Friday, December 14, 2007

clock is ticking......

I'm going to be part of a group show in L.A. at Gallery 1988 in January. The show is called "Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee" He will be there at thr opening on Jan. 8th. Wish I could be there to meet the legend. Anyway, I'm WAY behind on my piece. I started a Wolverine character last night. This is where things left off. It went through so many changes, I'm curious where it will go next. The dimensions are 18x24 Acrylic on Canvas. Stay tuned....

Friday, December 7, 2007


Here's a new figure I recently finished. It is one of a series of four 22x28 canvases. I felt that I was a little more successful with the figure/ space relationship than the last grouping. It is a challenge to deal with this relation without being too literal and descriptive, or the opposite for that matter.

I recently read a great passage from a book that sums things up pretty well, "The truth is that the piece of art which seems so profoundly right in it's finished state may earlier have been only inches or seconds away from total collapse." Boy isn't this the truth. Unfortunately, I tend to wallow on the latter side.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

sketch encounter

There was a funny situation the other day during my daily train ride to work. I see this guy on my commute roughly once or twice a week. He is always listening to his headphones with a sketchbook. During our last encounter I sat across from him. Nothing exciting, just another day. I saw him sketching so I decided to do a sketch of him. After our sessions were up I looked over to show him. He smiled and flipped through his book. He flashed a drawing from a previous time of me sketching on the train. We both laughed and went about our business. We transfered at the same stop and began to converse. His name is Joel. Nice guy. It's funny, you never know what to expect while sketching on the train.