Monday, December 18, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
It's a competition for small works.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
It is almost impossible to get a good picture of a watercolor painting. Anyway, I am trying to figure out what pictures that I should submit to a contest, and the deadline is on the 30th. Let me know your thoughts. I also have to have an artist resume and art statment, but I will worry about that later.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Okay, here is another painting. It's oil pastel on watercolor. I agree with your critique of the last post, and I will bring out the details of the building and see what happens. I also was thinking of doing a white glaze over the flowers--maybe draw in the building with pencil and then do a white glaze.
With this one, I am trying to decide if I want to put more flowers in or add the stick that adds support to the stem. I forgot how much fun it is to work with oil pastels.
keep going back and forth between hope and defeat. Hopefully, if someone is optimistic they will see the flowers as representing beauty in a tarnished setting, and, in turn, hope. Let me know what you think.
I am going to leave these painting for a little bit, just because it is hard to try to keep them coherent. I am going to try to do some super detail orchids for a contest that is coming up at the end of the month.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Here is another attempt at a train painting. I was going for a feeling of optimism, but I think it ended up more "watch out for the Ghost Flower!"
Let me know what you think...and if you have any suggestions. I might just use this as a sketch for a larger painting, so if there are any elements that you like, let me know.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Hey Colin - what do you think of my latest art therapy homework? it's very cool to have to create art for homework... anyway, we had to do a dream quest and then create a piece of art based on what we saw - so, I created two paintings to try to show the idea... I dreamt I was on a fishing boat and picked a fish out of the big net (it was actually two fish connected together), then I was standing in shallow water looking for a safe place to put my fish - it seemed very obvious to me that the patch of land with some tall grass was the safest place. The fish was (were) rainbow colored and reminded me of a pack of Lifesavers candy. hmmmmmm, what does it all mean?
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Here is my first attempt at a painting based off of my commuter train sketches. It is still in its beginning stages--and it might just end up being a watercolor sketch for another painting. Nevertheless, I think the basic idea is there, so let me know what you think.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
I have a lot of trouble with these questions (this question). I approach drawing as a personal diary keeping exercise at times, and at other times I feel that I am drawing/painting/etc. for the specific purpose of showing it to someone or for posterity. Is it truly a reflection of me that will be conveyed to others if I fail to create an image where someone can look at it and say---well, here, he was reflecting on the fiver year anniversary of 9-11? Or am I underestimating people?
there are events happening all over during the month of October - you can check the site The Big Draw to find an event near you - there aren't any events listed for the United States, however you can find some internet events...
Friday, September 08, 2006
deadline: entries must be postmarked by November 1st, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
This is me sitting down on the commuter rail, drawing, basically, my lap. Very weird angle--and it is hard to draw what you see and not try to cheat and draw what you think it should look like.
I had time to fill it in more, but I liked the contrast between the detailed parts and the non-detailed parts. Let me know what you think.
Also, I am coming home tomorrow, so I will have some drawings from the plain. And, more importantly, Melanie and I will see you on Sunday.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Here is a slightly better scan of the flower drawing. Also, here is a selection of some of my commuter sketches. I think I will post drawing from my sketch book about once a week to get some feed back. The idea right now is to combine the quick sketches with detailed watercolor paintings--but "the idea" almost always changes. I really like your art therapy daily log/sketch book, and I might try something like that. I tried sketching with a pencil today, and it did not work--but I will try, try again. Hope all is well...tell the fam I said hello.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
To my left you will see a very blurry picture of a pen and ink drawing of a flower. I am posting it mainly because I said I wanted to blog today, and I kept bugging you about setting up blogger blogging ability (blog is a fantastic word, and I am pretty sure it can be used like smurf...smurf, smurfing, smurfed). Anyway, I wanted to post pictures from my sketchbook, but my computer is working at a blogging slow pace.
The sketchbook has a sketch, pretty much everyday, from my ride on the commuter rail. I am really facinated with the interaction between different riders, and the countless stories that each rider has to share (and, because I am not interviewing any of them, the stories, for the most part, are formulated purely in my mind based on their individuals looks of concern or excitement or etc.). I will expand more when I am able to upload the pics.
By the way, am I suppose to write to you or to the general world wide web?
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
|here a few small paintings I did a while ago - nine of them are on display at the Ellen Kayrod Gallery through Aug. 4th, 2006 for the intergenerational show. I framed them in black and they are hung on the wall in a 3 by 3 grid - they look really nice - you can kind of see them in some of the pictures from the opening night.|
Saturday, June 24, 2006
The opening for the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Community Exhibition was last night and here are a few pictures - The show was a great collection of fun work, it all looked great together and the musical entertainment (Djeto Juncaj and Ben Temkow) was excellent!
The three large abstract paintings are mine and can be seen here: ocean, sky, and circus.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
THE ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY PRESENTS:
THE 3RD ANNUAL INTERGENERATIONAL
June 23 - August 4, 2006
The Ellen Kayrod Gallery is a venue for artists age 60 and over; however, once a year artists of all ages are invited to exhibit in an intergenerational show. This year's exhibit includes paintings, ceramics, assemblage, and sculpture by Kelly Darke, Rachelle Guenther, Robert Hyde, Harlan Lovestone, Azucena Nava-Moreno, Teresa Petersen, Rachel Timlin and Vito Jesus Valdez. An opening reception on Friday 06/23/06, from 5:00-8:00pm, will include acoustic guitar and violin by Djeto Juncaj and Ben Temkow. The performance begins at 7:00pm.
The Ellen Kayrod Gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Hannan House, located at 4750 Woodward. Gallery hours are Fridays from 9:00-7:00pm, or weekdays by appointment. For more information contact Mary Herbeck at 313-833-1300, x. 18, email@example.com, or visit www.hannan.org.