Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Haha! This was a picture from a poster that was up in the art building this week (kind of a poster within a poster). It's just . . . awesome.
So, this week has been pretty crazy. I've started and finished five paintings, personal record. It might have been cheating, though, because I took the reference this summer while I was in Alaska and all that was left to do was paint them. But, man, does it feel good! You'll be seeing some of the pieces either this weekend or next week, my life's still pretty hectic. I've got projects galore to finish, a thesis to catch up on, freshman to manage, etc. So bear with me, those of you who are listening. Have a great weekend!
This is the inside cover. There's a little pocket there, it kind of blends in. I can put business cards in there or leave-behinds, or possibly very slim snacks, etc. Whatever floats my boat. I got the idea from one of my professors, Roger Demuth. There's a link to his site up there in the links bar. If you go there, you'll see that he has lots of . . . interesting . . . ideas and hobbies that he loves to implement and experiment with. He's great. He's like his site, he likes bunnies, especially rabbit trails, like other people you might know . . . oh, look, shinny . . . Ahh! Snow! No, no, no, no, no . . . Make up your mind either be warm or rain or freeze, not all three in one day . . .
Anyway where was I? Oh, I wonder if I can send sound clips . . .
And here's the inside, again, I suppose, cause I showed you the other side . . . Anyway, I've put prints of the art on presentation matte boards and they're stacked neatly on top of one another. The viewer can take them out and look at them and move them around and reorganize, etc. Some people don't like that, but personally, I kind of like the hands-on-interactive kind of feeling it gives to the work. You're not separated from it. Have you ever been in a gallery and wanted to just take a painting off the wall so that you could sit down and hold it up to your face and really look at it? I feel that way with books, too, sometimes.
Haha, wow, that made a lot of sense.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This was for a line of teas from all over the world. This one was, obviously, from India. I'll try and put some pictures up of the final box design when I get it all photographed. This was (another) gouache and watercolor on board.
So I had a little fun in photoshop with this one. Both are the same painting, but I tweaked the levels in photoshop, just to see what would happen, and viola! Early and late fall.
I'm in a landscape painting class this semester. Our focus has been the Erie Canal, not the most inspiring of subjects, but we do get off campus for a couple of hours every week so you wont hear me complaining.