I wanted to let you know that there will be some free take-home souvenirs available at the gallery tonight, so be sure to grab one (or a few) on your way out. If you can't make it out tonight though, fear not - they'll be available until the 16th. My good friend and amazing artist Tom Bagshaw designed them - isn't he marvelous?!
I'll have hi-res images of the paintings up by Sunday morning, but in the meantime, you can check out these sneak peaks on Hi-Fructose and on Juxtapoz.
And finally, the piece that I contributed to this year's Bristol City Museum exhibition will be available for the first time as a canvas print starting tonight!
"Two Spirits" giclee on canvas print. 18"x 24" (same size as the original) Edition of 25 Available through firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 310.287.2340
My Corey Helford show opens in about 10 days, so here is the flyer image in its entirety. Still finishing up the show (almost! almost! done!), but watch this space for some more behind the scenes looks next week. And of course, mark your calendars... :)
My CHG show is coming up fast and I'm painting around the clock, but I wanted to share some sketches from the past months. Some of these were done early in the process of working on this show, so it was kind of fun for me to pull these out again. Notes about each beneath the image:
Sketching from reference for background elements for my 4'x3' piece.
A sketch of what was either an amazing photograph that looked like a painting, or an amazing painting that looked like a photograph. There's a sculpture figure in the background, from a different photo.
More sketches from reference, for the 4'x3' piece.
Some rough ideas for one of my smaller CHG pieces...I'm actually painting the final version of this one right now!
Trying out some new pencils and graphite sticks while watching a civil war documentary, flipping through my reference, and watching my sister pick which books to pack...
Sketching my sister as she sketches and falls asleep, on different days.
Doodles that I did in my sister's moleskine while waiting for Joanna Newsom to come on at the Orpheum Theatre (which was a massive dose of inspiration!).