I'm having a lot of fun painting these birds. Although I realize that as I've been focusing on the birds I've lost sight of the florals and hopefully I can find a better balance between the two. I'm thinking of bringing some of these to the small works Holiday show at Evergreen gallery in November.
Friday, September 25, 2009
This painting, which I originally painted for a friend, is currently being used in a German movie that is being filmed here in Utah. This is the third movie that has used some of my original paintings, yet I've yet to seen anything of mine on the big screen. Every once in a while I'll see something on TV, but I'm still waiting for that awesome moment on the silver screen.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A good friend of mine from high school got married this past weekend and this is the painting that I gave her for her wedding present. I'm always a little embarrassed to give a piece of art as a gift because it's a little presumptuous of me to assume that they'll want it, but I like knowing that my friends have a little piece of me in their homes, so they get it whether they like it or not.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I wouldn't say that I've become bored with my floral tapestries, but I have felt that they needed to move in a little bit of a different direction, so lately I've started incorporating images of birds into the mix. So far I've been both excited and perplexed by the process. It seems that it should be easy enough to integrate a bird into a painting of flowers, after all, the two are so often found together in art, but I found it to be a little bit more challenging than I had anticipated. Challenging yes, but exciting as well. Here is the painting that I worked on at the Vegas Market. The bird was very different while I was there and I've tweeked it alot since I got home. I'll be posting more bird images very soon. Stay tuned...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wow, they really do things big in Vegas. This past weekend Propac Images asked me to come to Vegas for the World Market trade show to paint live and sign limited edition prints. I thought I knew what to expect from a trade show, but this was no ordinary show. It was gigantic. The World Market in Vegas, where the event is housed, is comprised of four huge buildings (as tall as sixteen stories) all packed with showrooms on every floor. I had the chance to walk around a bit to look at some of the other showrooms, but even during my two hour tour I only made it through about one twentieth of what there was to see.
Thank you to the people from Propac Images. You were so gracious and made me feel right at home.