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!