Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:47:46 GMT Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:54:24 GMT 60 remembering The Knick http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/remembering-the-knick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my &quot;Knick&quot; project a while back.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a &quot;cut-away&quot; view of the hospital:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="629" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a11ca4a63be14749b74b026471a0fb00.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 629px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and an idea to have &quot;superimposed&quot; images:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_73114fc3ddc748c6b27208da0978a5ab.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="692" original-width="461" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1f9f064803654328ba0c5005d9405a5e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 461px; height: 692px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="532" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e5eab593ac404ad2acceca9636e65cd0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 532px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and they sent me this sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="412" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_622900a1729944e296da751ed2e66204.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 412px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d0a723fd85840af911b65a0c5e7f39f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="379" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cabe0c135e0b4b638085ed1b71352968.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 379px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="504" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7427f33efeba4967848b27abca2677e2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 504px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="546" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_57d144258d7b4fbb8d5586dd3460e757.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 546px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to &quot;loose the baby.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="514" original-width="628" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_52046c39d77a401ebd561f39f52238c0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 628px; height: 514px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is the final 20&quot; x 30&quot; inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="460" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_49830eb796cf4e7792304b31ca6711a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 460px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="530" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2f343a17bea9448c829b4c9e48093a94.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 530px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So that's pretty cool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:35:11 GMT 5bdfe5dc-01f9-410d-a31b-7328e94b808c Moby Dick... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/moby-dick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;Shrouded in a thin drooping veil of mist, it hovered for a moment in the rainbowed air...&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="804" original-height="804" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_35f03b454fd548c18e3f9a5e37e05a1d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 804px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Commissioned by Will (he just asked for something Moby Dick related).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For your own commissioned artwork contact me at <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:48:56 GMT ead63347-1a9f-42e8-80b5-c3b267b21f08 A G33K by any other name http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/a-g33k-by-any-other-name-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in 2013 we attended the G33K Art Show.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This year they've &quot;re-branded&quot; as Altekrea Festival of Alternative Creation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> November 22 -23 in the Rotunda at the Kitchener City Hall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="408" original-height="408" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2073d3706e524d6583113ec00520944d.png" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 408px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://altekrea.com">altekrea.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There is also an Opening Gala on Friday the 21st, which looks pretty cool:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="495" original-height="495" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_948af3c84a044186b330fb5449274fdc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 495px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333?</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel and&nbsp;I will be attending the Gala as well as both days in the Rotunda.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> If there are any of you in the area, we'd love to see you.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:47:03 GMT 489872a0-8be0-422b-b6b1-0e66a1a14b8d birds of a feather http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/birds-of-a-feather <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in May, Mia &amp; Charles asked me to draw the birds that visit their palm trees&nbsp;to use on their wedding announcement.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5c4223a9c2304822afc97c15f6e78162.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was also asked to draw a close up of the pair of parakeets to use on the menu.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="1036" original-height="1036" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_aec5f29fe97d4586a8331626a6ec5dae.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 1036px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... sounds great!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a bigger pic of the drawing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="682" original-height="682" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9a156d8a431c44dda9f4e28ffd357b34.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 682px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Congratulations to Mia &amp; Charles, thank you for letting me be a small part of your Big Day</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and sincerest best wishes for happy and healthy future.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <dl> <dt style="text-align: center;"> &quot;A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.&quot; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> - Mignon McLaughlin </dt> </dl> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:09:47 GMT f06e24fb-cbb5-4d1b-8cb7-ac7af01f576d happy halloween... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/happy-halloween-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This house is on the route to and from the boat. They put on quite the display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="337" original-height="337" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_ac913804c2554998b74d8657ee815ef7.