Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Everything Falling Into Place

Monday I got a studio visit from a friend/ extraordinary web comic artist.
Above is an example of his work, go see more at http://dresdencodak.com/.

Aside from getting to have another creative person in my studio, which is always wonderful, he talked to me about things to think about and things to avoid when working on a visual narrative. It was much needed wisdom, and while I'm sure that I still know next to nothing about graphic nove/ comicl making, I feel confident enough that I spent the day planning out my first story. Yay!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I dyed some eggs with Hero.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Planning

I've got two big projects in the works.

First, I'm going to make a giant piƱata, probably lion shaped, and somehow fill it with all my art themes. Then I'll have a giant party to break it.

I've been thinking more about word art as I doodle in my sketch book (see below) as well as the idea of narrative art. I am thinking of making some kind of unorthodox graphic novel like thing. I've got an idea cooking, but need some thoughts on important questions, namely what is art, what makes something a work of art, and what can art be used for. If you have any thoughts on the matter, I'd love to hear them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A rainy rainy day = a good day for painting

It poured rain all day today, and I was happily painting away in my studio. I think I finished my list of themes painting.


Part of what made it such a fun day in the studio was fellow artist Roxy's company.Check out more of her work at http://www.roxydrew.com/

Friday, April 15, 2011

A big painting and a little baby

My nephew was born two days ago, so I've taken a little time off to marvel at him. Here is a picture of him and his big sis.

I've also been working on a painting of all my themes. It is 4x5.

It takes a surprisingly long LONG long time to paint all these letters!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today my niece came and painted with me in my studio.

Also the 2011 list of themes as promised:


Post-apocalypse
Parades
The moon
Stars
Silence
Omens
Wild animals
Lions and horses
Cupped hands
Saints
Silhouettes
Journeys
Zombies
Space travel
Transformed perception
A narrative thread
Rituals
Mythology
Candles (burning at both ends)
Boats
Decay= life-death-life cycle
Super heroes
Parallel universes
Black holes
Color
Sanctuary
Spiritual journeys
Ambiguity
Growth
Boundlessness
Indefinition
Event horizons
Graffiti
Playfulness
Beds
Feathers
Comfort
Epic battles
Bodies of water
Boats
Bath tubs
Exploration
Pushing boundaries
Frontiers
Compassion
Epic-ness
Arbitrary rules
Vulnerability
Innocence
Simplicity
Chaos

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunny Monday

Today was a gloriously beautiful day. Sunny and vivid. I spent a good potion of it sketching in the park, and reevaluating my artistic practice. About 2 years ago, I made a list of themes that I often explore in my art, and I decided to make a new list today, to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. I'll post both lists tomorrow for comparison.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Signs of the post-apocalypse

I'm working on these signs some more. These paintings aren't done yet, but I'm excited to see what comes of all this.



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Here is the pile of art that I made during the 12 day performance.

 And here is Annie's pile.

Also, I made a painting today. It is painted over a photograph my father took, which I transformed into a post-apocalyptic landscape.