*sigh*-*update* added a link to my new blog.

I feel so good. I really do. This week was nice and next week promises to be better.

I discovered Dr. Heinrich Wolfflin's 5 sets of opposing traits this semester and it really struck me how useful they could be this week. The Apollonian versus the Dionysian.

1. Linear vs. Painterly
2. PLanar vs. Recessional
3. Closed vs. Open
4. Clarity vs. Relative Clarity
5. Multiplicity vs. Unity

and here's a drawing from this week that has nothing to do with that whatsoever...

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Still Sketchin"

Dammit. This place is getting too quiet. Well, I am still drawing all the time and sketching and making crap. I figure I must be getting closer to that 10,000 bad drawings mark. Here's some pages from my sketchbook.

Oh yeah it's ME!

Here's a charcoal drawing from Bruce Samuelson's class. I'm tentatively calling it "Crucified".

"Beautiful Dreamer"

Well, my first book titled "Testimony" is finally fully realized. The softcover turned out amazing, and I'm awaiting the hardcover proof. It's one thing to have all of the completed images and print them as a mockup, but it is such a surreal experience to hold the final, professionally printed book. I'm giddy with anticipation for the hardcover. There will be copies of the book, softcover and hardcover, available at PAFA's 2010 Annual Student Exhibition.

The image that I'm posting is a preliminary drawing for my second book, tentatively titled "Beautiful Dreamer". The images will be portrayed in black & white with very little color. Isolation and loneliness and the effects of leading a loveless life are the themes of this book. Originally titled "Good Morning, Goodbye", the idea focuses on a young woman who longs to love and her mental stability from lack of love. While the book is still in it's preliminary stages, it is proceeding very nicely. Once I've finished some more drawings and get my hands on a better camera, I'll post some more images. Enjoy.

Testimony Is Coming In 2010

End of the Semester

Well, I'm half way through my first year of studio already--time is just flying by! I've been working really hard and hopefully getting something done...here are some of the projects I've been working on...some of these are just quick studies, and the rest are longer projects most of which are in progress...

Time to post I suppose

So I've basically gone a semester and a summer without updating ... but I'll make this a short one. Basically in my studio I've been focusing a lot on drawing, with a couple small paintings on the side. My main subject has been the figure, sometimes going into a more abstract area that I would like to explore more..



And two very lonely paintings ...

It Has Been a Long Time

It has been too long since I posted anything for the blog. Here are a few quick paintings that I have been working on over my winter break. The two paintings of oranges are both one session paintings. (approx 3 hours) The kitchen painting was done in approx. 9 hours and is a lot larger than the other two.

I was trying something a little different with these paintings. I used a limited palette composed mainly of earth pigments and one or two prismatic pigments. Unfortunately, the picture quality is really poor.