Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ribs III

3rd attempt. Keep working - too heavy


I need a vacation.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ribs II

Second attempt - don't like it as much. I'll look at it tomorrow and see what I think. Too much of everything. Too heavy handed. Maybe the ribs should squeeze the 413? What do you think?

Ribs in oil

Red, White, Green, Black - 1st attempt. h 12" x 8" w Bigger & more contrast, I think?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pendant ??

evolution of rib and soul and number idea. Want to have a through line with jewelry and painting. Maybe large 413 on canvas - incorporating ribcage and soul tabs - chalky gesture marks on dark ground - in oil though. Use mineral spirits to melt paint some - blending elements - hard lines too, but well placed, important marks - get canvas for monday- do more large drawings w/ charcoal - try white chalk on black or dark paper. That might be too common - push it, feel it - don't cop out - go farther. listen.

Jewelry ideas

Susan Rothenberg

Love the black on white and the repeated gesture. She broke the "rules" by using only 2 forms and keeping her paper horizontal even though the forms would rest more comfortably in a vertical format.
I want to make huge painting like the ones on the left. I like the black background - Gonna prepare some canvases with black instead of white gesso.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


i like the patina on these

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


He is a freak but I do like these 2 images.

Thanks Toby, for motivating me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ideas for Soul Building Series

Bodies Drawings

I went to the show and spent about 4 hours drawing and looking.
OOPS - forgot to rotate pics.


I am interested in this. Sometimes I feel like these bodies look. They have no skin and I am curious about that exposure. It's revealing, yet contained. Muscle, bone, etc. You can take many pieces out before it completly falls apart.

Steampunk Guitar

This is cool. It's like what Jules Vern would think a guitar would look like in the future - I think??

Fishies at right

I love these little fishies. I can feed them and they follow my mouse arrow around. Ugh. I'm wasting time, horribly!
Working on it.