Sunday, December 16, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This is a song illustration for Hanne Hukkelberg's "Little Girl," from her album titled "Little Things." The lyrics would make an incredible series of small paintings. And I would totally do it if I wasn't so overworked already!
Sigh. It seems like only yesterday that it was last Thursday. Why is the year in such a hurry to be over?
I noticed that I haven't said what I've been up to all week: let's see. I finished my first painting for the Cannibal Flower show last week, and began the 2nd one this week. I should be able to finish it tomorrow. In addition, I have a few side projects that I'm always working on (my weekends, for example, are entirely devoted to these side projects). So there you have it.
Until next time!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
...and I hope I didn't forget anything! I did this drawing as an homage to my sad obsession with stuff (also known as materialism, I guess). It's not so much obsession, as it is dependency, because just thinking about all the stuff I need in order to function, is ridiculous! And then there are the things that I just have to have (my book collection is insane), the stuff that I can't throw away, and the things that I can't believe I spend money on. Necessary excessiveness, is what I call it!
Friday, November 30, 2007
My studio is a war-zone: do not enter! It's the real-deal stage. I begin painting next Monday, and have only this weekend to finish up all of the color comps, trace-transfers, and last-minute drawing fix-ups. I made the mistake this week of plunging headfirst into a painting that I didn't have figured out, and ended up wasting time instead of saving any. So I now know to trust the way I work. There's nothing wrong with having a method. Sometimes I second-guess myself, and this is the sort of thing that happens.
But overall, it was a good week. A lot of work done. Seeing the drawings come to life in the color-comp stage is thrilling, and now I am excited to start painitng. Bet this is fun: watch me do the number thing again. We're down to 8 for February, and 15 for April. Again, I'd rather get work done than spend time posting all of my drawings, but I promise to post some... eventually.
On a last note, if you haven't seen Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights", go rent it now. It is one of my very favorite films in the world, and easily one of the best ever made! Pure genius. I could watch silent films forever. Ok...back to work!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
“Dr. Frankenstein.” 5" x 7". Acrylic on wood. (left)
“Hester Prynne.” 5" x 7". Acrylic on wood. (right)
Opening: December 1st from 8pm-12:30AM.
Show Runs until December 29.
Where: The Hive Gallery & Studios
729 South Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
“A Couple of Christmas Trees.” Lord (left) and Lady (right).
Each are 4"x6," acrylic on board.
Show: “Wishful Thinking,” presented by Project: Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine.
Opening: December 1st, 7-11pm.
Show Runs Until December 15.
Where: Project: Gallery
8545 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
“Flowers of Romance.” 8" x 10" Acrylic on board.
(This one's being photographed right now, but I will post a picture of it with the frame when I get it back! Hint: it's where the flowers come in...)
Show: “Pop Muzik”
Opening: December 15th, 7-11pm.
Show Runs until January 9.
Where: Alpha Cult
408 East First St. Suite #102
Long Beach, CA 90802
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Snow Mack, who bought my painting ("Flotsam") at Cannibal Flower last night, and Michele Waterman for buying "A Change in the Wind" from me today. You don't know how grateful I am for your support. Makes me want to paint a hundred times more!
Edit: For some reason they told me it was Snow, but apparently it was (her husband, and artist) Kevin Mack who bought the piece! Thanks, Kevin! But both of you are wonderful!
I finished the "top-secret" painting that I was talking about earlier. I also finished all of the April show drawings, and will start painting them next week, as well as finishing up the drawings for the February show. Let's make the last week of November a good one, because December will find me elbow-deep in acrylic until the middle of next year!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I added a couple more links, wrote a biography and exhibition listing, and changed around the contact page as well. So every page has been reworked in some way or other.
Oh and in case you may not have noticed, everytime I update my website, the homepage image in the frame changes. That's how you know there is something new to see.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Here's the drawing for my Alpha Cult piece...
I've been working like mad on work for the featured shows next year, as well as meeting with people this week. Lots of helpful advice, feedback, and insight from them. I also made a calendar for myself covering the work I need to do over the next 6 months, and it's insane. To get everything done, it's something like 5 paintings a month on average, not counting the resarch, sketching, drawing, and everything that comes before the finished piece. And this is also excluding meetings, and other side-projects that I've promised to do.
So this is the reason why my posts might come less frequently. It simply means that work is getting done very quickly!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
So here are my finals for the December show at Project: Gallery.
Cannibal Flower was amazing last night! Oh, and the November show at the Hive is this next Saturday. www.thehivegallery.com
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This drawing is actually based on the fact that I never had a growth spurt, growing up. I remember those charts they'd have in the classroom to measure your height, and how everyone would make a big deal over how much they'd grown. This is my interpretation of those memories.
How coincidential that 4 of my recent drawings could also have illustrated the word "grow" in their own separate ways:
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
For those of you who don’t know about it, and are asking “how is this ‘extremes’?”…
Sailor and Mabel are a pair of unusually conjoined twins (as you can see!) , who have strikingly different personalities. Sailor is the one you can see entirely in the image, and Mabel’s face is in the mirror.
The story takes place in a fictional 1920’s circus world that my sister and I made up (yes, my sister and I are twins…), full of eccentric characters and quirky situations.
To buy: http://www.spice-n-sugar.com/where_to_buy_page.html
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
News: I will also be part of the December group show at Project: Gallery this year! More on that soon.
So here are some drawings that will soon be paintings towards the 2-person shows next year. Not sure which will go in which; depends on how the rest of the work evolves.
Fellow classmates of mine might recognize the characters and imagery from the book I did for JT's class, The Evil Eye. These paintings will be based on that story. I had promised to work on it this summer, but time came and went into other things, and nothing happened. So, at least I'm using all those characters, landscapes, and ideas and adding new stuff to them, for these.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Here are some new character studies for more paintings. Exciting News: Asia (www.asiaengart.com) and I are going to be featured in a show together in Thinkspace Gallery this February! Also, look out for our work in the upcoming Cannibal Flower exhibitions (more details on that later)! I'm dying to create more work, and I'm going to be busier than ever for the rest of the year: perfect. Now I can see more of a clear-cut path.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
All I have are digital photos. We made this little guy on Tuesday. My sister made his body and sewed his head onto it. I sculpted and painted his head. Look closely: he's mouthless. I did 7 other heads and painted six of them. They still need bodies and clothes, but they won't be getting them for a while!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Look at the drop-dead gorgeous curtain:
Kit Chatham (left), the drummer, was one of my favorites. Couldn't take my eyes off him.
Edit: Did I mention that we had front row seats? Worth every penny!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles: http://si-la.org/blog/ (thanks, Alyce!)
TKDA Monthly 08/07
next week's- LA Weekly in the Street Scene section.
Blink Digital in Santa Monica is hosting a cool event at the end of the month featuring work from the Hive (my Blowfish piece will be there).
Also, Illustration West 45 is up at http://www.si-la.org/ Check it out.