Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Nude

Here's the first session of a new nude oil painting, 16" x 12" on prepared panel. I'm struggling to find a title. I know the mood I want to convey, and I think the image does that, but it's difficult to put my finger on just the right word to describe it.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Visceral - Completed

I was so certain that I had already posted this! No matter. Here it is completed: Visceral, oil on canvas, 24" x 18". More paintings to follow that focus on the same lovely model. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Visceral - Nearing the Finish

I've moved up the shoulders and arms to the very finger-tips. There may still be some adjustments to be made, but primarily I just need to finish up the hair, hair-clip, and background. Maybe I will create a new demo on my website from this.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Visceral - Legs and Midsection

I've crept my way down the legs to the toes, and up the back stopping just below the shoulder blades.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Visceral - Tush

Besides the background, I've focused on bringing the rear-end and lower back up to a near-finish. I'm just going to work my way across and up the form until it's all filled in!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Human Form - Opening Recap

The Human Form opening was very cool. Bob Swearengin, the owner of Hilliard Gallery, really put on a nice show with a fine group of artists and very decent selection of drinks and food. I was happy to find that my largest paintings were positioned prominently when you enter the door.

The best part of these group shows, though, is meeting artists with common interests. That night I met two particularly interesting artists: Doug Bell, whose drawings share a panel with my paintings, and Peter Cole, a painter who has both figurative and landscape paintings at this gallery. Doug is just a fabulous draughtsman and I find myself jealous of the amount of creativity he brings to his work. Peter shares an uncanny number of odd similarities with me, such as growing up in Upstate NY, spending time as a stay-at-home parent, and our spouses are even employed by the same company. Spooky.

This show runs through July 30th. Stop by before it closes if you are local!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Opening in 10 Minutes!

I've been so busy, I've neglected to post this opening. Tonight, 6-10pm, Hilliard Gallery in the Crossroads. I'll report back soon!

"The Human Form"
Where: Hilliard Gallery
404 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, Mo 64114
When: July 6th, Part of the First Fridays
Regular Gallery Hours: 10-5 Tue.-Fri., 11-4 Sat and by appt.
Show will Run through July 30th

"The Human subject forces the viewer to engage the artwork and enables the artist to express an entire range of iedas from the subtle to the intense." (Lacey Lewis) With this in mind the "Human Form", a group show comprised of artist from throughout the midwest area, will open on July 6th at the Hilliard Gallery. The "Human Form" show is comprised of a group or artist and their work that was selected from submissions for the show. The show will feature artwork from over 15 different artist working in all types of mediums from oil, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more. Some of the artist that are in the show are, Peter Cole, Lacey Lewis, Guinotte Wise, Jennifer Ghormley, Douglas Bell, Sherry Black, Lori Shol, Alex Hamil, Elizabeth Dillinger,Whitney Hiebert, Tarin Eicher, and Erick Warner. The figurative work in this show ranges from near life-size sculptural portaits to fragment or abstractions of the figure. The figurative form can be used as the ideal medium to convey a spectrum of ideas with which the viewer can resonate.