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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Jungle Fighter

Here's my very hesitant attempt to paint a figure in something resembling camouflage. In this case, I imagined this soldier in a jungle or forest environment and painted them in shades of brown and green. 
 

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Pork Roast


This spit-roasted pig isn't the most macabre miniature I've painted, but it's certainly the most macabre miniature I've painted based on real-life possibilities. 

"Turn me over, I'm done on this side." 
 

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Precious Cargo

This oversized miniature is intended to represent an expensive metallic sculpture being transported as cargo on the RSS Dragonclaw
 

Friday, June 07, 2024

The Leaning Streetlight of Edmonton

It was a windy day in Edmonton today, and while out on errands I spotted this precariously positioned streetlight right on our street. I called 311 and a fellow named Steve assured me a crew would head out right away to fix the problem. I'm sure the situation has been straightened out. 
 

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Five Views of a Yellow House





I have painted the last of the four houses Jeff 3D printed for me. As you can see, it's very yellow. 


 

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Violent Greens Use Violent Means

Violent greens 
Producing pepper pod people
Perfectly pseudopeople
Impenetrable cell walls a mystery for the chlorophyll-philes
Crooked rows seeding chaos
Dissent and dysentery 

 

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Pinwheel

Round and round and round it spins
Crimson pinwheel, dancing winds
Harbinger of naught and null
Hydrocarbon sunflower shaped by spacetime
Hypnotic eye predicting the fall
Of a garden in Orion, thought hidden away
A pathway to tomorrow eroding by the day
Threads fraying beneath our feet
Invisible inevitable irrevocable doom
Lurking in an iris unseen
 

Monday, June 03, 2024

Phase II Shuttle Concept

Way back in the late 1970s, Matt Jeffries designed a new two-person shuttlecraft for the ultimately unrealized Star Trek sequel series Star Trek II, also known as Star Trek Phase II. It's too bad we never saw this design onscreen; I think it's very sleek and retro all at the same time, and would have made a nice partner for the classic shuttle. 
 

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Three Sisters

My aunts Jean and Marjorie (far left), came to Edmonton on Friday for a wedding, and on Sunday Sean, Sylvia and I came out to Leduc to see them. Mom served a very delicious lunch, and my cousins Darwin (seen here to my right), Bruce (not in this photo for some reason--where did he go?) and Darwin's son Brandon (who shot the photo) popped by, too. It was great seeing my aunts again! 
 

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Gaming and Guinness XVIII Logo II


Here's the G&G logo I wound up using after some back-and-forth consultation with Jeff Pitts, my partner in organizing this year's swag.