Rhino's Sojie12


For Gladness
by Rhinovangogh


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 12. SoJie 12 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 12th one, ever, and 120 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are represented.

This exhibition is based on a workshop, in which I participated, where member artists translated member photographers’ images to traditional art medium.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 31st, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope


I often listen to music for inspiration when I write and paint. Sometimes life events like the passing f a loved one or the prolonged illness of one you hold dear is all the impetus one might need to create frrom the soul….Why still the brush, my keyboard silent. as Stevie Knicks said "this is only another death, as you slowly go your way from me.


A clock reminds me not to tarry
my head says rush
my thoughts multiple and future based
so little time
I must own forever though
The behemoth rests in harness
tethered to a rusted and frozen locomotive
on a track oer grown
humming rails shriek and moan
forever is uphill
tug and strain and pull
I dream of steam engines and shiny tracks
club cars and friends
dining cars and champagne
sleeping cars with feather beds
while shovelling on the coal like a mddened ghoul
black and greasy I toil
perhaps a fool
the devils furnace I feed with pride
sweet forever
when I can see it, let me ride
Soaring, I race cross midnight dreamscapes
wake me gentle and kiss the dream away
Call me Dali or Van Gogh today
let me paint onward
let me strain and pull
each step in synchonous
where I own forever

Art Can be.....

When I first came to RedBubble I saw beauty everywhere. I got to know and like people here. Some art I have seen here goes through me like a wave of cosmic energy like fractals painted by a wonderful being who brings light. Some art makes me smile and giggle and give thanks that I like art and artists, and belong to an interesting cohort of sensitive beings. Some works here remind me that art is an escape where I can get lost because the artist grabs me and pulls me into another world where I love to dally. Sometimes I am rendered an adolsecent by art that titillates and provokes my primal response. At best I enjoy it like a child his cotton candy watching brilliant colors at the fair. At worst I stand on a precipice above a wondrous chasm; I do not want to fall, I wish to jump! I am eve…

The Big Painting 2

As the gods would have it my fate is sealed in a room of patient dabs and reworking in the extreme, with what seems to be a Syssephean challenge.. The “Big Painting” as mentioned earlier is full of detail and the most challenging of course is one of the portrait elements I have in this piece. I was almost finished but then I painted an opaque oval over the face and started again. It should be easier, but this one has to be right. Can I finish by the end of February? Stay tuned and let me apologize once again for no teaser or progress update photos. This painting is an homage and can only be released when done. Happy Valentine’s day to all and may the spirit of creativity blend with energy and vitality as you work. Cheers! Rhino

The Big painting.

Hi all, I am funny about staying in touch. I try to comment on art that moves me or my friends that are experiencing something or other and posting it. Meanwhile I work and then paint when I can. I am currnetly working on a very large canvas that has me hypnotized. I stare at it for hours trying to see if I can add additional things without ruining the composition, destroying the color schem or jerking the viewer’s focus away from where I want it to be. The piece is a work of respect and an homage to artists like Van Gogh who edeavor but might not see wealth from thier efforts. It is morphing into a tribute to one particular artist and then my beloved Hyacinth who patiently waits for me to be recognized etc. I think it is a metaphor for perseverance and the irony is very Quixotean, but it…

Painting update...

I had a little time today to work on the SWIN Tulip Dance Inspired painting of a woman leaping (Similar to my Leap of Grace). I lightened the color of the cloth tried to paint her arm better and make the background contrast with her as much as possible. There is a depth issue I am wrestling with and some details but I feel better about it today. I have considered adding giant statutues to frame the peice and have also considered adding my transparent speres as I like these elements n my paintings. We shall see. Til next time all the best, Your friend Rhino

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