Monday, November 30, 2009

"Apart From Falling" detail

Almost forgot a requested detail. For anyone interested there are other details from this piece in April of of this year further down on the blog. On another note. I just updated my website with the new work from the recent "Go East" show. Will post some details, progress pix etc. soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Illux Con 09

Illux Con was Awesome! Tons of great artist's and their wonderful work. It's a great opportunity to chat with some your favorite illustrators and to oogle over their original works from just a few inches away. Lots of demos and panels to check out. They even had a live bronze pouring! After hours at the lounge is a gangload of fun. I left physically exhausted(mostly from alcohol and laughter) and artistically reinvigorated. For a little insight from last year's inaugural show check out Pat Wilshire and the Dynamic Duo from SideBar Nation here

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Catching Up

I'm still trying to wrap up a few things and catch up from my trip to Illux Con. It was great! I'll post some pix soon. Here's a piece I'm going back into to tweak out a bit. It's nice to work on a smaller painting like this after some of the more recent, larger works that take so long to finish. So another 80+ hours and I should be finished. . . . . . . . . that was an art joke;) I'm not THAT slow. More like 60-70 ish hours.

As I've mentioned I'll be teaching at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Spring. The lesson today is don't bite off more than you can chew. I noticed a lot of ambitious students who were working on giant paintings/drawings but not really finishing them. The quality of the work is more impressive than the size. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Prints Available!

Eric Fortune and Joao Ruas:
"A Place That I Remember" and "Haunted # 20"

Paper Tiger has just released two new prints from Eric Fortune and Joao Ruas.

Both being successful illustrators, Eric and Joao are starting to really make their mark on the gallery scene as well. We were lucky enough to work with them on pieces from their most recent show in New York.

...and now you can purchase these limited edition prints exclusively on Paper Tiger!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Painting Vid

It's 300am. I have a lot of stuff to pack still and I have to leave the house at 6am for IlluxCon. Joy. Last year's was really fun and very humbling. Should be good... once I get a little power nap and some coffee. I'll leave you with this hour and a half vid from a piece "Kingdom Lost" that was recently in the "Go East" Show over in NY. The progress is very slow here because I'm gradually building up and tweaking details as opposed to the large, fun to watch, drippy washes I tend to do in the beginning of a painting. See vid here

Monday, November 9, 2009

Go East "Under a Tree" Detail

Things are still quite busy. I'm also preparing for IlluxCon which begins this Thursday in Altoon, PA. In the meantime here's a detail from "Under a Tree". A painting that was part of an opening this past weekend in New York. Thanks for all the support!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Wanting" Detail

I've included the deckle-edged portion of the paper so that you can get a sense of how I've been presenting the work as of late. Shout out to Frank ;)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Go East" Opens this Sat Nov 7th

LeBasse Projects in NY
42 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002

See a video Preview here

Sunday, November 1, 2009