Friday, June 26, 2009

Flashback Fridays 6

6 AM Drug Test
about 36" x 48"
early 1990s


Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Paintings for July show




8" x 8" each
In July, I'll be the featured artist at my uncle's gallery in Shelbyville, IN. While it shows all sorts of styles, it is a traditional gallery in intent. I think these new paintings, the doodle-creatures on metallic ground, will adapt well to the environment. I like that they can work in that setting and also at a contemporary gallery. I have seven now, and will show 8-10. I have a 10 foot span of wall, which is side-lit during the day. The rest of the gallery is hung salon-style.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Flashback Friday 5

9.5"x8.75"

9.5"x8.75"
I believe these are from 2000. I hadn't been painting and just wanted a straightforward representational project. In real life, these are more pedestrian than they appear here; they really do not have any quiet magic at all. I would love to explore this particular visual universe further. I'd love to really focus on slow-grinding Morandi-type still lifes, but I'd also love to do fast and facile wet-into-wet again, yet I want to toy with awkward formalities. I want to paint plein-aire landscapes, I want to make multi-layered dioramas in those cylindrical CD holders (the first will show scenes from Nick Cave's "the Murder Ballads")...
Update: I've corrected to their actual size, though they are cropped here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flashback Friday 4




Everything I Own, ball point ink on paper, 66" x 255", 1982
Here is another college-era project, performed for my sophomore drawing class. Personal Inventory should be an art classification.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mary Yeager - Sailor's Valentine








An amazing Sailor's Valentine by Indianapolis artist Mary Yeager.

"Why did I do this? It seemed like a great opportunity to explore 3-d design primarly through texture. I loved the combination of sentiment and absurdly man-made use of natural materials- abundant and stunning natural materials. It was a great deal of fun and more difficult than I imagined. Sea shells are recalcitrant!"

Two More Days

Two more days to catch Town Hall Meeting at Midland Arts and Antiques Market, 907 East Michigan St.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flashback Friday -Kiln Nostalgia

I sold my kiln on ebay today, and so here's today's flashback. Above is my 2002 Christmas presents load, which my notes show was glaze fired on 12-23. Wait another 7 hours for cool-down, and lift the lid. That was one beautiful site.

Once upon a time, I loved my home and planned many projects for it. These tiles were intended as focal points for the black and white mosaic I planned over my kitchen counter.

They range from 4"-8" and were to be surrounded by smaller white and black tiles, all hand shaped.
I hate to let go of ideas, but they can become an albatross, and I want to move forward with painting. The auction went well, great bidding war at the very end :-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When pretend crazy becomes real crazy

I may have crossed a line today. I staged mock booby-traps on all my windows. It seemed a clever deterrent, letting burglars think I'm may be nuts enough to have rigged the place up(I feel confident no potential burglars are reading this blog), but it seems a bit nuts now.