Monday, August 30, 2010

Shaky iced coffee hands.

Shaky iced coffee hands., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Best time of the year. Summer cooling down, school starting in a week, fantasy football drafts drafting, still a bit of time to chill.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New book bag ritual.

New book bag ritual., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Ready for my last year of school ever. Last page of my residency sketchbook. 80 pgs. I'll upload it all this week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

And I'm home.

And I'm home., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Blogging from the comfort of my own bed. What a trip. I'll try to process and go through photos and start some new work this week. I think pastels might be my new thing.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gare st lazare

Gare st lazare, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Last night in France, just trying to cram all my stuff in a suitcase with too much wine and cheese in my person.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dy nasty

Dy nasty, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

One more day in France. Soon to hop on a train to Paris, or so I thought. Everybody seems to be sleeping still. It's a rainy day in the country... I might just try to enjoy that.

In going to wait to post my project until it's done in a couple weeks. I had a great, tough critique yesterday from wade and the other artists. I've been searching for this thing it's going to take for me to get to this next level and I think all the information is there now.

I actually wish I could spend the day painting, but dry time won't allow. I thing I might be making a big switch to pastel. Seriously. It's not just for kids anymore.

Friday, August 20, 2010

my shoe by the fountain.

my shoe by the fountain., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Only 3 days of France left! One of those days being a painting day,
one a crit day, and one free in Paris. Spent the day down in Paris
once again today with Amber from the residency. We hit up Palais de
Tokyo / Musee d'Art Moderne for an amazing contemporary exhibition DYNASTY. So much
inspiration. Most definitely one of those life-changing art
experiences. One of these days I'll parse through all my museum
photos and get them uploaded.

There were some brilliant art blurbs alongside the work, particularly
the bad work. My favorite (and I'll be using this in my midterm
crits, thank you) was "situating his painting method in an underground
faction of art history where pleasure and irony reign in unison."
This is the best way I've ever heard to rationalize painting
cheeseball paintings (in this case, bunnies).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Remind me never to go to museums here in the summer. It was impossibly crowded and the top 2 floors were closed for renovations.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

French model

French model, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

We had a model in France and she was French.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monet's gardens are so beautiful

It's been raining every day here for most of the trip, but a few of us managed to find a dry morning to explore Monet's gardens. They were breathtaking and tourist-filled - an odd experience. The inside of his house was filled with quality Japanese woodblock prints including about 20 from Hiroshige and Hokusai, which was of great interest to me as they inform the linear and spatial qualities of much of my work.
Crits with Wade Schuman monday. I'll be back with some images.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Third prettiest girl

Third prettiest girl, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

I'll post project photos soon. I did that whole deconstruction reconstruction thing that I always seem to do. It's a whole new piece now.

Ladies Lunching at the Louvre

I completely changed my residency project, which you knew I would do
because that's what I do. I suppose I should talk about said project

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day trip to Paris.

Day trip to Paris., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Firstly, sorry Wade about your nose. The train was a bit bumpy and you kept moving.
It was a full day. Train ride into Paris, a full day at the Louvre with Wade as guide, some Pigeon theatrics at lunch overlooking the pyramid, a late train back, a couple hours in the studio, a quick absinthe tasting, and then back up the hill to watch the meteor shower. With our first critiques coming up on Monday, it's going to be a long weekend in the studio.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

4 towns, a river, sky, and more trees than I care to draw.

Hill top view., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Biked up the hill, up a trail, traversed a barbed wire fence, and found this little spot where you can see 4 towns, the Seine river, and probably as much sky in one glance as I've seen in all my days in New York combined.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Train ride Paris to Vernon / Giverny

Though it is now Day 2, and i'm finally painting. Was clearly not a genius this morning, but perhaps this evening I will be.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

bcn airport

bcn airport, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

I haven't had much wifi or time to draw in Paris, where I got in on
Friday, but I'll be back on the ball tomorrow when I get out to the
countryside. Writing from the lobby of Centre Pompidou, which is one
of my favorite places in the world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

MACBA drawing we'd night, photo next day.

Facing the other direction from the skaters drawing. A 2 cerveza drawing.

Off to Paris tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

MNAC. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Must have walked about 20 miles today, hit up 3 museums, climbed to
the top of Montjuic. Sleep time. When I finished this drawing I
couldn't tell if I'd been at it for 10 or 90 minutes.

Skaters out front at MACBA

Skaters out front at MACBA, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Hard to draw guys moving this fast with awkward posture.

Currently having a coffee at Caixa Forum in Barcelona, one of the best contemporary art spaces I've visited, up there with Palais de Tokyo and PS1.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This Picasso guy better be good.

In line for the Picasso museum in Barcelona.

I'm loving Barcelona on my second day here. I could definitely live here, which I could not say for Madrid. There's an amazing energy to the city, art everywhere, and so much to explore. Splurged a bit on lunch at Tapas 24 and ate a McFoie burger with truffle mayo. Also a jamon iberico croquette, some tomato bread concoction, and a cerveza.

The Picasso museum was good, but more centered on his early works, which was interesting but not too inspiring. None of his great stuff, but I can't complain having just seen guernica in Madrid and having some important pieces in NY. I'd definitely suggest the Picasso museum in Paris over this one as it has a more comprehensive survey of his work. That one blows my mind.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Somebody's gonna get pregnant.

Stolen compositions from photos at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Also saw that Guernica painting which was, you know, real good.

When you type "Guernica" into the iPhone it replaces it with "Firebugs".