Monday, July 23, 2012

Bad Water 2

I'm not sure what I did here. It's a colossal mess. I was using a lot of thinner since its the first sketch and I had to get it and the palette out of the house before everyone suffocated. Its such a simple composition, and like all the others, its already finished (in my head). I worked out the steps, how long could it possibly take? Four, maybe five weeks? We'll revisit this post in six months.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bad Water 1

This will be another attempt at documenting the creative process. The last time I did this it was pretty successful (I think).

The first image below is the photo, and the second is the initial sketch on the canvas. It took about 15 minutes to scribble a few loose lines on the canvas. Today is July 19. At the end of each session, I'll take a photo and post it here along with some nonsense written late at night after I'm drop dead exhausted. I'm starting this at the worst possible time, as I'm about to get insanely busy at my day job. I don't do things the easy and sensible way. Between 10 PM and Midnight is when I lose all grips with reality and let go, sinking deeper and deeper into my subconscious and those dark places where the real ideas reside. When the painting is done, I'll make another video like I did with the Xanadu painting. I'll post it to YouTube and it won't go viral, but that's the way it its. I can't be responsible for people's tastes.

Maybe I'm done with this meadowlands project after this. Or maybe not. There's still more out there to explore.

Monday, July 2, 2012

There's No Such Thing As Bad Press

I don't want to go into too many in's and out's of where I think this article goes wrong on me. It's also only three sentences, but a mention nevertheless.

It's a review of the group exhibition, New Jersey Artists, which I participated in. The article from mentions me and three other artists. One of whom, Mehdi Hashemi, is without a doubt worthy of a mention, as his work was outstanding. He was worried about a fly that landed in an application of resin which he poured over his painting. I said to him that not only would a viewer never notice it, but the fly added an element of chance to his work which could only have been a product of Nature.

I was proud to show my work with so many talented artists, and have a show put together by a talented and up and coming curator, Jen May. I wish them all the best of luck and hope to see them or work with them again in the future.