Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This is how I make my supports for my paintings. I use masonite. I like it because it doesn't give as much as canvas and doesn't have the texture of canvas which means I can apply my own texture.
The magic ingredients are glue and pressure.
This one is 12"x12".
Making a bunch of these as I have a couple shows coming up. Paint, paint, paint.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Showcard from my current outing. If you are in Reno, get on over to Never Ender and see some art. There is another show, "Bye, bye summer" group show happening at the same time in the back gallery. Never Ender also has cool clothing and gifts. Start that x-mas shopping early.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
NEW SHOW. "MAKING MARKS", Solo show at Never Ender Gallery in Reno, NV. Show opens Aug. 18th and runs 'til Sept. 22nd. Opening reception Aug. 18th, 7pm.
I'll have some work in this show that hasn't been seen outside of my studio. Very reasonable prices on a lot of small works. It's never too early to start that Christmas shopping. ;-)
Also, two shows coming up in late fall and winter. More info. to come on these.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
A show that I am participating in is currently on display at Never Ender. If you are in Reno stop in a take a peak. Never Ender also has lots of cool clothing for the gals and the guys.
I invited Lisa Congdon to be in the show with me. Check out her work, it's rad.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Another in my continuing series of illustrations.
Squaresville. Where everything is angular.
One for the portfolio. This is a new style and I am excited about where it will go as I add images. As I said it is a new style but has many elements that I have been using for years: ink drawing, textures both hand and mechanically created, use of hand-created type all put together and colored digitally.
I enjoy working in the digital realm because I can rearrange, resize, recolor at will. I don't use Photoshop's fancy tricks because I want to keep to as close to a hand-done look as possible. Having said that, you have to know Photoshop pretty well to keep to a hand-done look.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
This make me giggle; before, during and after I made it.
Cross pollinizating, evolution, our planet is getting mighty crowded, we're living close to the animals, side-by-side, pushing them out, who'll win, where are we going, hang on kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Acrylic on wood.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
There is a lot of art on the web. Check out flickr and type in the type of art you are looking for in the search pane. Tons of artists on Myspace as well and countless other on-line galleries. Most galleries are on-line as well.
If you find an artist you like, shoot them an email to see if they have anything for sale(if they don't already list their work on their own site).
Go to local galleries, go to galleries when you are on vacation, go to art fairs, whatever.
As to what type of art to buy, well that's up to you and your tastes. Forget about art as investment and just buy what you like. Maybe you start a collection of art of one type of animal that you like. Or, art that is all the same color. Or, same general style. Or, landscapes. Whatever floats your boat.
My personal collection (still budding) is quite eclectic. I just get what I like at the time. I'm an artist but I don't necessarily want to look at my own work all the time. I want to be inspired by the work of others.
So, go forth, look at all the art you can and buy what you like.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
I've been wanting to get my own blank Munny for a while now. I got one from Kidrobot and got the paints out.
Here's your basic blank Munny in parts. Oh, what to do...
Start painting...add texture...I like to paint undercoats of color and add texture so that in the end result you will see color coming through the texture...I use Golden's molding paste to build up texture...hope it sticks...
Add more under-color...looks bad for Munny but don't worry it's only paint...
...add yet more color...
...done with the underpainting...now lets put on a topcoat...this shows the texture previously applied...
...close-up to see texture...
...a few details, put Munny back together and, voila! 'tis done.
Friday, June 1, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
3 pieces that I sent to the "Ballyhoo" show at Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, Fl. The show is running from May 5 - June 8.
Lionel the Lion-Faced Man was a real performer. Octoboy, not so much. The first piece is an oldie that the good folks at Bear and Bird liked so that was sent.
2 pieces on right are around 6"x9" and are framed in vintage frames. The piece on left is about 9"x13" and is mounted to a panel with floating frame.
Contact Bear and Bird to purchase.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
I did 16 of these as a variation project. I wanted to see how many different versions I could do with one subject. I could have kept going. Maybe I'll pick it up again in the future and do more.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Go here to find more information about the show.
Let's get started...
Got my deck and I sanded the finish off of the art side so paint will stick.
I start by painting background color; little yellow and a little white. Starting to build up some texture...
...a little more bkgd. color - blue, a little more texture. I like texture...
...I place my rough sketch over the deck for positioning(sketchbook lower left)...
...here is a close-up of the face in the sketch...
...painting the body area...
...I have the areas of the body blocked in and have started to paint the under layers...
...working on the hair...
...working some more on body and hair. Building up mass and details...
...working on details. Highlights and lowlights...
...working on the lettering. Luckily the holes in the board lined up with her eyes...