Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Images ascend to reveal that which may go unnoticed.
This is a collage animation made for Steve Gentile's Animation II class. It was created entirely from found objects, magazines, and postcards that were cut out and rearranged on 4x5 notecards.

Another Fairly Recent Painting

Abstraction © 2009 8" x 10" Acrylic on canvas panel

Once again this is from my Color for Painting class with Stuart Diamond. The assignment was to reference the color palette of another source. This could have included paintings, photography, sculpture, etc. I decided to use a painting by Francis Bacon as my bases. Bacon's work was a huge surprise for me last year. I really respect not only his painting style but also his comments on art and life.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Still Life

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Purple Gorilla

This is a gorilla mask that was used for a still life in my Color For Painting class. Most of these were done through out October and November 2009. If I remember correctly these took roughly about an hour and a half or so each.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Fruit with lunch tray and red fabric.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Caution cone with plate, books, tray and white sheet.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Metal cooking pot with lids, thermos, and green fabric.

8"x10" acrylic on paper

Doing still lives in class can be pretty grueling, especially after 3 hours of critiquing the homework. The one above I decided to just go abstract. I've never had much success with acrylics in the past but I felt pretty comfortable this time around. It helped to have a looser approach and just concentrate in getting the colors down. Hopefully in the near future I can do some more on a larger scale. As of late I've just been focusing on scanning in my work as a way to preserve them just in case they get lost (which happens from time to time). Pretty soon I will post some of my work with film and video which has been my primary focus. Now that summer is here, my access to school equipment is limited so perhaps I will make more drawings and/or paintings.

Recent Paintings

8"x 10" Acrylic on Canvas Panel

This is a piece from my Color For Painting class with Stuart Diamond. It was made around November 2009. This was an exercise exploring color relationships.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some Recent Drawings

These are from my Drawing for Animators class. I think this was around late February 2010. The model was somewhat difficult to work with. They're 8"x 10" and each one took about 10 - 15 minutes. Its been a while since I've done figure drawings so it was great to have a very loose approach.