This year I've managed to finally get my act together and pull together a submission for the Rochester 6x6x2012. Really excited. Just need to put them in the mail now! I will post images of the other three after the show opens.
Hopefully these will lead me into continuing a series of small images. Must keep my productivity up, still waiting on hearing back from the admissions board for grad school. Kind of freaking out, I shouldn't though, it's only been a month and a half. *chewing finger nails*
Global Online Preview Begins: May 25 @10am
In Gallery Preview: May 30, 31 & June 1, 1-10pm
Opening Reception & Artwork Sale: Sat. June 2, 6-10pm
These are the first four paintings in what may become a series of Mask images. But for now they will go into my MAT Art Ed portfolio. Looking for a little feed back. I need to do some adjustments in photoshop before they make the cut.
Angel painting has issues with how the camera caught the white part of the "eye holes" Anyone believe this could be a major factor in my portfolio. Should I go back and reshoot the photo or darken the faint outline separating the holes from the rest of the white mask? It's clear in person that there is a light blue outline around them. Any other feedback would be great.
And don't you hate it when you're photographing a painting and suddenly notice several tiny "mistakes." Bah.
Thanks all! You can post on here, email me, FB message me, leave a message on G+ or how ever else you'd like to comment. PLEASE!
As promised and advertised here is the selection of art that I am selling to raise money to get the dog spayed and move to a new apt. As of 7pm Monday night you may email, or FB private message what you wish to buy. Several of my prints are multiple editions so I will note how many are left. If wished I can mail them, average shipping and handling applies though i will offer free S&H to all purchases over $50.
Sorry about the cell phone images. The camera i usually use is in NC at the moment...
Please feel free to use the comment section for questions or other comments.
5 piece woodblock print 7.5ft x30in : 3 full sets available $115 per set
Assorted single panels available $30 per
Angry Bull 15in x12in: 5 available (2 on drawing paper, 3 on rice paper).
I have been playing with a new series of work. Working title is simply "The Doodles." Exploring color, abstraction, emotion in a variety of materials and mediums. So far nothing has burst into flames. (yay!) I've been using anything i have laying around for this project. Prestreched canvas, salvaged barn boards, salvaged barn window glass, illustration board, postal packaging, wood, MDF, canvas board, and paper. Basically whatever i have laying around in reach.
Combining this series with my goal of one artwork a week has been easy. Though with going back to working a normal daytime schedule (8am-5:30p) I've been fighting with having enough energy to even do a little work on my artwork when i return home in the evenings. So I will admit that I am lagging in my determination to maintain my goal.
I will soon have all the pieces I have photographed so far online on my website soon. I will have to reshoot a couple pieces simply because i never noticed how badly my hands were shaking while taking the pictures from too much caffeine and too little food. So goes life I suppose. But with me banging out so many pieces i seem to have discovered an overflow of work, some fairly large or breakable. Which means very soon I will begin to offer them for sale.
Oh hey. I've got a blog. 2.5 months. that's not too long to leave something setting into nothing right??
Where to begin. At the beginning of May I decided to force myself to finish a art project a week. Any medium. Any style. Just get one thing finished and done a week. Well apparently I have the attention span of a rabbit on cocaine.
I attended the Spring BFA 2011 Exhibition of some very dear friends of mine in SUNY Oswego. Got there to find pretty much the entire group of students i've worked with over my 6 years there in Oz graduating. Honestly i didn't get through one gallery before the 2 hour show closed. So many people to talk to so many happy moments to remember. But it gave me a royal kick in the pants. Well these... "kids" are doing more than i ever did in my time there. So better kick it up a notch.
Back to this Work a Week goal. Honestly i hate lists, i hate making goals. They anger me for some reason. But this one has really gotten on my nerves. Not only am I motivated enough to get something done but I'm embarrassed if i can't finish something in a week. (probably why i haven't told anyone recently. (really need to change the name of my blog...) )
So i finally said F**K IT. I was out of my typical paper i use and had no choice but to start experimenting with other surfaces. I used my trustworthy sharpie. (never failed me yet) got drunk, (another great artist tip to make something happen) and attacked a pre-stretched canvas i've had laying around the house since high school. Something happened. the next morning i found a relatively finished product. But that piece led to another... and another. I had 3 finished works by the time Tuesday hit. (began on a sat night) *below*
Another and another followed. Canvas, MDF Particle board, and a reclaimed barn board. teh same base green till i felt i was done for the moment with that color. Then i started in on the blue shades. At this point i wasn't just playing with the color or the medium but beginning to discover how the medium and color connected with an emotion, even the surface had something to say. The surface dictated shape, the color and then the eyes.
The way i applied the paint made me feel that the texture interacting with the surface dictated emotion. Blue is angry if thrown at the surface.
Now 3 weeks in, almost 10 paintings..(?) in i have no idea where this is going. Let's just hope i don't step on broke glass. or nails... or whatever else i start painting on. Always with my eyes though. Doodle eyes. Simple. Direct. Eyes. So many connotations.
Like i've said before. Catch me if i can, i may have fallen down a rabbit hole deeper than i've ever before. Let's see where this goes.