Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 12/2009

It's been a while since my last post.
The consecutive daily streak was broken...
and well..
I did this large watercolor/drawing
(22" x 30" if you're interested in purchasing it let me know...)
alas.. photographed and mixed it into this short Flip today..

Friday, December 04, 2009

Daily Flip 77 - Corner Flag - 3 women painting

Placed the camera outside the car window (again)
as I approached this corner in Stamford...

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Daily Flip 76 -Getting Ready for the Holidays

getting ready for the Holidays..
and running of time in this day to get this all together...
here it is...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Daily Flip 75 - Garage Park & Paint

Filmed while visiting ...
the drive through the garage...
and then the "painting"...

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Daily Flip 74 - Pulling It Together

One of those days when i felt I needed to pull myself together...
and regroup.

Animated Dance.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Daily Flip 73 - My Couch and ME

Yet another animation technique... in a loop.
My photograph of my couch along with a drawing.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Daily Flip 72 - Basic Bounce (tiger image)

too tired to make this more interesting...
but first attempt at the bouncing ball animation technique.
used an image from the book "Love in the Wild" by cici artist

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Daily FLip 71 - Lipstick Painting

I reached for the lipstick (and a little other makeup products) for this speeded up face drawing.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Daily Flip 70 - Salt Painting

Painted faces with the salt...on black background.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Daily FLip 69 - Apple Breakout

Happy Thanksgiving!
Apples for today.
Double loop Apple Break out.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Daily Flip 68 - 2 Cats 2 Friends

Opted out of the dissolves and
to just plain drawings...
with, of course, some movement.

and visited TED for this amazing talk.
take the 15 minutes to hear this!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Daily Flip 67 - Cat in Her Hair

It's getting late..
the cat took a while to show itself...
but alas..
the Daily Flip is here!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Daily Flip 66 - Lady Lemon

Took an image from the Book "The Fruit Ladies"
for this quick flip.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Daily Flip 65 - Ceramic Raku Mask in Venice

Altered a photograph of my Raku Ceramic Mask in Venice, using the average temperature to alter the colors in the image. Used the 12 months of altered images for this piece.
Continueing with generating the sounds... May have gotten a little carried away with this one...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daily Flip 64 - On the way to the Movies

Took out my Flip Video camera while walking down the entrance to the Movie Theatre... and then added in a few musicians: French Horn, Tuba and Strings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Flip 63 - Evergreen Flutes

Took a walk aroundf my evergreens for this short piece.
Added in my watercolor & ink smudge flutists...
and attempted another musical piece.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daily Flip 62 - Saxophonist & Purse on the Road

I think my street needs some road work...
but the stripes in the road were good enough for tis
short piece

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Daily Flip 61 - Three Strings (violas in autumn)

beautiful colors in the trees today.
and they remind me of my large oil painting
of 3 string players...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Flip 60 - Copper Mask Introspection

an attempt at using 2 images in a variety of ways in one flip...
felt like an introspective as it came together.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Daily Flip 59 - Mask moving against Light Blue

Aluminum mask... It's more of facade..
and has altered colors in this video...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Flip 58 - Three Masks by the Sea

Three Masks overlayed on video of
Long Island Sound edge.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daily Flip 57 - Twilight Mask

One of my favorite ceramic Masks.
and I love the combination of yellows with addded blue backgrounds.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Daily Flip 56 - Railing

Came across this drawing while looking for old software...
to install on new pc...
it reminds me of the Jesters I used last week...
but I drew it 2 years ago...
and found it today...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daily Flip 55 - Painting Process

Nothing like working with real paints.
Gessoed over an old canvas...
ok here it is...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Flip 54 - Openings

Elevator, front door..
and musicians.
and first try at making my own sounds...
any thoughts?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Daily Flip 53 - High Ridge Road Stamford

After visiting my favorite framer,
Sandy Labriola of Labiola frame & art gallery...
I turned out of the shopping center with
my Flip Video camera out the window.
It was only 5pm but very dark....

