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 →

2020 End of year wrap-up

LSTa9799 Douglas Stockdale copyright 2020 Wow. This year ended up like no other that I have ever known. No need to check back on my game plan for 2020 that I had developed at the end of 2019, perhaps with one exception; get rid of the orange sociopath con-man who with the help of Russia... Continue Reading →

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon (A093745) copyright Douglas Stockdale 2020 Black Lagoon Archival Pigment on Rag Metallic, 24 x 32", edition of 5 Douglas Stockdale ____ Exhibition, Portfolio Reviews & Workshops January 21 – 24th, 2021; Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), EXPOSURE WEEKEND, a series of virtual portfolio reviews, and I will be on the team of available... Continue Reading →

Modern Renaissance Man

One aspect of living in a pandemic is a lot of at-home time, which is fortunately where my studio is located. Also a lot of time for reflection and work on some close at-home artist projects. My principal COVID project is developing a series of artworks based on an aspect of science; Quantum mechanics and... Continue Reading →

Abstract – The Alternative Exhibition

Ryuten Paul Rosenblum - Japan Temple Wall – Nanzenji The Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P) had a recent call for Abstract (photography), juried by Blue Mitchell.  The exhibition call was looking for non-representational imagery from found objects in nature, man-made or figurative works and images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its... Continue Reading →

Diary; August 6th 2020 – Abstract art

During this pandemic I started a series that is pretty much based on creating abstract images. Which is actually not that new for me. When I made a transition from photography to painting in the mid-1980's and to gain some understanding of the various mediums, my artwork was pretty representational. When you looked at my... Continue Reading →

Selfie of a photographic artist

A homage to Molly McCall. While reviewing her Momento Vivere portfolio last year, she had created one image, Dissolved, that has really stayed with me. So while getting my eyes checked out earlier this year just as the pandemic was starting to break, I had to have this eye correction gear on to confirm that... Continue Reading →

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