Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Here are the paintings I finished today...I managed to be very productive in spite of an invasion of high school students in my studio. Luckily I was able to inform the teacher of the class that I indeed had a right to the space (she asked me to be quiet and stop making canvases because she was teaching) and we ended on somewhat amiable terms. I will probably be doing some field work in the mornings instead of being in my studio...that way I won't be distracted by the teenage students pubescing (my word: meaning to spread one's pubescent angst) all over the place. 

The paintings:
Finished the painting I've been working on for a while. Important lesson: figures in a painting need to either be very small or very large. The figures here are stagnant because they are about the size of toy dolls...the size is very hard to maneuver...it is impossible to be loose enough to make them feel free and believable. I got caught up here and my hesitancy is rather obvious. 
Next time, I'll make them huge or very small. Whichever. 

Abstraction of water on sand. I'm not sure about this one, so let me know what you think....the ambiguity is sort of fun but maybe it is self-defeating. 

LOVE THIS. I plan to do more a lot like this one. It's on wood (as per usual) and the paint is really built up. Check out the close up. I took this photo over a year ago when I went to Acadia at the end of sophomore year with Matt, Brooks, Max, and Sean. I've been meaning to paint it for a while. It was a lot of fun!

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