Friday, November 28, 2008

A table and four frames

I've actually built 4 of these.


Flood Rescue


Captain Nemo


Anchors


Street Scene

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mexico City-Reportage.







Sketchbook drawings I did while on vacation in Mexico City almost a year ago.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monoprints 1997



Two monoprints from 1997 (?). The ubiquitous "heart-floating-in-strange-cloudy-space" image, and a collaged and chincoled cloud of corners.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pencil Imagined landscapes






Sketchbook drawings of imaginary landscapes from this spring (08). 4b-9b pencil. I messed with the ambiant light a bit in post.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

(?) Symbolist. 1999 (?)

-This image is taken from a dubious 4"x6" kodak print on Royal Paper from "Wolf Camera."

I cannot remember the title of this painting. Oil and around 24" x 48"(?.) The date at the bottom of this is very wrong. I'm not entirely sure of the date, but I know it's not 1990. Im guessing 98-2000'.
I believe this is the only surviving document of this piece. I sold it, or put it on consignment ( I don't remember now) to some antique dealers and I'm sorry to say they both passed away. I have no idea what happened to it.
It is in a very obtuse surrealist-cartoon/code-symbol style that I played with for something like a year. The composition is created with very minimal overlap where both perspective and depth cues are reduced to their most belabored and self conscious points.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Life Drawings 11-12-08




Life drawings. from 11-12-08. Butcher Paper, masking tape, Graphite, Water-soluble crayon and pencil, pro-white, conte, charcoal,water.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fall Leaf Clusters


18 x 24. Graphite, Charcoal, Conte, Pro-White, Water.
Done for a Demo in my intro class. Riffing off Jim Dine.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dreamcity Crayonings









These are drawings done with oil crayon on 18 x 24 Bond Paper from September 1997.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Computer Oddities

Wizards Castle


Space Turds


Space Pickles


Seashore


Ghost Ship


Chartographic


Centaur on Stage

These are strange computer works that have been hidden in various recesses on my hard drive for some time. I've decided to put them to some use. In some cases (Space Turds and Space Pickles) I was trying to come up with great patterns for table cloths and Hawaiian shirts that one might purchase at your local Target or Walmart. On a few of the others I thought about what a cubist or surrealist might shorthand on a computer...then a few of the others are just plain DUDS...you decide.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

City under construction.



Acrylic on Panel.

This is pretty much a "view" from my studio at the time (not a view from the window, but a view from the studio.) Portland's Union Station is crowded in on the right. I bought cheap coffee at the bus station. I did another painting like this.

Monday, November 10, 2008