Saturday, January 29, 2011
I'm in a group show themed "lovers and haters" at the Hive gallery opening February. So this is my entry. I found a picturesque spot downtown and started with a life drawing in my sketchbook. I took that home and started a painting very expressionistically in acrylic. I moved the painting closer to the line drawing and then painted on it back at location for better color. It might have been fun to do bigger, but for the group show I'm probably already pushing the size limit... oil on canvas, 24 by 18
Monday, January 24, 2011
This was exciting! I wanted to post a picture of the painting as it looked when the LA Art Show ended. I was there for the past five days drawing and painting from life a scene of the show, live painting they call it. I have a few 'work in progress' shots of the painting which will be interesting to post because it has evolved a good deal from start to now, I'll blog those later. I got in with Coagula and the event organizers set up a table for us to use and internet broadcast from, and bringing some old school reportage I was there with easel and paints. No one seemed to mind, in fact at any given time there was a crowd having fun watching. Maybe it helped that I was right next to the other live painters, no one noticed, we're all just part of the show! I'm adding those extra pictures now, a couple composites of me painting and some stages of the painting. oil on canvas, 24 by 30
Friday, January 21, 2011
I've been at the LA Art Show with Coagula Magazine doing some live painting and helping out with coaguLAradio. I will do an internet broadcast live this Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, I'll post links and a shot of the painting soon. Here's some photos from the event today
Friday, January 14, 2011
Is that ironic? I don't know. I went early out to Santa Monica today and painted this view of the civic auditorium where the photoLA show is. I knew I was doing a show at 4pm but figured why not make a day out of it and rolled in at 11am. I thought it would be fun and odd to make a painting in front of a photography show, and then do a three hour broadcast at the photography show from a painter's viewpoint. I think both turned out great! The broadcast suffered from an unknown mic problem, no sound, for the first hour which sucks because it was awesome! We interviewed Amy Arbus about her new book the Fourth Wall, her famous mother, and photography, and also spoke with the folks from [the=equation]2 about their creative community cultivation project, and Dawn Of Man but... it's gone. ahahaha! The other two hours went great but I couldn't tell if I was repeating myself, very deja vu. I'll get a link to that soon but you can listen to a replay now at coagula.com the first hour is empty, but if you click or drag, basically fiddle with the scrolling bar next to the play button to about 60 or so minutes in, you can fastforward to where my gabbing start...
It should be interesting to say the least! Today, Friday Jan 14 starting at 4pm I will be doing a live 3 hour broadcast from the floor of photoLA/artLA projects streaming on the internet at www.coagula.com. Click the link and listen in for this chocolate meets peanut butter of a broadcast!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
There is another Tarot show at the Hive gallery opening this Saturday (click here for info).. It's the second tarot theme show and I'd started a painting of the Fool for that a few months back but never finished it... maybe that's part of the point of the fool card, it's never finished! but I really like how it's evolving, and I'm trying to keep in the spirit of the fool, happy, unexpected, careless, carefree, and making order from chaos. (update 1/8/11) I took the painting last night to the Hive show and added the much needed dog! So now while the image is a self portrait and a visual analogy for the art of painting, it also has all the iconography of the Fool and could be used in a deck! I chose the Boston terrier first because they are a super neat breed, but also because they are black and white and it works for my painting analogy symbolism. oil on canvas, 36 by 24