Paper Airplane No. 16, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
$125 USD framed
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Dump Truck, oil on panel, 12" X 12", 2013sold
Which brings us to the second half of the origin story. This is the first of several paintings coming up on the blog that were all created as sample pieces for a large, well known company in the home decor industry. Depending on outcome of an upcoming meeting, you may someday see some of my work in their stores.
I'll keep you posted on details as they develop...
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Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
More detail on these in up coming posts over the next few weeks.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
|You can see the comp sketch for Lamy in the upper left corner of these pages.|
|note/comp sketches for Eldorado Sunset and Eldorado Sunset 2|
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Eldorado Sunset, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
$125 USD framed
I haven't painted from photos for a long time; fleeting moments like lengthening shadows on a winter's evening are hard to catch in the field though. After spending some time with Michael Workman's paintings at a December show at Meyer Gallery East (I bought this one), and finding out that he does paint in part from photographs, I thought I'd give a few I took a try.
I put a painting by Pete Jordan above my easel to help inspire and keep me from being too literal with recreating a photograph instead of the scene in my mind's eye.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
And just slipping in under the two week mark, here are some art
related New Year's resolutions/goals for the year. I'd really like to
increase my output this year, and I'd really like to up the quality a bit. So we'll start with a learning goal:
5 copies of another artist's paintingSpecifically, I'd like to up my game in the landscape department. My goal is to try and bring a little of the magic I see in Pete Jordan and Michael Workman's art. I own pieces by these guys so I'll have some good stuff to work from directly.
60 9 X 12 or smaller paintingsThis equates to just a little over one painting a week, so should be doable. It's also only two paintings shy of my total painting output from last year.
11 11 X 14 or larger paintingsThis equates to just under one painting a month. I have at least one show (May) that will require larger work anyway, so I expect to exceed this goal.
80 sketchbook pagesI fell off the drawing wagon a bit last year. Gotta get back in the driver's seat.
10 pieces of jewelrySurprised?
I saw some amazing pieces by Lisa Gloria last year, and I have been collecting ideas for some work of my own as a result.
That completes the S.M.A.R.T portion of our post today, but I do have some other goals. I'd like to do more preparatory work before I start, instead of just jumping and finding the piece in the moment. I've noticed some habits developing as a result of that behavior that I'd like to break. I also have an idea for a series of paintings that are as much about the frame as anything. Basically, let the frame serve as inspiration first. The idea of this series is to stretch a bit.
So there you have it: the playbook for 2013!