Monthly Archives: August 2012

One Hundred and Forty-Five!

I kinda love this… It is a combination of Watercolor and Gouache painting. The colors are a bit bold in some places but in all honesty I am leaving it exactly as it is because it is definitely a teaching piece. The pods seem to really be activated specially when seen from a distance. I apologize for how fuzzy the main image of the is, if I get my act together I will take a new photo but considering I staying up way past my bedtime yet again painting I may not remember. Recently I have been rather inspired but also attempting to catch myself back up. I had fallen behind quite a bit on my drawings and now it is as if I need to MASS produce as if 1 image a day isn’t hard enough. HA. Anyway Enjoy and see you next time!

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One Hundred and Forty-Four!

I guess you have to switch it up sometimes! I was getting sick of painting although I think I enjoy the color from painting a lot more than a gray-scale image. What I do love about charcoal or graphite is the subtle shifts in tone that I have yet to accomplish the same control over with paint… at the rate I am practicing though maybe someday soon! Enjoy see you next time!

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One Hundred and Forty-Three!

Again a small-scale image, which I was playing on the cooler side and it got me thinking about what else the pod shape could become. As I worked on this piece I started to think of it at a molecular level as the building blocks of something larger. Either way it was inspiring so that is always a plus! Enjoy see you next time!

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One Hundred and Forty-Two!

These are much smaller scale studies. It is a combination of trying to work with gouache and also still pushing the pod imagery to see where I might introduce it next. Enjoy!

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One Hundred and Forty-One!

This was the initial image that began the obsession with that pod shape. Really it is just some fruit thing on a tree in my front yard, but it is not a life-like representation. I loved the way this image developed, it was totally organic. Literally just sprouting new elements as if grew. Pretty exciting. What will the next version look like??? Enjoy!

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One Hundred and Forty!

This image was more of an experimental piece. I would start a shape move to the next return and introduce a new element here and there. I would not consider this my favorite type of finished piece but I do like that it does not seem so static… It feels like a mash of bits from the ocean without a backdrop. Different types of seaweed or organic pieces tangled together. I think the word tangled means a lot to my work. I like weaving things together, almost in a way that would not really make sense but looks interesting. Something new to consider! Enjoy.

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One Hundred and Thirty-Nine!

These images began the day of open studios but my rate of finishing pieces has decreased to like a snail’s pace… I’m sitting and pondering the next move quite a bit which is both good and bad. Anyway I began painting this pod shape which you will see in the next few images since I have become somewhat obsessed. The contrast in this image is to my liking I love the pops of color throughout the image.

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One Hundred and Thirty-Eight!

I have no idea where I was going with this one it started out on an old attempt of an image and ended here. I do like where it is although I am unsure if I’m done with it but until I figure that one out here is number one hundred and thirty-eight! Enjoy!

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One Hundred and Thirty-Seven!

Today was open studios, day one, and although it would be considered slow I did pretty well. Most of the people who stopped by were very pleasant to talk to and encouraging about the kind of work I am producing. I love when people who are completely new to my work fall in love with pieces, at least it proves that my work is interesting. It was fun talking about the works and trying to describe the crazy things I see in my head and translate that. It is true that my work is organic and nature inspired but that is typically the base of the image and then who knows… I run with it I guess. What I did realize today is I need to take some time to update my about this blog page since the basis of the blog has evolved with the blog, and people who are new to it may not realize. Below are a few images of my set up today, somewhat similar to last months open studio.¬† Anyway enjoy and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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One Hundred and Thirty-Six!

A last minute image before tomorrows open studio. Excited to see what tomorrow¬† and Sunday bring. Not too much to say, it’s just been one of those days where my mind needs to rest and regroup. Enjoy and see you next time!

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