Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Installation at Urbanest

Water tanks, Urbanest Installation, November 2010

I recently switched out my paintings as Urbanest. Up now in the store are three new water tanks finished in October 2010 along with one from 2008.

Green Water Tank, acrylic on canvas, 2010, $350
Red Water Tank, acrylic on canvas, 24x24, 2010, $350
Pink Water Tank, acrylic on canvas, 24x24, 2010, $350
Water Tank Blues, acrylic on canvas, 36x48, 2008, $850

Stop by this weekend for LATE NITE ANDERSONVILLE!

5212 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

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Large Abstract Painting in Progress

I've been working on this on and off for about a month, using paint left over from some other paintings I have going. It's been an experimental canvas to work on (actually paper). It started off with a screen print pattern which you can still see in some areas. It has now morphed into a combination of my aerial landscapes and abstract pulmonary embolism paintings. I began the painting with it on the floor of my studio. Now it's tacked and taped to the wall. A fun piece to paint so far. Let's see where it goes...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paintings in progress + open studios

I have a couple of works in progress: one is a large abstract on paper and the other is a face painting on canvas. Get a preview before they're finished - this Friday night at the Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. However, my studio will be open - drop by and see my studio mate's art:

Eric Weinstein
and Jeff Bryner.

Cornelia Arts Building - Studio #201
1800 W. Cornelia, Chicago, IL 60657

Some studio pics are below...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New iPhone Painting: The Crosswalk

The Crosswalk, digital iphone painting, 2010

This was done from a sketch compiled from a couple photos I took of people in a crosswalk in downtown New York. Part of my new iphone paintings series.

Painting in Progress: Sad Eyed Lady

Sad Eyed Lady, acrylic on canvas, 36x48, 2010 (work in progress)

This painting was started a week ago and still has a ways to go. Need to build up the layers and details of her face some more. The hair needs more depth - like in Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

The working name of it is "Sad Eyed Lady", inspired by Dylan's song Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands from my favorite album of his, Blonde on Blonde.

Overall, I'm happy with the composition but I think it needs more contrast between the face and background. Gotta add in some more highlights and lighter tones to give more three dimensionality to her face.

More to come...