Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Good news everyone! I now have two more under drawings finished or mostly finished. These are for my upcoming "meet the artist" at Diva's Coffee house. I am trying a new method with the raven man. I drew the whole thing with a ball point pen on a gessoed board. I'm curious to see how the gouache reacts to the ink. The fish is drawn with charcoal. It's a real white catfish, pretty eh? Well, it is late and I must go to sleep.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Good news everyone! There has finally been a sale at the gallery Bregelle shows in. There's a guy who was having a one day show and we went to go see it and there was the coveted red dot on one of her pieces! Whee! In case you were wondering, it was "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that sold. It was a whirlwind of excitement. We weren't sure that we were going to head out to Park City tonight, but it was a good thing that we did. While we were there Bregelle had the opportunity to talk with some collectors and other people interested in her work.
Ok, let me write about the show today, it was crazy. Very crazy. The artist showing is named Keith Bryce. He's a fashion designer and a former contestant on Project: Runway (which means he's a minor celebrity of sorts). Nice guy, cool ideas, styling glasses. As part of his show he dressed up some really funky looking models. I'll put in some pics of what one of them looked like. There was skin showing, antlers poking out of places, tall heels, and glitter I think...anyways, the cool thing about his shin-dig happened before we got there. The BBC and CNN along with a few other news networks had some camera crews in the gallery. So that's exciting. The pics in this post are some of the model, one of the walls with Bregelle's work, and a close up on the one that sold.
Good news everyone, I started another painting. The reason that I'm doing another painting, other then the fact that I'm an artist and it's what I do, is this; I am going to have some of my work up on display at Divas cupcake and coffee shop. They do a monthly meet the artist reception and the wife and I are the artists for February. I thought to myself, what should I put up for the little showing? Why not another panda? I had some good ideas that I hadn't used yet so I went ahead an drew this one up today. Although I have to admit, it wasn't an all day drawing, I slept in until...well let's just say I slept in. But, at any rate, the image that you see is my charcoal under drawing that I love to begin with. If anyone has any critiques for this before I start painting, then shoot em off, cause I'll be painting this soon.
Also, I got a new cactus. It looks really cool, sadly I don't have a picture yet. I might some day soon though, but we'll see. Have a good night.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Now, I know you have all been waiting to find out about the good news party. It just so happens to be an opening for Bregelle...get this, during the huge Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah. My little painting is an example of her style of work. If you want to see more of her work, click here. When will this awesome event happen? January 23 and 24 at the Silver Queen Gallery in Park City, bottom level of the Silver Queen Hotel on the Historic Main Street. There will be music and food, so if you are in the area, please feel free to stop by. Oh yes, the hours that we will be there are as follows: 6-9 both nights.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Good news everyone! My wonderful wife took some photos of my Panda painting and made it look better then the one that I have posted below. So to take advantage of her skills I'm posting the better one.
Were the holidays good for everyone this year? My vacation time was spent inside the dwelling of my in-laws. This was not because they were keeping me there as a house servant, cleaning and cooking, and assisting in such tasks as being the chimney broom. I helped out around the house out of my own free will. The main reason was, well two fold. Fold one involved the outlandish amounts of cold air lurking just outside the window. With that cold air was lots of unfriendly snow. It really didn't seem to want to play with me, it melted and soaked my clothing whenever I sat in it or kicked it. The second fold was out of my control. The cause of which is the fact that I have no self control when there is a shiny new game system to play with. You read right. I played alot of games. At least some involved exercise, I was able to burn off a small amount of the sugar I inhaled from the vast supply of sweets sitting on the counters. So for the sake of my wife, don't think about getting me a game system anytime soon. Also, I started a my vision of the cover to the book "A Horse and His Boy" by C.S. Lewis. I have started it, now to the hard part, finishing it. So, all in all, it was a good time and I'm looking forward to next year being just as much fun.