Monday, August 31, 2009

Red Door Studios is Coming Together!

"Sirens" Video Tour

"Sirens" closed last Friday, and before it came down I grabbed a cheap camcorder and created this video tour of the show.


This little one was painted some time last week and I forgot to post it. This was really a joy to paint and if I can just get the last few strawberries to last I'd love to paint more!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Spoon" Progress Video

I made a little movie of the progress of yesterday's "Spoon" painting. Soon I will also make one showing the progress of the salt shaker, too.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Salt Shaker, Spoon

"Salt Shaker" 4"x 4"

"Spoon" 4" x 4"

Two more sketches. Both use just black, white, burn sienna, raw umber and ultramarine blue.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Three Sketches

"Silver Creamer" Oil on Panel 6" x 6"

Today I managed to get three sketches done. I started off spending a few hours on the above creamer. Shortly thereafter I turned around and saw my son had fallen asleep on the couch, so I got a quick sketch (below) in before he moved.

"Silver Creamer #2" Oil on Panel 4" x 4"

Later, since I still had the paint and brushes ready, I did another quick painting of the same creamer but this time surrounded by black instead of on a white table.

Yesterday I also worked on a painting of a figure from life, but I am saving that one for another day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The New Studio - Starting to Move In

(My office space)

Here are some pictures, really quick, from my new studio. Thank you to my friends who helped me start to move heavy stuff over to the new place and who helped me paint the big, common area. Also, thanks to my new landlord who has been very accommodating and quickly installed new lighting (you can see half of the new lights up in this picture) and provided all the painting supplies, amongst other things.

More soon as I will be completely moved in less than a week from now and will hopefully very soon be setting up some open figure sessions.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pictures from "Sirens" Opening and Other News

Last First Friday my show "Sirens" with special guest Jamina Bone (my apprentice) opened at Hilliard Gallery in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO. Above is a picture of Jamie and I at the show. Below are some more pictures from the show; some were submitted by my friend Jeff. (Thanks Jeff!) Keep reading below all the pictures for other news.

For various reasons, I have decided to move my studio. I won't be going far though; just one building to the east! I hope to make this a quick and painless move, but I have lots of new plans for the space. First off, I will have enough space to hold open figure drawing/painting sessions with plenty of room for several participants. I hope to offer instruction-free figure sessions for $10/person, and expand upon classes and workshops I have offered. I stopped offering classes in my studio some time ago because there wasn't a lot of room with all my large paintings hanging around.

Secondly, I hope to add to the growing art community in KCK by helping to create affordable spaces for artists. I am working with the building owner to make the entire 2nd floor of this building into artists' studios. For now I am going to refer to it as 'Art on Armstrong,' since the building is located at 738 Armstrong, and if this works out then perhaps we can take over additional affordable spaces in downtown KCK.

I am planning a big studio-opening bash next 2nd Friday, September 11th. More on that soon, but mark your calendars! Meanwhile, if you or someone you know is looking for art space in downtown KCK, contact me or call 913-262-0036 and ask about the artist's space at 738 Armstrong.

Friday, August 07, 2009

"Sirens" Opens Today - ARTKC365

Remember, "Sirens" opens tonight from 6-9pm at Hilliard Gallery! 18th and Oak in Kansas City, MO.

Thanks to ARTKC365 for this awesome write-up about the show.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

"Sirens" Opens this Friday, Update of Painting

This Friday from 6-10pm at Hilliard Gallery (18th and Oak in the Crossroads Arts District) is the opening of my show, "Sirens." Also included is special guest and my apprentice, Jamina Bone! I would love to see all my friends there, and if you are local and we have never met please feel free to introduce yourself.

I also wanted to share some progress on this painting. You can see I have worked on the shoulder on our left, that arm, and his head. I hope to be able to post a progress slide show when I am done, but for now this is what I have to share.