No new images this month from the studio, as a lot of weird, wayward progress is slowly being made on my new work. Instead, I’ll leave you with some insight into the thoughts, worries, indecision and desires of where exactly I want my work to head.
Ever take a boring paint and wine class where you sit in a room with twelve other strangers and paint some horrible painting of a bad sunset with a crappy silhouette of Bartle Hall? Why waste your time and money on that when you can actually drink, paint, learn some stuff about art and have a load of fun while finishing a painting you’ll like at the end?
June, 2018 – As I’m trying to find the balance between new oil paintings and writing in studio, things are starting to hit exciting points in both areas! This summer has been laying the groundwork for the next 6-24 months of work for me. Sometimes in studio, things take turns you don’t expect.
June, 2018: Here’s the latest updates from the art world, stories I found to entertain, educate and horrify you. Today’s links look at color, and then falls into the malaise of following artists trying to make money. Take a look around and see what’s happening in the art world:
Sometimes strange side projects (especially writing projects) take on a life of their own and become the main focus. These projects shuffle their way to center stage and keep the other ideas simmering in the background for a little bit. These side projects help reinvigorate me, and allows me reevaluate the main focus of my work. The result is usually a more focused, better and refreshed way of doing things.
March, 2018- Monoprints and new paintings make up the bulk of the work in the studio this month. Another fast paced month snuck by with a lot of work being produced that will set me up for a very busy summer! I’ve got a number of paintings in mind that I would like to finish by August for a few shows in Kansas City this fall, and all that work has to begin with a single painting, so I started three and kept sketching and working on new ideas as well.
February, 2018 – I spent the first half of the month finishing up a bunch of work for my show at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas. The show opens on Final Friday on February 23rd. You can take a look at all the information about ‘Bulls On Parade‘ here, and continue reading to see what I’ve been up to in studio.