Saturday, July 30, 2011

Distant

My artwork is piling up ever so gradually. Might try to sell them off at an upcoming garage sale. I've gone through so many stages in such a short amount of time. I'm still struggling a little with accepting my own work and the generic randomness that I tend to explore. I also recently painted a portrait of someone whom I am infatuated with but it appears she does not like it very much. I don't know whether I should be hurt by her response or not. I guess I'll just take it with a grain of salt.

I've also been working on completing three different novels/stories of mine. For some reason I kept putting my writing on hold but now I am determined to see it through. I don't think I will post any of it online right away. At least not until I've had it read by some publishers.

In any case, here are two abstract paintings I just painted a few hours ago. They are titled "Distant" and "Distant II."


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Titled

Been experimenting a lot lately with this scribbled technique. I just allow my hand to draw a bunch of free-form images/shapes. The goal is not to produce something perfect but rather something completely spontaneous and energetic.

This piece is titled "Titled."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Eleven

I've added a new painting technique to my repertoire. The other day I was gonna' paint some plastic forks and adhere them to the canvas and then apply more paint on top of them to create some kind of great textural effect. But before I could do it I somehow mistakenly started using one of the forks as a paintbrush and then I noticed it created an awesome effect of its own. By using a fork instead of a paintbrush I began to feel much more free in my technique. It somehow creates the illusion of texture within the paint. It looks better in person than in pictures but here is a pic of the first painting which had the honor of benefitting from this technique. I titled it simply "Eleven."


I haven't been up to much else other than re-watching the Jackson Pollock movie and the boxed set of the HBO series Rome. And also reading Love in the Time of Cholera. :-)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nuts To That

I sold four of my paintings this week. It felt good to see them find a good home. I am now more motivated than ever to continue creating. I have decided that once I have a set number of pieces I will then sell them all off at my own art exhibition. I got in touch with a local gallery owner but he wanted me to first create a professional quality portfolio before he would allow me to exhibit in his gallery. Which would cost at least $300. So, I said "Nuts to that! I'll just have the exhibition at my home studio."

Since then I've literally made painting my full-time occupation. It is really starting to become second nature to me. With that in mind... here are some recent pieces. :-)