Monday, November 09, 2009

Daily Flip 52 - Four Women

took my morning ink smudge drawings...
moved them in front of the camera...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Daily Flip 51 - Mounted Ceramic Mask

I came across this ceramic piece I created a few years ago..
and tried a video effect to flatten, rotate and return it to it's 3D presence.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Daily Flip 50 - Boat & Flowers

My father received these flowers while in the hospital..
and the boat photos were taken in Mamaroneck NY.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Daily Flip 49 - Street Arrows

While waiting for AAA to rescue me...
part of my car was dragging on the ground...
I filmed this arrow in the road.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Daily Flip 48 - Tribute to Old Studio Door

just a simple reminder ...
i had painted this door for my studio in 07...
and had photographed it this spring.
tonight, i put the photos together for this flip.
i kinda miss that door.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Daily Flip 47 - Drive with the sky

Aimed my Flip Video camcorder up to the sky as I drove down a street in Eastchester, NY to capture both the sky and this lonely worker...
.. and of course added a few of my musical women watercolor & ink smudge works.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Daily Flip 46 - Dance M - art manikin dancer

Eeveryone has at least one art manikin piece...
Here's one from me...

Monday, November 02, 2009

Daily Flip 45 - Dream Flip

Movement from a face to the camera....

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Daily Flip 44 - Mask Walk

this passage way to the parking garage..
needed a little something ....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daily Flip 43 - Mask to Musician

One of my copper masks
opens an acrylic pianist painting.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Daily Flip 42 - Spiritual Sudoku Board

Giving some new life to
this Spiritual Sudoku series...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Daily Flip 41 - Love Wires

Took a few wires (from my Jazz mechanicals)
felt the vacation mood.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Flip 40 - Three Jesters

These watercolor Jesters were painted one late night when I was visiting Vermont.
Seems more like Carnival than Halloween time...
but here they are...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daily Flip 39 - Passing Masks

Trying a new Ultra HD Flip Video camera.
It's widesscreen...
I set up a 12" x 24" bronze backdrop.. for 4 moving ceramic masks...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Daily Flip 38 - Baseball

It's October AND The Yankee's are in!
This flip is for my good friend, Bill Buschel...

and my son, Max.
Baseball Daily Flip art video.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Daily Flip 37 - Mask

ok.. a Halloween tribute of sorts.
I photoed this mask today... but created it in 2005.
Sandy Labriola framed it (Labriola Gallery, Stamford, CT)
here it is...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Daily Flip 36 - Tree Top Pizza - cici artist

My computer is overwhelmed with all this video.
Managed to get this one together...
but need new pc badly..
Here she is..
cici's Pizza Lady

Friday, October 23, 2009

Daily Flip 35 - Muffin Tin, Popcorn and Chihuahua Lady

Made some popcorn this afternoon.
(Wish I was going to the movies tonight...
but in the meantime...)
I created this short but longer than usual film...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Daily Flip 34 - Florida Wall Painting with Bird

Found my Wall pictures from a past trip to Florida...
They've been lost on my hard drive for a few years..
Amazing how that bird stayed through all my photographing...
one of my muscian paintings...
and then
used the Flip Video camera software to put it all together.
What do you think of this one?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Daily Flip 33 - French Horn Handbag

I spent much of yesterday photographing
40 handbags ...
They belonged to my mother.
She loved to shop.
The bag in this video is small, the tag says MaggiB.
It's an evening bag of sorts.

As with yesterday's post,
I've combined my art with her little bag.

Daily Flip 32 - Flute Purse

flute purse

Monday, October 19, 2009

Daily Flip 31 - The Violinist

At the request of friends,
I have animated another art work...enjoy!
(The violinist aka "Cresendo" as a Giclee is available for sale on my website: ).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Daily Flip 30 - Late Night at the Red Light

busy day..
I almost didn't get to this today..
Flipped my Flip Video camera on ...
at the red light..
and put this together....
in a hurry...
(not midnight yet...)
and my 30th flip!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Daily Flip 29 - Pan Face

Made grilled cheese..
and then cleaned the pan...
I don't usually use this cleanser to clean the pan...
but it made a nice surface. ha! for art!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Daily Flip 28 - Trumpet Player

Worked to animate one of my paintings.
The original is 44hx32w, oil on canvas, and available through Allegro Piano, High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT.

