preoccupation with the device held up next to the individual’s ear, the cell phone. This is among the most elegant of the images done in the series, this one in bright colors…in contrast to the colors of the times. We all know these moments. Who does she talk to? What is the call about? Is it even connected? What makes this moment so important? Is it, really? Who cares? I have been preoccupied with this theme since the arrival of the flip phone…knowing full well as we all do that the technology has only gotten more powerful…it shows no sign of slowing down, whatsoever. Anyway, I regard whoever she is as a friend of mine, perhaps she is talking to me! Oh, yeah. Now, we’re getting somewhere.

“A woman warm, a woman kind
A woman who knows her own sweet mind
A woman who knows just what’s behind
The things that she’s forgiven…”

From Gordon Bok’s, “Apples in a Basket

Cell Phone Life #2

Check out the possibilities for your walls. Two new exciting features. In the first, you can test the size, materials and suitable walls as you’ll see toward the bottom of the page. The second is a nifty Augmented Reality feature that allows you (using Safari) to visualize the painting at scale on your OWN WALL. No doubt this tech will become even better in months ahead…but very convincing, even now. For those who like pixilated images, here is the pixilated version. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Blog 3 February 7, 2020

Winter Wall Decor Snowy Blue Spruce Pixelated

Snowy Spruce Pixelated

Snowy Spruce” Am most pleased to present my first ever pixelated art image on my blog. I hope to present many more. I first fell in love with pixels during the 1980s when most professionals in the advertising and marketing worlds were warning us to “watch out for jaggies, very unprofessional.” I used pixelated images in a number of commercial graphic design assignments…to considerable acclaim. I just loved the effect then, and I do now, if you can get the grid and scale right. This is a fine photo of our Blue Spruce in winter. I offer as an alternative a more conventional image of this Blue Spruce, one that is NOT pixelated.

Haiku to Pixels
Pixels float in and
Out, creating, dismantl’ing
What is fleeting here

Snowy Spruce Pixelated

But here, the pixels seem to lift the image out of the more ordinary. You get a sense of the ice and season, also the color, without actually seeing the original continuous tone color photo. So– it’s not for everyone, but if you like pixels, this print is available at George Delany Art. Let me know what you think. Winter bears down on us, today, the wind is significant though the temperature isn’t too bad, more winter to come. I am glad to present some ‘winter wall decor‘ possibilities with the hope you might find one interesting, and that if you do, it will live well in August. < grin >

Blog 2 January 31, 2020

Winter Wall Decor Orange Marker in Snow

Orange Marker in Snow

Long ago we lived in Quebec Province, Canada. That first winter, almost 200 inches of snow fell, a record for the century. As art, as a visual feast, it was up here that snow really sank in on me as…well, fascinating, unto itself. We spent serious time each day shoveling…just to keep our car on the road and snow off the roof. We used to walk in the middle of the night down to the railroad tracks just to see the big Canadian Pacific freight train come barreling thru town, it’s huge blade spewing snow out 30 yards on each side of the engine as it roared through. Snow was a way of life, then.

Here, in a winter snow, in a field of white all that separates you and your car from a concrete abutment and stone wall is this little fluorescent orange marker. See this image on your wall now at George Delany Art.

Pixelated Images: If you like pixelations as I do, you may prefer a pixelated version of this image, seen here. I am offering pixelated images throughout this website to those who may have an interest. I used them for years in commercial design– with great effect and always with a certain excitement.

Don’t forget, you can test this image right here on such walls as your living room, bedroom, dining room, conference room and more. You can also use AUGMENTED REALITY to imagine this image on your own walls, an exciting new feature.

Haiku to Markers in Snow
I am lost in snow
Risk of injury or worse
Is high, thank you

Orange Marker in Snow

Blog 1 January 24, 2020

Winter Wall Decor: Snowy Lane 1

Snowy Lane #1

WELCOME. Consider an otherwise ordinary snow storm. Where I live, snow storms are often…not that big a deal. We live near the Atlantic, our weather is moderated. But in a bad storm, power lines may go down, electricity off. We dread this. Have you ever lived without power? No fun. Then, neighbors are at some distance to one another, in this case, isolated. But we make the effort to check on each other. Here, I visited my neighbor, herself in her 90’s, a tough farm girl who still shovels the path to her barn, herself. Just to see if she had adequate food, water, pharmacy…I ventured up there. We talked. She did– she was OK. Getting up to her place in deep snow can be an ordeal.

On the way up to visit her, I snapped this picture of snow in her lane that winter day. See this image on your wall now at George Delany Art. Use the Augmented Reality feature to get a real view of this image…on your wall. Below is a simple visualization of this image in, say, a living room.

Snow as Art, “Snowy Lane #1”