Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sketchbook Works

Sketchbook Works

Sketchbook portrait

Drawn in my sketchbook, a live portrait of Nick Georgiou as he sat for me in the Rocket Gallery.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gates Saguaro

I painted this saguaro on the way back to Tucson from Gates Pass. Oil on metal panel, 4"x 5" inches, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Memory of a Scent

Portrait commission for Richard Dixon. Charcoal and white chalk on paper 18 x 20 inches.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Camera shoot

Collecting reference is sometimes a spontaneous occurrence. In this case, the 5:30 pm western light just happened to present itself by shining through a large picture window in the studio. We jumped on our cameras.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Show at Cafe Zope, Tucson, AZ

I like the informal atmosphere of hanging in a shop or restaurant opposed to hanging in a gallery. People are able to LIVE among your paintings. They socialize, eat, drink and observe their surroundings casually. However, in a gallery, people attend specifically to "see" the art. The gallery has proclaimed that their art is in fact art and that it is appropriate or worthy for public consumption. The viewers can be much more critical and can tend to have their guards up. They're not "living" with the art or experiencing it in a casual manner. It is most likely experienced much differently than the artist had originally intended.

Show at Cafe Zope, Tucson, AZ

Here's another photo of my work hanging at Cafe Zope. The paintings were still wet when I hung them.

Show at Cafe Zope, Tucson, AZ

Show at Cafe Zope, Tucson, AZ

oil study for "Heather"

"Heather", oil on canvas mounted on wood, 16 x 20 inches, 2007. This was painted at The Rocket Gallery, May 1st, during the opening reception for artist Nick Georgiou.