I sort of want to call this Love, Faith, Potential, but I'm not entirely sold on that as a title.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
This painting hasn't strayed from the original concept at all!
I basically ditched the original idea, as I found that my original approach wasn't successfully leading me to a desired destination. Or a destination at all... nevertheless, lesson learned! I have many new ideas on how to approach this concept next time I'm feeling up to it.
What is this we have here, then?
I reworked the theory that this piece of art should represent, and have made it a far more personal piece. The title Ernest vs. Honest is directly discussing my approach to art, and how sometimes I feel that my process can be quite driven, quite decorative, and not strong enough to have a final image in mind. All dressed up and nowhere to go is a phrase that is sometimes applicable to describe my thoughts of process, which is pretty daunting. Of course, art can be about the journey, but I still want to develop my abilities to realize a planned image, representing an idea with certain strength and enough detail that one could argue that the work does indeed support the theory. I want to be more proficient.
I'll get there.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This thing refuses to be the health painting I had planned for it... but I think it's looking pretty sweet anyways, so I think maybe it doesn't matter. Or maybe it can be a Biomedicalandscape fusion painting? No big deal. (I'm freakin' out man!)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This painting is a tester for some healthy paintings I've been having ideas about. It's got a fair way to go, but I thought I'd stick an "in progress" photo up (as usual).
What does this painting have anything to do with health?
Cells; some sort of structure; and health is messy? Eww!
Give me some time, I'll get back to you.
I started this drawing what seems like forever ago, and I was finally able to convince myself to work on it! It's complete, and going up at the restaurant with the rest of my artwork - how refreshing to get it out of the house so quickly after finishing it!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Well, we have ourselves a painting! I finished this up tonight after devastatingly realizing last night that I was out of black paint. Who runs out of black paint?! WHO!? Anywhoodle, paint replenished, painting finished.
I even managed to squeeze a fish in there.
I think this painting has a fairly simple narrative with the tiny fish and the enormous leap it seems to be taking. And the atmospheric feel still lends itself to some form of landscape. Can't help but root for it.
This image comes across as a bit flat, and I hope to get a decent photo of it before putting it up for show at Lady Marmelade! I will be showing some work with my new artist friend, Kat Cearns, and we are both super excited. However, I don't intend to have any daylight hours free until the weekend, and we set up on Friday, so... this might be the best one I can get for a little while. Make sure you check out Kat's blog too: www.katcearns.blogspot.com
Just to give a little range though, here is an image taken with flash, so you can see the irridescent paint; it has more depth than the photo above would have us believe:
... and a detail photo for good measure!