Friday, June 24, 2011

The Wall

Well hello there friend! Take a look see at the progression of my most recent "out of the studio" project. My first ever mural. Biggest lesson learned: there is no room for subtlety in an outdoor mural on a cement wall. 

Know what is weird? I can see the mural from my studio window - hopefully I can fight off feelings to want to constantly change things as I tend to do with my paintings. Or maybe it can be an evolving mural? Like I go out every night and just add one or two marks and see if anyone notices when it's completely different by this time next year? Maybe.

Let me know you what think ch'all and thanks for reading! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hey We're Just Fooling Around!

Today it is raining. Here is a photo of my recent painting but with a TWIST! 

When I work on a painting for a really long time I have a few practices that help to see it anew: 1) Flip it in all different directions, this helps me see areas that I've paid too much attention to, or not enough 2) Take a nap in a chair in front of the painting so it's the first thing I see when I wake up 3) Drink a beer 4) Look at it through a mirror and now...drum roll...5) Make it black and white in Photoshop. 

Rainy day fun comin' atcha! I'll be back soon with a color image once the painting is complete. 

You're the best! Thanks for reading.