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!!