Year: 2008

Almost-Done Paintings

December 28, 2008

I may be showing these in my January show at Urban Pearl in Boulder.

Sunset Clouds

December 6, 2008

Some sunset clouds from tonight in good ol’ Broomfield, CO.

Huge Triptych in Progress – Part 1

December 6, 2008

A few weeks ago I got six absolutely gigantic stretched canvases (36×48 inches). I’ve started a triptych with three of these and have been documenting its progress. It’s maybe about halfway done, but who knows? Anyway, here is the process so far:

  • (This is when it turned into an accidental representation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not what I’m going for.)

  • (Still in the de-thrillerization process. And that’s how it currently stands.)

More New Paintings and My Problem with Critiques

November 9, 2008

I really loved my time at the Kansas City Art Institute and all that institution taught me about learning how to learn. The school was excellent in my opinion, and I cannot discount what the professors and curriculum taught me about good art.

That being said, it is awesome to be able to make art without trying to stay within the confines of an assignment or threat of critique. Most critiques I’ve been involved with have not done anything to improve my art.

Sure, critiques are excellent opportunities for others to go on and on about making no sense at all, but I’m done with all that. My art is something that I have critiqued within myself, and any other blathering about it is cool and all, but not necessary if one is completely sure of one’s work.

Here are three more large acrylic paintings that are looking almost finished, but still in progress:

More Art in Progress

November 9, 2008

Some images of recent studio activity for anyone who’s interested.

Paintings at College Coffee, Boulder, CO

November 5, 2008

This afternoon I put some paintings up at a coffee shop on The Hill in Boulder. Kind of an interesting space, as it was once a movie theatre lobby. My paintings are hanging in the spaces in which movie posters once resided.

Obama and Biden FTW

November 4, 2008

Note: In case you’re not familiar with internet lingo, ‘FTW’ means ‘For The Win’.

And win they did! After 8 long long years, America may finally start rebuilding in a good way. Obama and Biden is just what we need right now. This is the first time I’ve actually been excited about who I’ve voted for and to whom I’ve donated.

I Voted

October 30, 2008

I voted this morning.

  • It was good
  • I got a sticker

Colorado Pumpkins

October 26, 2008

While walking on a trail in Broomfield this afternoon, I discovered pumpkin patches are huge in nearby Louisville.

Halloween Cat Toys

October 4, 2008

These cat toys from my sister have been an absolute hit with my cats as they contain Teh Catnip, a should-be-controlled substance that makes cats go absolutely bonkers. Please note the candy corn, skull, and jack-o-lantern instances.