Friday, March 28, 2008

Time for a Breather!

The preview for the Hive show is up on my website. Finished the final piece yesterday, so now what's left is framing and the last installation plans. It's going to be a fun show, so if you are in the area, be sure to drop by! : )

This weekend and next week, I will be working on a piece for a group show at Gallery Nucleus.

And tomorrow night my sister and I are going to the America Ballet Theatre's production of Swan Lake in downtown. I cannot wait! The dvd is amazing— costumes, set design, music, and of course the performances (Gillian Murphy is a goddess). Even though the main dancers will be different, I'm sure it will be fantastic. I am extremely grateful for these rare instances to see performance art live. Hopefully it will become a monthly or bi-monthly sort of thing. Keeps them creative juices flowing ; )

Until neeeext time...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I am completely in love with this man. Go see the Bob Dylan exhibition at the Skirball. It is so good!! I spent 3 hours there, and would have stayed longer, if not for the massive amount of guilt I felt at glancing at the time. I had a painting waiting at home...sheesh, it's like a kid that can't be left with a babysitter. But anyway, the exhibition made me fall so utterly in love with Dylan all over again, and really get an in-depth look at him (which I've never had a chance to have before). I wish they'd get around to doing something like this for the Beatles and then Tom Waits. Then my life would be complete.

Stayed tuned for the full Hive-show preview! I'm on the last piece (it's the one for the group show portion of April, but still as detailed and time-consuming as the rest! ;)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Where Does the Time Go??

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 14.5 x 12.5" acrylic on wood. SOLD.'s long, long gone. I can't belive it's only two weeks until the opening of the Hive's 3rd year anniversary show! I never thought that I could get stuff done this fast. Here's a sneak peek at the piece that's being featured on the postcards.

Sometimes I wonder whether Otis really was that much work at all? hahaha, that's a good thing. Luckily, I got the brilliant idea to look into audiobooks, so I can accomplish twice the amount of work.. (my version of "cheating time"). It's addicting! I need more cultural outings, so I forced my sister to book us tickets to the Bob Dylan exhibition for tomorrow morning, just to get me out of the house. (What does fresh air taste like?) I'm really excited to see it...I've been waiting for weeks now, actually.! I guess I haven't posted work in a long time. Everything I do is for upcoming shows, and my sketchbook is a mess of chicken-scratched ideas for new paintings. Posting in itself takes away some valuable time. Suffice it to say that I'm really excited about the direction that my work is taking, and I am extremely thankful to have all these upcoming shows to fill paintings with these new discoveries.

I'm coming up with a technique for a schedule though, really. My problem is that I tend to paint until my eyes can't stay open any longer, but I've realized that breaks, outings, and the like are just as important as producing the work itself. If I force something into my calendar, I have no choice but to fulfill the engagement. Simple. And besides, a couple per month is good enough. I do think I'm solving problems a little faster too, in the drawing stage, and new ideas come before I'm even done with a piece.

Well. Now that that's out of my system! Color comps, here I come...