Art Post No.15

Art Post No.15 Art Post is a weekly review of the art related activities of Chris Erskine. I continue to work on the “Bold Street Art Painting Project”.  As I have mentioned before, this project represents my return to painting after about 10 years as a print maker. In the past, I explored how timeContinue reading “Art Post No.15”

Urban #HamOnt Sound Mapping

    We often define landscapes by appearance, but they are also defined by sound. Hunter and MacNab is an interesting mix of technology and history.  The MacNab Street Church was built in 1854 and expressed the confidence and belief in progress and faith.  By the 1890s, the Toronto-Hamilton and Buffalo Railway had ripped throughContinue reading “Urban #HamOnt Sound Mapping”

#Art Post No.7 – Very Merry Hermitage Xmas

I like to wish everyone the very best during the holiday seasons.  Here are a few moments of the Hermitage Ruins landscape covered in snow from earlier this month.  Unfortunately, it looks like a green Christmas this year, so please enjoy this short video as my Xmas card to you. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

Art Post No.6

The arrival of two new books on Max Beckmann (German Artist, 1884-1950).  Reflecting on my art while cleaning up the studio. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

Hermitage Sound Landscape Recordings

Less than 12 hours after the snow storm on Thursday, December 11, 2014; I travelled to the Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster, Ontario to record the sounds of the landscape.  I was amazed to discover the amount of people who had already visited the mansion.  Quite surprising given that I was at the Hermitage by 10Continue reading “Hermitage Sound Landscape Recordings”

Art Post No.5 – Studio Clean-Up

The summer has been very busy and the result is one very messy studio.  Before I can start on my winter season of art projects, the studio must be cleaned, no matter how much I hatre cleaning. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

Soundscape Art

Once again, I am trying to do soundscape art. I haven’t had the best results with the Zoom H4n. As one blogger noted, the field recorder is a $300 system and the microphones as components are likely worth no more than $100. As a result, I have purchased a pair of Rode M5 small diaphragmContinue reading “Soundscape Art”

#Art Post No.4 – Nov 22, 2014

Art Post is a review of my experiences as an artist and independent film-maker.  New posts are made every Wednesday on my personal blog site: http://www.fatcats-starvingdogs.com   Art Post is replacing Hamilton Artist Update.  As I tried to improve the production quality of my updates, I found the time required to produce the weekly reportsContinue reading “#Art Post No.4 – Nov 22, 2014”

Art Post No.3 – Painting Hamilton Artist Talk @AGH

Art Post #3: Nov 26, 2014.   This week: Reflections on Artist Talk at the Art Gallery of Hamilton that occurred on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. Painting Hamilton is a show of 10 local Hamilton artists.  In deciding how to structure the show, the curator noted that the local community is dominated by painters.  ToContinue reading “Art Post No.3 – Painting Hamilton Artist Talk @AGH”

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