Thursday, November 27, 2008

Keith Haring Balloon Attack!

(photo by Thomas Churchwell)

Happy Thanksgiving! I was following my annual routine of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade while getting ready for Thanksgiving festivities, when I caught a glimpse of the Keith Haring Balloon. I thought it was pretty cool. Haring was an illustrator around the eighties. I was never a real big fan of Haring's work, but then again i was in diapers when he was popular. His work is everywhere in clip art and such.

Well, anyway, the Today show crew were doing their spiel when out of nowhere the Keith balloon attacked Meredith Viera! They were sitting high up on a platform and I guess Keith got a little too close for comfort and Viera let out a little yelp! Al Rocker busted out laughing. It was funny. No casualties reported

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Da Vinci, The Last Supper, detail, Hi-Res

Here are a few detail shots from The Last Supper...well, just because!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Glennray Tutor "Early Sides"

Photorealist, Glennray Tutor has a show up at Southside Gallery in Oxford, MS. It's a really interesting show being that it's almost like a mini-retrospective! The show is called "Early Sides" and it showcases some of his work from the Graduate School era. He experimented in Surrealism and Abstraction and then it shows his emergence into Photorealism. It's shocking to view this batch of early work and recent work because they are on different ends of the spectrum! Before I walked in to the gallery I thought it was two different artists' work.

No doubt this show is amazing...I left feeling inspired. Here are more pics from the show:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Additive Primary Colors Diagram (Color Theory), Chart

Here is a diagram of Additive Primary Colors that I made. Click image for a hi-res image!
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Subtractive Primary Colors Diagram (Color Theory), Chart

Here is a diagram of Subtractive Colors. Feel free to download to your heart's content!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hi-res, Printable Color Wheel

I was looking around on the intranets for a hi-res colorwheel. Could not find one. So, needless to say, I made my own! Feel free to download as an educational source. If you need more, I have more here:
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Da Vinci in B-ham

Me and some guys took a day trip to Birmingham to see the Da Vinci show last week. I had never been to the Birmingham Museum and was pleasantly surprised! It was a very nice museum. They had a nice permanent collection.

The show had about 10 or 11 Da Vinci drawings and the Codex on bird flight. These drawing have never left Italy before. So, it's pretty surprising that B-ham of all places got to exhibit them. All the drawings were very teeny tiny. They gave us magnifying glasses to look at them. The Study for the Angel from Virgin of the Rocks was beautiful! It was soooo little. The Study for the Angel was done in metalpoint, which is even more impressive being that you can't make any mistakes! You have one shot with it.

I would tell everyone to go see the show but I think it came down yesterday!

Here are some pics from the trip