Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Artwork of the month: Fernand Léger.

I have been contemplating this work of art at the Minneapolis institute of arts for several years now.  Up close and personal this oil paining looks vibrant and alive while muted and soft.  Compositionally this painting is bold and subtle.  The subject matter is plainly laid out for the view to understand through the abstraction.  

The impact that this has had on my own compositions is telling in my art three studies.  The example that Leger leaves behind for abstract painters is one of simple bold daily life.  Besides life is more interesting than stories, and this painting tells us no mythology, but only presents its subject.

Fernand Léger
French, 1881-1955
"Table and fruit"
1909, oil on canvas


Thanks for checking in with the blog...
...I will post more of my ink studies soon.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Exhibit opening: 3+2=5 isms

I will be in a new group exhibit at The Art Major this month.  I will be showing the remaining works in the Bullfight series and my fist four works in the Rabbititus series of paintings.

3+2=5 isms
@ the Art Major 2404 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 
March 11th to April 29th

Amy Rice

I hope to see you all there.

Friday, March 3, 2006

Random paintings created in 1999 (I think).

These paintings were created in 1999, and I barely remember any of it.  
There are so many paintings missing from these days.  I lived with 3 other guys, Chris Keller, Scott Rasmussen, and Stefan Johnson.  We threw art parties at our flat where we gave paintings away, sold them for next to nothing.  Those parties were wild, always wild but we had surrounded ourselves with the coolest artists in town and we always had a really good time.  They are still good friends of mine today and I would do anything for them.  
These were good times man.


Artist Statement
The work created in this time period were simply to further study the craft of oil painting.


Adam Considine 1999


Catherine Palmer 
oil on canvas
48" x 24"

City Clown 
oil on canvas
30" x 30"

Contrast Abstract 
oil on canvas
30" x 30"

Faust study 
oil on canvas
20" x 16"

Guitar and Gastank 
oil on canvas
30" x 26"

Kitty 
oil on canvas
48" x 36"

OCD Album Cover a 
oil on canvas
30" x 26"

OCD Album Cover b 
oil on canvas
30" x 15"

School Girl 
oil on canvas
36" x 22"
a buddy of mine asked me to paint something horrible, i painted a school girl.

Sky 
oil on canvas
30" x 15"

Stilllife with Grandmothers Vase and Speaker 
oil on canvas
60" x 36"

Stimulant a 
oil on canvas
22" x 18"

Stimulant b 
oil on canvas
22" x 18"

The Painter 
oil on canvas
30" x 30"

Wine Store hennipen ave 
oil on canvas
30" x 15"


There were many more works back then...
...I just have no idea what happened to them.