towards the end of the semester i started to play around with a couple of smaller paintings, since my work is usually fairly large. opposites are always nice to try, though i think overall this really just made me miss my big canvases. here's my favorite one, it's about 20in long, and acrylic on canvas. also, i'm in the process of coding my website, and i'm hoping it will be finished in the next few weeks!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
thought i'd share one of the three potentially ongoing drawing projects i've been working on this semester. this one in particular is graphite on separate sheets of bristol, a combined 38x72 in (19x24 in each). i've included a close up of each sheet, mostly as evidence of why my hand and back are giving out. i was reminded of how many ridiculous ways artists can injure themselves doing the most mundane things with this one, not to mention the other two that i'll try and post soon! as different as these are from my paintings, it was a really nice parallel to be working on them at the same time, i think they really informed each other a lot.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
here are a few snapshots from my solo show, "Retrospections"! for any locals (or not!) the show is hanging in The Gateway, at 1601 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21217. the show opened on november 18th, and will be open through december 9th, so make your way over in the next couple of weeks if you're able!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
been trying to be as diverse as possible with my color palettes recently. this one was definitely way out of my normal range, and regardless of how it came out i'm glad to have worked with it. during my thesis review boards i was told this was a more "whimsical" direction to move towards, so i'm still pondering what the adjectives are that i really want my work to be. all input is appreciated. despite meticulous tweaking in photoshop, the colors are definitely not how they appear in person. c'est la vie. acrylic on canvas, 24x48
Monday, October 24, 2011
another thesis piece! this one is much more similar to the work i did last spring. i've been trying to refine which forms i like using most, and now getting to really explore surface possibilities, as it makes all the difference. i discovered a couple new glossy glazing mediums that really make this one glow in person, so that was ever so satisfying! acrylic on canvas, 30x40in
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
here's a commission that i just finished up! i really wanted to work on some subtlety with my larger paintings, since i usually am all for the lack of space. the colors are a little more vibrant sitting in a naturally lit room, the yellow and little spots of red shine a bit more, and like always i tweaked the photograph for too long and was never satisfied. but it'll do, and i really had a lot of fun with this one! acrylic on canvas, a little over 60in long
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
here's one of my junior independent giants! i'm calling it finished as far as the semester goes, but i might come back to it in the future...it changed so many times in the last few months that i'm still not sure which version of it i liked best. hopefully i won't sound like a broken record when i say that it looks so much better in person. acrylic on canvas, about 70in long