Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Xmas present!

What's the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Light, that never makes you wink;
Memory, that gives no pain;
Love, when, so, you're loved again.
What's the best thing in the world?
—Something out of it, I think

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


...influenced by the work of John Copeland!

I started these peices today and I'm pretty much just experimenting with the paint.. I would like to start on a figure study using the same techniques as Copeland only more exagerrated...

My goal is to start on a portrait by Christmas break. The portrait would most likely feature a figure in movement to really emphasize the spills/splatter.

I've started experimenting with figures in this peice..(its just the head of my friend) but it has yet to be completed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


out of all the people in the world, my dad inspires me the most


Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


is one of my favorite textures so far!


YES..finally had my senior show and it went pretty well, despite some minor setbacks. Some of the peices featured in my show were the abstraction of the blobs/blotches..tell me what yall think!

In these peices I came out of my comfort zone..A LOT. For years and years I was always taught that a good peice of art work had a literal meaning and a balanced composition. These peices represent all of those things in a different approach, a more abstracted approach.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the process of abstraction (more blobs)

This one isn't quite finished either. Im not sure what to do next. I feel really odd about this one and I don't know how it's going to turn out. I guess this is what they call the process of abstraction.

Kind of a really bad picture, but you can tell where this peice is going...just using geometric shapes as a type of underpainting to really emphasize the blobs..

(I hate to call them "blobs" but Im all out of sophisticated terms for these things)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the process of abstraction (the blobs)

Meet the blobs!
I think I have more of an appreciation for abstract art because of the whole creative process that each artist uses to come up with new abstract peices.
My abstract paintings started out as bruises but now they have developed into something different. I see these paintings turning into abstract spills with unexpected colors... I'm still experimenting with other media and I'll have a few more peices to photograph as well..

Keep in mind these guys aren't done yet so if I dont like how they're turning out, then I might just gesso over them..
But so far, Im diggin them..
Im doing a lot of underpainting in this one so that I can kinda see how the color will play out against the blobs..