Thursday, March 22, 2012

New goodies have arrived.

Boxes of goodies have just graced my doorstep via UPS. New paint, and acrylic mediums by the gallon, Yay!!

I don't know if this warrants it's own post, but I'm a total nerd when it comes to art supplies. As soon as a shipment arrives, I'm out there unpacking and photographing everything. I guess it's good to have a nice picture before I begin using them in my studio, because in about a week all of these containers will look like they were excavated from the debris pile of a demolished building.

Friday, March 16, 2012

(Mostly) Removing Color.

In order to spend more time focusing on form and composition, I have been working primarily with black, white and a few neutral gray tones. It's actually a nice break to be able to narrow my focus a bit, and it also has me more objectively considering the role color plays in my works. As it stands, I'm feeling as though my work could use a bit more subtlety when it comes to my use of color. We'll see how things progress.

4 small 18x24 inch works on paper with very little color.

 An actual painting, 24x30 inches, inspired by the above exercises. This piece had already begun with a lot of saturated color, so I thought it would make an interesting background for what I now wanted to do. The bits of color remaining are simply areas that were not completely covered up, and provide a nice hint of color, while keeping it a very secondary element.

Okay, now some color is really creeping back in. Time to take it back a notch, or two.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Works in progress.

I don't know why I like to show images of unfinished paintings. I always seem to get myself in trouble. Someone will always ask me about a certain piece, and I end up having to let them down gently, telling them that the work they so love looks nothing like the image they saw in the first place. I guess it's about being comfortable with exposure.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This one looks like it would make a great coffee table painting. There is an idea at work here. I'm just not sure what it is, yet.

Works about town

A selection of my works have found their way into the appreciative arms of the good people over at Moonshadow Salon in Berkeley. Stop by and have a spa treatment, get your hair done and enjoy the view before you. What more does one need, besides hair? 

Everyone I show these pictures to comments on how wicked cool the mirrors are. "Yeah, they're cool, they're cool, look at what's next to them (cosmetology licenses and family photos?) ". I kid.