Gypsy Scale for Native American Flute Player

Here is the link to download the Gypsy Scale: https://sketchbooklb.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/gypsy-scale.jpg

For more information watch the video.

Also check out more of my tutorial videos foe learning the Native American Flute at my YOUTUBE channel: PEACEARTLOVE

 

 

Under the Stars

This is a wonderful post and I wanted to share it> it is keeping me company while I work. Maybe it can do the same for you – stay inspired.

Source of Inspiration

symphony

Under the stars
the orchestra played
an apocalyptic canon
that flowed from the hand
of the composer who
trembled in awe
at the Master who guided
it into existence.

Do we really create?
Yes, we practice our skills
but that moment of birth
when truly great art
music, poetry, prose
comes into existence
in this reality
is this our creation
or are we but instruments
manifesting for a Source
we do not understand?

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The Johnny Cash Project

A massively moving and creatively spiritual collaboration that tributes the life of an extraordinary human being.

Participants can draw their own interpretation of a frame of the music video of the last recorded song by Johnny Cash “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down”. The work is integrated and shared within the video at the dedicated website. To participate go to the website and click on the link: contribute.

Fashion Native

I created this image using the app called Paper on the iPad while watching  the bravo show: Styled to Rock – my guilty pleasure. I like to sketch while watching TV, it keeps my hands busy (less snacking out of boredom 😉 and occasionally I come up with something  I’d like to take further. This image reminds me of some sort of sun god or native prince. But that’s just me of course.

fashionista - male

fashion native

So I decided to translate it into a canvas painting. It is challenging for me to paint without good reference and since the sketch was done basically from memory; the images on TV move too much to capture detail and that’s part of the point, the fact that it is not easy,  I guess. So I worked on it quite a bit and finally was satisfied with this version, at least for now. I may go back into it and rework it at some point. I still kinda like the original sketch better, but if nothing else, it’s good practice.

I haven’t been painting lately but plan to back to it soon. Right now I am waiting for my Christmas gift to arrive – a brand new Surface Pro 3. It should be here any day now. I was advised that it was a much more economical alternative to the Cintique, which costs between two and three thousand dollars and isn’t portable. With my teacher discount I paid just over $700.00 for the Surface Pro 3. So I probably will be using that  instead of the IPad for sketching. It will afford much more control and I guess I’ll see where I go with that. I will be posting  the work here on my sketchbook blog. I am not sure what programs are  best to use with it for digital painting, probably Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro. If anyone has any information on a great program to use with the Surface Pro 3, I would definitely like to hear from you. Also, I would be happy to post your work on my blog to share with everyone, provided you agree of course.

final version

final version

Laser Cat – Miami – Art Directors Club – NYC Event

Here is the wall where my work will be projected along with other artists, including Banksy, Milton Glaser and Stephan Sagmeister just to name a few.
Laser Cat event

Here is my work that was accepted:

Time For Change

Time For Change

We Come In Peace

We Come In Peace

The Devil Wears Mascara

The Devil Wears Mascara