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 337px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't imagine that they get a lot of trick-or-treaters since there are only about a dozen houses in the entire hamlet of Goldstone.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="533" original-height="533" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d98ea6986484da38578757b4b104891.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 533px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's are own spooky display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="648" original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_20c0d26d3b2142c3bc44ea235f0b18d0.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 648px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Apparently I need to wash the windows.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:41 GMT 56554f6d-1ef1-449d-b982-9008b7d96065 last sail of the season http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/sail <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Another Georgian Blue Day for our last sail.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="583" original-height="583" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_40860f6d5b534853b08a21267a572636.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 583px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> “Paradise” is a suffering word, grossly overused and ineptly devalued in everyday hype and blurb.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Yet, tired as it is, it will have to do. Nothing else conveys that sense of place that can inspire a blissful contentment.”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> - Andrew Rayner</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (The beer and wine don't hurt, either.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp; </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMT fe75f736-6ca6-482c-bee7-70035f767dbe Oktoberfestering http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/oktoberfestering <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For the past 45 years Kitchener-Waterloo has&nbsp;hosted Oktoberfest:&nbsp;the&nbsp; &quot;Largest Beer Festival Outside Munich&quot;&nbsp;in which hundreds of thousands of people invade the area, making driving difficult and parking impossible. They&nbsp;cram themselves into halls and hockey rinks, pay exorbitant prices to consume excessive quantities of watery beer and &nbsp;greasy food, listen to horrendous music and throw up on each other.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="961" original-height="961" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_498dac21fbf6499e89c511b75c7e579e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 961px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought that this was kind of a funny idea and that it might be amusing to draw Cerebus in lederhosen</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...but it quickly became all about drawing a girl in a dirndl.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:32:30 GMT e9c1d953-d52f-4fa7-99df-0aa1d6ca1453 october sketch http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/october-sketch <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a sketch I did for&nbsp; a commission idea...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="514" original-height="514" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9e1c8f73e764466e871683c568151e81.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 514px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it wasn't quite what they had in mind so the project's been shelved for now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel really liked it so I put it in a frame and gave it to her for one of her Birthday Month presents.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Sweet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:59:57 GMT de421cea-53f1-49de-820c-98c6046abacd fallingwater http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/falling-water <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Julie and&nbsp;Mike commissioned me to draw Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Fallingwater&quot;, a house that sits atop a waterfall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="531" original-height="531" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_66d0fe311483479b97a8d36e877f472e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 531px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I wanted to accentuate the flow that Wright designed into the building by keeping the high</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> contrast areas in focus and letting the house blend into the foliage surrounding it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="427" original-height="427" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3455ea08d18a430e8a8202e67d7b35ed.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 427px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are a couple of zoomed in detail views.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="457" original-height="457" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cf7817ade3ee45a9b7e4e981e3f6b409.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 457px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There was talk of adding some subtle colour to the piece but I think this is one of those that needs to stay black &amp; white.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm going to try and hand colour a print or two and see how that turns out.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> That email, again, to arrange a commission of your own is:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...operators are standing by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:46:39 GMT 5f70697b-1456-4ea5-9b55-5783f929280a georgian blue day http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/georgian-blue-day <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Passing the Cape Crocker lighthouse means we are officially out of Colpoy's Bay... for the first and only time this year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="486" original-height="486" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_de6a7068239d4471aea299ecec3d7343.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 486px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> It's been a pretty crappy summer for sailing. Now that fall is here we had the nicest weather all year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3c33a4ed421b4ad0b5b0633385a85468.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I still had half a tank of two-year-old gas to get rid of, so we went motoring around a perfectly calm, blue bay.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="479" original-height="479" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f616784b6b2544d8a1d187362b5a9311.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 479px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The obligatory &quot;Over the Bow Reflected in the Mirror-calm Water&quot; shot.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cc422ec4cea44916ae51d3b0359cf016.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;It was one of those perfect autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> -P.D. James</p> <dl> </dl> <dl> <dt> <b>&nbsp;</b> </dt> <dt> <b>&nbsp;</b> </dt> </dl> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:47:12 GMT f0baf4db-81a0-4703-ba8d-c59a56d74684