Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I have been doing well on my projects today. Finishing the two I am furthest along on - then I get a call from an interview I had last week and I have to take care of that. I wish that I was independently wealthy and could paint all day, every day. Oh well, there is always tomorrow....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

and...I did finish this small mural for a client - painted on one wall of their kitchen - measures about 24 X 36....
wow, I got very far on a painting that I started about a year ago, then put away - couldn't figure out where to go with it. I guess a little distance helped (These are not new paintings I've posted ). I guess I will get back to work and try and get further along...Oh! and I primed 5 canvas's for additions to my two series I am trying to get together. one more sitting on it), this is something I did last year - Kind of the direction

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mural Project for the city of Long Beach, California - Down town rejuvenation project. A temporary installation that took up two full sides of a building.
And a project for the veterans hospital, daycare center.

Well, today I painted in my studio and tried to get further on two paintings I have been working on - one is the first in a series, painted from reference photos I took in Paris this last year - the other is the first in another series I am trying, very large scale (hard to do in the size studio I have), and of explosions. Both are fairly close to being finished so I should be able to show them here soon.
I am asking for anyone who can help me on this next thing - I have been wanting to design and have fabric made. I am not sure where to go. I saw that the cast of Project Runway created there own fabric using some computer program last season. Is there an online company that offers this service. Let me know if anyone knows - thanks in advance.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Painting in oils - the life and times of an artist

I decided to create this Blog to record the efforts, progress, and day to day experiences as a painter. To give you an idea of my history - I am a graduate of Long Beach State University with a degree in painting, I have been an artist for over 20 years, I moved from San Diego

California to South Carolina about 7 years ago (I am currently planning a move back to the west coast), I paint daily in my studio here and am working on several projects currently. Recently I have concentrated on landscapes, but I am now working on a series of city scape's from photos I have taken in a recent trip to Paris. There are few forms of media that I have not created in, I just prefer oil paint because of the effects that I can get. I am also a muralist and have been hired for many projects - I have worked as a muralist for private individuals as well as larger companies.

My hope is that this Blog will help me to grow as an artist and give people some incite about the creative process. It won't be all serious though - I have a way of looking at life in a slightly humorous way and hopefully that will come through as well. Enjoy reading along - I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.