Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Well, here it is. It's impossible, for me anyway, to really capture the beauty of this day as I experienced it. It was one of those days that was sunny and clear, a few wispy clouds high above, the crunch of leaves was underfoot, people walked their dogs...just gorgeous. I suppose a better painter than I could capture that, but this is what I came up with, and frankly, I don't hate it. Maybe it's just because it reminds me of the day. I miss fall.
Monday, October 30, 2006
This evening I finished a painting of trees. I was just in KC this past weekend for a wedding and I was so inspired by the full autumn colors around me. I will post the painting tomorrow, first thing, because I'll be damned if I can get the colors right on the photograph. Hey, I'm a painter, not a photographer.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
It's kind of obvious to me what this looks like, but it didn't begin as that when I started this piece. It began as an experiment with acrylic and a spray bottle. The spray bottle gave the big round spot, and I went from there. 5x7, acrylic on fiberboard. The usual price, $70.
Friday, October 20, 2006
What's this? 11:22 A.M. and the painting of the day is complete? Could it be? Yes. A quick study in purple, gray white and blue (which, for some reason is reading as green in the photo). This is a case where I'm leaving well enough alone. Have a nice weekend everybody.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
You're right, this is a lot like the painting offered yesterday, and you want to know a little secret? It's a lot like the one that I'll do for tomorrow. These are pretty "graphic". I'm still toying with the idea of melding the two styles together. It's 5x7, acrylic on fiberboard. 70 bucks, and it's all yours... but hold the phone and wait 'til tomorrow before you get it.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Okay, so here's the deal. This picture SUCKS. The photograph, I mean. The painting is, I think, frankly, not that bad. I'm only including this photo here because I need to prove that I did a painting for the day. I will re-photograph the painting tomorrow in the natural light and you'll get a better idea what it's all about. I've kind of revisted an older style with this painting, trying to incorporate the newer styles of abstraction, with the older. It is also a study for a commissioned piece, (for you, Barnes). The medium I used to pour the paint makes it dry so slooooooowly, and thus, the late finishing time.
Friday, October 13, 2006
One hour later...
For a long time I stared at this monstrosity and thought of something positive to put here. "I finished it in the self-imposed 1 hour window." Yeah, looks like it. "At least it hasn't hurt anyone" not that I know of anyway. "At least the exercise is done for the day" Hmmm, yeah, I guess I'll stick with that one. Dad, Bruce, you guys were right. Sunsets are hard. About halfway through this piece of shite I had a cloud, one cloud, that I could live with. That cloud no longer exists. Oh well, tomorrow's another day, right? I guess I pulled that tree yesterday out of my ass. I like trees. I remember going to see the "Bodyworlds" exhibit with my Dad a few years back. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's an exhibit with cadavers preserved using a resin, you get to see the body in a totally new light. The exhibit in theory was kind of macabre I guess, but then, it became beautiful as I saw the human body for what it is: a masterpiece. Anyway, this is a long-winded tirade just to get to the point of the bronchial tubes in the lungs. When I saw them on display, they looked like beautiful, intricate trees.
See you next week.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Say whaaaaa? Yes. A departure of sorts. We returned from our trip to Italy and D's uncle inspired me with his incredible work. This is a dead tree we saw on a walk with the family. I was struck by the lonliness of the image. Now, not to fret, my blog will not become an Italian slideshow, but then again, what would be the problem with that? The Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the Duomo in Florence brought tears to my eyes, and don't even get me started on the Uffizi. (7 hours and we barely scratched the surface) I was completely inspired by the trip and all that I saw. I can only hope that the inspiration traslates to my work. Wish me luck.