Sunday, February 23, 2014

Seeking change

SO, busy week, again.  But i'll do an update first;  I will have some paintings being presented for TRAC2014.  It'll be awesome.  If you haven't heard of who they are or what they're about check it out.  It's very relevant to contemporary art.
Philosophoper Roger Scruton, artist Juliette Aristides and painter
Odd Nerdrum will be be participating in this event along with many others.  Should be exciting!
If you haven't seen R.Scrutons documentary 'Why Beauty Matters', it would be good to watch.

Went to the Autry to check out the Masters of the American West show with a group of comrades.  I'm spending part of monday writing an essay on it for fun.   Perhaps i'll do a small replica of one of my top three paintings three.   Go check it out.
Below, Logan Maxwell Hagege; Mesa Drifters painting. (detail)

With that said i did have some time to do some artwork this week.  Studies for the most part so this week will be crazy with me trying to catch up with my own deadlines for final pieces.   Can't believe it's the end of February.  Trying to turn the tables on this year and enjoy life as i run through it.  Smile. 

So here is a paint sketch i did of the model Jonathan this week.  I'm getting accustomed to a new approach in painting which is, well, based alot on thinking, patience and organization.   You can only change so much at one time when doing things the way i do them... which is evidently the hard way.  there is hope yet, at least for some things.

and still playing with charcoal.

and, another study using the new method, studying light, structure, etc.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

street lights and traffic violations.

Busy prepping for the Women by Women show and lots of modeling this week. I was loading my car with paintings and got a parking ticket.  That pissed me off.

The show was great!  Thank you to everyone who showed up, it means alot and you made the night so fun.  Couldn't have done it without you peeps. 

 My buddy Marina and I. 

Study done.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

another week, and a show!!

I have a show coming this weekend!

Women by Women
Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 7pm

Kwan Fong Gallery
120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, CA

I'll be showing 4 pieces in total, and the other artists have some incredible pieces so come out and enjoy. :)  I'll have a new painting up for show.


a sketch i did this weekend;
a paint sketch from last week

and a 3 week study in Dobskys class, this is week two.  I'm using a limited palette and taking my time in thinking things through.