Sunday, September 26, 2010

Seeing is Believing Paintings

I will write more extensively about these very soon, but for now you can see the images, and details on my flickr!


“The Priestess”
48 in. x 36 in.
Acrylic on wood.



“Strength”
30 in. x 22 in.
Acrylic on wood.


“Eau de Parfum”
18 in. x 24 in.
Acrylic on wood.


“Sightless Seer”
7 in. x 7 in.
Acrylic on wood.


“Hands that See”
7 in. x 7 in.
Acrylic on wood.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tonight!

edit: better photo now!

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 jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com
or contact 310.287.2340

See you in person or in spirit tonight!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Drawings

Here are the drawings for the upcoming CHG show...


‘Hands that See’ drawing. 6.5” x 6.5” Graphite on paper.


'Sightless Seer’ drawing 6.5” x 6.5” Graphite on paper.


‘Strength’ drawing. 14.5” x 10.5” Graphite on paper.


'Priestess’ drawing. 29.25” x 22” Graphite on paper.


‘Eau de Parfum’ drawing. 7.5” x 10” Graphite on paper.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Here it is!


Issue 61 of Imagine FX Magazine is out now in the UK, although it may take a couple of weeks to make it to US shelves. I couldn't wait to get mine though! So here's a peek of the inside:



If you'd like to order a copy, you can do so here. Barnes and Noble, and other local bookstores also carry it, so look out for it in a couple weeks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It Fast Approaches...


"Strength." 30" x 22". Acrylic on wood.


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... :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sketch dump

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!).

Back to work...closer than ever, now!