Friday, April 13, 2012

Symmetry is neat.

This is one of my favorite songs to listen to while I paint. Saw the music video today and found it to be exactly how I imagined, only more symmetrical:

In other news, I've been doing a different kind of painting lately. Our main bathroom is now SUPER dark navy... maybe I'll post pictures later.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sister Bluebird, Flying High Above

Here's something I painted for my father-in-law a few Christmases ago. He's a pilot, and he'd been asking me for a while to paint something aviation-themed. 

"Flight" Oil on Canvas, 24"x36"
Actually, I don't remember if those dimensions are accurate. 

I worked so hard to get those clouds EXACT, and I wish I'd loosened up a bit. I think it would have made for a more pleasing picture... easier to look at. For me, anyway.

Had a fantastic time in Oklahoma City, then worked for two days, then had a nice long Easter weekend! I'm starting to feel a little guilty about my work:vacation ratio as of late. 

Today I'm eating lots of candy and getting my YES on...

Starship Trooper, go sailing on by / Catch my soul, catch the very light 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Coffee Shop Sketches

Easter weekend. No school today, tomorrow, or Monday! I have the greatest job.

Inspired by Rob Rey's coffee shop sketches, I left this morning for Panera, got my favorite mocha + toasted whole wheat bagel combo, and started drawing.

Not my best work. I became impatient with my models (STOP. MOVING. Can't you see I'm DRAWING YOU??), and graphite that got all over my hands and sketchbook. Deep down, though, I knew I was making excuses for myself when the truth is that I'm just out of practice.

I left Panera a few hours later, thoroughly exasperated. 

I'll be back again, though. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Our Street

Here's the small/detailed painting I wrote about in a previous entry. It's ok.

"Streetside" Oil on canvas panel, 6"x8"
When I got home from Oklahoma City, Josh surprised me with a great big canvas!!! I think big blank canvases are the most beautiful things... so clean and empty, and promising.