Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Lust" Completed

Today, I finally completed "Lust!" Now I just wait for it to dry so I can add a varnish. I will take new pictures after the varnish, as I expect this to look a little different afterward, and these pics are looking a little desaturated already. Below are a few detail shots. Keep in mind that the red around the feet will look a lot brighter with the varnish on.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Testament and Transgression" Closing This Week at CityArts in Wichita

Photo by Steve Curtis

This Friday there will be a closing reception at CityArts in Wichita for the "Testament and Transgression" show with Marc Berghaus and Dan Coburn. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I will be able to make it, but I am seriously toying with the idea of heading out there.

Last week my buddy Steve Curtis was in the area, and he took these wonderful pictures of my work in the space for me. Thanks Steve!

Photo by Steve Curtis

Photo by Steve Curtis

Photo by Steve Curtis

Photo by Steve Curtis

Photo by Steve Curtis

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Lust" Update

I'm having technical difficulties, and am on a computer not equipped with a version of Photoshop that I can edit raw images on, nor do I remember how to crop a painting such as this in the version I am using. So, this is what you get! I am also concerned that perhaps the image is very dark, because people often tell me that my pics that I edit on my regular computer are very dark, and on this computer all my images appear even lighter than usual to me. So, if this image looks really dark, please know that the painting might actually be lighter. Oh, and if the left side of the painting appears a little blue in the middle, please excuse the glare.

I am pleased with the new background up top. The jury is out on whether the bottom half is now too bright, but it certainly wasn't quite enough before so we will see if I need to tone it down or not. I still see quite a bit more to get done on this one, but it will certainly be ready for my exhibition at Hilliard Gallery in August.

Friday, July 10, 2009

2nd Friday, Progress on "Lust"

This painting is getting close. I've noticed a lot of the changes at this stage don't show up in this larger view, even though in real life I feel they are pretty dramatic differences.

Feel free to stop by the studio at 750 Armstrong tonight between 5pm and 8pm and see it in person for yourself. More info on what's happening this 2nd Friday is available at

Monday, July 06, 2009

Self Portrait Drawing Movie

I've been rolling around the idea of creating little movies of my art for some time now. This brings me one step closer to that... a movie made from JPG images.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Salmagundi Non-Members Show and "Testament and Transgression"

My painting, "Untitled Nude" is on display in the Salmagundi Club's Annual Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in NYC. The show runs through July 10th.

Also currently showing is a group show, "Testament and Transgression" at City Arts in Wichita featuring Dan Coburn, Marc Berghaus, and myself. Dan Coburn has some excellent photos from the opening event on his blog.