Thursday, November 11, 2010

Other Art from the Past Year.

All pieces are 11"x15"
This piece is called "Dude, Stuck in the Arroyo", created in June, '10.  It is inspired by Durango, CO, Southwest US culture, and Kraftwerk's song/album "Autobahn.  It is a wedding gift for a friend.

This is a quick-sketch pen-and-ink wash off of a photograph I took of Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, OR.  I did it in about 45 minutes and bested any effort to replicate it with watercolor (I was rusty in the watercolor department)

This piece is the result of a tragic occurrence, but I actually like how it looks.  I was putting a lot of effort into this odd little piece when a tea-bag tragedy struck.  That is a saturated tea-bag fell out of my mug and onto this picture.  I actually did some brush work to make it look a little better.  So yes, it does look kind of good--but not really something I want to hang up at an art show.

Restarted work on "Smerdyakov" (Working title).

Piece is approximately 18.5"x20"
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I restarted work on this piece which I "finished" back at the beginning of June '10.  It's working title was "Smerdyakov", though that may change as I don't feel like it befits that character from Brothers Karamazov as much anymore.
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This is the original "Finished product" that was Displayed at the Stumptown and Beulahland art shows, finished in one week's time--tons of dots rendered in a short amount of time.  I felt like I needed one more piece for Stumptown, and it seemed finished enough for display.  After having to look at it a lot, I realized I'd need to work on it some more.
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A close-up of the updated version

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Even closer.

Let me emphasize that I'm not finished with this piece.  I need to darken the neck, the "shirt" and the background some more.  It's quite an undertaking, my friends.  It's quite easy to get sucked into the minutiae and lose sight of the big picture, so to speak.  Such is the nature of doing large-scale dot-detail.  I look forward to starting a new one soon--possibly doing some color-work.  I owe my Aunt and Uncle a piece of artwork, so I need to get crackin' on a landscape pretty soon.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Parable of the Blind", by Pieter Breughel

I did not paint this.  Pieter Breughel the Elder did.  This piece is an inspiration.
I have finally set up my art space at my new dwelling.  I am working on "finishing" a piece I'd made last summer--one that I made the week before the Stumptown art show which I never felt was fully complete.  I will post the results of that revision, along with the original, once I am finished.