Portfolio Link

Should you be interested in viewing a more "formal" portfolio site, please visit: http://www.carlverster.com

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's ALIVE!!!

www.carlverster.com :)

Tomorrow is D-Day

Tomorrow the new website goes live. (Well, technically it is live, but I haven't broadcasted it yet.)
Lots of work to do tonight. :)
(Actually most of the hard work is done; just a number of paintings to be added, setting up SEO and the like.)
Looking forward to sharing it to the world.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Count down!

Lifted spirits (still sick as a dog, but with a smile on my face).
Also, it is a mere matter of days to the launch of my new website dedicated to promoting my art, which I have been determinedly trying to complete before deadline.  Quite excited ... it has been a long time coming.

(I have also, as a matter of interest started another blog which I will hopefully be keeping fairly current; just for fun, and bookish in nature.)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fevers and chills.

Just worked out I've had 9.5 hrs sleep since i woke on Saturday morn. No wonder I feel like death warmed up. :(
Is just an ounce of local compassion too much to ask? Apparently so. Oh well; it is what it is.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Staring at the sea

I have just spent the better part of 3 hours staring at a blank canvas completely paralyzed, trying to decide what to paint for you next. And it's not that I dont have any ideas, I SO do! It's just that I want it to say so much. So much ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


 "Apnea", Oil on Board, 30cmx60cm

Without your voice, I cannot see the surface,
When your eyes are averted, I cannot breath,
And if you stop listening, I will stop swimming;
I will drift deeper into my isolation, a lifeless abyss.
 "Apnea", Oil on Board, 30cmx60cm

Friday, June 10, 2011


Don't you know? Don't you know,
That every decision I have made,
Every choice I have taken, take,
I took, I take for you, salvation issues all?

Don't you know these wild, calm seas,
These waves of deep, aching deep,
Of prussian blue, are seas, are seas
Of fighting thought, of truth?

Light breaking through clouds, sustains this ocean soul,
Your breath of hope, that pulse of life, waves,
Relentless waves, my heart's rythmic breaking
On your endless tides and shore.

Whatever happens or is happening, know ... just know ...
"Known Seas", Oil on Canvas

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Sleep brings no rest, no respite.
Simply adrift on a darker wave, a deeper ocean.
At least you sometimes join me there.

This is still in progress, but is not turning out at all how I intended it to.
It started off a lot darker, both tonally and psychologically, but the memories of a certain beautiful day kept forcing their way onto the canvas, and it has turned out light and undemanding.
I'm not convinced that it's better this way, but ...