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Last update 4/16/2010

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I've added a new section called

Gods, Heroes, and a Couple of Regular Guys:
Corbin's Tall Tales

When I create a new piece
of design work, it often happens that they come, much like a baby with a silver spoon in it's mouth, bearing a story. Unfortunately, when I sell a piece, the story is sometimes lost with it. I've decided to collect these stories into a section all
their own, for your enjoyment.

Enjoy them!

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new worlds of mythic imagination.


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Well, hmmm? What can I say about painting? The queen of the arts, the key to the door of the soul, that which makes the hidden visions of the individual leap into the eyes of the world, the thing that is the thing it is (I seem to be using a rhetorical device called "hyperbole," which is an intentional exaggeration. However, this isn't actually hyperbole because I am not exaggerating).

Anyway, with painting, considering the variety of media and possible techniques, the way of the artist is wide open and wonderful (that, by the way, is a rhetorical device referred to as "alliteration"). Anything that can be visualized can be painted, and, based on some of the work I've seen, things that can't be visualized are sometimes painted as well (Huh? Am I being insulting here? Maybe. Good ol' Uncle Bill has some definite ideas about art. It seems to me that, if art is a form of communication, the artist is under an obligation to speak a language which, while it may require some effort, should be potentially understandable to the viewers - at least, to those who have ears to hear [eyes to see? Whatever.]. Those artists who create a "private language" and then complain because nobody understands them have entered the lonely closet of the ego and locked the door behind them. God only knows what they're doing in there, but I suggest you don't try to get in without knocking first. Give them time to rearrange their clothing, for the sake of politeness).

So here are some of my paintings. Some are just pleasant pictures. Some have subtle and elusive meanings. All are there for you to enjoy. If one seems to speak to you, listen to it. Go with it. It won't hurt you any more than it has to (see Nietzsche on the virtue of pain). Let B. de Corbin tell you strange stories of other times and other places...

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Green Dragon
Original image size: 8" X 11"
Print portrait
Green Dragon (without border)
Original size: 4.75" X 5.25"
Print portrait
This is the central image extracted from the previous painting. I thought you might prefer this for whatever purpose you have in mind, so here it is.
Original size: 8" X 11"
Print portrait
Griffin (without border)
Original size: 4.75" X 5.25"
Print portrait
This is another image extracted from the full painting. Use it as you wish.
Trapped in Stone
Original size: 12" X 8"
Print landscape
Dream Fountain
Original size: 11" X 8"
Print landscape

Note: this painting is based on a series of dreams which have followed me as far back as I can remember. At first, the fountain was dry, but as I got older the fountain first was filled with mud, then dirty water, and finally became as you see here. I wonder what that means?

Free Art - painting - Green Dragon
Free Art - painting - Green Dragon (without border)
Free Art - painting - Griffin
Free Art - painting - Griffin (without border)
Free Art - painting - Trapped in Stone
Free Art - painting - Dream Fountain