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I got the opportunity to leave my mark at the current location of Works/San José, the first place I showed art in a public venue.
Part of the Zip Us Up! collaboration in Michigan, this painting is inspired by the community legacy of the Three Fires Council.
I found writing a blog exhausting. So I came up with a way to stay motivated: create a watercolor illustration to accompany each one.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.
Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.
For 50 days I painted a series of gesture paintings. I enlisted 24 models (plus me) for variety and also to involve friends, family, and co-workers along the way.
I started this one in college as an figure painting exploration with a particular focus on hands and feet.
I was struck by the lighting and the rhythm of the layout. Two other people were there, quietly enjoying a dinner, so I surreptitiously snagged a photo that I decided to make into a painting.
When I thought of the theme, “Elevate”, I thought about how people express themselves with gestures. I picked a movie for each of the 13 days of Cinequest to be represented here by gestures from one of their characters.
This new painting is based off a photo I took at the Jack Rose, tucked away off Highway 9 between Los Gatos and Saratoga.
This one is my photographer friend Jillian who took the reference shot for Statement I. During a different shoot for reference photos I noticed she was wearing a white shirt while I saw her reviewing photos. I asked to include her in this series, and here she is!
Since starting the Statement series I’ve been on the lookout for interesting variations on white fabrics. It occurred to me that there are a few occupations that include uniforms or articles of clothing that fit the bill.
Got this lovely late afternoon shot for the latest painting, part of the Statement series.
Dave is a connoisseur of bowties and has written an eBook all about them. He had this great photo for the cover, so in exchange for borrowing it for a painting, I created a few layout options for the cover.
The Statement series is mostly individuals, but this lovely pose was too good to pass up.
A friend of mine has this neat leather motorcycle jacket, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to paint a different type of material.
Another figure & fabric Statement exploration, this time where the drape of fabric comes from the surroundings.
I’m starting a series of paintings to explore two things I’ve wanted to work at more: figures and fabric.
I came across an art show “call for entry” about an upcoming show looking for a range of commentary about guns. There are a lot of potential themes here: power, protection, sport, identity. The one that stuck with me was the use of a gun to amplify expression – specifically to sharpen and escalate an emotion.