Thursday, December 11, 2008


As you can guess, I'm really new at this stuff -- I pushed the wrong button.

To continue: I selected 2 pictures of PB structures which were/are important in the development of The Town of Palm Beach -- 1) the first Episcopal church building (Bethesda ByThe Sea), and 2) a lovely entrance to an early Addison Mizner home. The ink-jet print is titled, "From Venice to Palm Beach". Many Italianesque homes are seen throughout The Town.

Through computer manipulation I was able to superimpose these slightly transparent images over the existing view of Venice, and "voila" you can see the result posted.

Underneath it all is the idea of "Creative Originality" (Renaissance Italian architecture which grew out of its native character and culture) vs "Creative Emulation" (which grows out of "what?") Think about it!!

The work was selected, now hangs in a prominent spot, will be there until Feb. 2009, and best of all, about 50,000 warm bodies pass through the A/Port EVERY month!!! What more can an artist ask??? (Maybe the Director of MOMA will walk by!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Palm Beach Airport Exhibit 10/08 - 02/09

Continuing my adventures w/ JP, a recent competition was announced by The Palm Beach County Arts Counsel.

Covering Palm Beach County, and to be exhibited in our International Airport (PBI), all resident artists were invited to submit one work in a 2D medium. The theme was to feature historically preserved architectural structures found around PB County.

As I was working on a group of Italian images for a dealer I thought I'd try intermixing some PB County buildings with a Venetian scene I found interesting. The attached is the result.

My wife, Susan (or Susie), is an Associate in Brown Harris Stevens, Inc, a Real Estate office in PB. Having a number of books & catalogs available, it was easy to select some images of buildings suitable for this upcoming show.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My latest adventure:

This is my first, ever, blog. Please wish me luck.

My son, John (or JP) has been invaluable in helping me to dive into this whole experience (re) Computer Generated Art. Losing my 2000 sq.ft. studio last year, forced me to re-evaluate possibilities which led to my deciding to quit painting and concentrate on The Computer as a "painting tool."

Giving myself a 3 year sabattical from painting, I asked JP if he'd like to "partner" with me in this new direction. With his enthusistic "Yes" I was introduced to an unknown world which he knew all about AND was quite expert in. My job was to create the stuff -- his job was to "schlep" the stuff. It's working beautifully.

SO, I, now, have a website (, a complete MAC set-up, with plenty of memory, an Epson 7600 printer, a 9x12 office w/2 work stations, and good storage. What more do I need?

AND, of course, many years of solid experience in producing real works of Art, not "eyewash."

As this "Grand Adventure" unfolds, I do hope you all will join me, question me, throw out ideas for me to ponder (I'll do the same for you), and be a part of this whole creative experience.

Let's have some fun!!!!! Best, Pat

Welcome to Artist Renderings

This will be a companion blog to my website . I will be using this blog as a forum to discuss events in the world of art and also to allow you to preview images that have not yet been added to my website. You're welcome to leave comments or ask questions regarding any facet of art in general or my art specifically.

Here's one of my latest pieces.

More news to come,