Friday, December 4, 2009

straight up

Figure painting after 60 minutes and then 140 minutes. It's amazing to me that we got only 140 minutes of actual painting time out of 8 hour of class between people being late, breaks, and people being late on their breaks. This is coming together pretty quickly though - I spent the first 20 mins just looking and studying before I put anything on the canvas. Actually linen, oil primed, which I know I am supposed to love but is not an ideal surface for the way I paint (for now). I'm looking forward to the conclusion AND my last painting class next thursday, but more so the 4 week break that's just around the bend.

after 140 min

after 60 min

I received a thoroughly thorough critique on this painting Thursday and it has transformed into the final painting project, which I'd hoped for all along. I have a lot of work to do in the next 2 weeks, but I'm excited for it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the end is nigh

The end of the semester is fast approaching and I'm just starting my last round of projects. I'm thinking more and it's harder to even get to the point of putting brush on canvas while the concepts are swimming and battling in my head. Can the word "pastiche" be used in critique and possibly have a positive connotation? I think not but I'm trying to force it.

I'm trying all sorts of things. Not too long ago I attempted a painting based on the collaged image below and it was only about 10% successful so I'm keeping that image away from the internet. I like the idea though and may see if there's some sort of future in it.


Final projects:
Anatomy: NONE thank goodness
Drawing: series of 4 compositional figurative drawings. had an amazing shoot with Pigeon and nailed the photo refs.
Painting: Not yet established but I'm sure it's coming and it will be painful.
Art and Culture: Press release for imaginary curated show and 8 pg catalog article
Comp and Design: "complex allegorical painting". mine is based on baseball imagery. i'm pretty excited about this one as the image has been in my head for a good while.