Friday, December 26, 2008

Jan Scott Boyer

A rare single (self-portrait?) figure painting by Indianapolis artist Jan Scott Boyer. From my personal collection.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Limbo Paintings

I came across this studio shot in a cat folder. Great reminder of dear little Cricket (rip), and also of some lost paintings from 2005-6. They are stacked facing down, and I haven't viewed them in a couple of years. I'm a little afraid of them. They are surely finished at this point (?). I don't accept them as showable work, but I can't quite paint over them. I did pull this one out and am living with it, trying to determine it's fate.

Goddard School Mural Installed

It felt very good to install and finish this last night.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Third World Studio Artist

This temporary squatting set-up feels third world-ish, minus the guaranteed buck at the end of the day.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Some changes to the lower right area

More Bad Kitty Graphics

I drank from this cup for a couple of years, only noticing the overall design. Then one night I realized how hilariously bad are all the little kitty renderings. Delightful.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day Job Studio Hog

I'll finish this tomorrow, but won't install for a couple of weeks. This is my main painting wall....

Mean Ole Vet

Posie recovering from a prescription error. I gave her doggie meds for three weeks. That's very wrong.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cull of the Wild

Major development. Last night I finally connected with this painting, and it changed my decision-making from fretful formal meanderings to more of a decisive culling. I was able to move forward, not by changing or fixing or fiddling, but by promoting a more focussed expression. It still has plenty of contradictions and co-existences, and I didn't tighten up edges or shapes much. The cleanup was conceptual.

This is where I usually get stuck. I'm realising that while I want the confusion and the unknown and the unknowable, I also want to use my reigns, and occasionally my whip.

An aggressive meander?

I'll have to put aside the large work for a few weeks. Main studio wall will have day job (undersea) mural on it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spilled Milk

I have to admit, I want this painting back. Or I want it back at this stage. I have a hard time moving forward from a good start, or from a good idea. I don't believe it's valid. I have to destroy that stage and set up a crappier situation.

It seems I dealt with grandiosity better when I was younger. I was more oblivious to my own delusions, and so, inadvertently, I indulged them more.

Something to consider.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

In Studio

Not sure what to make of where this has gone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Forgotten Crafts

I found these forgotten souvenirs from a (drunken) pre-Christmas 2007 ornament-making party.

Photoshop Fun

From the pre-Christmas 2007 craft party.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall on Kildare Avenue

The late summer garden becomes a depressing mess, reminding me of my neglectfulness. Then fall comes along and makes the to-do list irrelevant.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

75 and Very Very Sunny

Record highs today. Does it also seem lighter?

Saturday, November 1, 2008


5' high, in progress

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nick Cave Song Haunt

"Jesus of the Moon" from "Dig, Lazarus, Dig" 2008

This has been in my head for days now.

Juan Alonso

I first posted on Seattle artist Juan Alonso last year (2007 archive was deleted amidst a late winter funk). Juan has a blog here and a web site here. See his site for the full serial effect of these variations. The general evolution of these goes from boldly visceral to a more delicate mindplay in the later ones. Ink and graphite on clayboard....mmmm.

His public works are pretty wonderful too.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Progress

Each around 5' high. Each started in acrylic, with the intention of switching to oil, once I "really get going" on them. I'm going to stay with acrylic though. I want to let go of my painting expectations, ie. that it will be a long involved process that may or may not lead somewhere. I'd like to work more in a language with bold emblematic suggestions, with the occasional body narrative...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Art Practices Are Aligning

This is surely the most similar my day job art and my personal art will ever be. The blue shapes in foreground are foam board and will hang from a ceiling. The rest are prepped and based wood panels, awaiting painted exploration.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

W the Movie

Local artist Alfred Eaker's second film, W the Movie, will be shown twice inIndy before hitting the road. You missed your first chance, but can still catch a free screening Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:00, at Earth House at Lockerbie Central United Methodist 237 N. East St, Indianapolis.

He directed this film with Ralph St. Just, and, if you're wondering, I can personally vouch that this has been his working title from its inception several years ago.

(I played the naughty Mary in his first film, "Jesus and Her Gospel of Yes")

Friday, October 10, 2008

Nicole Mauser

Nicole Mauser left a comment on my Nozkowski post. She grew up here on the eastside of Indianapolis, about 5 minutes away. These paintings are from a show at Greene Contemporary Gallery in Miami, and apparently were painted while she was still an undergraduate. She just started graduate studies at the University of Chicago. Very impressive work.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

D-I-Y Gift for a Man

I love bad clip art. I just commented on my collection of 'bad kitty graphics' and remembered this little zine I made for a friend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

In the Studio

56" x 47", in progress

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Oversink Collection

Quiz: Is is what I found in my cupboard, from previous owner, or what I'll leave?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gabriel Phipps

Showing at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.