Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fun Article

Here is an fun article from the about Obama inspiring artists. NYT Obama's Face Rules the World


Sunday, May 17, 2009

End of the Semester

I won't have anything up this weekend as I forgot to take my camera into school last Friday. I will have new stuff posted in a couple of days.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

AAU Spring Show

I have a painting in this years AAU Spring Show.

Friday, May 22, 2009 to Thursday, June 11, 2009

Academy of Art University Gallery
601 Brannan St. CA 94107

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tis Near

As this semester comes to an end, I find myself focusing on my figure studio class for much of my time as there is a lot to do in that class right now. I am doing my best to keep up with the work load and do high quality work for the class.

This week I continued to work on the Pruh'don copy. This is the assignment where we copy the drawing as a painting. I am finding it challenging yet fun. This is an exercise in building up the skills, and I can always use that. I think it is going well as I slowly work up the form. The feedback I received on this is that the shadows are becoming opaque. For that I will sand it back and repaint to keep transparencies there. (This copy is 18 x 24 inches, oil on panel)

These next two are studies for my next paintings. I should say one of them is; the other is a study of a painting I was planning on doing. I think the first one has strong enough elements to continue developing the ideas for it. The second has some major issues with the composition, so I am going to scrap that and start again.

My instructor felt I was trying to paint the same painting that I had done before because I liked it. I agree with this to a degree, but I don't think I was just trying to recapture that painting again. I was thinking about what made it work and explore those ideas a bit more. However I do agree that for this piece I went the wrong way, I took some of the weakest elements from that when doing this study. Next one I work on I am going to try to avoid doing similar poses, to allow more freedom in developing my composition.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Here is more of the stuff I worked on this week. The drawing is from class. The two paintings are for my project . I have feedback and opinions to provide but I am pressed for time this week. More next week.