|caterwauls||scribblings of a shaky finger|
|original graphics, sketchings, designs, finger painting and other artworks|
© Masalla Galleries
origins of clowns can be traced back to the Circus Maximus of Rome. Clowns started as Greek and Roman mimes
and were usually bald headed padded, stupid fools.
The sad faced Emmett Kelly is perhaps the most well known modern day clown.
a crayon work by RC Westerholm
#1 in the Clown Series
clowns as 6 x 9 art cards with clown history printed on back
|design on cloth||sweat shirt design on cloth|
packaging design for GS Teja Ltd.
© GS Teja Ltd.
design - Bob Westerholm
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth .... Pablo Picasso
|The The artist - R.C. Westerholm was born and raised in Vancouver and is intimately familiar with the city. He attended the old Vancouver School of Art and is known for his finely detailed pen and ink drawings of Vancouver area scenes.|
|a personal selection of interesting buildings in Vancouver||Ltd Ed. Print and art card design by Bob Westerholm - published by Masalla Galleries Graphics|
|Lettering, business card, brochure and stationary designs;|
design for importer's stationary
© Bazaar Marrakech
|© Great Canadian Gourmet ltd.||
© Andalucia Imports Inc
© Father and Son Apparel Ltd
© Taracronica website
© Mañana Galleria Ltd.
designs by Bob Westerholm
click pic to enlarge
The Old Neighborhood -
Vancouver is fortunate to have such an ambient mixture of old and
new. The older neighborhoods: among them Cedar Cottage, Marpole,
Strathcona, Grandview and Collingwood, reflect the earlier years of
Vancouver's settlement and a way of life that seems sadly to be
passing into history. These wooden houses age gracefully and with a
certain degree of charm and dignity, character houses that endow the
city with a most relaxed atmosphere.
|designs on cloth for sweat shirts||© RC Westerholm|
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. - Salvador Dali
|design by Bob Westerholm|
|brochure design for Passport Travel © Passport Travel Ltd.|
© RC Westerholm
a favorite artist - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Expectations - 1885 oil on panel
Alma-Tadema's superb appreciation of light makes everything he painted very special and worthy of long consideration by other artists. His composition often defies whatever 'rules' there are and leads to many questions. He sometimes surprises with converging lines and choice of colour.
Look for the painting 'Unconscious Rivals' by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema on the web too and see what I mean.
Of course, art is where you find it.
Even a 6 year old's impression of a fairy angel with gossamer wings is art as it pleases the eye . . .
Jordan's Crystal Fairy
with permission from the artist
|New art form? The New York Times recently had an article that supposed the computer adventure series, 'Myst', had created a new art form. We suggest that the art form was established way back in the forties by Walt Disney with such productions as Snow White, Fantasia and Pinocchio. Do the artists who envision the modern computer games sneak back into history for a peak at inspiration? We think so. Take a look at an enchanting film cel for Pinocchio - and compare it with the screen shot from URU, from the wonderful concept of the Myst series for computer.|
|from Steamboat Willie in 1928 ...||to modern Mickey ...||Walt Disney was doing it for Pinocchio in 1940|
The only limit to art is imagination ...
Myst computer adventure, from URU - 2003 - similarities to Pinocchio?
The Myst series of computer adventure games took the computer world by storm. Using CD-ROM drives the nonviolent Myst, Riven, Myst III, IV, V and Uru were phenomenal and sold millions, becoming the top selling computer games of all time. The artwork and graphics established what exactly was state of the art in computer imagery and took full advantage of the computer's ability to use movement and illuminate a screen image which contributed to the intellectual challenge of progressing through the quest to solve the adventure. And allowed the user to control the game. The thinking and design of such games revolutionized computer gaming and artwork.
Cyan Worlds Inc. Copyright 2003-2009 Cyan Worlds, Inc.
Victor Navone's groundbreaking 1999 computer animation
I Will Survive -
sung by Gloria Gaynor
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren - © 1978 Polygram Records, INC.
|In private life, clowns are often thoughtful, lonely and shy. But a transformation takes place with the first smear of greasepaint and as the final adjustment of the costume is made the character change is complete and we see joviality and merriment. Sometimes the artist too is transformed at the first smear of crayon to paper or oil to canvas.|
© RC Westerholm Ltd. © Masalla Galleries Graphics
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating .... Salvador Dali
What the truly great artists can do with so few lines blows my mind ....
|... there are the deft pen strokes of Rembrandt van Rijn - The Three Crosses - 1653|
and then there is
styrofoam is so fun to draw on
sSome links to investigate ....
Progressive art collection website - http://www.progressiveart.com/index.shtml
Fundació Gala - official Salvador Dali - http://www.salvador-dali.org/en_index.html
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - browse here - http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
View a vast collection of pin-up, fantasy and comic art - http://www.imagenetion.com/
Walt Disney art cells - http://www.animationartgallery.com/artpages/disneyart.html
Myst Worlds the games and the art - http://www.mystworlds.com/us/index.php
Many aspects of good design - http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/gdesign0.htm
the old poster art was great but
computers changed everything
original artwork © RC Westerholm no art on this page or website is in public domain, copying or reproduction requires legal written permission
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