Monday, September 27, 2010


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

doll painting

hey guys,
so I think I just finished the doll painting I've been working on.  here are some progress shots.  let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

oil on canvas

I'm still working on my painting from the dollhouse toys and rather than show you progress shots now, I'd like to show you the progression and the final shots all in one blog.  So let me instead, talk about my next project.

I'd like to do a nocturne in the style of one of my previous paintings, shown below:
The above piece is titled "24/7" and is about fast food in America.  The new piece, however will show a gas station at night, with the overhead lights and hopefully I can capture the same glow as in the above piece.  The new gas station piece will go along with some of my other recent paintings, which illustrate scenes from the oil industry.  One of these, I will show below and is titled "oil on canvas" and another I have shown in a previous blog post. 
My concern is not to criticize or preach, because I am aware that I consume oil just like the rest of us.  Instead, I am interested in the iconic power of such images.  When someone sees an image about the oil industry, they usually feel something and have a pretty strong reaction to the piece. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

duck farms and dollhouses

hey guys,

I'll try to post at least once a week, but its been two weeks since my last post because I've been so busy lately. 

 Two weeks ago I showed you an imaginative painting of some duck farms and, as promised, I have another photo of its progress. 
I usually paint outside when I can, but I worked on this painting on Friday and I had to bring my easel inside while "Hurricane Earl" passed through. I haven't decided whether or not this painting is finished; I'll have to sleep on it for a while, but it's definitely very close to finished. 

For one of my next projects, I borrowed some of my cousins toys for a still-life.
I haven't started the painting yet.  I'd like to wait till night time so I can put a strong spotlight on the still-life and get some hard shadows.  I did do some very quick preliminary sketches a few days ago though. 
Picasso used to say that, "every child is an artist."  I love a child's creativity, imagination, and playfulness.  Art featuring toys can invoke that childlike imagination that exists within us all.