Friday, July 30, 2010

50/50 Reception at the Sanchez Art Center

So much to be thankful for: a loving family and the good fortune to be able to pursue my art. Thanks to my friends who came out tonight (and last night) to view my passion, your support means so much to me.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday morning plein air with Emily. We're in South Lake Tahoe and the weather is perfect.

Here you can see me violate two cardinal rules of outdoor painting. I'm painting with the sun directly hitting my canvas and I'm wearing a light colored shirt (black is preferred because colored light won't bounce off my shirt and change the colors on the canvas). Oh well, sometimes you've got to break the rules.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

50/50 Opens on Friday!

Reception: Friday, July 30 6-10pm

Directions and gallery hours:
Sanchez Art Center

Friday, July 23, 2010

Enjoy this video I made of my studio, I'm playing around with the video editing feature on my laptop...


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The shape of things to come...

Next step: add horizontal spacers and fine contour the hull. But for now, I'm going to let this rest a few days and work on some paintings...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Works in progress...

With 50/50 behind me, I'm now focusing on new work and exercising different parts of my brain (which needs a lot of exercise at this point...but that's another story). I've got a painting (above) on the easel that I'm almost done with. It's a view from our living room window facing the sunrise. It measures 18 x 36 so there's plenty of room for loose brushwork. After working on 6 x 6 panels for 7 weeks this feels like a mural!

My other project, which is quite ambitious and started before 50/50, is the New Ark sculpture. It exercises the more analytical/spacial problem solving part of my head. New Ark is basically a very large ship model built from scrap, using a lot of actual ship building techniques. This morning I will finish drafting the bulkhead templates (35 of them) and in a few days begin to cut them out of plywood. Pictures to follow. Below are in progress photos of the cardboard mock up of the ship. Basically New Ark is a freighter that carries a city on its deck. Based on the Egyptian concept of A Ship of Millions of Years, the idea of New Ark is about our collective souls transporting into another realm spiritually. Obvious conclusions of Noah's Ark can be drawn and applied as well.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lux Aeterna
(Painting #50)

6" x 6"
oil on canvas panel

Like moths to the flame, we desire the light.

This painting ends this journey of 50 works, thanks to all of you for following along on with this series, I'm touched by your comments and support. And to those of you who have bought paintings already, I really appreciate that you've found something in my work that you'd want to bring home.

Now it's time to go beach camping!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our House
(Painting #49)

6" x 6"
oil on canvas panel
$ 175

Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Game On
(Painting # 48)

6" x 6"
acrylic on canvas panel
$ 175

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Well Appointed Interior
(Painting #47)

6" x 6"
oil on canvas panel
$ 175

Thursday, July 1, 2010

(Painting #46)

6" x 6"
oil on canvas panel
$ 175