Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
I thought I would try something a little different with this piece. This is the first time I have ever painted a flower. I was thinking back, and I can only remember one time that I have even drawn a flower: 7th grade art class(the only reason I remember is because I still have my portfolio from way back then).
I wasn't too sure about this painting as I started it, but it was actually quite enjoyable to paint. Many of the same characteristics I love to explore in the reflective and transparent objects I paint, were present in this flower.
I have been "tagged" by Joanne Giesbrecht to list 5 random things about me. So, here they are!
1. I prefer flapjacks to pancakes.
2. I have an Italian Mastiff named Bolan.
3. Jackson Pollock is the artist that has most inspired me, ironically. I even convinced my wife to name our son Jack, he's 10 months old now.
4. I was in the Army.
5. I never get tired of watching "The Life Aquatic"
I was originally tagged by Ambera Wellmann, but I posted my 5 random things on her blog...I guess I didn't read the instructions..who knows how these things happen. Anyway, I now know that I am supposed to tag 5 others. However, it appears everyone has been tagged already!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This piece will more than likely never go beyond what you see, just thought I would post something a little different.
What do you see?
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Top and bottom pieces of a broken bottle rendered using black and white along with a realistic color scheme. I typically do not create paintings layered with meaning, but I suppose this one could be an exception...I'll let you decide what it means to you, if anything.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This is the first time I have ever used a mirror in a composition. I have always wanted to give it a go, so I finally did. This is most definitely a nod to the amazing Photorealist painters that have inspired me over the years. I tried to create a balance of my own style with the inclusion of the reflections to stay somewhat true to my own vision of what I think makes an interesting piece...which isn't necessarily a picture plane full of "stuff".
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Small painting of a bottle with white cloth. I just felt like painting a small one tonight, and it doesn't get much smaller! I haven't painted this particular bottle in quite awhile. I really like how it catches light. It has a really nice, rich color as well.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Something a little different for me. This a skeleton I have for my advanced students to draw and paint. I have had it for about a year, but this is the first time I have painted it...even though I have wanted to for awhile. So, when I got home from school today...I did!