Friday, November 19, 2010

One Of Inspirations

A picture from Chรขteau de Taurus
November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Pictures 17: Digital architecture

A photo of Yonge and Eglinton intersection with some buildings added with Paintbrush. 2002

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Pictures 16: Toronto

A pathway from Balliol Street to Merton Street. 2001. (a No Trespassing place now)
 A standard writing pen

My Pictures 15: Luzern

In 1993, I made a pencil sketch on the canal barrier, looking at these buildings. A little later, in 2001, I made this watercolour 

At a Woodbridge park

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mississauga Jazz Festival pictures

My Pictures 14: In the land where I came from

Andriyiv Church, Kyiv

My Pictures 13: Nova Scotia

1997. Watercolours. I painted it from a photograph.

Lake Huron

A stormy day at Pinery Provincial Park... 
...and a quiet sunset.

Lake Erie

On a windy sunny day at Rock Point Provincial Park...
 ...and at a windless dusk.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Pictures 12: Still Objects

Still objects at an art studio in Ukraine, 1992. One of my best-loved watercolours. The art instructor gave us a task to make it with black, red and yellow only. 

My Pictures 11: A Car Design


My Pictures 10: A Lotus


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Costa Rica

This was one of my best trips into tropics. Imagine a country that can serve as a backdrop to Avatar's Pandora: intensely green jungles, steep wooded mountains and active volcanos. Costaricans say that they have tremors every two weeks. As we stayed there for one week (June 12 to 19, 2010) we felt no earthquakes. (We felt it, however, today in Toronto.)

Arenal Volcano

Below: Riu Guanacaste Hotel completed in 2009. A high-technology installation amidst the jungle.  

And a short story, real with a little pinch of fiction: 

We were flying to Costa Rica. To start a small talk I asked a young air hostess about the amount of the departure fee when leaving Costa Rica and she said: "You know, I have no idea, I am working this flight for the first time. I will ask our senior hostess to come and tell you." - "OK"- I said. The senior hostess never came and I thought that the young hostess simply forgot to ask her. 

Some fifteen minutes after the senior hostess was passing by and I asked her, just to start a small talk, if she knew what was the time difference between Toronto and Costa Rica and she apologized and said: "You know, I'm flying this route for the first time. I'll go and ask our captain and then tell you." - "All right" - I said. She came back later and informed me that there was one hour difference (In fact, it was two hours, but it's OK: at least she or the captain tried.)   

And then I just thought that if I go to the captain and ask him something like if he knew that the Boeing he was operating was sufficiently safe and he would reply that he was flying this machine for the first time, therefore, he didn't know... I decided not to.     

Monday, May 3, 2010

Niagara Falls

Turquoise power beauty
Structural beauty
The fog covering the American side
A building in the fog

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Valentine's Day

Jerome Godboo with Jack Keyzer and special guest Shawn Kellerman (lead guitar)
at Sky Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. February 14, 2010.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Pictures 9: A Lake in India

This watercolours picture was made in 1987.

Elevation 70

Night lights at Eglinton Centre, Toronto.
No tripod. Exposure: 0,5 sec. Aperture: 7

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Pictures 8: A Banana

A banana in the sun. Colour pencils