Venice Beach, plein-air oil, 9x 12 inches.

I had fun with this one putting most of the detail way up in the upper right, and letting the rest be open spaces.

HEY this is a new platform so I guess I can just... repost old art for any people who haven't seen it before! Or you've seen it before but don't care about seeing it again because you are ✨nice✨

Here are all four screen printed posters I've done for the Fifty-Nine Parks series, available here:

Wife and I have been training a neural network for five years, and he can finally play with Legos

Studies of fellow artists at work are painted in two 20 minute sessions each, and they're in oil, 8x10 and 9x12 inches.
More at my Instagram page (@jamesgurneyart)

after years of being on a Linode box, I have moved all my static sites to Vercel. Great developer experience

Thanks to climate change, every winter in Minnesota, we have record-breaking weather. "Record-breaking" loses its meaning if it happens every year, though. Makes me think we should stop saying "record-breaking" unless it broke the record by a huge margin, i.e. record-breaking record breaking weather.

The expression "soft skills" always grates on me. It's a common idiom and I probably need to get over it. But I hate the framing that we have this completely distinct bucket of "add-on" skills that we consider separately. Working with other people might have been optional once (maybe?), but it's a fundamental part of software engineering in 2023.

It's like if you said "they're a great programmer but need to learn how to write testable code"... no, that skill is part of good programming now!

In the last six months or so, I’ve gotten into a new hobby: stained glass! It’s infuriating and delightful in equal measure.

I’m not particularly good at it, but so far that hasn’t deterred me from making really intense designs! Here’s my most recent which will be a surprise gift for someone who owns a Thing (the old VW).

I’m especially proud of all of the mirrors, and the fire extinguisher :D

tbh i think keeping fahrenheit was one of the only sensible things the US has ever done. it's like what percent warm is it where zero percent equals Really Fucking Cold and one hundred percent equals Really Fucking Hot and if someone's like "it's 70% warm" then you just immediately know that it's on the warm side but not all the way to Really Fucking Hot. meanwhile if it reaches 100% warm in celsius your skin melts off

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