Patricia and I went on vacation for most of the month of November. We went to Washington DC, then visited family in New York and then off to France. We stayed at our friends' house in Bargemon for a week. I drew this picture of Patricia on the ipad brushes application while she was drawing in the living room.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Nearly a year has gone by since the burial of my dog. I remember holding her cold stiff body in my arms one last time before I laid her down and buried her. Soon after, I carved out this print and wanted her to be a part of much of my artwork. Late August marks the first anniversary of her death and this was the only artwork I've done of her since. Life has kept me busy, and sometimes days go by without even thinking of her, but every now and then I do and it makes me happy...and it makes me sad. Perhaps this now old print will inspire me again to remember her. Goodbye again Brenna B. Jones.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Patricia and I collaborated on a block print project for the Great Art House Print Exchange. The exhibition will be held at The Brooklyn Art Library on July 16th. For participating we will also receive 15 prints from other artists, so it should be fun to see their take on the theme: "It'll be fun, I swear." Here are some more images on Patricia's flickr page.
Hard to believe that over a week has gone by since the Urban Artists Collective (uac) gallery show debut at Willo North Gallery. I thought it went well as there was a steady crowd throughout the night having a great time enjoying the local art scene.
The Phoenix downtown scene is yearning for a serious art venue that still maintains an urban fresh edge and I'm hoping that with so many artists in our neighborhood, we can contribute in giving this hot city (and right now, I do mean hot) its vibrancy that it deserves.
The show is up through the end of July with events planned for Third Friday and July's First Friday.
Friday, June 4, 2010
photo by Jill Lawrence, uac member
Urban Artists Collective (uac) debut gallery show is on First Friday, June 4th 2010, at Willo North Gallery. Much preparation went into putting the show together. The artists pitched in and helped hang and coordinate the space. Here I am figuring out some final touches. Come in to see the creative and varied work of uac.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The sun rays beat down on the dark skin that blends into this barren land. Darkness nears as drips of freedom stain this earth. It had a good run, but greed creates borders. This race is an opportunistic, violent, talented race. This is the journey of the human race.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This painting completes the Red, White and Blue series. I gave this one more movement than the others, but still tried to maintain a certain flatness to the figure. I wanted the white in this image to represent a certain type of haze, smoke, dust or light that impedes progress.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
A full day of art was capped off by visiting the SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art) where they had a sketching event in the galleries alongside a Chuck Close exhibit. It's quite amazing how much patience is involved in creating these prints. Here's my sketch using white pencil on black paper.
This is part of my Red, White and Blue series. It looks like this series is shaping up to be a statement on how unnecessarily complex everything seems to be in today's culture. What will we morph into? Can we keep up with the pace, and is it really necessary?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I've always been intrigued by the odd shapes of some of the creatures in the depth of the oceans, surviving in complete darkness. How do they adapt? Society too is morphing. I wonder what it all means as we start to live in the darkness of loneliness. This is the first painting for my Red, White and Blue series.