Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New business card

My new business card. People are always telling me "You gotta SELL YOURSELF!" and "People don't just buy the art, they buy the artist"...
(The back of the card has an image of my work along with my website, E-mail, etc...)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

List of painting goals for 2016

My list of painting goals for 2016. I almost always know the title of the works beforehand and then work backwards. This list is taped to my drawing table.

 (Short list? This list does not account for group shows, commissions or studies.)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Timing Charts - all done!

'Timing Charts' - one of the new paintings I created for the upcoming The Artist Project Toronto next month is now complete and will be for sale. (Acrylic on wood panel, 20"x16".) Animation friends and fans will likely get the reference of the painting's title and iconography in the right hand corner.

                                                            "What are timing charts??"

Here's a great video I found by Echo Bridge that explains them and their use.

 See you in Toronto in 4 short weeks!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Artist Project - ONE MONTH AWAY!

 The Toronto art fair I've been preparing for, The Artist Project, is ONE MONTH AWAY! You can find me at booth #922. You can view my profile on the official website here.

Planning to attend? Use this link with a discount code to save yourself on ticket prices:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Old frames

These frames were donated to me recently. They are both from the rural house that my (now 97!) Grandmother grew up in. Not sure yet what imagery I will create for the frames to accompany, but they'll have to be quite special given the provenance (or, psychometry if you're a believer). Both frames are approximately 16"x20" 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Christopher Nolan Inspired by Francis Bacon's paintings

"Having other frames of reference, having windows into other possibilities is essential."
-Christopher Nolan

Director, Christopher Nolan, discusses how the Joker's makeup in the movie The Dark Knight was inspired by the paintings of Francis Bacon, the value of seeing art in person and working analogue. Art inspires more art.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Timing Charts - tonal block-in

Here is the tonal block-in for my latest painting 'Timing Charts'. Another new painting I'm creating for The Artist Project in Toronto, February 18-21.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Creating A Monster - all done!

Happy New Year, everyone! 'Creating A Monster' - the last painting I completed in 2015 shortly before the end of the year - is all done! the original will be for sale at the upcoming The Artist Project Toronto from February 18-21.