Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Final Five

All painting for this series are 16"x16"


"Tipped Embrace"

"Love Letters"

"House of Glass"

"Bind and Construct"

These are the final paintings I did for the show. I was looking for a new direction and decided to set some rules and see if I could make some paintings based on those rules. The rules were:

  • Set 4 things together in the center with two objects on top of two other objects
  • Include ribbon
  • Include folded or rolled fabric
  • Include other supporting objects
  • Light and paint.
These where, honestly, some of the most fun paintings I did. I love stacking objects that create interesting geometric patterns or shapes.

We have moved and are looking forward to the start of Med School starting the end of this month. I very much appreciate all of the comments and emails I have received from all of you. I don't think this has been an easy change for me, however, I have been working toward this goal for about five years now and am excited about this next chapter in my life. I know I will continue to paint and draw as often as I can and will post when I do.

Again, thank you all!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Next Five

The Tie painting series are all 12"x12"

"After the Show"

"Blue and Gray"

"Blue Vase"

"Boat Ride"

"Along for the Ride"

The top 4 were painted for the show, and the last one was painted afterward for a friend.

These paintings were some of the last ones I painted for the show and I think they were some of my best. I was starting to really getting the results I wanted, and they were a lot of fun to paint.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Five Ties

Tie painting series are all 12"x12"


"Wrapped and Tucked"


"Night Out"


I love painting ties. I actually started painting ties after seeing some of ZP older tie paintings, but had to steal the idea and make it my own. Most of these ties are from thrift stores and are of the polyester variety, which gives them a lot of flavor.

Thanks for all of the comment and emails. Just to let many of you know my family has been packing up and getting ready for our move. I start medical school next month and am excited (and mostly nervous) for the change. I will try and get the rest of the show posted soon.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Larger Five

"Chorus Line" 24x20

I painted this one on canvas, and had a really fun time with it. I am sure anyone who has painted tulips knows that they can really move a great deal when there is a light source on them. I ended up painting this until three in the morning since they kept moving, and I didn't want them to change the next day.

"Grandma's Jar with Lemons" 16x16

I can't seem to get away from some objects, but I really like painting this salt shaker.

"Nostalgia" 20x20

This painting really put up a fight with me as I painted it and took a while to finish, still I learned some cool things while working on it and really enjoy the final product.

"Reflection Cluster" 20x20

This was another fun one with some challenges.

"Stacked" or "Orange Mug" 16x20

I have been so used to painting mugs on a small scale (6x8) that I forgot how invigorating it can be to paint large. I think the mug itself is about six or seven inches tall. It felt like stretching my legs out after a long car ride.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Five more

"Gardner Apples" 9x12

"Glass Bird" 12x9

"Family Matters" 12x9

"Green Glass" 10x8

"Peeking In" 10x8

The first four are part of my show, but the last one I donated to a fund-raiser for the Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake. These were all fun to paint, but after this point I decide to paint even larger and see how that would go. I will post those ones next!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Five

"Oranges in a Bowl" 12x9

"Little bit of Yellow" 12x9

"Looking Off" 10x8

"Sugar Bowl" 12x9

"Tour Guide" 10x8

Here are some of the earliest paintings I did for the show. I will be posting all of my paintings from the show this week, however, you can see all of my paintings right now at the 15th Street Gallery website.

These were all fun paintings to do. They were really some of my first attempts at painting a little bit larger than 6x8, and for the most part I followed a lot of my same painting-a-day composition. These felt like a step in the right direction and I was happy with how they turned out.

Thank you all for your comments and emails!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Man Show

"Taking Sides" 12x12

Hey everyone. I am having a one person show at the 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City this Friday the 18th from 6 to 9. These are some of the paintings I have been working on for the past four months, so they are all new. I will post the images from the show afterward, so if you can't make it you can still see what I have been up to.

If you can make it I would love to see you there!