Friday, May 31, 2013

Collabs Group Shot



Eventually they'll be finished but here's a little taste.

On Display


Photos of my piece hanging in the Hyde Gallery. Not too shabby.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

XO Collaboration Progress-Cicada


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XO Collaborations Continue

Alligator Snapping Turtle in progress

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This is the shell of an alligator snapping turtle. Eric has to catch up with me to draw the actual turtle, but that's progress for ya.


Overwhelming Captivations

Juried by Robert Hollingsworth from the David Lusk Gallery. Mine was one of the many pieces that were chosen to take part in this exhibition. Come out and see it. This Friday, Trolley Night downtown. There will apparently be belly dancers there.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Al Held

Al Held

Al Held

Al Held- This piece is at the San Antonio Museum of Art
Recently, I took a business trip to San Antonio, Texas. In my downtime there, I was able to stop by the San Antonio Museum of Art, which if you have never been there, is IMMENSE. I counted about 5 or 6 floors in this building, each floor holding a different unique exhibit. I saw a beautiful Helen Frankenthaler piece, a Diebenkorn, and I discovered this wonderful contemporary artist named Al Held, who had a gigantic monster of a painting on the 1st floor by the entrance of the museum. I have never spent so much time gazing at a piece before. I guess maybe it was the sheer size, the flatness that I love to use in my own work, but mostly it was how dimensional and spacious the painting was in spite of all of its clean and flat handling. I even teared up a little bit while I looked. For more on this late, great artist, click here.




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Three Big Paintings




So I mostly enjoy working small, but with larger surfaces to work on, I feel less inhibited to just add tons of stuff, multiple areas of pattern, all that good stuff. I also think for the most part, big paintings are more impressive in scale and they invite the viewer to come a little closer and really study all the marks you have made. I recently painted a few small babies, but these three are what I'm really interested in right now. They take up a whole lot of space in the studio and are therefore pretty difficult to photograph, but that won't be as important until they are finished. For now, this is what you get. The top two photos are of Decorators, but the bottom one is going to be a simple seascape sticking with the more blue/green palette. This one will be more experimental with different ways of paint handling than my simple layered flatness. I want to leave a lot of that toned background showing through and I also want to scratch in to the paint in a few areas, maybe try out some oil glazing on top.