Thursday, December 11, 2008

I've been doing a lot of figure drawing in the last couple of months. mainly at Steve Carpenter's Gallery on Monday nights. It's a great group with many accomplished artists and a cool setup.

They have one model do short poses from 6-8 PM and then a second model will do one long pose from 8-10 PM. The second model will repeat his/her pose for 4 consecutive weeks, allowing artists to paint from life as well as doing short sketches. It's been a lot of fun and I've been posting the highlights to my flickr account.

This last one is my first finished painting in ages! Executed in watercolors on Arches Cold-pressed paper measuring 9" x 12.25", it was included in the Memorial Art Gallery's student show in the Creative Workshop which just came down. So, not only my first painting in maybe a decade but also my first exhibited work since 2000. Pretty big step for me...

I'd appreciate any feedback on these or any of my other work.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Vote Hope

LinkHere's my response to Shepard Fairey's HOPE campaign. You can still get HOPE stickers at Sticker Robot.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy ?@!$'n Birthday

So, I'm 31 today...don't know quite what to say that. It's not that I feel old, far from it. It's just that I thought I'd have accomplished so much more by now.

Been having a pretty rough go of it since April. I'd rather not get into the details but let's just say, “Mistakes were made.” I guess I can take comfort in Kevin Spacey’s line from American Beauty,
“It's never too late to get it back.”

So, that's what I'm going to try to do. Be brutally honest with myself and commit to living a better life. Go after what I really want and stop feeling so guilty about not being a “success” – whatever the hell that is.