Category: Art

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.

Drawings on Yellow Paper

September 20, 2008

As I unpack from my recent move, I’ve rediscovered certain art materials. I found some excellent biege/yellow printmaking paper this week, and made some ballpoint pen drawings upon cut-up sections of said paper:

An Emotional Fellow

September 14, 2008

It’s hard to maintain composure from time to time, as this emotional fellow knows all too well.

Slash Paintings

September 13, 2008

Here are some other new paintings with some nice yellow slashes all across the face, mm-hmm.



Red-Face Paintings

September 12, 2008

I finished these small acrylic paintings last night. They appear here on this blog just a bit smaller than actual size.






Bill Hicks Painting

September 8, 2008

It’s from a dvd cover, which may or may not be lame, but damn. Here’s a photo of the piece in progress:

The hammer is there to provide dramatic tones and intimidating imagery…

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