Friday, July 9, 2010

Figurative Collage

Collage is my favorite way to make a picture. Here are two mixed media figure pieces that include acrylic paint with collage.

Two Nudes
2010, 8" x 10", Mixed media on canvas





Untitled 2 (Bent figure with a pole)
2010, 8" x 10", Mixed media on canvas

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It is what it is. Or, is it?

Some traditional still life work in ink and charcoal.

Untitled (Still Life), 2010, Ink on paper.
Untitled (Still Life), 2010, Charcoal on paper.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Cubist Still Life Drawings

Over the last few years I've had a renewed interest in Cubism. My focus has been in still life drawing more than painting although I have also done some cubist paintings too. Here are a couple of recent drawings in charcoal and ink.

Cubist Still Life I, 2010, Charcoal and collage on paper.

Cubist Still Life II, 2010, Ink and collage on paper.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some New Drawings

The Twin Towers collages are an ongoing project. At this point I have completed twenty seven. I'll post the next ten when they are complete. I dug up some drawings from the past year and completed several new ones recently. Last Fall I took my Life Drawing class to the Cantor Museum at Stanford. We drew from Rodin's sculptures. Here's a drawing of Rodin's sculpture of Adam.

Adam, 2009, Charcoal and chalk on paper.





Here's a mixed media figure from this year.

Figure, 2010, Mixed media on paper.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 20

20th collage in the series Twin Towers. This will be the last post of the series until the next twenty are complete.

Twin Towers #20
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 19

19th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #19
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 18

18th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #18
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 17

17th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #17
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 16

16th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #16
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 15

15th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #15
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 14

14th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #14
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 13

13th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #13
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 12

Is it still a "collage a day" if I skip a day now and then?

12th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #12
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 11

11th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #11
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 10

10th collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #10
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

 

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 9

Ninth collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #9
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper



Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 8

Eighth collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #8
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 7

Seventh collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #7
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 6

Sixth collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #6
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 5

Fifth collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #5
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 4

Fourth collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #4
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 3

Third collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #3
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper


Monday, May 3, 2010

A Collage A Day • Day 2

Second collage in the series Twin Towers.

Twin Towers #2
Collage, 9" x 10" on 14" x 17" paper



Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Collage A Day •Day 1

I have been working on a series of collage pieces since last Fall. The series is called Twin Towers. I have been thinking about making work somehow based on my thoughts about the towers and 9-11. Really started out as a formal exploration of the idea and is evolving throughout the process.


Twin Towers #1
Collage, 10" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper



Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Showers

I was reminded the other day why we have April showers...May flowers. More rain next week. Too bad the roof leaks.

I have lots of new work. As a matter of fact I am so busy making work (and doing some other things, like teaching) that I have had little time to post. Here is another cubist piece that I made on Wednesday.




Still Life with Mannekin
Mixed media on paper, 2010


Here's another piece that I started  a great while ago and finally finished. It's a portrait of my friend Jon Koons as a potatohead. I promised him that I would do it twenty years ago. Finally finished.

Portrait of Jon Koons (as a potatohead)
Oil on canvas, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's 2010. Somehow, I never thought I'd see that date. Here's some new work.

Have been a busy artist last year and in 2010. Lots of mixed media + figurative work. Here's an 8" x 10" mixed media piece I finished recently. It's now part of Dave Rhody's collection.