Friday, August 25, 2006

Farm Pond

12 x 16 oil on canvas with knife
I must say, what a crazy couple weeks this has been. Home struck by lightning. Broke little toe on my left foot. Too many nights on the terrace. Although, these are the kinds of things that mark a rather quiet summer when they seemingly go by so quickly. Rather lame and tame really. The exciting news though is that in two weeks, September 1st, marks the launch of my new company, Park and Rec Apparel Group. How can an entrepreneur find time to paint? At the end of the day, many of them long, there remains the night. With the new studio, I plan on producing a few new paintings a month. I am aware that spring is the time for renewal yet I've always found new sources of energy in the fall season. When the ponds freeze up for winter though, I'll be looking forward to finding a beach and, in my spare time, riding some giant waves. Recently, I decided that, if I could choose a means to die, I would like to do it while surfing. Silly thought no? In the meantime, I have lots and lots of work to do, am very excited and happy about it.


Blogger Windy Lampson said...

Does that meant that your apparel will be on the market in 2 weeks? Will you be able to purchase things online, or is it a physical store that one must actually go to? And what kind of apparel is it? Will their be clothes for men and women? I've apparently got a lot of questions :)

4:20 PM  
Blogger Daniele Marioli said...

You have a fascinating touch.. This job inspires me a photo...

5:05 AM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hello Argos!!!

Great artwork!! I like so much of the textures. Oil is thr best.

Well my friend, see you


6:30 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Daniele, Mauricio.....

Thanks for coming by. I consider you my friends! Keep up the great works!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Daniela said...

i can almost hear the little toads croaking...
very nice work, argos!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Pammie said...

Hi Argos, hope you do manage time to do some paintings as I enjoy stopping by your blog to see what's new. I like your style. I've just moved to Vancouver and have been checking out the local galleries on Granville Street. So far not my style although I do like the Haida native American art.

I don't think it's too weird to think of the way you would prefer to die. Although I dunno about the surfing gig, it's not something I'd wish for...what would you think if a shark showed up and your last thought was, yikes, that's not what I meant!!

For myself, since I haven't got a retirement plan, I've always thought that rather than investments and boring things like that, I would just book myself a fun holiday ticket to Antarctica, then on the last day, go out for a hike, set up a tent, turn up the gas stove to high, snuggle up in the down sleeping bag and wake up dead the next morning. I guess this presumes I will still be mobile when I am ready to check out, but...there's still time to work out the details!

12:33 AM  
Blogger argos said...

daniela - thanks for your words of encouragement.

Pammie- maybe I will go with you to Antartica. (but what if a polar bear....yikes!)

7:56 AM  
Blogger Pammie said...

Hi Argos,

blimey, polar bears, you had me stressed for a second there about how close I could have come to an ugly and unexpected twist to my retirement plan until I remembered, no polar bears in Antarctica! The only thing we'd have to watch out for is some penguin stumbling into the tent and knocking over the stove! So, set up a penguin exclusion zone with a bit of trip wire and we're set!

11:11 PM  
Blogger JacqueLynn said...

Wow, love this one, so much like the farm pond I use to catch bluegill in. Love the depth of the strokes and the combination of colors

7:59 AM  
Blogger marcaliope said...

Very nice blog, Argos. See you:)

1:55 PM  
Blogger rumarco said...

Hi again! Your paintings invite me to take a brush and paint something with oil :)

Thanks for your comment!

3:56 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Jacquelyn - yes, I fish this pond and catch large mouth bass and crappie. Much fun!

Mar- thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

Rumarco- glad to see you. I hope you do pick up and swing the brushes! Its a lifetime of learning!

6:02 PM  
Blogger FoTomas said...

thanks for your visit, i like too much visit your blog!!!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Broady said...

I think you lead a charmed life (except for errant lightening strikes and broken toes).

I'm pleased that you can do what you love and enjoy quiet summers on the farm.

6:58 PM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

a beautiful piece!
hey all the best with your new venture - sounds interesting, you'll have to tell us more!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Daniele Marioli said...

I have linked your blog.
see you!

11:40 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Broady- I only wish I felt this way about my life.

anastasia- thanks. Soon I might blog about the company. We'll see.

Daniele- I am humbled. Thank you. You are very kind.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Pammie said...

Hello Argos,

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, you are a charmer. I like your paintings so much you get a side bar! I am new to blogging and so are my friends and family, so some of them think perhaps your blog is maybe mine also but they think perhaps not and how does it all work!?! I'm looking forward to your next post. One can still paint with a broken toe and a zapped house, hopefully. Unless you are in one of those My Left Foot situations. Then that would be awkward.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Sorry Mr. Argos but....

Dont have upgrade in this blog???

Yes, I now: many work....small time....but...nothing?

Plis Mr. Barman, another cerveza!

See you my friend :o)

6:23 PM  
Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...


6:59 AM  
Blogger anne said...

So... five days into it, how's it going?
You got lovely paintings here - but that's a laygirl's opinion... :)

12:23 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Mauricio- I know its been a while. Have some new oils coming. Have been too busy!

Atenea- my apologies but still, I like the drawing very much.

anne- so far so good. Gosh, don't I at least get a month?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Paintdancer said...

I so love this painting! Second time I came back to look at it!I would love to learn this impressionist approach but maybe you either have the looseness or you don't? I've even tried drinking to get looser but I just end up knocking over the easel.

8:26 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Paintdancer - that is very funny.
Same with me though. I could not drink and paint at the same time. I paint THEN I drink.

My guess is you are overworking your paintings. We all do sometimes. Try something different everyday, explore and discover. See what works and...paint for the wastebasket.

7:30 AM  
Blogger amber said...

Done with painting knife,my favorite I like this painting best of all on your blog

5:23 PM  
Blogger The Equalizer said...

Great work as usual Argos - I'm thinking about becoming an entrepreneur myself. I'll try to pick your brain (when you have time) every now and then to try and find out what it's really like when first starting out! Once again, this painting makes me want to add this scene to my "getaway" Argos location lol

12:02 AM  

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