Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vanessa - throwing cylinder #1

Monday 9/28/09

Biggest bowl and best thrown of the bunch
bowl on the right turned out the best

some of my classmates

Getting ready to unload the kiln - 1500 degrees!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

3ft x 6ft canvas

charcoal study
Painting on far wall

Left side detail

middle detail

Thurs and fri

pottery projects
Ready for Raku firing

Monday, September 21, 2009


Gesso'd a big canvas (3ft x 6ft) today. Tomorrow add the wash and wednesday add drawings done on tracing paper with shellac.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lee Bontecou

I can't tell you how much I love this artist. 50's, 60's and 70's stuff.

Friday, September 18, 2009


my back as base to ribs on top. shellac soaked paper between my back and applied ribs - transperant - suggesting lungs and internal struggle - muted color with flecks of color (red, blue?) scattered 5' x 4' big rivots like Lee, wire reference (plate 76, 61, 6)


have to have 5 - 5" tall at least

Monday, September 14, 2009

well said.

And if I always seem distracted, like my mind is somewhere else. That's because it's true Yes, it's true. It's this stupid pride that makes me feel like I have to follow through even half-assedly, loving you. Why must I always speak in terms of cowardice? When I guess I should have just come out and told you right from the start. Why must I always tell you what I want is this?
I guess cause I wouldn't want to break your heart.
Barenaked Ladies
By: Steven Page

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nothing new

Just a lot of thoughts running through my head. I had an idea - but I forgot it. I hate that. I was just about to fall asleep and I said out loud"don't forget that!" - guess what? - I forgot it. I feel scattered and unfocused. I need new brushes and canvas but I can't afford them. I need to scrounge and see what I can come up with. Maybe I can use the fabric I have already as canvas? Why not? Cover it with gesso - that would be ok, right? It'll stretch over stretchers after I gesso it, right? I hate money. Or the lack of it. It makes you such a prisoner sometimes.
I also hate this health care debate or as I like to call it a bunch of white men who will never have to worry about whether their baby will be turned away from the emergency room, or have an illegal abortion, or not get equal treatment for their cancer 'cuz they don't have the super special insurance debacle!
Get real people.
Everybody pony up 20 dollars and put it in the pot. Done! Everybody gets the same quality care, no questions asked. Uh oh, sounds SOCIALIST to me.....I'm unAmerican, Gitmo here I come!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jewelry project #1 - found object pin

learned sawing (breaking 100s of saw blades) drilling, filing, wire and tube rivoting and annealing metal and polishing.

Newest ribs

12 x 14"
24 x 36" Charcoal and shellac - not done

3' x 5' on canvas - unfinished edges - oil and oil pastels - not finished.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ribs - am I sick of them yet?

Did a large painting 3 x 5 today. Who knows what I am doing???

Monday, September 7, 2009

Need canvas...

Cut up a painted over angel today. Felt good to recycle. Made ribs out of it. No putting it back together. Ever.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


so it continues

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Did a lot of sketches yesterday. I feel like I'm losing my idea. Gotta recapture it because I think it's a good one. I need it right now and I need the process. I need a real ribcage. Maybe I can go to the store and pick one up. :p

Friday, September 4, 2009

georg baselitz

These are the ones I really liked out of his body of work.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cecily Brown

"Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form"
Look closely.

Ribs without black

Photo doesn't represent the color at all

Joan Mitchell 1955

Really like these marks - you can see a story in there

Tuesday, September 1, 2009