2021-07-17 This Blog post may have content added and edits made in the coming days... Enjoy!
Wear red as we go marching Rome is burning, spring 2020, By Doug Brinkman
The Former NDP Minister of Energy responded to this painting saying "When I first looked at it, it reminded me of Notre Dame Cathedral burning. It also reminds me also of some of Van Gogh’s paintings. If we are burning now, like Notre Dame, we will rise better and stronger." - Marg McCuaig-Boyd, 2020
The backside of Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning
2021 Misty HeART Project
With Alberta's COVID19 numbers dropping and the USA pulling troops out of Afganistan, It's time now for me to conclude my current Misty HeART project on Humanity & Legacy with the painting that got my art project started in the summer of 2020. The laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush & Jason Kenney. From my 1994 poem, 'The Painter' I'll share its first stanza that seems appropriate to start this blog post.Swirl N' Splash, 1994(Circles & Squares) 2021Oil (Acrylic) meets up on canvas,of inspirations, that fill my head,dark images that mirror my soulColour spreading danger,a new creation is born...can you see the holy fragmentsof a coming celestial storm?Lovers wrestle territoryeyes so real like soul,flesh tones look so eeriedo not fear, come take holdHave I caught your attention?Have I taken you someplace else?Do my images seduce your boundaries?are you feeling any doubt?
George W. Bush and Jason Kenney, Fall 2020, spring 2021, by Doug Brinkman
Former US President George W. Bush (retired painter today) had the terror attacks of 911 during his legacy and answered with 911 retribution in Afganistan killing multitudes of civilians, women, and children, caught in the crossfire during their battles with the enemy the Taliban. Jason Kenney was a Minister with the Stephen Harper cabinet, at the time Canada committed its troops in Afghanistan, also described as a war of 911 retribution in Afghanistan by Jason's colleague the Minister of defense Gordon O'Connor.. For the past 16 months the Honourable Premier dealt with the crippling pandemic, oil prices dropping and Alberta's failing economy. Both men Conservatives, Both men dealing with events that changed the world. See 911 Retribution/ RESET (the box) 2021
The Laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush & Jason Kenney, spring 2021
The laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush and Jason Kenney, Spring 2021, by Doug Brinkman. Nine people helped me paint this picture. Beginning with one Christian man named Joshua and his children. Josh was known by hundreds of viewers as they tuned into a weekly Saturday telecast of anti lockdown rallies at the Alberta Legislature. Known to viewers as Josh the Angry Albertan, Josh and our mutual friend Kyle, another civil information activist, led the Saturday rallies featuring several speaking guests inside Violet King Henry plaza. I news covered several rallies over the year since they began spring of 2020. The remaining children with their moms, and grandparents, added paint to The Laughing Planet inside Winston Churchill Square this past spring. Some of the kids were indigenous and some were not, they were all grateful to participate in my painting.
Outsider, Intuitive Art
Troublemaker, the coming storm, fall 2017- summer 2019, by Doug Brinkman. Painted on the Alberta Legislature grounds next to the Premiers Notley/Kenney's office. A homeless person wearing a multicoloured robe, sleeps unter a tree, outdoors in the elements. The homeless person later turned into an eagle's head, broken away from it's totem. The snow-like orbs represent the pandemic. The camp fire represents the yellow vest political right movement.
2021-07-17 Painter's log: I woke up at 2:30 am, after having some inspirational revealing dreams relating to my current Misty HeART project, which focuses on humanity and legacy. Kitty, our cat kept a watchful eye on me the whole time while I updated this blog post with content relating to my dream. This picture was taken at 4:40 am after I published the first draft...Enjoy freedom!