2 new paintings

March 25, 2011 § 4 Comments

first layer, really old acrylics
second layer, starting to smell like moss
first layer of second painting, never worked on a canvas board like this before
second layer, pink is too bright

I started a painting the other day and I figured I would show the first steps. I am using some ratty little tubes of acrylic my buddy Ben gave me years ago. (He makes the most beautiful things, check his site out…) They smell awful, kind of like a basement of rotting forest floor. I think it will give some extra “oomph!” to the piece. The second one is new and very random. I only started it because I had some extra wet paint and I didn’t want to it to go to waste while the other painting was drying. So there ya go, two paintings started and nowhere near done.

I am having a love hate relationship with my blog right now. Trying so hard to get things into focus. I wrote more about my troubles in the new page. I have so much to say and no way to say it…


Feeling blank.

March 19, 2011 § 1 Comment


I spent hours today working. On art that is. Worked on my acrylic painting and two watercolors. I even drew two little doodle-guys with big noses. I spent hours tonight looking at new,amazing art. I give everything I have when it comes to art but I am still never satisfied. Everyone has a better blog. Everyone sketches more than me. These days I can’t get up and take a break to do anything else. I always feel guilty about not creating; like I’m cheating or snortin’ lines at brunch. Awful to think, right? Is this paranoia? Is it dedication? If I work and produce and always hate the product; is it worth it? Wonder if Frida or Andy thought like this?

I’d be dead without art. The thing is, it won’t be dead without me.

Books and a book.

March 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

I know these pictures aren’t the greatest because I am uploading them through my iPhone app. But it will have to do.

Below is a stack of books I have at my table. It’s small compared to the old stack. Half of my things are in storage so it doesn’t sum up my inspiration. I wanted to show what and who influences me lately.
I thought it would be cool to do another “altered” book. It’s a book I found at the UARTS library years ago. The watercolor splashes page is the first page. I divided the book into the actual pages and sewed my own plain white pages in the back. I’m pretty excited about this project.

Trying something new.

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have decided to start a new blog. Maybe a twitter. Something to ease the texts, emails, and endless phone calls about my work. The problem is I have a virus on my computer so I have to do all the posting from my phone. Please be patient until I get my new computer at the end of the month. I will have to admit, I kind of like the raw, workaholic aspect of it all. This is the beginning of the beginning. For those of you with the mobile wordpress capability-good for you. Those of you viewing me in ie or safari-good luck.

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