Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lately my painting have taken a different direction than I had been going, still working with potato heads (or toys...) This painting is fairly large and I didn't use a brush for it. First I covered the entire canvas with 1.5 tubes of white oil paint, smeared it around with a palette knife, and then started working it with my hands. In my opinion, you cannot truly experience this painting through a photograph, but I'll let you try anyway!

For scale, in the bottom right hand corner you can see my handprint.
Detail of handprint

Oil on Canvas

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A little taste of what to come...

Here are some sketches of things that I am working on for my final bookmaking project! More to come for sure!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mr. Potato Head Tryptic

The third painting in my Mr. Potato Head series (My second painting remains un-photographed for those following closely! To be shared as soon as I photograph it!) I'm exploring different ways to portray Mr. Potato Head in paint, moving from still life, to "an illustrative cartoony" approach, and others that will be shared shortly!

Oil on 3- 18"x18" Canvas'

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Sculptural book formats: Tunnel book

My most recent book is a sculptural book, more specifically, the tunnel book. The tunnel book straddles the definition of a book, because it doesn't really have "pages" in the normal sense that people think about about pages, you can only open up the front cover to peer through the pages, but everything is presented to the viewer at once.

With its construction, it is very much a book.
This book measures 12"x 13.5"
The images were created with a combination of 5 drypoint prints (Stonehenge paper), and colored with watercolor

Alice in Wonderland/Tea Party Movement

Accordion folds allow depth, can be pulled further to create a deeper illusion of space

Painting a day: Forty-Seven

6" x 6" Oil on Masonite

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Toyota Sandy Springs Illustration

A little over a month ago I was contacted by Sandy Springs Toyota to do an illustration for a mailer they were putting out. The mailer was being used as a response to the recent recalls. They wanted something along the same lines as a political cartoon, with the national media fighting Toyota, with the domestic automakers and the UAW cheering them on, this is what I came up with. Inked traditionally and painted digitally in photoshop.