art diary Bradford Brenner

You've found my blog spot (everyone has one and I just discovered mine recently) where I'll make up things that I know about art.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The answer is...

This actually came to me in a flash, the city not the Wikipedia Greek definition (and then a quick google verification prior to press). If this makes absolutely no sense (then you are reading my blog). If it still makes no sense, then simply read the post prior to this one (wade through the muck to the bottom and therein the question lies)...."Brotherly love" from philos "Love" and adelphos "Brother"....Why PHILADELPHIA of course! What does this have to do with art? Well, the painting to the right has just miraculously asked for his name to be changed to 'Philly Phil'.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

We moved/my blog didn't.

We moved to Sebastopol, CA in August. A town of 7,800 people (now 7,803) in the heart of Sonoma County wine country. A very nice individual named Betty left a very nice comment regarding that if this art thing goes South (maybe that's why we moved 1,000 miles North) I could always be a writer. If my blog becomes even more painfully disinteresting, we all have Betty to blame. I have now become exceedingly self conscious of every little word. Back to our move and the image that will soon accompany this awkwardly crafted/post Betty complimented entry. I have a show running at a new restaurant (yes, restaurant. I realize that most of my collectors were hoping for a museum show, but we are new in town and desperate for attention) within walking distance of our house that we love. It's called Peter Lowell's. We are very fond of the owner, Lowell (which is his first name and Peter being his middle name). In Hebrew, Lowell Peter is pronounced Peter Lowell's. It's a right to left thing. I must say, I'm feeling a twinge of guilt by not even making a mention of my Brother in Law Pete. I think possibly the omission is a result of us moving to Sebastopol and not the city of brotherly love (the next thing I need to do is a quick google search to once again find out which is the city of brothery love). I have never, never, ever, ever taken this much time on a post and for that, I have Betty to thank!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Brother-in-law Pete's reply...

The compelling subject matter in your blog forces me
to respond to a range of emotions. Both as a writer
and artist, your work elicits both the air of
unconventionality and poetic lyricism. You swim in a
sea of flamboyance and insouciance. I find
etymological challenge in describing your art's
beauty. I dare to say that the symphony you conduct on
canvas tempts, taunts and provokes the viewer to shed
their innocence and rejoyce the spirit that is

You can quote me on your next blog entry.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here's the new plan...

After a significant amount of heckling from friends, family and the general public regarding the pathetic consistency of my posts (such as "one entry every 6 months doth not a blog make"). That little gem came out of the mouth of my brother-in-law Peter. He said it with love and he's great to my sister, so I didn't respond with anything nasty (besides, truer words were never spoken). Oh yeah, back to the new plan. I'm shooting for once a week. The timing is interesting as my last post was regarding my opening in Scottsdale from Feb. 3, 2007. This post tonight is from my current Scottsdale show with Bonner David Gallery that is running through the 29th of this month. Come to think of it Pete was being generous with his "six month" snipe. It's been 9 going on 10 months since I've done this. The proof was that I had zero clue as to what my password was to be able to once again bore you with my blah-gag (I guess it's spelled blog)!