Friday, October 26, 2007

"Milk" - SOLD

I have wanted to paint this scene before, but I did not have the right kind of glass. So, I went to the store and bought this glass in a four-pack. One of the glasses fell out of the package and broke and then my son broke another on our kitchen floor. Good thing I still have two others. But I'm not sure how long they are going to last.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Blue Ribbon" - SOLD

I like the cup on this one, especially the highlight on the handle. The dinosaur is a bit more difficult to like. I have been trying to get a few more objects which are more difficult to draw, as the dinosaur proved. But it was fun to try.

Monday, October 22, 2007

"Red Ribbon" - SOLD

I had a fun art show with Jared Gillett on Friday. We had a two person show at the Pickett Fairbanks Gallery in Salt Lake City. A good sized crowd showed up to support us. Thanks. My studio turned into a makeshift frame shop for a week and I spent a good two hours today cleaning up the sawdust. But now the studio is clean, and ready for some new work.

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Green Stripes" - n/a

"On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air to deliver toys to all the children." ~Linus

This is a pumpkin from my dad's garden. I thought the pumpkin was beautiful with the green stripes radiating from the stem. I don't know if this picture shows the stripes well enough. Maybe I will paint it more head on. The pumpkin also looks a bit lopsided but...maybe it is.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"The Gentleman and the Bottle" - SOLD

“Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.” ~Tom Barrett

I was talking to a friend of mine about artists who have "made it". Meaning they have reached a fair amount of success and recognition in a short amount of time. During the conversation I remembered a comment by one of my teachers concerning bad paintings. He said, "Bad paintings are a good thing. They indicate we are still experimenting. We should never stop experimenting". Whats nice about experimenting is our chance to get a really great painting, but we also chance failure. We came to the conclusion that we never wanted to "make it" but continue to make bad, and good, paintings.

Monday, October 8, 2007

"Apple and Plastic"

Sometimes I love a painting all the way until I put on the last brush stroke. And, other times I will dislike a painting until I finish and I then love it. I am not going to say where this painting sits.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Racing Stripes" - SOLD

Every now and again I paint a painting that I would love to paint again. This is certainly one. I had so much fun painting the shadows, even though they are only two small brush strokes. But they made my day.

Monday, October 1, 2007

"Piggy Bank"

I was asked what kind of medium I use. I actually don't use any medium, except liquin on slim occasions. I have nothing against mediums, I just have never been taught--or taught myself--how to use them. I have actually wanted to start experimenting with different materials, and eventually will. I would be interested to hear what other people have used along with there outcomes.

On the pig; Monica said the pig might not appear see-through. It is. Let me know what you think.