Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Paintings

Here are some new paintings i have been working on. i have been introducing more solvents (linseed oil) to my paint and I have been paying more attention to choosing colors. Many of my paintings previously where completed using very saturated colors and now I'm trying to become more selective and methodically. My source images are still coming from family photos but the setting my subject is in has changed. My figures previously where placed in interior or ambiguous spaces where as no they are being placed in an implied landscape.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The semester has started and it is in full swing. I have had little time to post due to my schedule but i though I would upload some photos of my studio space. This is the location I am not in class for at work. I try to make it there every day if only for a little bit. You never know when an inspiring idea is going to occur. The wall is current;y covered with a color study project that was assigned by my painting professor so we could start the semester out just getting paint to a surface. As long as you are doing something. To start a semester or another series of paintings can seem overwhelming at times and it is nice to just break it down to the basics and get paint to paper.