Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"This Moment" Is Lasting A Long Time

Slow but steady progress on "This Moment". Have I mentioned how there seems to be at least three types of paintings for me?
Well, there are those that get roughed in and sketched out, and right from the get-go, they are what they will become--they just go from rough to polished to done. Man do I usually love these paintings. Then there are those that I struggle with-either formally in the composition, or more common for me-I lose sight of the color and it's like I paint by process of elimination (Hmm, what about a green background...nope. How about yellow...nope. Orange? Pink?)
Anyway, this is one of those. Of course, at least it's not the third type-which I usually classify as "What on earth was I thinking?!"
Hey, how about alittle old-school Radiohead?
And now for something completely different...
Oh-Happy >late< Birthday to Paul! Sorry L and I couldn't make it down last weekend-busy times, but hope it was/is a great one!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Quick Progress Shots

First is "Lunch", (which is now at the Graton Gallery--Lisa and moi are part of their "alumni" show happening now-opening next Sunday. Not This Sunday!) --Colors are abit off in photo-and to tell the truth--I'm still not sure about the "hair" on the spider-guys. (could this be just 'cuz I don't have any?)

the very slow progress on the next nine "Losres"

And the next painting has been a bit of trouble--but it's finally starting to turn a corner. It's still only about half-way done.

And then these last shots are from "the thirty women in three days" series. I realize some are fairly embarassing-(I need to tighten up my mouths for one)-but this is where I'm at so far.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Another New Painting Begun

still has at least a day or two to go-as do most of the lot pictured here

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Today's Painting

#3 in the series of "Ad Women"

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Two More Little Losers

Hey, Happy New Year!
Alright, well between these little losers (that I finally finished), and the "ad-women" I've also got going, it sorta seems like I'm attempting a daily little painting-so I'll see if I can keep at it.

Ok, time for a few more videos representing--well, not entirely representing my favorite music of 2006-like the Yo La Tengo song is years old-same with The Shins' song-but I did listen to them alot last year...
First up, a few from Bright Eyes

Here's The Shins. Not my fave video, but I love this song-
Pretty cool video here from Arcade Fire-and another one from them cool Canadians-
Joanna Newsom is definitely an aquired taste-but I've aquired it. Though, um..."I killed my dinner with karote"-???the thing is-she's not like us, nope. Here's a little 5 minute documentary with her-
More sad news this year-Grandaddy broke up, dang! Here's a trio in honor-I love the cat chorus on this one-both this and the last one from their great 2006 cdlast year before Christmas, a troubled guy I've known forever finally got in more trouble than he could handle. Anyway, I kept thinking of him every time I played this next song. It's a sad song...
Ok-did'nt mean to bring you down. How about that Yo La Tengo song I promised. Not from their excellent new cd-but I love both this song and silly video. Enjoy!
Hey, here's one from a group that Lisa turned me on to-Tilly And The Wall. It's a really good cd (I hear their first one is even better). Fun fact; they don't have a drummer. They have a tap dancer. Seriously.
Alright-again-Happy New Year! I'll leave you with this little gem that I found when I was doing some, um...research. I was looking at youtube under "air guitar" and I found a master...rock on! And yeah, whatever he's wearing, that is Hello Kitty.