Monday, June 28, 2010
I was in Catalina this weekend and brought my art supplies. Three nights and two paintings! The first is the Catalina Pier which I painted in the bright afternoon light, oil on canvas, 12 by 24, and the second is the Avalon Casino painted in the "June Gloom" morning fog, oil on canvas, 18 by 24. Also here's a couple shots of my setup on location.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I got a commission yesterday to paint art collector Gene D. and his garden out in Santa Monica, so today I went out and got the job done! I was there at 2pm sharp and started right away...i painted 4.5 hours and by the end the light had completely changed/disappeared, but I stuck with the 2 or 3pm feeling for the painting which is when the light felt most vivid to me. He loved it! and I got to enjoy the day painting by the ocean. It's nice to find collectors who appreciate the spontaneous, the impressionist the painterly... In this age of crystalline digital perfection there's something to be said for the handmade. oil on canvas, 36 by 18
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I just got back from the Get:Art fundraiser show for Project Angel Food. What a great night! I sold the landscape I gave to the show (clickback) and last minute asked the organizer about painting 20 minute portraits which turned out to be a hit! I painted on, and sold, all seven canvases I brought and still had people wanting me to paint more! I thought I was only going to paint for an hour and a half so I figured I had more than enough supplies, but everyone was so excited about it that they had me paint all night and I just plain ran out. All told I gave and the collectors bought enough of my art to provide 340 meals to people suffering and in need! I feel like that's good karma. I'm on top of the world right now! I didn't get pictures of all the paintings, but if anyone watching got some good pictures or video and you're reading this, send it my way, thanks! Here's a few shots of some satisfied customers, and as I told them, a reasonable likeness for a reasonable price. ahahahahah!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Our musical guest and portraitee this show was the Azalia Snail! This is the second documented use of glitter and jewels in my work, the first can be seen here: Joint Custody Project. ;) the painting is 28 by 22, oil, glitter, and plastic jewels on canvas. enjoy!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Last night was the Hive show and Nathan asked me to liven up the proceedings with some live painting. So I brought a canvas that I'd previously done some live painting on and jumped on it again, keeping the video game theme. I like it even better now! oil on canvas, 40 by 30 (I painted more on it today so I'm updating the photo!)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Come to the Hive gallery this Saturday the 5th starting at 8pm for the big June show! The address is 729 S. Spring St. 90014. It's a video game themed group show in which I am showing my 8-bit Mona Lisa. Also in the back I am showing four paintings. It's all for sale, art collectors! Check the video for a walk-thru. Click here for the Hive Gallery link.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is a painting for the next Hive show which has a video game theme... I only worked on games as far back as 16-bit, but I have fond memories of the Atari 2600! this was a 5 color palette (white, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, and ultramarine blue)and 216 total brushstrokes. acrylic on canvas, 36 by 24.