Portraits

Today, uploaded to Verisart this portrait for certification. “Eyes under voilet hat” Intrigue, yet venerable. One of three portraits in the works concurrently .

Have submitted my entry to the Brisbane portrait prize this week. “Mr Ko” . First time participating. if chosen to be hung, anticipate delivering a canvas 120cm x120cm. The third piece a ongoing record of my grand-daughter Stella, yet to show itself . Dont know why its portraits at the moment, but it is.

2nd June 2021

“Life under global warming and other bruises “.
As the global community inevitably sleep walks into a 3 degree increase in temperature, they can’t hear because of the unbearable chatter that permeates all things, numbs us all to the core . We want to act but can’t , want to acknowledge the impending changes but continue to go over and over, the same old ground. The Glasgow climate summit is now just months away, and the denialists are in sharp focus.

Words are no longer useful, in fact a distraction, we know what we have to do . Embrace action, action,action,action, on numerous fronts,

ETH 2

Energy consumption : Beyond the myth ( Johannes Sedlmeir) As Ethereum re-invents its-self, and the process finds new ways to secure its transactions, with low emissions outcome. This is its year of change, stack “Proof of Stake”, & “Proof of work” chain in parallel. By the end of the this year emissions low, lower, and beyond low. Meanwhile on a different front ethereal new piece named “blue Trees ” has found itself out of my depths, suggestions of a garden,bathed in a pale lemon light, defined by my favourite Procreate brush. Chain certification pending .

NFTs

Thought I had worked thru and found the least path of resistance but no. Verisart is still not using any other exchange but Metamask for NFTs . Gun shy after reading a review that said they deposited into Metamask and the funds disappeared? Not a good look . The blockchain is the delivery mechanism still have to do the art practice, and do it I will.
For example below .
“Orange sky with Lemmon trees “ progressing , meshing micro structures, seaside landscapes , sailing ships for the past , global warming .

NFTs

18 May 2021 Have settled on Coinbase as the exchange for ethereum.Once my wallet is active I can certify artworks as NFTs via Verisart. Then initiate reserve value for each in ethereum. Didn’t feel comfortable using Metamask after reading some bad reviews.
The piece below is exciting, forging new ground , in its finess , colour composition , familiarity yet unexplained-ness .Abstract yet, recognisable beach landscape, this dichotomy is attractive,tree branches and dead limbs illustrated as if under the microscope . Combining creativity,,science, natural landscape.

No 26

As of today, I have registered 26 original artist (proof) digital works on the bitcoin blockchain. Sales of the original PNG file or limited addition prints of same are now available for purchase as Authenitcated/Certified art works, with the on going sales documents ie price and purchaser recorded on the chain.

Have not registered as NFTs as the certifier does not recognise my cryto-exchange Coinjar. It only a matter of time before Verisart include trading via this exchange.

This recent beach painting capturing the bleached effect that is echoed in the sands, the water,and the jetty timbers . A mixed apps work using procreate,sketchbook pro, and topaz gigapixel achieved this . Considering issuing limited addition prints on Silk

NFTs

Begun the arguous task of connecting my art to the digital /cryto marketplace/mining platform “OpenSea” ( opensea.com). NWR now has a pre-sense on this site using the same logo and name Ninewhiterooms art gallery. A number of steps to go before I can register my work as NFTs- just a matter of time . Opensea requires a wallet using ethereum so still to get that in place. So will accept ethereum as currency for purchasing originals files or prints,as well as Bitcoin once the process is complete.

Have now certification for 10 original digital works with blockchain information.