I just want to thank you all for the opportunity. We got a lot accomplished during our time in Navasota. Now it is time for the next step in life, grad school.
Also, be on the look out. The majority of my new work will be on display for a show starting the first week of September at Art Palace
Thanks for everything,
Probably the toughest painting I have ever set out to do.
I’m so close to finishing this thing!
I’ve gone through about 50 lbs of plaster to build up the surface of this panel (on floor). The thing is heavy as hell! Going to have to buy more to accomplish the other two. Hopefully they come out the way I envision because it was an intense process. Also, it’s probably about time to start looking for a different alternative material.
I’ve been trying to update my website. I’m not the best photographer so I’ve been messing around with my camera settings to get the best image as possible. Check it out if interested. I still need to update my C.V. (-6/2/2014- C.V. HAS BEEN UPDATED)
I’m deciding to create a larger piece based on the small painting on the right. I can’t wait to see the correlation between the two once done. It is a bit nerving to think how overwhelming and heavy this painting is going to be!
Left: Brushes of Fury” (self-portrait). 2011. Oil on Canvas. 72 by 48 by 2 1/2 inches
Right: Popo. 2012. Oil on canvas. 55 by 45 by 2 1/2 inches
It’s crazy to see the changes within your own work. Early in my practice I have never thought my preferred taste would be what it is today. But it’s so hard to be caught up in the same ole tradition and you start to see everything you’ve been doing in the past wind up becoming boring. I’m still one who likes to push a portrait and today I’ll use as much paint as I can to sculpt a face as close to the likeness of whoever I’m painting.
Above you’ll see a painting from 2011 and another a year later. Popo made it into the finals for the Hunting Art Prize 2014. The reception is held tonight and there is a selection of one winner out of 100 artist. That one person will receive 50,000 dollars.
Wish me luck.