Monday, April 03, 2006
Wow, I've been busy... BUSY NEGLECTING THIS BLOG!!! Lots of stuff going on and this time it was the blog that got a bit lost in the chaos. Since I last posted my car was stolen, recovered, and poorly "fixed" by the dealer. Insurance has been fun. Work has been quite busy as well. I have been designing characters and posters for future films and, I wish I could post something because some of the designs I think are the best I've ever done. Hopefully, my design skills can continue to improve.
Also in the last month I have learned that due to my visa status (I'm Canadian) I am not allowed to make a book. Well, I could self publish one, but I couldn't sell it because my visa is employer specific, which means I can only make money from them. I was really bummed out with this news as I think I had a potentially interesting twist on a way to present a selection of stories and sketches. I will still work on it, and when I get a green card and can finally publish something, the book will just be that much bigger. With even more art for you to laugh and make fun of. If it takes long enough, you may even be able to use it to heat your house in the winter. Burn baby burn. Huh?
Any ways, I'm working on a painting right now, but it isn't quite finished yet. I hope to post that by the end of the week. Until then, how about this.
The painting above I did last spring for one of my best friend's wedding. This spawned an idea that I want to explore more, and below you will find a selection of sketches for further paintings with these big stone figures. A lot of the times I'm asked what a certain painting I've done means. Something that certain sectors of the art community are obsessed with. I don't really like to say, mainly because I am more interested in what other people interpret the painting to be about. I prefer to think more in terms of story any ways and one is forming with this set of paintings. More on that later. Any ways. I hope to begin painting more regularly. After painting a poster at works and working on my current painting, I've really caught the bug. I've never done a series of painting before... should be interesting... hopefully a progression will become apparent in the execution of them. I hope to become a better painter.