Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Arghh! I recently picked up the most recent issue of Juxtapoz and it made me very upset. The cover....

I'm not ready to talk about it and I need to do more research.... but I do think the cover artist, Parra, is ripping off the style of an actual artist whose work I've seen before. It's okay to successfully reinvent a style/movement and make it your own (Biskup), but to not depart from another artist's style at all??

Like I said, I need to dig deeper...

Monday, March 17, 2008

No "bad" words.

Wow. I'm getting @%#! crazy here! I'm posting again!

When No Country for Old Men won an Oscar for Best Picture, I needed at least to see that in a theater. So, may someone please explain it to me? Why did it win Best Picture? And is there some secret hidden meaning I'm not getting?

Flipping through my sketch book, I see that I have many things that are unfinished. Have I ever finished anything?

I dunno. I can't remember.

How cool would it be if everyone had a soundtrack accompanying them, but as soon as they came into contact with another person, both would be adjusting to a singular score that carried the moment they were currently in.

How bad is her hair.

Hygienic group show in New London next month and I’m trying to complete a piece for it. Right now, I have two pieces to show, but this latest painting has been plowing along relatively well, so I’m hoping that I’ll have time to complete one more, for a total of three.

Since my move put everything on hold, I had to scramble to get an area to work in (thanks Jon!), and spent the weekend (wait! there was a weekend?) painting.

I had to overcome a creepy fear!

Since I mostly work in oils, I needed something I could work with faster. So here I am, sitting in front of the canvas, acrylics all laid out, and I start having a panic attack. The fear of using acrylics!! I couldn’t get a first brush stroke down. Went and lay down for a few hours because I couldn’t stomach working with acrylics. Past experiences (i.e. junior high art class) had me cursing the fast drying time and low-level of manipulation. I’ve worked with them since, but on a very, very small scale, so imagine how frightened I was.