Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In A Crowd

This painting has been giving me a headache for weeks, but it is finally done. I miss the original version, I think I had called it Minty or Elephant, but now we've ended up at a place where I'm calling it In A Crowd. Here you go people, and happy hump day.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Illustration

I think I will call it an illustration, though I have not been illustrating for years. Sat down for a painting session last night, and other than attacking a project I've been spending a month on, this is what resulted. I think it pretty much describes my emotional state as of late.

I am calling it "Of Two Minds." I find it to be an eloquent visual of how I've been handling the changes in my life lately. I thought I was good at moving, moving on, and change, but as I get older I realize I am way more of a nervous nelly than previously thought. As opposed to last month, I am now armed with a new, 'big girl' job that doesn't pay the bills, an hour commute and no free time on my hands. I'm getting good at the juggle though, and am interested to see where I will be a month and a year from now. Cheers, people! This life is a good one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

All About Color

So there is this radio show that I've been introduced to that seriously rocks. The topics are always interesting, the personalities and production department all do a fantastic job, and a few months back they covered a topic near and dear to my heart. Though I am just getting around to posting about it, it still is definitely worth an hour of your ear's time. Five stars for the team at Radiolab and the stellar job they did on the topic of Color.

Check it out here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's a Twofer

Starting a new one!  Thinking of really layering it up, then sanding the crap out of it. I'm liking the palette so far, totally stoked. Happy Saturday people!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Close UP

Totally stoked, starting to add detail to this massive artist's block! Here's a detail of it so far...

It is now going in the right direction. Very pleased.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Further Work in Progress

So the progress on "Elephant" has been particularly slow.  I believe I should have stopped when I had something good going at the beginning, but now I am at a crossroads.  I'm kind of thinking going with a graffiti motif and heavy dark ink lines...I will still stew about it for a few days I'm sure.  Here's hoping it comes out worthwhile at the end of all this - documenting the progress of a piece is pretty revealing for me and heightens my nerves.

So I hit it with my fancy new sander...

...and then brought more cyan colors back into it.  Scared to commit to content at this point.