Wednesday, June 23, 2010

w is for white: Scott Foldesi

Tree, 2007. By Scott Foldesi

06-23-10. Information overload.

I searched and searched today, but I could not find any one image that I really wanted to draw. I found a real-time feed of images being uploaded to Twitter. I gave up. Here's an infinitesimal sample of what people chose to upload to the internet just before I drew this picture. I was lucky that this sample didn't include the graphic sex, disgusting images, and tasteless jokes that some people also felt the need to upload. The sample had a 99.9% chance of including a cat.

Monday, June 21, 2010

u is for usual: Brad Eberhard

"Personality Test", 2008. By Brad Eberhard
Part of a group show held at the opening of the Cottage Home gallery in LA. Greeted by the "usual suspects" of the LA art scene (according to Andrew Berardini of Artnet).

06-21-10. Mask of Tutankhamun.

My fast version of something slow and beautiful.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

t is for tennessee: Halima Washington

painting by Halima Washington
Washington is based in Atlanta. She teaches art classes at the Binders art supplies store there, which I visited several times when I lived there during my first semester of college. She was interviewed here by Jimmy Chattanooga, who is based in Tennessee. It's funny... her name is my name spelled backwards, minus the K.

06-20-10. Yesterday's Father's Day get-together.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

s is for salmon: Steve Klinkel

Images by Steve Klinkel

06-19-10. Cornflower.

All of my immediate family except for one sister came to visit today. The get-together was for Father's Day a day early. Even my niece (daughter of the missing sister) came along. She was very cute, dancing to music, smiling, and being curious about everything. I'll probably draw a picture about the little party tomorrow when I have more time.

Painting 012. Flowers Marching Out To Sea.

This is really my first sincere attempt at abstraction. I like smooth paint, so I had to fight against my usual painting habits. I learned a lot with this piece. I hope to apply what I learned to improve future paintings. This is small-scale (12 x 12in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)), so I'm offering it for a lower price than my other paintings.

This painting is available for purchase.
Medium: Oil paint
Support: Canvas
Size: 12x12in. (30.5x30.5 cm)

Monday, June 14, 2010

n is for new jersey: Robert Beck

Headphones by Robert Beck

This is part one of a new daily series that I'm starting. Each day, along with my own daily sketches, I plan to highlight work that I like by one fellow artist. Each will be selected to match a keyword. Robert Beck is based in Lambertville, New Jersey.

06-14-10. Finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

06-09-10. Miyuki Ayukawa from BASQUASH. A possible rare black anime character.

I didn't Google her to find out for sure whether she's supposed to be black, because I didn't want to be disappointed. She at least definitely has brown skin and dreadlocks. I like anime generally, but it's always bugged me that almost all of the characters look white. (Even though I know that most of them are supposed to be Japanese. I bet a whole lot of Americans still don't know that.)