Saturday, August 28, 2010

oil on canvas
36" x 36"

I'm slightly changing direction with my painting, leaving the exterior world behind for awhile and exploring the interior landscapes of well-appointed homes. It aligns with the material I teach in the interior design program at our college, but with more emphasis on the oil painting approach to rendering spaces that are beyond most our means. I'm also incorporating text into the images, bas relief style. I've got a solo show scheduled in April 2011 and hopefully this new body of work will warrant exhibiting at that time.

The painting above is an abstract sky painted a few years ago. I'll post new work next week.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The End of Summer (as I know it)

For those of you who know me personally, you probably have tired of me complaining about this winter-like weather here on the coast of Northern California. It's been a particularly chilling summer, and only here do we need to blast the furnace in August to chase the chill from our bones. That is why I look forward to the end of August as we slip quietly into the warm folds of September, my favorite time of year to be living on the ocean's edge. September is our summer and we actually crawl out of our holes and stare in wonder at the big bright thing in the sky.

So it is appropriate, and with some humor, that my sun painting was chosen for the cover of the latest issue of sPARKLE+bLINK, a lit magazine created by Evan Karp. Evan and his cohorts sponsor live poetry and fiction readings in San Francisco and publish the performed pieces in these series of books. Quite amazing and ambitious and I encourage you, dear readers of this blog, to find out more here! (Thanks, Evan, for bringing a little more sun into my August.)

Now, if you'll please excuse me, I need to bundle up and get to some  unfinished business in the studio...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Picked up a video camera instead of my brushes this weekend.  I hope you enjoy this little nugget I put together called Flowers...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rhino Beetle by Emily Holland

I'm playing catch up with house repairs this week, so I have no finished artwork to show. Instead, I'm showing Emily's latest creation, the rhino beetle made from Sculpy. Actually, I'm thinking about renaming this blog Emily Holland Studio, since her output has been way higher than her dad's.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Me and Child Unit 3 at the recent Buddy Show.