Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Last night was the "Raining Cats and Dogs" show at Mother Dog Studios. So, I was up there working of course, and left the mingling to the artists that were finished with stuff. Have a show to get ready for, and I'm not driving 50 miles to just sit around. And here is a picture of the inspirational wall, which was uncovered when I removed the big wooden box that was taking up this wall of the studio. The paint was just cracking and falling off. I've left it for now since it looks so cool, and I know that John will want to take many excellent photos with it.
I've decided to call these kind of pieces "walking line" after hearing Paul Klee's work being described as "... a line taking a walk." I thought that described what I was doing here. I let the line just travel around and when it's done I find the image inside, by luck. So, I never know where these pieces are going to end up. I usually do this on paper while taking notes or sitting in a meeting, and for some reason find the technique difficult to translate into charcoal and paint on board. This was the third line I tried last night, the other two didn't have anything interesting in them. Right now my focus is on figures and animals, so the egg-beaters are left out for now.
Tried to think of a good name for this one. These lonely cows out by the road when I'm driving to work. I've been really impressed with the white-yellow grass, kinda looks like snow. But here I was trying to capture the warm sun of the afternoon on the way home. I love the way the cattle break up the plane of the field.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This image is very dark. Photographing in the studio with my cell phone isn't really working so well haha. I'm happy with the way the figure is shaping up (see original sketch here). There are a few stories trying to push there way into the piece. I'm going to have to pick one before I can tell you what it is that she's holding.
The colors on this one make me very happy. In fact, I think when this is done, I'm going to hang it in my house. The charcoal sketch underneath was so solid that the paint washes aren't making a lot of change (which is good, I liked the sketch). However, now I have to be very careful not to create new sharp detail in a style that conflicts with the sketch. Of course, now I'm just worried about messing it up. Haha.
Ok, this one does not resemble the model, maybe an elderly version haha. Still, I'm liking this piece a lot more since starting the paint (see original sketch here). I've been having good luck with the acrylic washes, and the colors are coming together nice. This is maybe a little over half done.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I was asked to draw some pictures for the children at church for 5 Sundays. Each day I was asked to draw a specific body part during the children's service. Since it was for the kids, and I would be sitting with them, I decided to go with crayons!!! I'm pretty happy with the drawings, especially the eyebrows!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This Wednesday, we had Jeremy model. He's playing Howie in the Center's production of "Our Town", so we had him in costume for some of the poses.
Howie delivering the milk.