This is a one day intaglio process workshop. Instead of toxic acids, we will be using very low voltage DC current to etch copper plates. The workshop will be May 13th from 10am-1pm. Please contact me or visit http://artroundtennessee.org/artalongs for more info.
A variation on last year’s poster.
I bought few small chunks of catlinite to see if I could pulverize it for pigment. Its not fast going yet but I’m working on a contraption to automate the process.
I keep a little turpentine around for aromatherapy. I pop the top and take a hit, er I mean whiff. I don’t do that with everyday hardware store turp though. The smell is just awful. Art supply turpentine can be hit or miss too but Utrecht and W&N are the ones I’d usually get and […]
I often consider a lengthy explanation of a painting, but it’s usually like explaining the punchline of a joke. First, let’s get this out of the way: Nietzsche’s writings were co-opted and twisted by his sister and the Nazis, so he gets a bad rap. The Übermensch (Overman or Superman) is often tied to a […]
I’ve been selected to study Dutch art at the High Museum this summer! Here’s a summary from the Council of Independent Colleges prospectus: A rare traveling exhibition of masterpieces of Dutch Golden Age paintings featuring works by Vermeer, Hals, Rembrandt, and others will visit the United States in 2013, while the collection’s home at the […]
Just labeled a few recently made batches of varnish, blue, yellow, red, and green (pesto).
A friend phoned me up the other day asking if I’d like some basil from her garden. “Of course!”, I said, thinking I’d save myself the guilt of plucking a few leaves here and there. I plucked the small tree she gave me and made these few jars of pesto I’ve called Rizzmataz. Thanks to […]
The stretcher frame for this canvas came from Tedd Blevins and I knew the subject I would paint upon it had to be at least a little lascivious. After I had decided on the composition, I remembered a strip club story told in the parking lot after Tedd’s funeral, for it was too lewd to […]
Let’s call it a casual Friday as this worker walks past other idle machines.
oil – 50×62 inches I’ve always had a thing for Flemish still life, almost a dirty little secret for a painter of the modern age. Such decadently illustrative paintings may seem superfluous to the contemporary eye. Johannes Vermeer’s work has a modern simplicity, allowing the viewer to focus on the figure. Vermeer’s painting of a […]
The Little City Roller Girls are taking to the streets, the Tipton and Spring Streets specifically. Here’s a poster I made for the event.
People often get tattoos in order to feel unique, owning the bodies they were born into without choice. Selecting a generic design from a book however, seems to only reinforce conformity.
My friends, Annabelle’s Curse, have new typography. The first line is set in Oxida, tweaked a little for variety and character. The bottom line is set in Goudy Catalogue.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
A private conversation in a public place was the prompt for this painting. The cropped exit sign, broken Dos Equis bottle, table and chair legs, and more subtle hints throughout, all give hints as to the topic of this conversation.
Virginia Intermont College hosts our first Art Walk on November 11, 2011. The event includes artwork from students and faculty in locations across the comfortably walkable campus. Theatre performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest are also happening the same weekend.
The bout title was just bursting with possibilities. Come to the bout on October 8th and get a poster while you’re there.
Heraclitus said we cannot step into the same river twice. We hold on to things as representations of moments, people, places, and past self-images. This fictional, née mythological Atlas Storage facility bears these things we cannot bear to lose.
My go-to bar, Machiavelli’s, sets the stage for one of my favorite local bands, Annabelle’s Curse, cast as Prometheus.
Great time painting with my friend Kyle Buckland.
My poster design borrows heavily from Delacroix, whose painting incidentally also inspired the Statue of Liberty.
This week’s Loafer sports a lovely cover! There’s also the usual one color quarter-page ad inside. I adapted my bout poster theme to fit the magazine. The Loafer is the go-to publication for all the things to do and places to go in the Tri-Cities.
If you have a heartbeat, you’ll want to be at Freedom Hall on November 13th! This is the last home bout of the season!
I designed the bout poster in Adobe Illustrator. The derby girls are drawn in vectors and based on Rock Nasty and Taz Maniac.
Last evening’s figure study at the William King Museum.
On the Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA.
Painted on the grounds of the William King Museum.
Allison Linder found this great card! V’ry nice!
This was yesterday’s painting; I thought I’d whip out a self portrait before my birthday. I pulled out some colors I don’t usually use, starting with Green Earth and some Cobalt Violet Light, Stil de Grain, Lapis Lazuli. All of these were low tinting strength.
The back side of Bristol.
Fast and loose by a babbling brook.
While sorting photos, I found these from my BFA show.
Just found an image of this painting from a couple years ago. I was feeling like ten miles of hammered shit.
Just the other day, I went out to paint for a bit at Lincolnshire Park in Tazewell, VA. Of course, being ill prepared and perhaps ill advised, I was caught in a rain shower. At first, there were just a few drops and I continued painting – oil and water don’t mix, right? I did […]
A tripod composite using only one light source. The light source that was used was a 800 watt Alien Bee strobe setup. I also used a snoot which I attached to the front of strobe unit to control the size of my light source. Rather than having a tremendous amount of spill light, a snoot […]
Shane Mullins, one of my students, made this caricature of me.
I came across this photograph and followed a link to an album on Flickr.
With great excitement, I have accepted a position at Virginia Intermont College.
Every year, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff sponsors a trade show in Boone, NC. I’ve never been to such an event and Boone isn’t that far away so I went to the show this year. Overall, it was a good show but the selection and prices weren’t as great as I’d hoped. I think “Cheap” Joe […]