Monday, December 17, 2007

Home Is Where The Heart Is


Ball point pen drawing, 9x6.5 inch

Brad


Lino cut 6x8 inch

Monday, December 10, 2007

Where Do I Stand


Silkscreen, ink and scorched yogurt 10x6

Oh


Ink on Paper 8.5x11

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monk Portrait One


The Monk in natural light.

In Memory of Archer


This one keeps me quiet.

Monk Sketch One


Monk is one of my son's favorite toys. He has had Monk nearly from birth and he connected with him almost immediately. Monk has been a pleasure to paint. It sure helps that he has the ability to sit for long periods of time with out needing a break.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mono

I caught the last 7 minutes of Mono's show at the Independent on October 29. I had to work late that night and the buses felt extra slow but I told my self as long as they were still on stage I would go in. This is Mono, one of my favorite bands.

I would like to spend more days like this

Follow Soy Panday for a skateboarding tour through Paris. This film is well shot and paired with an enjoyable soundtrack.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Art Giveaway

There is a free art give away on Pepper's Blog. I have been cleaning and organizing the past few weeks and ran across a bunch of different pieces I thought needed a new home. So I gave them to Pepper and she is helping them relocate.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sketchbooks

"Jenny and David" 2006, Ink and Gel Pen in Recycled paper sketchbook, 8.5x11
"Octopus" 2007 Recycled paper Sketchbook, Ink and Gel Pen, 11x17 (cropped)
"Heaven Sent", 2006, Small Rainbow sketchbook, Pen and ink and colored pencil. Roughly 7x10.
"Sketchbook Portrait", 2007, Large book from Chris Rolik, This is the backside of the drawing the ink has bled through. The tape from "Tape Cloud" is visible on the left edge of the book.
"Who Do You Mean When You Say Lord?",2007, Recycled paper sketchbook. 11x17 (cropped), Ink and Gel Pens, White Out strips
"Weeping Ghost and Masked in Mini-skirt" 2005, Rainbow Sketchbook, 5x7 Ink and colored pencil
"Tape Cloud", 2007, Big Sketchbook from Chris Rolik. Masking tape and Marker

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

"On This Day I Am Beautiful. (January 12,2007)" Finished. The cardboard box drawing in the upper right corner is one of mine as well. He is lovingly referred to as, "Corn Dog Boy."
This is the raw plywood office entry way, in the Book Arts room, in the Academy of Art building,located at 60 Federal.I asked if I could do a painting here while the school was on break. Graciously they said yes. This is the initial lay in. Two archers with bubble background sketched out in white and blue chalk. (Don't use blue chalk again. It doesn't remove easily.) Blocked in with white latex paint. Instructors were there, going in and out of the office. It was helpful to have wood exposed so I could work and they could walk.
Once I got to this point I knew I needed to make some changes. There were some things I liked about it but it wasn't all working together. Even though I had loads of fun making drips down the step face they were distracting from the actual image. I didn't like the figure in the foreground. And the color scheme was almost overwhelmingly red, white and blue. The only thing saving it was the gray. The design had gotten away from me and no longer sat comfortably in the room.
So on a day when I was there all alone I took out all the things I didn't like. I still like this stage very much. I think it works beautifully. But I didn't feel this was the right space for this image. So I took a photo and said goodbye.
In this one the figure gets filled in and the gray dress covered up. The gray frame of the stairs is established.
And now it's done. I don't have any progression photos of this image because it came together so quickly.
Big and simple. She now sits quite comfortably in the room.

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