Category: Video

Angelfish I

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“Angelfish I” (c)2013, by Terre Britton

“Angelfish I” (c)2013, Acrylic on Canvas: Digitally Altered

Morning Study

“Angelfish” (c)2013, by Terre Britton

“Angelfish I” (c)2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

Not only are fish tasty but they are fascinating, and this morning, while surfing the net, this little beauty caught my eye. Call me a shark, but in order to post this with any satisfaction, I had to perform some digital trickery. On the right is the original, but the composition was stagnant, even for a study.

But as they say–whoever they are– “A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at the office!”

So grab a cold beer, chips, tartar sauce and enjoy!

Below is one of my favorite undersea videos and a couple more can be found herekeep on swimming . . .

Nightlife in Tulamben from on Vimeo.

Spiegel im Spiegel

Spiegel im Spiegel

“Spiegel im Spiegel” (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 48″

Seumas McNally (1979 to 2000)

I knew Seumas as a sweet, giggly and brilliant child. He grew into his good nature and genius until, tragically, cancer stole him from us just after his 21st birthday, in 2000.

We all miss you, Seumas.

You can read my sister Wendy’s eulogy of her son here.

This painting is meant to be viewed while listening to Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel. Below is a short version of the song on YouTube, but a superior and complete version can be found on Q2 Music (@q2music) by clicking here and scrubbing to 1:45:45. 

Spiegel im Spiegel, the painting, has been accepted into the juried “Family” show at Artel Gallery, and is on view from March 5 to April 12.

Seumas McNally Remembered

This was my short video tribute to Seumas on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Begone Dull Care

Begone Dull Care

“Begone Dull Care” (c)2012 – Acrylic on Canvas Board, 12″ x 9″

This is a quick study inspired by my memory of this short film by Norman McLaren–the NFB-renowned Canadian (yeah!) animator and film director–that I saw in my UVic film studies class.

You might remember McLaren best for his exquisite, fluent Muybridge-like “Pas de deux,” but I hope you enjoy this snappy little video of animated drawings on film. It’s an abstract visual description of jazz–at its finest–by the  legendary Oscar Peterson.

Begone Dull Care by Evelyn Lambart & by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Wayne Thiebaud. Pie Anyone?

"Girl with Pink Hat" (1973), detail, by Wayne Thiebaud

“Girl with Pink Hat” (1973), detail, by Wayne Thiebaud


“If we don’t have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective.”
–Wayne Thiebaud

I realize there is no “pie” on this page, –Wayne Thiebaud’s signature images–but your taste buds will twitch as you consume the color and texture of these lovely details and you will certainly be bonbon-bewitched as you watch the video below.

I have admired Thiebaud’s work for many years, ever since the sight of a small print of a single slice of pie on my sister’s wall. I love how he plays with color to electrify the surface of his subjects. And with much anticipation, in November, 2011, I had the pleasure of seeing  “Girl with Pink Hat” (1973), at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (@SFMOMA).

"Girl with Pink Hat" (1973), detail, by Wayne Thiebaud

“Girl with Pink Hat” (1973), detail, by Wayne Thiebaud.

If you are unfamiliar with his work, click here for a colorful eyeful.

Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks. He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work. –Wikepedia

I was thrilled to find this video of Wayne Thiebaud in Dan Landrum’s stream on Google Plus.


The Maker: A Race Against Time

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The Maker, by Zeolous Creative

The Maker-Trailer

Christopher and Christine Kezelos, owners of Zealous Creative (@ZealousCreative) and directors of The Maker, are brilliant and their video is nothing short of genius.

In a magical five and a half minutes, a sense of passion and urgency is summoned in us to . . . well, I’ll let you decide. But I will say that it’s astounding how they manage to expand the story into eternity—past and future—in the last 30 seconds. Watch the full video, below:

The Maker has an impressive list of awards: recognition from the ITSA Film Festival, Couch Fest Film Festival, SXSW Film Design Awards and 2012 Bondi Short Film Festival for Best Production Design (Australia). Here’s director Christopher Kezelos interviewing animator/dolly maker Mark Lagana about his industrious designs—including his pipe dolly and bicycle wheel dolly—and use of recycled materials.


You can also check out the entire creative team here:

Zealous Creative is a production company run by Christopher and Christine Kezelos in Los Angeles, USA, and can be found here:


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