Sunday, December 30, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

So, here's a funny break from my normal sort of work. I remember a while ago my roommate wanted a painting of a bud light can. I also remember a while ago someone asking my innocently enough if I still had the stuff to sit down and do a still life. So, I painted a beer can as a Christmas present. I'm happy with the results, all around.

More generally, I'm trying to keep my normal pace of working as the holidays draw closer, and, more specifically, as each day goes on. I have to kick myself out of the mindset that I'm still in school. Truthfully, I really just genuinely want to take advantage of as much time as I can to push towards what I have in my head of where I want to be. Obvious stuff - and also vague - but I'll elaborate more when I scan in more work later on this week.

Take care,


Sunday, December 2, 2007

The motherload

Howdy, folks. I just thought that I would dispel any fears that I haven't been doing any artwork. I've been doing the opposite, in all actuality - painting until I'm too tired to do anything else. Is there such thing as painting too much? There's a stack of paintings in my room that speaks in some direction. I just need to figure out which - either too much or I'm just not doing enough with it. haha

I have, however, to my credit, cleared out some of my paintings and have shipped them across the country. I got into a show! I've been, as I always do with inspiring possibilities in my life as it pertains to art, gossiping about it for a while now. Here's a link to the site:

It'll be interesting to see where those pieces I sent out end up. I'll be fine if they come back, knowing that they flew all the way across the US to the pacific northwest. What a trip.

Anyways, here's my new stuff. I'm really just letting myself experiment with the paint and line and how I handle the wood. I'm also dangerously diving back into methods I used before senior year - rejecting some things, but somewhat taking a liking to most of it. Who knows?

Anyways, that's all I got for now. I am pooched.

Who wants to fly to Oregon with me?

Take care,


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, guys!

Take care,


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hey! I forgot a couple! I can't believe I forgot these - two of my favorites - when they were practically sitting right next to me...

Anyways, enjoy!

Take care,


*edit* Sorry for the extremely poor photo of the larger painting. I honestly just got lazy with it at 1:30 AM. haha

Hello, again! So, I've been painting pretty consistently, still, which is nice. There's nothing better to shake any of the doubts you might have about what you're doing than to just keep doing it, right? Right. haha

Anyways, here are my latest pieces. They're in no specific order and the sizes really range from 15 inches down to a meager 2 inches. Some are finished, some aren't. Some are in stages where I presently like them, but know that I could continue them. Who knows? I like where they're all going or are, basically.

One thing I should comment on is that I feel like there's a distinct split in my method that's pretty apparent lately. I'm always having fun with "it" ("it being painting), but I find myself either painting with a complete absurdity in mind or a complete intention in mind, which isn't what it's always been up until now. Every so often, I'll run into the old, meditative, motor skill type of painting method I used to accommodate, but, for the most part, my paintings are being filled with more and more meaning, for lack of a better term. I'm too tired to elaborate on that right now, though.

More to come!

Take care,


Thursday, October 25, 2007

New work as of 10.25.07

Hey all,

I went and did it. I collected enough energy to photograph my standing work and ship it on to this blog. In advance, I apologize for the poor quality of the photographs. I like scanning my work, strangely enough, partly because my camera - while nice - bows the images when I get moderately close in.

In any case, I feel good about where my work is going. I'm feeling good about it because I'm letting it take me wherever it wants to go, basically. It's still as meditative a process as it was back in Beverly, and it's exciting for me to see how the process is or isn't affected by my every day life. I'm becoming more daring with color, I'm speeding some pieces up, slowing some down. I'm more or less letting it lead me, if that makes any sense.

Although, admittedly, I do have to say at this point that this post is fairly self serving in the sense that I need to remind myself that I am doing work - I am being creative and productive. Truthfully, I feel pretty petrified by this vibe that I'm surrounded by the mindset that what I'm doing just ain't worth it; and, even if it is, it's some sort of fluke or exploitation. Know what I mean? It's tough to explain, perhaps. I guess what I mean is that, for all the support that I get, a lot of it seems half-hearted. Who knows? Screw it, though. I have fun doing what I'm doing, and hopefully that will get me through.

Anyways, I'll stop being a downer. Here're my recent pieces. Thanks for looking. :)

Take care,