“Man can only become what he is able to consciously imagine.”
– Dane Rudhyar
Kansas City Skyline – 8″ x 10″ Watercolor & Ink
If you find it a little curious that I would switch from painting
Eufaula, Oklahoma to painting Kansas City… I have a reason. I was
asked to be part of a show in Kansas City in April. They don’t even
start jurying until later next month, but I’m in! I am one of 30
artists who will be in the show. I am excited! My art has shown in
different places around the country, but I didn’t go with it. This is a
wonderful opportunity and you can look forward to seeing more paintings
like this over the next few months.
I’m having a great time painting these buildings! I wonder what is
in the fancier tops of some of the buildings. I am imagining swanky
penthouses. The photo reference for this painting was contributed to
the cause by my longtime friend, Jim “Botee” Meyer. We have been
friends since I was about 18 years old and I was living in Kansas City.
Don’t try to do the math… it’ll hurt your head!
About Dane Rudhyar
Dane Rudhyar was a respected modernist composer as well as a
pioneering modern psychological astrologer. He was born in Paris in 1895
as Daniel Chennevière and immigrated to the United States in the early
1900′s. His music utilizes dissonant harmony; he claimed to be inspired
by the cadence of speech. His work influenced a group of composers known
as the ultramodernists. He also wrote a number of astrology books,
including the seminal Astrology of Personality. He died in 1985.