Shutter Speed experimentation

As I announced last week in conjunction with my purchase of a 55mm extension tube for my Hasselblad, its's spring, plants are starting to bloom and that it's also Memory Pods time of year again. While discussing this project during my artist talk in March in conjunction with the exhibition of this body of work... Continue Reading →

Nude Descending a Staircase (after de Kooning)

I was making a personal transition with my artwork from the literal to something less literal, deviling into abstraction when I became aware of Marcel Ducamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, which I found fascinating. It was from that artwork that I started to study the Abstract Expressionist, first Arshile Gorky then Willem de... Continue Reading →

Second Vaccine shot – Done!

Yes, I just received my second COVID vaccine shot yesterday afternoon. Cool! Just a little bit sore spot on my arm, but otherwise, no issues. Being a science-geek and involved with pharmaceutical development, I believe in the science of vaccines. I have never thought of the earth being flat. I understand that the full immunization... Continue Reading →

Hard edge abstractions

In the 1960's there were a series of hard edge schools of abstraction, most notely Op-Art and Color Field. Besides the hard edges, with sharply defined borders, the artwork incorporated flat fields of color within the shapes. The hard edge painting was an America West Coast style of painting as compared to the gestural form... Continue Reading →

Moab Slickrock Metallic

LSTa9793 Douglas Stockdale copyright 2020 At the end of 2020 I was exclusively printing the Quantum Elements series on the Hahnemuehle Rag Metallic, nevertheless as I stated in at the beginning of this year, I am still trying other media that might provide a similar shimmer and luminance to the physical print object. The Moab... Continue Reading →

Science + rainwater = caustic networks

LSTa0053 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 I am still working with my images from my last day-trip down to the local creek. This image, LSTa0053, is another interesting mashup of caustic networks with other refractions. I note that there is almost a transition point between the basic two types of refractions, something I will explore during... Continue Reading →

Abstract art for Abstractions sake?

This weekend I found myself spending a lot of time just staring (studying?) the initial prints from my new series Quantum Elements. I found myself questioning the underlying reason why I am creating this series of abstractions. I know what turned me onto this series in the first place; capturing the visual effects that link... Continue Reading →

Crazy start for 2021

LSTa9793 Douglas Stockdale copyright 2020 My oh my. When discussing my end of year for 2020 and doing a little looking ahead, I had no idea that politically in America that democracy would almost come off the rails. Wow. Just shows that you can never underestimate a sociopath in our White House and the many... Continue Reading →

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