Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I just painted for a whole 10 minutes on my lunch break....that's about all the painting that I've had time for as of late. Oh well I guess every little bit counts.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I had a painting win a purchase award at the Greenville Arts Council! I'm humbled and flattered! It'll be in the permanent collection at E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. The painting is going to a good home.

oil on canvas, mounted to panel

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Atari painting

The world has been conspiring against me to not get any painting done! If I'm lucky I have about two hours to paint at night from 8:30-10:30pm. But lately, we've had so many numerous projects going on, I've been just totally wiped out. But I have had time to work on one painting in particular. The blogger Pacalin was gracious enough to send me some Atari gear to paint. So I've been working on an Atari painting. It looks much different from what I'm used to doing. But I like that! Hopefully I'll have it finished up here in about a week or two. I might even try and make prints of it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ready for Take Off

This was a painting I did back in 2010. My friend Michael let me borrow a ton of Star Wars figures. He had the figure and ship...so I set it down on the carpet in the living room in front of the door and got a good shot of it with the light coming in. The geeks will be quick to notice that I put a B-Wing pilot in the cockpit of a Y-Wing fighter....haha. Ooops. Maybe they were running a skeleton crew that day and somebody had to cover somebody else's shift.
I am commandeering this blog. Haven't posted in over a year. I used to post just Art history related stuff. I'll still do that somewhat. Now I want to focus more on my art. I hope that's cool?

many moons

I haven't posted on here in forever! Should I use this blog for my artwork?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another Day, Another Dollar (100 million of them)

I'm glad to know in the midst of an economic depression, there are still people out there willing to drop a tenth of a billion dollars on some Picasso painting. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," a painting from 1932, recently set yet another record–$106.5 million to be exact. Chump change you say!!?? The painting had been holed up for decades. Never even been reproduced in color in any publication. I'm surpised that's the case, but then again Picasso was pretty prolific, there are bound to be many of his pieces that manage to slip between the cracks.

The New York Times had a pretty drab outlook on the whole auction too. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/arts/06cotter.html?src=mv

Fairly funny read. They're kinda bored with the whole overly-inflated market.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

lazy bones

I've been very bad about posting lately. Nothing will kill a blog quicker than not posting. But, I'm not exactly Clement Greenberg here, so there aren't people beating down the digital door eagerly waiting a new blog post...heheh. Now that I'm finished (for the time being) or atleast caught up on all my artistic endeavors maybe I can resume blahging...more to come!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Walk Like an Egyptian

CNN posted an interesting article about a recent scientific discovery regarding famous mummy King Tut. Scientists now think that King Tut, who ruled during the 18th Dynasty, from 1336 B.C. to 1327 B.C., died of malaria and complications from a leg fracture. He was only 17-19 years old. I guess it also didn't help matters that he was apparently inbred from generations of keeping it in the fam. He suffered from a grocery list of possible health complications...And he married his sister!!! EWWWW.

excerpt from AP article:

"When researchers scanned Tut's mummy, they found he not only had severe kyphoscoliosis, or curvature of the spine, but also suffered from a toe malformation known as oligodactyly. The condition made his left foot swell, and it would have caused excruciating pain when he walked."

... "In his tomb, we also found 100 walking sticks. Originally we thought they represented power. But they were ancient crutches that he obviously used. He could barely stand."

Above is a picture of what King Tut would've looked like based on a recreation sponsored by National Geographic. Considering King Tut was inbred he looks fairly normal considering he could've come out looking like the boy banjo player from Deliverance!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Arnolfini Wedding, Perspective Lines

Arnolfini Wedding is such an amazing painting. It still evokes curiosity and debate from scholars with regards of how it was painted and the symbolism portrayed. It's a shame however, that it suffers from some perspective flaws. Still, it adds to the character of the painting. Afterall, Jan van Eyck was one of the first people to start painting in oil. I made this visual to show some of the perspective lines since I couldn't find a good hi-res version on the internet. Enjoy!!

Jan van Eyck
Arnolfini Wedding (Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife)
Oil on oak panel of 3 vertical boards
32.4 in × 23.6 in
National Gallery, London