Saturday, April 30, 2011

Abstract Aerial Landscape Painting in Progress

I started working on this last week. It needs more texture and lots more layers but the composition is starting to come together. I may also change the orientation of it since it looks good a couple different ways.

abstract aerial landscape (work in progress), 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Creator Camp Chicago

Creator Camp Chicago is coming soon. This is a new half-day event focused on creativity, ideas, and sharing knowledge. Early bird registration ends soon - sign up today! A lot of great info and it's only $15 bucks. $20 after May 1.

More info:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Abstract Aerial Landscape Paintings

New paintings finished and framed. Part of my aerial landscapes series I've been working on over the past year or so, they are inspired by travel, maps and the natural landscape.

Bottle Cove, acrylic on artist board (framed), 6x8, 2011

Jawtown Lake, acrylic on artist board (framed), 6x8, 2011

Beach Point, acrylic on artist board (framed), 6x8, 2011

Nose Island, acrylic on artist board (framed), 6x8, 2011

Tube Bay, acrylic on artist board (framed), 6x8, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Photo on Canvas

I received my new photo printed on canvas today in the mail. Looks pretty good large scale. I took it in Amsterdam in September 2010 during an early morning walk. Such a great city and everyone riding bikes everywhere is pretty cool...

Spiderbikes (Amsterdam), photograph, 16x20, 2010

This photo will be on view at the Cornelia Open Studios - Friday May 13th.

Hope you can make it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Right side up or upside down

I'm working on a new abstract aerial landscape painting but can't decide on orientation. Still some more layers to go -- as I paint I shift the orientation periodically. It will probably be obvious later as to how it looks better...What do you think?

Right side up:

abstract aerial landscape, acrylic on canvas (work in progress)

Or, upside down:

abstract aerial landscape, acrylic on canvas (work in progress)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chicago Skyline photo featured at Sheraton Suites

Several years ago, I was contacted by Atlanta art consultant, Faulkner + Locke requesting to license my art for one of their clients. It turned out that they wanted one of my photographs for a remodeling project for the Sheraton Suites Elk Grove Village, IL hotel featuring Chicago-specific art.

I finally dropped by the hotel this week to check it out. My Chicago Skyline photograph is hanging in all 250 suites along with other Chicago art! It's a large scale giclée print on canvas about 2 feet by 3 feet in size. I even received my own print which I recently had framed by Blackbird Gallery + Framing.

Here are some shots from one of the suites:

And outside: