Monday, December 27, 2010

Sweetest Sin

Spent the last two days in the house, trying to use my time productively with the snow storm going on. 

I finished this today...A very quick little painting, probably took less than two hours! 
This was done very loosely with lots of transparent layers and a minimal color palette.  I haven't had as much time lately to paint, and often found myself more frustrated when I tried.  This piece was very relaxing to work on.  I cranked Cake's "Motorcade of Generosity" album, sipped some hot cocoa, and just enjoyed the day.

Acrylic on Birch Plywood 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dump It (the end-of-semester-smorgasborg)

"Why not just post more regularly?"
A VERY good question!

Unfortunately, I have no answer for that.

Here is a 2-part project from my Typography I class, a lesson on hierarchy.

The first is completely type and consists of 6 parts with specific limitations on how the type can be altered (line spacing, letter spacing, line weight, etc).



The next assignment used the same copy applied to a poster for the event.  This one went through several incarnations.  It progressed from dreadlocks to pure type to woven hemp to canvas to canvas patterns and finally paint splatter?  The final product is much simpler than what I originally pictured but I find that that way, every component got a chance to hold together as a complete piece.  Hurray, revelations!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Time Time Time

It seems that lately I haven;t had enough time to draw ANYTHING!  If its not work, its the computer, and if its not the computer, its sketching something for the computer, and if its not for the computer at all, its me sitting around wondering whether this was a good idea at all.

I'm taking time now in class to simply take a good, deep breath, and take a little time for myself.  I've revamped the look...POPPIES!  I was watching The Wizard of Oz last night, and I always find myself fascinated by the scene with the field of sleep-inducing poppies.  Substance abuse in a classic movie?  No waaaayyy.  Despite that, I've always loved the idea of a big MOFO'ing field of amazing red poppies!  If I ever get that dream mansion with the dual marble lion statues, I will have an immense poppy garden populated by midget giraffes, garden gnomes, and white rabbits.  

This has nothing to do with my art.  But I'll try to post more of that soon as well.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Copley Square + Boston Public Library

Copley Square is one of my favorite areas in Boston. Its flanked by the glass behemoth, the John Hancock building, on one side...and the fab shopping trap of Newbury Street on the other side. Walking down Boylston Street, the sight of Trinity Church against the JH Tower is really something else. Modern skyscraper meets Gothic Revival, its a pretty cool contrast.

Right across the street is the Boston Public Library. If I had a really pimping mansion, it might look like the BPL...its just that sweet and one of the real crown jewels of Boston history and prominence. And who wouldn't want a pair of giant lions adorning your stairwell?

Bates Hall is a beautiful, high vaulted ceiling room, and very conducive to intensive studying. But my favorite part might be the Abbey Room. Dark, molded wood, wide benches, with enormous paintings adorning the walls. The lighting is dim, and with the sunlight streaming through the windows, its almost unreal...serene. I can sit in the Abbey Room reading for hours, but it'd probably kill my eyes. :P

And here are a few sketches from this week :)