Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Minneapolis 8 "Flashlight"

Another oil painting completed and ready to varnish.  This one was a complicated composition that hopefully has a simple appearance.  This work will be on exhibit in NYC in the spring.

Minneapolis 8 "Flashlight"
18 x 36, oil on linen

Thanks for thumbing through my blog...
...More to come soon.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Minneapolis #7 "Milk Bubbles"

Slightly behind schedule, I finished another painting in the Minneapolis series.  the minneapolis series of paintings is really just a chance for me to explore color-form ideas and relax.  there is no real artists statement other than i am testing out some of my ideas before I move on to my next major series.

I was not able to resolve the minimal composition of this piece; and for some time it sat in the corner of the studio waiting for me to understand it.

Minneapolis # 7 "MIlk Bubbles" 
oil on linen
12" x 24"

Thanks for checking in...
...I hope to complete another painting soon.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Artwork of the month: Amedeo Modigliani.

I was at the spyhouse coffee shop this morning where they are exhibiting a local artist, J.M. Culver.  She has a few portraits that I really enjoyed.  Culver is a fine artist, as I have watched her compositions for the last 3 years.  Her portrait work is by far my favorite to date.  

J. M. Culver
"Ash III"

I really liked them and they reminded me of Modigliani's paintings.  Here is one of my favorites at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Amedeo Modigliani
Italian, 1884-1920
"Little Servant Girl"
1916, oil on canvas

I look forward to seeing what Culver comes up with next...
...I hope they are large canvas.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I was born on November 5th

Its my birthday today, and we will celebrate after work with a good dinner at Senyai-Senlek, a great thai restaurant here in the neighborhood.  Then home for a relaxing night.  

...yes I am old now.

...and yes I have lived exactly the life that I wanted to.  I am an artist, that is all I ever wanted.