Saturday, 18 December 2010

Self Portraits

I recently got the urge to do some self portraits, so over the past couple days I've done a few.  Here they are:

 These were done while listening to Blind Melon and Bright Eyes, these are the albums:

Monday, 13 December 2010

Productive Weekend

I painted quite a bit this weekend.  Desi had to work both Saturday and Sunday so I was home alone and spent the majority of both days painting and drawing.  So here is what became of my weekend...

These are the paintings I did on Saturday:

I was listening to Talking Heads while working on these.

And these are Sunday's paintings:

I was enjoying the sounds of some great blues-men on Sunday.

 And here is a work-in-progress piece that I worked on both Saturday and Sunday.  I'll continue working on this one for a while using pencil, coloured pencil and ink.

detail view

Thursday, 9 December 2010

The End Of The Semester

This semester is coming to an end which means I need to display my work in the studio for assessment. We were told to prominently display the work that we feel has been our best, but also have all of this semester's work available for them to see.  I hung up the three panels that make up the Objects Of Desire project along with two additional pieces.  One of  the additional pieces is a print I did while experimenting with lithography and the other is a music interpretation drawing from our drawing week. Here is what it looks like:

If you want to get a closer look at the music interpretation piece from drawing week, here's a link: Subconscious Drawing Part 2

I replicated the jar that was used to film the Electric Eden video and placed it on the table along with the  additional work and sketches from this semester.  Here's a link to the video if you're interested: My First Project

As far as the music that helped create the Objects Of Desire project, I haven't really kept track. It's been a long project and all I can say is it has been quite an eclectic mix of music.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Snow Day!

The university was closed today due to adverse weather so I stayed at home and did a bit of drawing and painting.  I have this idea in my head that involves combining chalk (or charcoal, NuPastels, Conté, etc...) with paint, so I thought I would explore that today.  I started off splattering paint and water on paper and then crumbled the chalk into small pieces and dropped it onto the paper.  This didn't exactly have the desired effect but it's a start.  I'll continue to explore this chalk/paint combination and see what I can come up with.  Here are a few shots I took during the process:

And here's how it turned out:

I was listening to Beck while working on this one.
The Information
The next painting started out with chalk rather than paint.  I drew the figure, crumbled chalk over the paper then splashed water on the paper.  The effect was pretty cool so I continued with more chalk and more water.  Eventually I hosed down the paper in the shower...yeah, it got a bit out of hand.  But actually even that wound up looking quite good once it dried.  But after all was said and done I covered the whole paper with paint, hiding all of the water marks.  Seems kinda pointless doesn't it?  Well it was fun, and I like the end result anyway.  Here it is:

While working on this one I was listening to Nathan Moore, who has all of his albums available for your listening pleasure on his website:

Monday, 22 November 2010

Weekend Painting

Here's a shot of the painting I've been working on at home during the weekends.  I'm really diggin' it so far.

I've been listening to a ridiculous amount of Leonard Cohen while working on this one.  These are the albums: