Brad Ormand Painting Signatures

11.07.2014 – Painting, Blog & Fourier

I’m still working on putting together my WordPress theme.  I have the twenty-fourteen theme modified to fit my purposes.  There are little things everywhere that I’m tweaking and it just takes time to get each thing to a suitable level.  For instance, I don’t want a sidebar, opting for a more dynamic way of showing other posts.  I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll do, but I know that I’m going to have to write some kind of modification to set up an API that my JavaScript can call.  It’s going to be kind of like a dashboard, instead.  So, still tweaking all of that stuff…

Wordpress Coding

And, I signed all of my paintings that didn’t have a signature so that I could take pictures of them to put in the image gallery I’m building for the site.  Then, I took all of the pics in halfway good lighting and good focus and now I’m cropping out the background for each one.  This might carry over to tomorrow.

Brad Ormand Painting Signatures

And, in other news, I had no idea that there were different forms of mathematical Integration – i.e. Riemann integration, L2 integration from Lebesgue, and others, etc.  I passed through those waters on my way towards attempting to understand Fourier Transforms and Series, and it’s fascinating. If I relax and take my time, I find math very enjoyable.

Fourier Series and Transforms are fascinating, themselves, but I gotta tell ya, it’s some thick-ass reading! Especially when stuff is proven out, like when they take one single “n” out of the summation, call it “m”, and prove that one “m” case as opposed to the other n’s and then end up with a few integrals and a few inverse exponentials with complex numbers where that entire mess stretching the entire drawing surface just equates to a big fat Zero after all that work.

But, it’s pretty thick if you aren’t refreshed with your calculus, trigonometric identities and derivatives and exponent algebra. Every time I attempt to understand a more involved concept like this, I have to go work some more basic problems to get caught up to being able to intuitively understand the underlying meaning and relationships, which is what I’m after. But, it’s like warming up for the “big game”. I have to get in the right mindset and mode. The payoff is, however, every time I study a concept just above my limit and can “get it”, I can add that to my implementation toolbox, which is the ultimate goal in studying it in the first place 🙂 .