Sunday, June 11, 2006

Out on a limb



I love to paint, but I am not really all that confident yet as a painter. A lot of it has to do with the medium. Paints are so darn finicky, and they seldom do what I want them to. The computer however does everything I want it to, and since I can "undo" anything there are only happy accidents in the digital world, not so in the world of paints. It's a transition that I can sometimes find difficult to make.

Sculpture is another beast all together. I am comfortable as a sculptor. It is really my natural medium. I spent more time as a child building things than drawing them.

All that to get to this. I did this little painting (4" x 5 1/4"), and I liked it okay. Then I had the idea to build it. I used a shadow box I have had lying around for years. I really like how it turned out... More are on the way I think.

7 comments:

SmittyCartoons said...

these are beautiful! i need to stop being so afriad of paint!

pilarcat said...

I like it! Really good transition.

tgregory@apple.com said...

"the devil takes his coffee black", i believe the name was. now, that was a sculpture by you i wish i had snapped up! amazing. i still think about it. you work continues to inspire!

-Chris said...

"the devil takes his coffee black" Wow, that's an old one. I sold that to someone in Denver. I do like series, so perhaps someday you will have another chance. Thanks for the comments.

-Chris

MariaBolton.com said...

A hey hey! I used to work at Harcourt School Publishers... as a temp asst designer for the first grade level reading books... I got to see a lot of your art for that.. and the other grade levels within th department to which you did.. and do stuff for. GREAT WORK MAN!!! Just wanted to give you a shout up! I'm trying to stick with just freelance at this time... and now that Ive got some footing in the door of Harcourt.... I think Ill be alright. Just thought it was cool to see ya on here! HOLLA! ;)

GeoffCampbell said...

I can relate. Sometimes when I make a mistake drawing, My hand starts twitching looking for the ctrl+z buttons. D'oh.

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