Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Fig

First Fig
Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chaos Theory

I'm still in Miami, and working part time restoring some paintings that were in a fire, so my painting time has been cut down a good deal. The nice part about that is I have been working more in my sketchbook. Unfortunately painting is the way that I organize my thoughts and center my self, so hello chaos.

A friend mentioned chaos theory the other day, and it started a chain of realizations. Yes, everything is chaos. We are a million leaves in the wind tumbling uncontrollably through the air and colliding with each other. But as overwhelming as disorder can be, some of the most marvelous moments are those where we catch a glimpse of that chaos, and how it somehow comes together to form this world and all our experiences. That, if anything, is magic.

My approach to art making leaves me deeply steeped in chaos, waiting for the series of events and discoveries that will bring the next great inspiration, and in the mean time, painting desperately and incessantly, hoping to stumble into something.

Right now, a large drawing is brewing in the back of my mind. Something relating to Iphigenia. It will be epic, and glorious. In the mean time, I've this ink drawing of a dear to offer you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oil paint

I love oil paint. I'm still in Miami which is where I'm storing some of the best oil paintings I've done. Looking at them all day has gotten me excited about pulling out the oil paints again and making some luscious paintings. To that end, I put a ground color on this canvas.
 Also, my dad gave me a print of one of his photographs that didn't come out quite right
 And I added a giant tent to it. It was really fun to work on, a new kind of collaboration... perhaps a new kind of 12 in 12 could come from this?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

oh dear!

I've been drawing dead deer these days...

Still thinking about Iphigenia.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I just drew a lion.

Happy New Years!

I was overcome with a sinus infection just in time for the holidays! Thankfully I'm finally feeling not entirely useless to the world. I didn't get pictures of all the Christmas presents I made, but here's what I got:

An in-progress shot of the painting I made for Moss and Rachel
 And the shirt I made for Lindsey:
I'll be making more art just as soon as I am able!