Monday, April 27, 2009

Riceboy Sleeps

Yesterday, Jen and I went to Barnes and Noble before grocery shopping in the Pitt. I was walking back and forth along the art book section looking for nothing particular. I sat and thumbed through a few books and as I put them back, I noticed this little tiny book that I did not see previously. It was like it appeared, it just caught my eye. I swear it was not there before. It was called Riceboy Sleeps. The images were delicate with stained paper and soft pencil linesand images of birds in flocks. I don't know much about the book, but I didn't want to forget to write about it. I will probably go back and pick it up at some point. The artists I believe are from Iceland. Is that a sign Rachael?
Also, I am outta here on Thurs for sunny Tampa. Be back Monday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Artery Magazine

The Artery Magazine has just posted an article about my work! I'm excited about it! Check it out and also go through the archives as well, there is a lot of great work. Thanks again!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

cool graffiti pics/new work

I shot these today, crawled under a fence in a no tress passing area and could not believe the amount of work that was done all over theses buildings. Graffiti is something I wish I could do. I would love to go out and make a giant wall covering. It is inspiring to me.


This painting I want to put a knife through.
Tovemt Ave. is the painting I entered in the Finger Lakes Competition. I finished the piece at the end of '08.

more 6x6s

Monday, April 13, 2009

good news

The good news is that Jen found the camera in the pocket of her red coat. I will take some shots of new work tomorrow and post them. I still can't find my flash drive though. If anyone has any information about the missing flash drive, please call crime stoppers immediately!
I have been working on a small painting for the past month now and it just plain old sucks. I can't stop working on it either. I am not sure what to do with it. Some parts I really appreciate and others can just go to hell. Later.

Here is a piece by my undergrad professor JS Bird, it is probably about time I post one of his works. Does this mean I can't use the chandelier image I have??

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter peeps! Do you get the word play? Anyways, my camera may officially be lost. We have to look a bit harder but I think it is gone. Also, I think I lost my flash drive. Bummer. Other than that I have had a few great days in the studio lately and I can't wait to go tomorrow. I am trying to be very loose with my brush work so we will see what happens. Hope everyone enjoyed Easter and have a great night!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April fools

Hi everyone! HA, I say everyone like there is an everyone. Well for those that have been paying attention to my blog, I have to say I am sorry that I have not posted pretty much all month. I am not to sure what I am doing with this so I just stopped posting. I would like it to be unique and worth reading but I could not figure out how to do that. So that is what has been going on.

Gino has been awfully challenging to Jen and I lately. He believes he is the ruler of the house and that what he says goes. It's true, he told me that. Jen left for San Diego last week and when she closed the door he looked at me and said "Jim, you are toast!" But lately his tune has changed a bit. I guess that is what a down-and-stay followed by an alpha role followed by an alpha role followed by another alpha role followed by a sit-and-stay does. Good boy!

In art related news, I have been rejected from the Made in New York exhibition again. Yes, again. Maybe next year. Lets not hold our breathes for the Finger Lakes Exhibition. Some good news is I will be adding new prints to my shop in the next few weeks. I do not have any pics this week because I can't find my camera.

Well with that said, happy Wednesday!