Friday, June 27, 2014

Blast from the past

I recently went rummaging through the basement looking for mini-paintings for a friend, the kind I used to sell at outdoor art shows, and here's what I found. They're all between 4" x 5" and 7" x 9"

Really interesting to see how much progress I've made as a painter, what kinds of things I no longer do and what kinds of things are still showing up in my paintings.  


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

whale balloon tree swing

This painting is a result of some style experimenting that I've been doing. I originally started with some digital sketching, and I posted one of the sketches on tumblr. The digital sketching was great for quickly working through a lot of ideas and I did a lot of them, but I eventually needed to try it out with actual paint and see how it looked in real life.

'whale balloon tree swing' is one of the first results of this experimentation. I wasn't really concerned too much about the overall composition, as I was squeezing in as many of the different things I was trying out as possible. Things like allowing some of the text to show through, or having the little panels in the background, scratching a drawing into the paint, or adding abstract elements like the rectangles.

It's 16"x20", so it's a relatively small painting. You can see I was trying to squeeze a lot into it.

This is a close up so you can see more of the texture.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

workinprogress - robot legal trouble

Made some headway on this commission last week. Here are some detail photos. Special thanks to my client for giving me permission to post work in progress photos.