Friday, July 30, 2010

not a morning person

Drawing at the Prado. Worst pen ever.

2am drawing outside in madrid

I should have learned what this place is. First 24 hours in Madrid were rough. Lost luggage, lost art supplies, no sleep for 36 hrs, no wifi. And my Spanish is really bad. Really. I always forget how tough the first day of traveling is.

Day 2 is going much more smoothly.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The joy of JFK

The joy of JFK, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

As always JFK is taking forever, but on the plus side, they give you plenty of time on the runway to work on cabin interior drawings.

See y'all in Madrid.

Sucking out the head.

Sucking out the head., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

3 hrs to pack then I'm off on my big eurotrip. Not enough time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Talent is just a another name for a love of a thing." (Radiolab link)

I recall that quote by Daniel Parkhurst in the opening of Juliette Aristedes' Classical Drawing Atelier, and it's always stuck with me. Radiolab this week posted a short conversation between Malcom Gladwell and Robert Krulwich called Secrets of Success in which they skim the surface of success, talent, genius, and passion.

It's an interesting listen for all us artists, but relates to any field. Talent=Love has always been my feeling on the subject. If you're not already a Radiolab listener, and you're any kind of nerd (like me), you should check it out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

June sketchbook upload. 75 pages.

Scanned my June sketchbook and uploaded it to the website.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just because a boy can dream doesn't mean he should

So maybe I watched inception.

The hollows

The hollows, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Messing around with these overlaid situations just a bit.

Please don't mind, if I forget you.

Testing this posting to Flickr, blog, twitter, facebook simultaneously thing. I am a genius, a bad person, or a masturbator.

Inner beauty

Inner beauty, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

I am seeing if I can take a photo on my iPhone, mail it to Flickr, have that format the photo an post to my blog, then send updates to twitter and Facebook. Well on my way to ruling the world.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Where the magic happens

Where the magic happens, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Sometimes you wake up, put on your drunk pants and find a wealth of half-familiar compositions scribbled out on bar napkins.

In the night light

In the night light, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nearer Life

Nearer Life, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Re-investigating this painting at a smaller scale for a commission. It's been interesting giving this image another go, knowing more about color, structure, physics, and knowing it's not really what I'm about these days. It's actually been much harder this time around.

However learning to paint in some middle ground between direct and indirect changes everything for the better regarding the integration of the face, the reflections, the clouds.

The studio is getting hotter, stuffier, and more difficult to paint in every day. It's a brick oven with no windows and liquin fumes in the air, but fortunately after this piece I'm going to be moving out for the summer. It's going to be a world apart from the residency in a few weeks painting under the cerulean sky in the French countryside.

There's another funny project I'm tacking onto the trip as well. I'm calling it slow-blogging.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Finding balance

Finding balance, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

On its way.
10 days till Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Giverny. So much to do.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This old thing.

This old thing., originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

I'm going back into some paintings from the year, doing a little experimentation.

Got my new iPhone. The camera is a huge huge improvement, so hopefully these hasty hellos are a bit less blurry.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Remembering how to draw

Remembering how to draw, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Starting to feel good again

time lapse animation test

time lapse animation test, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

just messing around. i'm going to try to work this.