Wednesday, May 11, 2011

some portraits

various paintings lumped into a category determined by slightly shifting facial expressions:

self portrait, 2008
acrylic o/c, 3 1/2 x 4'?
if you look closely i forgot an eyebrow, which was actually just missing when i looked in the mirror that day. it's grown in now.

heavy, 2010
oil on linen, 1 x 1'
first oil painting i ever tried.

aftermath, 2010
acrylic o/c, 1 x 1'
painted from a photograph taken after the initial quake in haiti.

glass-eye, 2010
encaustic on canvas, 1 x 1'
i had dreams about the murdered man from the tell-tale heart for a while. there's nothing under my floorboards.

twins, 2011
chalk pastel and conte on black paper, pretty standard size (?)
one is afflicted with thought and the other nausea. twins.

Monday, May 9, 2011

old, new, same

drawing class 2010.

visual poem (français)

visual poem (english)

visual poem (español)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

ocular flare 1, 2, 3

i got tired of my old posts so i deleted them all and re-arranged everything.

a while back i had a commission to make three paintings using a palette knife. what came of this is:
they are all done on wood board. i can't quite recall the exact dimensions, but i imagine they'd be around 20x24" ea.
this is an experiment that i did for the series in the craft hut last spring (2010). it was a nice day, on the weekend and no one else was around. at first i played guitar at council fire, but there was a bee that scared me away. i ended up retreating to the craft hut to paint. anyway, this guy's real tiny, 9x12"?
oh and the three main paintings were all done in the fall of 2010.