Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weird Old Painting Wednesdays II

Suspects and Victims, Name the Game, each panel about 14" x 22", 1985?

I recently found some old slides, and also fixed my scanner's transparency capability. Expect more oldies.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Weird Old Painting Wednesdays

"Protagonist", 36" x 48", 1987?
I remember challenging myself to make a cheesy romance-novel type painting. This was not done joyfully. I was punishing art, and myself. The foreground figure shows the loose paint method I used for much of the 1980s. The rest shows me struggling to paint. No idea how it survived long enough to be photographed, but I'm happy to have the image. It really cracks me up.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Studio Turf Wars V

Paintings everywhere are broadcasting to me. Finished pieces in the front room are begging for dramatic, and surprisingly specific, reworkings. The new body of little shaped paintings are calling. The metallic grounds say to finish up and prep some more. The fantasy birds idea (initially a kids' room idea) want to be made into small paintings for art fairs, under pseudonym? I need to make sales call samples for Indy On-the-Dot. I may move these commercial projects out of there tonight. They're basically done except for drying. I'm tired of stepping over and on things in there.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kurt Knobelsdorf

Thanks MW Capacity for introducing Kurt Knobelsdorf. Show info here. Be sure to scroll through to the last few images here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Polly Apfelbaum

Gun Club, 2002
Last Wednesday, Polly Apfelbaum gave an excellent lecture at Herron School of Art and Design. I had not really examined her work before. She took us through just enough of her process, that the unexplainable stuff fell right into place as well. It was great.