Saturday, June 25, 2011

So long and thanks for all the fish

This Douglas Adams portrait was based on one of his publicity shots and painted, by request, for a friend.

He's best known for his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of books. I'm linking to the start of the most recent film adaptation which is not bad but the books are better. The books are always better.

Something I didn't know before was that Adams also contributed to some Monty Python sketches, including this one.

Douglas Adams
Oil on gessoed masonite
10" x 10”

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fossil folly 2

Okay, I think I've got these out of my system. Back to the oils this week.

This one is my 25th painting of the year which is the halfway point to my goal of 50 paintings this year.

Fossil Folly 2
Acrylic and caulking on gessoed masonite
24" x 18"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fossil folly

I've been picking at this one since last week as time permitted.

Last year I did a cartoonish fish fossil that I really enjoyed making. Even though I'm doing a lot of oils this year, I thought I'd revisit acrylics and have another go at the fossils.

This time, instead of using expensive art mediums, I'm using caulking. (Yes, I've been installing our baseboards this week. No, they are still not finished.)

Fossil Folly 1
Acrylic and caulking on gessoed masonite
24" x 18"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Printsy interview

There's been little painting or printing these last few weeks.

I'm installing baseboards in our house. The baseboard work snowballed, of course, into replacing all the baseboard heaters at the same time. I would normally be inclined to pay someone to do these things for me (especially the electrical) but getting someone in for a quote, let alone do the job, seems next to impossible. And our last few contractors did very shoddy finishing work. So I'm all about the DIY these days. It's satisfying work but it eats up my free time.

There is a an art to baseboard installation but I don't think I'm at that level yet. Thank god for caulking. And YouTube.

Anyway, there's a few bits of news to report.

First of all, Printsy (Printmakers of Etsy) has an interview with me on their blog this week which I'm very excited about! Thanks Diane!

As well, I've got a painting in a show! The QE II Library at Memorial University has a show every summer  open to faculty and staff. "Salon Des Beaux Arts" opened a few weeks ago and runs until mid-August. Thank you to Joanne Costello and Stephanie Williams for curating a really wonderful and diverse collection. If you're in St. John's, it's definitely worth checking out... 60 pieces by 35 artists!

Also, my ego and pocketbook wish to say thanks to my friends Vanessa, Katherine and Mark who purchased some of my paintings in the last month.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...