Monday, September 27, 2010


A couple months ago I was in between ideas with painting and did a few drawings to get the art itch out and to just draw again. I sometimes forget how much I used to draw before I started paintings, so it was nice to spend a few hours on these and just get into the details. Click on the pictures to see the details.

The images I drew from come from a book I bought in Colorado on the works of an American photographer named Wayne F. Miller. Photographs 1940-1958 show images of life, American and foreign, during war and postwar time.

There is sometime that seems more real and genuine back then. Something that seems more based in the world and the tangible. Or maybe its just the way Miller shot. He seems to have this ability to capture people and their thoughts in amazing exactness.

Im planning on doing a few more of these in the next few weeks.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The New

It's be a while since my last post. This was party due to some secrecy regarding the second painting of this post, and partly due to just spending more time on paintings.

Here's the newest one. I'm calling it Static Introspection and its a bit larger than some of my recent work. I had a bunch of Blick Art Supply coupons and used the opportunity to invest in working a bit larger. At 38 x 40 in., it's not huge, but comfortable for now.

I also enjoyed allowing this painting to evolve through the process of making it and I'm stoked with the outcome, aesthetically and conceptually. It's going up at Tango Gelato in the next couple of days, even though I'll only be in that space for two more weeks.

And here is the not-so-secret-anymore painting. Guess who's birthday gift it was.

It was a bit hard doing this painting in secrecy, especially when I see Casey every day and usually had paint on myself without any new paintings to show for it. In any case, it's exactly how I picture it and is in the private collection of one of my biggest patrons and supporters.