Thursday, September 30, 2010
This is yet another recently found and touched-up drawing. I drew this in late 2000, and it was tucked away since then until I pulled it out last week and cleaned it up a little. I don't think it's a great drawing, but I sort of like it, and it could easily be used as the basis for another work.
The subject is a skull I found outside
This was done with charcoal and chalk.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I found this old drawing in the back of a closet and thought it had some promise, so I worked on it a little more - mostly making some areas better defined, and filling in some holes in the sketchiness.
This is about 10 x 16 inches, charcoal, white chalk, a little graphite, and (I think) touches of acrylic gesso.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Boots (me): Hello- Oh my gosh! It's a mermaid! I can't believe it! I bet this isn't really happening. I must be dreaming!
Purple Haired Mermaid: Why don't you go check your bed and see if you're in it? If you're not there, then you know you're not dreaming.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Anyway, the older of my pixie daughters was trying to convince me to be nice. I was uncooperative, so she ran past and shoved a note in my pocket: "Be nise!"
Then, a minute later, she ran by and slipped me another note: "Or else."
Sometimes you have to be tough with Vidia.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
This first painting, the naked lady leaning on a ladder --a common scene at U of L-- isn't very refined, but it's luscious and energetic! There are some minor drawing and compositional problems that sort of throw it out of whack, but I love the paint application. For the most part. The way it's mounted on wooden braces is fittingly (and intentionally) crude, with screws and nails driven though the surface of the painting. I think this dates to about 1992 or 1993. This downtown Louisville scene was painted a couple of years later. I don't think it's too bad, and it was actually a part of my BFA show; it's still pretty far removed from how I'd like my paintings to look now. Whaddya think?