Posts Tagged ‘ink’

Studio Work and Color Tests

July 26, 2013

I’m in the process of developing a strategy towards creating a new, updated body of paintings for exhibition that I’d like to have on display around 9-12 months. I have no idea, really, if that’s feasible with a new baby on the way. But I’m optimistic. I’ve built a couple surfaces that hover around 4′ […]

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Hat Fat Hip Hop

June 5, 2013

This began as a challenge to “draw a pyramid”  and then morphed that challenge into a rhythmic dance of upbeat color and bright enthusiasm, with an explicit reference to the music that vibrates in my speakers most days. Admittedly, not very “gangster”, sure, but definitely emotional, and expressed with edge through color clashes and juxtaposition of pattern […]

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I Know

April 28, 2013

It’s been a looong time since I’ve read Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael. But I love the notion of the “enlightened ape”. I’ve always wanted to make a picture or two revolving around the integral irony and humor implicit in the image of the human apprentice seeking truth from a caged, yet wise gorilla. Continuing my daily grind I […]

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April 18, 2013

Sometimes your so busy and the only times you have to draw are when you “relax” at night and watch your Cardinal’s baseball, or 30 Rock in mad succession with your wife in the evenings. This is good and bad. It’s good, because you end with something a little different than your usual output and you […]

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Majestic Female

April 2, 2013

I liked Majestic Male enough to try and repeat some of the successes I found in that sketch. I knew that part of the reason why that drawing worked was because large portions of the original subject matter was dark toned and reflective. This caused an enjoyable “chop” in the surface gradations. I had a […]

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Majestic Male

March 18, 2013

My wife and I made a visit to the Musée d’Orsey back in 2008. The sculpture that this drawing was based on was made in 1856-57 by Charles Henri Joseph Cordier, called Négre du Soudan, or Negro from the Sudan, or also found called Bust of a Sudanese Man on sanitized poster sites, like this. It’s made purely […]

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