Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Untitled Abstract with Blue and Purple
5"x7" acrylic on fiberboard

Good idea, Worm!

My niece suggested I do a piece with blue and purple, and so, on her advice, I did. I'm generally pleased with the result. The piece is, I think, a departure for me in that I didn't use earth tones to offset the cooler colors. I will use this as a study for something larger, down the line, and then, I may incorporate those earth tones. Or maybe I won't.

Friday, January 26, 2007

5"x7" Acrylic on fiberboard

You know, I was going to call this piece "Viva Formage" or something like that. It would've been a hybrid of Viva Las Vegas and just your basic cheese. Why? Well, it's tough to see, but I used some iradescent gold on this painting, and although I like it, I couldn't help but feel a little cheesy using it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

No post today. Just too much on my plate! Between auditions, callbacks, a haircut and class, I just couldn't swing it today. I'll try tomorrow.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Untitled Abstract with Purple
5"x7" acrylic on fiberboard

This isn't ground-breaking by any stretch, but I am pleased with the discovery of a culinary torch. It's used for our forays into creme brulee, and now, paintings. Yeah, I've probably concocted some sort of toxic situation, but it didn't stink too bad. Between the palette knife and the blowtorch, I'm interested in exploring this further.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Untitled Study
5"x7" acrylic on fiberboard

So here's another attempt at that study I tried yesterday. I'm much happier with this attempt.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Untitled abstract 5"x7"

"So I was going to write something like; "This is what happens when you use a postcard painting as a study for a larger commissioned piece, then halway through the piece you get led astray and fall under it's spell, and forget the original intent, then you remember why you started the painting in the first place, and try to go back to that, but it's too late and in the process, fail miserably."

I was going to write that, but I won't.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Untitled abstract with green and magenta

So this is a piece I began yesterday and it didn't start off as dark as this. Not that there's anything wrong with darker paintings, but I've just tried to make a "move towards the light" as that woman said in "Poltergeist" so many years ago. "Carol Ann, there is peace and serenity in the light!" Tangent. Anyway, the piece began lighter and ended with what you see here. I worked on a commission yesterday and spent 4+ hours writing names of fallen soldiers on canvas. Needless to say, when I finished with that project for the day, I didn't feel like picking this piece up again. Until today. And there you have it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Untitled Abstract
5"x7" acrylic on wood

Ah, the joys of glazing! Since I began working with acrylics I really hadn't done any glazing, (something I did a lot of when I was working in oils). I can't say that the technique really lends itself to the postcard paintings as I usually try to do them in an hour or so. The drying time is increased with the glazing, but it's a look I'm quite fond of.

Monday, January 08, 2007

5"x7"' acrylic on wood


Friday, January 05, 2007

5"x7" acrylic on wood

Nothing really to say. I guess I'll let this speak for itself.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Untitled (vertical)
"5x7" acrylic on wood

I worked a long time on this one. Well, longer than I should have. I usually try to give myself an hour to an hour and a half to do the jewels. This one just wouldn't speak to me for the longest time.
5"x7" acrylic on wood

On the way home from an audition yesterday I was inspired by a beautiful tree in front of a terra cotta colored wall. I promptly came home and painted this.

Yeah, I don't see it either. Maybe today.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

5"x7" Acrylic on wood

A painting for Travis.