Saturday, November 07, 2009
The University Unitarian Church is holding their annual auction next week. We've just become members, and are slowly entering into its social network, which is fun and refreshing. I made this painting specially for their auction; it's unusually domestic subject matter (ripped off from a painting my daughter did, actually), and I hope it might serve as an advertisement for subsequent commissions as well as raise money for the church. Anyway, Rome (the dog) and Django (the cat) are heretowith immortalized.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This is the first of a batch of Halloween pictures I've got going --- My wife and daughter have been asking me for a long time to do one, and it's turning into a series, maybe something that could turn into a book.. They're really fun to do, and I'm really happy with how they're turning out. I'm also thinking of doing limited edition prints of a few.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I was approached by my friend Sharon Arnold, who is guest-curating this year's Seattle Erotic Art Festival, to submit a piece for an invitational wing she's arranged. I had such a good time doing the piece directly below that I thought it was wholly suited to this event as well, but with none of the parameters involved with commission work. I'm happy with it; I wanted to make a piece that inspired or evoked sensuality rather than depict it.
Friday, January 02, 2009
My Friend Susie is a yoga teacher and is deeply interested in Tantric Studies. She wanted to surprise her husband with a large painting for their bedroom; we talked for some time about the mood and feeling she was hoping to see --- loving, sensuous, integrated, and above all full of vitality. I asked Susie if she minded me flirting with garishness, and she told me to go with it. I sent 3 updates to her as I worked to ensure I was on a useful path. This is how it turned out, and I must say how pleased I am with the results. A completely enjoyable job from start to finish.
As you might imagine, this one is for an eleven-year-old boy's bedroom. Simple, dramatic composition, rich colors, and the semi-tromp l'oeil edges graphically rendered as building silhouettes and dust clouds help to break up and enliven a large blank space.