Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beginnings & Endings



Leading up to my recent show at LeBasse Projects I had been working around the clock to finish up the paintings. After coming back from LA it was straight to Altoona, Pa for Illux Con. And currently, I'm house/dog sitting in NY for a cousin of mine. I have been doing nothing for the passed few weeks but absorbing other peoples art; galleries in LA and NY, amazing work at Illux Con. Taking a lot of it in and letting it marinate.

Normally when I travel I bring all my supplies: fold up art desk, desk lamp, paints, palettes etc., and I work. These recent travels have been interesting, because I only brought pencil and paper. I wasn't even worried about art making really, mostly trying to get inspired for my next body of work. Exposing myself to as much as possible(in an artistic context). About two days ago I woke up thinking about my work and busted out ten sketches almost effortlessly. That never happens. I'm kind of excited about these so I thought I'd post a few of my early morning chicken scratches. The beginnings of what you may see fleshed out in the months to come. I'm also posting another beginning and the detail of an ending to recent previous months of work.

The next step from here. refine sketches, value/color studies, photo ref, transfer, paint. We'll see what happens.




5 comments:

bill said...

Love to draw!

Cacodaemonia said...

It's wonderful to see these early sketches! Good luck with them. :)

nachoyague said...

BEAUTIFUL Work!

MJC *-* said...

I think it's very good you took sort of an artpause. You clear your mind and it's wonderful to see that the ideas come so naturally. I think those are the best ideas. I will be looking forward to your new work.

*love to way you painted the movement with the double lines

Gio M. said...

big fan here..slightly curious on what brush you use for the initial washes on the background..and what type of watercolor paper you use..wish I had you as a teacher..love the work.