With minutes to spare, I submitted my entry for this year’s Hunting Art Prize. We shall see what happens. I really like participating in this contest because it’s free, and winner-take-all. The prize is $50,000, and their online submission system is easy to use. This year, I submitted “Woman in Darkness.” Last year, I submitted [...]
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I’ve been working on a series of paintings called “Woman in…” The purpose of this project is to imagine and paint women in a bunch of different emotional situations. So far, I’ve painted 5 (but only photographed 3) and I have 3 more works in progress that are ready to show and another 3 works [...]
This is another painting in my “Woman in …” series. This is about fear; being trapped by and being liberated from. I was thinking about near death experiences and about how your perspective radically shifts at that moment. How things that were so important become meaningless and how the things that were holding you back [...]
This is part of my “Woman in…” series. When I painted this, I was thinking about what “intense” would look like. When I think about someone who is intense, I think: -About getting up in somebody’s face. -About having so much energy & emotion, you can’t get the words out. -It’s about burning up. -It’s [...]
This painting is about the transitory nature of the brain. How memories, emotions, thoughts and feelings all fade away, or change. But how some things like beliefs or your happiest memory are locked in and seemingly unchangeable. The circles and lines are a chrome silver that is difficult to photograph. There are raised, sculptural lines [...]
I was wondering what someone’s heart would look like if it got burned away. What would be left? This painting answered that question for me. I don’t think you can tell from the photo (click on it to see the larger version), but there is an under-painting of sinewy veins that make the shape of [...]
I also finished this in July. I’m going through a period of being obsessed with the heart. This is acrylic on canvas. On the original, the blue is much richer. The white is actually chrome and very reflective.
I finished her and she’s leaving today. I get separation anxiety when my paintings go somewhere else to live. On the one hand, it frees up my brain and wall space so I can continue to create new things, on the other hand I miss my paintings because photos can’t do them justice. So, I [...]
My goals for the next month are as follows: 1. Finish the paintings “Venus” and “Shattered Woman in Flames” (As of 4/2/7 – did not meet this goal) 2. Add “Compromise” and “Alligator” to my portfolio. (As of 4/2/7 – did not meet this goal) 3. Take photos of the painting “Elle.” (As of 4/2/7 [...]