NOODLINGS...


I've been doing a little photoshop noodling. I've been thinking of how these might transfer to paintings...

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Studies for SELF PORTRAIT

I might try these with a combination of paper cutouts and paint on board.


 
Studies for GUNTAR.
I think the one on the left would transfer well as a painting. The one on the right might work using recycled paper cutouts or enamel on metal.



Study for ICON.
Meh. it's marketable. we all whore ourselves out somehow.



Study for BRIDE
Would love to do this with paint chips or some sort of dye tranfer on linen.


Studio of SELF PORTRAIT
this reminds me of and office floorplan.







ART OF THE DAY: CHERRY SMACKER



CHERRY SMACKER  48in. x 72in. Acrylic on canvas  2009

I had fun making Cherry Smacker. The paintings done with this colour palette always seem to make me smile when I'm finished them. I have repeated this colour palette a few times and while each feels a little different, they consistantly reference candy, cartoons and early video games. 

Somtimes I wonder what would happen if I spent a lot of time on a really large canvas and used a really small brush. I'm not sure if it would make the work more engaging. At what point does the average viewer get tired of looking at  the detail of an image? When does the stimulation become exhausting? I would think if I was in a large room filled with paintings like Cherry Smaker, I'd get irratable quickly the same way I get cranky when I spend more than a few hours in a gallery. --Like, pickled ginger and coffee beans, I sometimes need something after a while to clear my visual... palette. I loath overstimulation. I can't handle Bruce Mau. He stole Phillipe Stark's haircut.



 



 

  

ART OF THE DAY: BRIDGES

I have two works in a group show in Dallas at Decorazon Gallery 

The opening reception is Thursday, April 16, 2009, 6-9 pm. It's in preview now.  If you're in Dallas or know someone there, tell them to stop by.

They've been met with some interest and have been the starting point for two new commissions. One will be of the of the the Bay Bridge in San Fransisco for a new Condo complex made by an Architecture Group that uses recycled materials. The other is of  The London Tower Bridge.   


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE  24in.x30in.  Acrylic on Canvas  2009


BROOKLYN BRIDGE 24in.x30in.  Acrylic on Canvas  2009



THE MAKING OF "CHERRY SMACKER"



It's been so long since I've updated here.  lots has happened. thought I'd post my first attempt at a time lapse of a piece of art I made. it's 4ft x 6ft and now hangs i a huge condo in Downtown Toronto.

Enjoy.