Wednesday, June 28, 2006

two new mod-esque paintings

warning - the colours aren't photographing right because the ink is so deep, and shiny = flash glare.
the blue is not that flat, it's glossy and interesting
and the purple is luscious grape and fades in and out as it's thicker or thinner.

i think they're 12" x 12", ink on canvas.
$75 each or the pair for $140 Sold!

i finished a painting in ink on watercolour paper the other day and i'm loving it! so different working on paper. the blending and detail can be much finer. once i get two or three of them done i'll post them on eBay to see if anyone is interested. they'll be cheap & easy to ship flat, and buyers can choose their own frame from the local photo shop or wherever.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

fresh art

Red & Bronze hanging out together
18" x 18" acrylic & ink on canvas

the bronze is metallic, so it changes in the light


Interconnectedness of All Things #5678, dark
6" x 36" ink on canvas



currently up on the table:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


stolen from Marie-Pier's newsletter

There were two woodcutters named John and Mel working under a timber merchant. They both used to go early in the morning to the forest to cut wood and then return by evening. However, they both worked differently. John would slog for ten hours to cut a tree and pile up the wood blocks. But Mel would go in the forest for hours together and would come late, but within two to three hours he would cut and collect more wood than John.

John always wondered how Mel was able to cut so much wood in such a short time which he could not match even after slogging for so many hours.

So one day John went to Mel and asked him how he could achieve so much in such a short time. Whether he possessed any magical powers?

Mel said “There is nothing magical about it. I sharpen my axe for 4 hours in the forest, and do the cutting in two or three hours.”

THAT is a great analogy as to why my paintings seem to go so fast. if i take enough downtime, i'm well balanced enough to let paintings just fall out.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

i really need a tag line

contemporary fun art

pop art for pop people

pop art for city folk

contemporary abstracts for kindred visionairies

modern art for modern lives

art for modern times

original paintings to accent modern life

original art for original people

good grief. it is ridiculous trying to sum up my paintings in four or five words.
your thoughts? anyone?

Friday, June 02, 2006

time to flip into the darkness

when i'm happy, i paint.
when i'm pissed off or frightened, i write.

i don't often paint from darkness. but interesting dark paintings can really make a room pop, express a mood, or make a statement.

mission for this week: paint both from happy light (nature things & jewel tones) and from the darkness (black with bits of deep purple and acid green)