Monday, April 27, 2009

Paintings / Apr 20 - 26

A new set of birds, kind of in keeping with the previous two sets, composition wise. I have focused on the faces and have them coming in from the side of the canvas. Off center, kind of like me. :)
"Face Off"
-Blue Jay *SOLD*
-Bald Eagle *SOLD*
-Parrot *SOLD*
-Brent's Goose *SOLD*
-Flamingo . *SOLD*
-Pelican *SOLD*
-Snowy Owl *SOLD*
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Paintings / Apr 13 - 19

More stealthy creatures. These ones decided to try camouflage.
Bee *SOLD*
Lady Bugs
Butterfly *SOLD*
Praying Mantis *SOLD*
Grasshopper *SOLD*
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$45.00 each.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Paintings / Apr 6 - 12

These guys are sneaky. Its hard to catch a glimpse of these stealth fish, because they are away as soon as you try to snap a pic. You never know when they are going to peek around a corner.
- Pipefish *SOLD*
- Lizard Fish *SOLD*
- Orange Roughy *SOLD*
- Bream *SOLD*
- Porcupine Fish *SOLD*
- Moonfish *SOLD*
- Archer Fish *SOLD*
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Ooooooh I am so close to being all caught up again.
  • I finished my "Popfly's".
  • Last weeks fish paintings are done. Woo Hoo!
  • This week I am on track, on schedule with my paintings.
  • I will (hopefully) be able to sneak the last few finishing touches on the 14 aceo's I have from 3 weeks ago. They are drawings of feathers and I had an idea I just haven't been able to implement until now.

It's all coming together now. Of course if I wasn't such a perfectionist, my life would probably be a lot easier. I don't know why I put this pressure on myself to not only get the artwork done, but also to have them be "good". If I create something in a day that I don't like, then I feel compelled to create a whole new work (which makes 2 pieces in a day) that meets my standards. I just have it in my head that each piece needs to be showable.

I'm now looking into MyPublisher, to create coffee table books with my artwork. I think it would be really cool to have that.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Paintings / Mar 30 - Apr 5





I am calling these Popfly's because of the contrasting colours in each painting. Bright contrasting colours are very "pop". ;]
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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Trials and Tribulations

The last few weeks have been more challenge than art. I have been extremely busy with life, and finding the time to create every day has become difficult. Currently its about playing catch up, and I am a week behind in my artworks. Hopefully I will get all caught up this week because I have lots of cool, and creative ideas that I would like to get going on. I need to be focused though to begin those projects. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

I spoke to someone recently that had also tackled the painting a day project (they did graphite drawings), and their story ended after 160 days. An amazing accomplishment to be sure, but I hope I can avoid the same sense of tedium that struck this artist after 5 months.

Here I go into month number 4.