Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pretty Cool... Thanks DAVE!

I got a call yesterday from my friend Dave. He's one of the people I met during "Peter Pan" at Jamestown Community College last year. Anyway, Dave said he was building 2 set pieces for Romeo and Juliet, and he saw my poster and liked the color scheme. He said he had 2 doorways and wanted my opinion on how to decorate them a little. I went in this morning and painted these. Quick and simple. Thanks Dave.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Where and when and why and who.

Where? Here. Here can change. Change is good. But here is always here and it's the very best place that ever was and will ever be until it isn't anymore.

When? Right friggin' now. It's time now. It's always time right now, and it's always the right time. It might be the right time to wait which doesn't mean the time is wrong now. It just means the time is right to wait. It's always right to be right, but it's best to be right, right now. Then is a joke. Don't worry about then. By then it will too late. Then what?

Why? Because. Do you need more? Really? Okay... because it needs to be. If you are asking why there needs to be a because, even if it stands around all by itself uncomfortably, then I can't explain it. I cringe at the thought of things I might have missed if I hung around looking for words to accompany "because." More often than not, because is enough.

Who? You! Duh! It's always you. Always!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Portrait of a buncha kids

I don't know these people. They are interesting and fun to draw. Most people are.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thoughts on another art show...

I've been kicking around an idea for some time now about what the next art show/series of paintings should be. I want to do something local, and Jamestown architecture has some real character. However, I started to think about what "makes" a place, or gives it an identity. Why is one place different from another? I came to the personal conclusion that what makes a place great, is the people. Not your family. Your family is always "there for you" whether you live next door, or across the planet. The same can be said about your friends. There's another series of paintings wrapped up in family and friends, but I think my next series is going to be something a little different.

The next show will feature a series of portraits of some of my favorite people doing what they do. What does that mean? Well, I want to paint people working, bartenders, batistas, clerks and cashiers. I love them. They need portraits. There's plenty of praise for heroes of the death defying variety, but I want to do something smaller and a little more personal. I dunno. Maybe it's a crazy idea. Maybe that's why I like it. Maybe that will make me want to do it even more. Studs Terkel with a paintbrush. Time to start sketching again.

Roger Tory Peterson Mural

Here is a proposed mural which is pretty close to getting funding... stay tuned.

Slight Adjustment to the hair...

Romeo and Juliet.

The idea was to work from the "eyes being the window to the soul" concept here. The eye color switch: his color is in her soul (eye) and her color is within him.

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The New WORD cover

A Rose is a Rose...

Design for a production of Romeo and Juliet.

I have to work on her hair a little still...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Excessive Force, Star Wars Art Show

So anyway, here's the final pieces as they hand today, through the 26th of June. All are for sale...

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

jeff and wendy

they likes the hockey.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Quick Portrait of Emma

Yeah. this looks better in person... less orangey.