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Blogger /t. said...

awesome image, K9

so, for us heathens...
what's the story with Luke of the Saints?


8:35 AM  
Blogger Mr Q said...

DAWG!!!. Just now catching up on reads,writes and strokes all over the place.
I sense a message on this painting dawg!, a personal-turmoilgenerating and in your face statement kind of message. It is somewhat related to Belle's but that of course could be unintentional. I'll just sit here and wait for the thunder.

8:42 AM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

I wonder who the patron saint of conspiracy theorists is.

Not that I should preoccupied with such, for I am not Catholic.

9:04 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

Q: naw, dawg! thats a devotional paintin'! no message of turmoil -the opposite! not in your face.

just a little ditty to the patron saint of painters....a little call on a friend to help me get this last lil bit of an endless gig...finish it for rotties sake!.... so i can get back to the bulls of indian river and up to the cool air of native land. i will go to belles and see what youre talking bout.

always great to see ya Q. thanks for stoppin by.

/t: Luke is the parton saint of painters and doctors. he is the patron of painters because he "paints a picture" of the virgin mary....his gospel is the only one that really tells her back story. thats why you see a lot of paintings from the middle ages with a bull painting her.

whenever my attitude gets cranky, i make a painting for luke. i have lots of them grrrrrrrherherhahaha
it unsticks me everytime.


9:07 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

xdell: thats a good idea for a drawing!
but, maybe it would be ezekiel:

Ezekiel saw the wheel
way up in the middle of the air
ezekiel saw the wheel!
way in the middle of the air.


xdell: i have a special post for you at K9P......check it out.


9:09 AM  
Blogger /t. said...


if it works
as you say, then
this should be hanging in my studio

how big is the painting?

9:48 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

"I forget to pray for the angels and then the angels forget to pray for us."

Leonard Cohen
So Long, Marianne

10:01 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

That's still a powerful picture of all those vultures on the tree
Enuf t'make me be lookin' fer a way for a retreat.
I know they prefer carrion, something that does not fight.
But, that many vultures gathered may bring bravery to heir bite.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

I grew up without the Saints- so I know very little about them...but even with these blue non-denominational eyes of mine- I see a Bull that represents sacrifice.
The # 3- giving a nod to the Trinity...is that a dove I see in the back ground- it represents the Holy Spirit? The meaning of the Cross on the head of the bull- is that about submission to the Cross, or that it's relevance is always before you?
The halo is a sign of holiness- I'm not sure what the blue creature is...a deer perhaps?

Well- that's what I saw...did I ruin the meaning of it? I hope not! :)

4:33 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

it's a red bull.

luke sent me a vision for a speed drink but i didnt see it and now look

Red Bull

they keep trying but im as thick as a brick.

/t: 24x36


4:58 PM  
Blogger /t. said...


/t. sends respect
to the K9, seeing now the depth of the dogs true talent

"the son of bitch really can paint"

6:24 PM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

Dig Cohen

Dig your painting too.

I hear that if you have a song over and over in your head... lyrics.

that it is a direct message from your angel.

I have gotten some pretty eerie "messages" once I stop to think of what the lyrics that are going through my head mean.

but anyway.

I think /t. wants this painting.

You should swap him for one of his creations.

9:26 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

vanille: many thanks. its actually a drawing made with oil sticks and black ink...drawing is faster and more physical therefore being an effective foil to the prescision of painting -it breaks my habit of going too tight and controlled.

when was the last time you made a painting???? slacker!!! ben's waitng. get busy grrrrrrrrrrl.

/t: that you like it is a nice compliment since i admire your work greatly. nice line from leonard btw. never heard it, but i love it.

mayden: one of the rewards of making art is to hear how others interpret the work. many times i have been given credit for deep meaning where none exisited...hahaha...for instance the bull is a crib off of a bas relief i saw on the portico to a cathedral in spain. so the placement of the cross has less to do with what i think and more to do with the form from the middle ages that burned onto my brain.

i like what you say: its relevance is always before me...and the bull as sacrificial animal. i never thought of the bull that way until now...which is lame on my part. i always think of bulls as badasses!!

once at a show someone said something about the meaning of an element in a painting...all this deep reference i had no idea what he was talking about.....basically i just needed a flash of red in that spot for the composition. nothing more. and i do think when it works well -art that is- overthinking is not a good thing. i like automatic/subconscious work

instead of me predrtermining the work i just do and when i am finished i look at it and it tells me what i am. its hard not to control though.

best book i ever read about the process of making art was "interview with francis bacon" . a must for all painters.


7:05 AM  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

K9- it was you...months ago- who said one of the most profound things I've ever heard about your medium-

"the best art is a specific vision that pings the universal inside the viewer" -K9 (Ben's blog)

You- my dear- are one Cool Dog! :)
(soft)/grrrrrr :)

10:18 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Yep, Pup St. Luke is Patron of artists, but, chile' so is St. Catherine of Bologna. IN case ya need a back -up. Great imagery.

10:21 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

Well, it's hard t'tell, a technician or just open t'feelin's.
Either is fine, along with eight or nine others, all quite appealin'

I tend t'think some images Heaven sent, though we don't always know their true meanin'
We do the best we can do, with color and or view, and sometimes later we see where they're leanin'

2:40 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

(oh, and, nice art, ol' dawg's master! Yer colors ring wonderfully true.

'Course, with a Rotweiller at hand, who in this land, would bring discourse t'the artist that's you?)

2:43 PM  
Blogger velvet acid tongue said...

love the painting ... cool - didn't know luke was the patron saint of artists ...

9:14 PM  
Blogger Lady Wordsmith said...

St. Luke. Reputed to have been born of pagan Greek parents.

Luke is our patron saint of artists. And sculptors. And lace makers, and bookbinders, and brewers, and butchers, and …

oh yeah …

and doctors too.

And so I stumble my weary way back to this wonderful world looking for fine rhyme and instead I find finer art. May all you call upon Luke for with your evokative brush and stroke be graced upon you, tri-fold.

This is luscsious and energetic devotional work. But I have to tip my head in nodding agreement to she who is know as Aunty Belle. St. Catherine of Bologna (patron saint of art, and the Bologna Academy of Art, and - lest we forget - temptations) is a fine one to turn to when offering devotions. It's not for nothing that one of her illuminated manuscripts is considered an Oxford treasure.

Thank you K9. Your art has given my tired eyes spendid rest and their vision - rejuvination.

Veel liefs en bedanken!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

uuuuuuuu......like...thundering awesome wow!

9:08 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

Borrowed yer red fer m'paintin' of the city folks.
Liked the idea of brighter (but, not too much or people'll think it a joke)

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your painting, K9. gonna commission you when I strike it rich.

3:31 PM  
Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Q--Does a dog have buddha-nature?


4:35 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

This is awesome. And I know there is a tale (pardon the pun) somewhere.

3:20 PM  
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4:59 PM  

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