(opps... just noticed.. at the end of the video it says Poduction...
for Production.. oh well..)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daily Flip 27 - Buddha and the Bronzes

Looked around the room
and settled on my Bronze facades on the shelf...
and the little Buddha statue in front of them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Daily Flip 26 - Strange

I went outside this morning...
filmed and photographed 2 of my outdoor concrete sculpture masks...
and then...
just worked with the photos and an old collage/drawing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daily Flip 25 - Eggshell

I had a hardboiled egg for breakfast...
combined with another crack at a
Cat Hat Lady watercolor.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Daily Flip 24 - 3 Doors

The hallway...
has 3 doors in one view.
Opened & closed...
added Blob...
added one of my Cat Hat Lady watercolor.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Daily Flip 23 - Cat Hat Lady

On the tree...
one of the drawings from my Cat Hat Lady series..
from my book "People and Their Pets".

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daily Flip 22 - Cheetah

Took one of the drawings from my book
"Love in the Wild"...
and "moved" it through a green area.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Daily Flip 21 - Fountain

Up and out since 6am...
not much time for this today...
but managed to do it!...
Filmed this while waiting
for family member...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Daily Flip 20 - Color Smudge Painting

Decided to film the color smudge painting
of my continuous series, The Cat Hat Ladies.
It took too long
so I had to piece it together
for this approximately 30 second piece.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Daily Flip 19 - View from Car

I faced my Flip Video camera
out the window... towards the ground...
and then drove down the street.
(Rather than leave it in it's original format,
I used a replication editor to
give this a few more views).

(for some very unknown, odd reason, I dated this Oct. 26 ...
It's October 7th...
I know that... hmmm.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Daily Flip 18 - Red Steel Mask

I love this series of my outdoor steel masks,
but they just don't show up so well in film...
OK.. So... I spray painted
one of the masks red..
and then tried filming again.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Daily Flip 17 - Grocery Cart (wheel)

Felt inclined to
limit the view
to just one wheel
of the grocery cart.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Daily Flip 16 - Shoes (sneakers) On

I have a terrible toothache...
I didn't sleep most of the night.
So... putting on my sneakers
is the best I can do today.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Daily Flip 15 - Unpacked

While I was looking for something else...
I came across this mask I created in 2004...
Time for the mask to come out of the box.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Daily Flip 14 - Ceramic Figure

'went back to the mantle
and moved
the ceramic figure
I had made a few years ago.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Daily Flip 13 - Painting Corner

Enjoyed yesterday's try at "painting"..
so decided to paint the kitchen
countertop and corner area.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Daily Flip 12 - Painting Steps

Second Daily Flip today...Painting The Steps.
(Discovered I can take "snap shots" &

then edit them ...and put it together with the Flip Video software...
so I did).

Daily Flip 11 - Flipping through Quick Draw Book

Flipped through
a book of Faces/stick figured...
that I did on vacation.
(First time try at using an outside Flip editor
to change the film to it's negative...)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Daily Flip 10 - My Masks Moved

The day is still
damp from the morning rain
but wanted to do an outdoor piece today..
I moved my Masks around.
(5 steel masks: painted steel, each approx 36 in high)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Daily Flip 9 - Wash

clean up

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Daily Flip 8 - Unraveling

Went with
the first thing
I touched
this morning.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Daily Flip 7 - Dusting

Took out the power screwdriver and attached a napkin..
Filmed with just the dance of the napkin...
and then decided…
contraption…could probably
be used
for something more.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Daily Flip 6 - Mail

The mailbox was full yesterday.
I left it there
until this morning...
so I could
use it today.
(I need to paint my mailbox).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Daily Flip 5 - Kitchen Plastics

Decided to go with no music..
just the clacking of the plastics.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Daily Flip 4 - Another Kitchen Metal

Took somewhat of
a traditional approach
this am
using a cork screw &  a napkin.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Daily Flip 3 - Kitchen Metal

a short movement...
from the kitchen.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Daily Flip 2 - on the escaltor

After I returned the unused photo mount spray...
I found myself moving on this escalator.

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I could live on
sunflower seeds (& water)...
for a very long time.