Sunday, March 28, 2010

6" x 8"
oil on panel

The submission deadline for this year's 50/50 show is fast approaching. If I get in, my theme this time will be "Objects of Desire". That should give me a wide array of subject matter to work with. Our girls were home on spring break this week so I took them out to buy truffles and kept a few handy to paint. They started to melt under the lamp, but I was able to capture them with paint before tragedy ensued. In my outlook on the world, chocolate truffles would certainly qualify as "Objects of Desire".

Studio music this week:

Pat Metheny- The Way Up and As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

Monday, March 22, 2010

SS Rain
oil on cradled panel
11" x 13.5"

This one's a little bit more whimsical than the skull painting, but I worked on it at the same time and finished it this afternoon. I was at my pal Shawn's recording studio two weeks ago listening to his latest work, one beautiful piece he recorded was called Rain. I went home and quickly drafted a one page film treatment for a short film based on his composition. Paper boats feature predominantly in the film concept, so I though I'd make a small still life study to go along with it and get some more painting experience to boot.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Have a Drink On Me
10" x 10"
oil on cradled wood panel

I need a drink right now, this one was tough and it's self-imposed challenges like this that can cause an artist to question one's sanity and then go deep into drink. But I won't, I'll just relax for a bit and massage my sore art muscles. This was good and fun, satisfied with the results. Now I can return the fabric back to the sample closet at school, happy to never look at it again!

Studio music this week:
Peter Gabriel- Big Blue Ball
Nancy Hall and the Curios- Pillow Book

Monday, March 15, 2010

Have a Drink on Me
Still in progress!

I was hoping to have this done by yesterday but the tapestry is taking so much time. I started a little bit on the skull itself and the reflections in the flask are about 50 percent done. Maybe I'll finish tomorrow, we'll see...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Work in progress...

It has been a very busy week, so I haven't put a lot of time into my artwork since my last post ten days ago. But I did get started on this small still life which I will finish by the end of this week since I have a few days off. There are many challenges in this set-up: the busy fabric pattern, the distorted raccoon skull in the flask, all play into a visual puzzle that is going to test my skill level. I think I'm going to call this one "Have a Drink on Me". See you at the other side of this week, everyone!

This week's studio music:
Midnight Oil- Diesel and Dust
Sheila Chandra- ABoneCroneDrone