Category: Art 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: November 20, 2008 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:
November 9, 2008
Some images of recent studio activity for anyone who’s interested. 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.
November 1, 2008
These are totally still in progress, but they’re looking quite nice so far.
October 18, 2008 October 7, 2008
The brush handle broke off earlier tonight, and I said ‘meh’. October 4, 2008
These are more abstract, mm-hmm. 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: September 14, 2008
It’s hard to maintain composure from time to time, as this emotional fellow knows all too well.
September 14, 2008
This one is for Drew McKinney, who (according to my brother Robert) dug the first installment of this Epic Painting.
Here it is again, in stage two of its Epic Progress.
And again, the hammer is very important for conveying the ideas of Thrust and Damage. September 13, 2008
Here are some other new paintings with some nice yellow slashes all across the face, mm-hmm.
September 12, 2008
I finished these small acrylic paintings last night. They appear here on this blog just a bit smaller than actual size.
September 12, 2008
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… August 21, 2008
August 21, 2008