Feb 24, 2011

Hmmm...

  Yeah... I haven't been posting quite as often as I should be, I need to keep producing work and getting it up so people can see, I'm going to do just that, just keep checking back and I'll try to get new stuff as it arrives, if you know what I mean. I am currently working on a counterpart to a slightly older set of paintings, sort of a revisit to a series.  It's going to be a part of this series, which if I were asked what the theme could possibly be... I wouldn't really be able to tell you easily, the colors involved are all very similar, also they are less abstract than a lot of my other pieces, the building in the one on the left (or object depending) was meant for the one on the far right but I liked how empty it looked. Also I came up with the idea when I was working on the road and living out of a duffle bag, which has its pros and cons like anything else... living like that makes you realize how little you really need in life, considering almost everything fits in a small bag... it's humbling... but on the other hand I still had an apartment I was paying rent on, and my car was dying a slow painful death from all the miles being put on it, I was working 80-100 hours a week (not including driving) and much of my "free" time was spent in hotels, I had a sketch book with me and I had a lot of ideas that I never turned into much else, simply because I had no time at home to paint them and many were simply forgotten about. I would like to revisit that period in my life at least in my art to remind me of a "simpler" time.. and because I never really worked it all out on canvas, I never completed it, not really anyway. Now I am home and have the time and I have grown since then, and have a better idea of what I want. I would take pictures and show you the progress but it currently looks like *expletive deleted.* Oh yeah also, I have the original sketch of the guy and the chain somewhere and I will post it as soon as I find it, it was scrawled out in a few minutes during my lunch break on a random piece of paper. The worst thing is that simple sketch nailed the idea and the tone, the gesture and atmosphere and the painting I worked so hard on ... well.. didn't.... not nearly as well anyways... I'll find it as soon as I can and post it.