Thursday, August 13, 2009

Night and Art

I would say this is an update, but not much has changed since my last post.  I'm still searching for a job.  I got pretty close to two, but one ended with a "we just can't train you right now," and the other turned out to be a money scam.  I've got a few cool options out there right now that I'm hoping will pan out, so if you've got some extra luck lying around, throw it over my way!

So, apart from job searching, I've been spending more time with my art.  I'm doing a bunch of research for a new body of work that is still in the concept phase.  Also, since I've been in SF, I've been wanting to take some night time photos.  Casey and I went out and here are some of the good ones.  

One thing about this city is that you can always find cool stuff on the side of the street.  Here's an old lounge seat?  I really dig pictures of people using indoor furniture outdoors, so I had to get this one. 

Typical moving car pic, but what I like about this one is that the lights of the car are in focus and the street is out of focus.  (its easier to see when you click on the picture)

This reminded me of a giant refrigerator filled with wine.  Quite a selection I must say.  

One of my favorite things about night is that time of night where everything seems frozen, suspended in time where everyone is deep in their own minds.  This photo reminds me of that stillness. 

I've also been doing some drawings and painting.  Its weird how I forget how much I love doing this until I pick it up again.

It seems like forever since I've done a photorealistic drawing.  I'm starting to feel really comfortable with working fast.  

This is the view from my window.  I painted on a cardboard box I found (yes, on the side of the street).  Free materials!  I think it's still a work in progress.  Maybe some cars, a bit more fog and more detail on the store.  Later!

One morning I was flipping through a magazine and a photo of this guy caught my attention.  I just had to paint him, so for the next two hours I sat and made this.  I'm pretty stoked with how it came out.

1 comment:

celia said...

Your art work look like photographs and your photographs are very cool. You certainly know your camera. So nice!!!