Tag Archive: Art


Reborn

My website has been reborn from the rubble. It was sold as part of a group by the original hosting company. A very nasty bit of business. I was not informed nor asked and suddenly the child of my creative energy was on a server owned by someone who I didn’t know. My e-mails and calls went unanswered for days, weeks. I decided to go with a larger hosting company and set up the transfer, paying them for a year and for the transfer of data base and files. Then……they told me they only host Linux, not Windows based sites!? WTF?

After wrangling with them for a week or so they refunded my money. So I went to a large international hosting company who shall remain nameless to protect the incompetent.

They said “sure we can do all that…transfer and host and SEO….whatever you need. OK lets go for it. Two months later my site is still not functioning and half of the images and text is possibly vanished into the ether >>>>>

Eventually I had to go to the original designer and after much more back and forth he got the passwords and fixed the site. It was a simple thing after all and only took him a half hour. Something to do with the flash galleries and the links between them and individual paintings…!
I have been feeling so worn down by the whole process of calling and calling the inept and incompetent tech people that work for this company. I had almost given up at one point. However perseverance prevailed and I now have a site and can start to refer clients and potential customers here in the Vancouver BC area. Being back here after an absence of 17 years is absolutely wondrous. I hope to receive some inspiration from the great natural beauty and positive energy here. Painting will flow.

Please visit my new/ old site via the link on the right Art by Inglis. Savor the journey!

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Albayde by Inglis

I have been compelled to re-imagine another master work, this time its Albayde by Alexandre Cabanel. I spent many hours reworking the face. Whether its an improvement or not, who can say? I found it interesting that Cabanel and I share some astrological similarities. Maybe he wouldn’t mind my re-envisioning his work. This is a close up of the face. Next post will feature the whole piece. I mostly work with Corel Painter, using blenders and airbrushes, working over the surface many times to get just the right look.

Roberto the Wizard

So here is my latest painting, of me in Wizard costume at a medieval banquet. I like posting this because it implies that I am wise and all knowing, and possibly magical as well. So it could be about my ego. Or not. It could be about the innate wisdom we all share, the inner archetype of the Hermit, the spiritual essence that is always alone, yet is All/One. Why as a culture do we revere wizards and fantasy tales of magical beings? Are we all just escapists or is there something deeper that we get occasional glimpses of? Zen masters tell us that we are inherently enlightened and that all that needs to be done is wake up to the fact.
As a child I wanted to be seen as wise and couldn’t wait to grow up and have long bushy white eyebrows. Just like the King of the Golden River in the wonderful story by John Ruskin. I wanted to be Gluck as well, the young boy who discovered the true Golden River.
As an adult I am beginning to realize that the mythic dimension of our life is perhaps more important than the picture that society paints for us. We become “grown downs” not grown ups. We seem to get smaller with each passing year until we are shrivelled and small and matter not at all……Is this your fate? Ask the inner Wizard, not the one in the mirror.