Saturday, May 29, 2010
I paid homage and poked fun at my first fascination with painting, Bob Ross! The show starts slow, then some music kicks in which is a little loud and the painting progressing nicely, the music stops at the 38 minute mark and we get some serious painting in, but then at 47 minutes all hell breaks loose and a volcano goes off, there's a major oil spill, and a Starbucks moves in to spoil the arcadian idyll of Bob Ross's beautiful place! you can fast forward to any point in the video!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Fuck the Eighties! is painted over this painting and I think it's an improvement! lol It sums up my feelings of that decade, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. And the 2000s are like the Eighties on HGH and Viagra. oil on canvas, 48 by 36
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I acquired a new batch of vintage x-rated magazines from my neighbor Rod so I'm going to get to paint some paintings for this series that has sprouted up around these mags. I really do find them fascinating as windows into our recent past as consumers of luxury items and sex, how and what are be being sold. I've got a couple work in progress... I plan to keep working on them and also starting new ones. Feel the Velvet 1980, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 by 36. Hustler 1978, acrylic on canvas, 30 by 40.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
This is a good episode! after having fun last week face painting, we get into a teaching mode. We start off with a video from "Erotic Art School", follow that up with a review of the new LAzarides gallery show, and end with knowledge and wisdom. My favorite quote is from the very end of the video, "Manet I carry a piece of you in my heart and I love you in a way that Matisse loved you, l love you like Picasso loved you, I love you like Cezanne loved you!" which is my response to a famous quote by Matisse to Picasso in 1954, "My God! In a generation or two, who among the painters will hold a piece of US dear to their hearts as we do MANET and CEZANNE!?" be skeptical of art from "branded" galleries like LAzyrides
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I was inspired to see what spraypaint is like so I bought a can of white, grey, and black and paid homage to one of my favorite painters, Manet! It's the first time I've tried it, so I have no "can control", but one of my former students is going to give me a lesson on the basics. I can't wait! In the meantime I'm going to just keep experimenting more. spraypaint on panel, 20 by 16
And here's another! I'm learning by doing... I love how flat or gradated you can get with the colors, it's like photoshop. Spray Lautrec, 48 by 24
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This week I had Amy Hagemeier back with her face paints and I tried my have at that for the first time! That was fun! I recommend everyone give it a try. update 1-10-11: I noticed the embedded video clip to this show is 'dead' so if you click this link you can watch it online still. I'll try to figure out how to re-embed it... click here to watch the episode
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I was drawing at the corner of 8th and San Pedro in downtown Los Angeles yesterday and today. Here's a video with some footage for your viewing pleasure. Today I drew more to the right and left of the first drawing and have composited them in Photoshop. this is a work in progress!