All the way back in May of this year I had my first one man show at Pandaman Toys in Rochester, NY. The show has since come and gone, which means the remaining paintings are now back in my hands. There are eight paintings in total, each framed with lattice strips that have been painted black. Nothing would make me happier than to see each one find a permanent home, so if you see one you like let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for more pics and details. Thanks!
For the past year or so I've been creating paintings specifically for use as posters, so I thought there may be a few people who may enjoy owning one of the originals. The image you see above is my painting based on Trainspotting, and below we have The Bad Guys and A Clockwork Orange. For any serious inquiries drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. Thanks!
Over the coming weeks I expect to have a bunch of new things to share, but in the meantime I thought it might be fun to check out some of my older work. Way back in 2007 I began providing pen & ink illustrations for a new film blog Good is the New Bad, and the image above depicting Clive Owen from Children of Men is the first one I did. Working with pen & ink is an interesting departure from my usual painted work. Things such as line weight and the use of negative space can carry a greater impact, for instance. It's so easy to go overboard with the linework as well, which can kill an image. I found the hardest part is knowing when to stop. I did quite a few of these illustrations over a two year period. Overall I had a lot of fun working on them.
I've added eight of these ink drawings to my Found Myself gallery, which are all available for purchase. Below are a few more examples.
Like I said earlier there's some cool stuff coming up, so check back soon.
Every once in a while I'm asked about purchasing my sketches. In the past it's not something I've done, mostly because I mainly focus on the paintings. So I thought it might be fun to put a few out there for those interested in them.
I belong to an art community site www.foundmyself.com, which allows users the option to sell their work. To start I've put up twelve sketches that are more or less character studies for my paintings. They're all 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper for $50.00 each. If they sell well I may dive back into my sketchbooks for some more. Please click HERE for the direct link.
Hi all. So I've been invited to participate in a group exhibition at The APW Gallery in March 2010, the theme of which is Imagination. I think I might try to do it time permitting. Each artist can submit up to five paintings, and I'll probably loosely base mine on films if I choose to do it. I spent about fifteen minutes thinking about good films I'd like to interpret with this theme, so I've created a tentative list of my choices.
They are: 1. Pan's Labyrinth 2. The Fountain 3. Cashback 4. Big Fish 5. Dark City
I don't even know if I'll have time to do all of these. They have to be 12 x 12 inches, so I can't go too crazy anyway. Are there any films that would be better choices for the theme of Imagination? I tried to select films I haven't done anything with before, but just wanted to throw this out there and see if there was any feedback you'd like to provide. Thanks guys.
It's been a while since I've posted anything. I try not to go too long without writing about something, but sometimes my workload can get the best of me.
Back to the topic at hand, I've recently completed a new painting based on the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange. The poster is title The Milk Bar and as with the other posters, it is available online at OnePoster and Grindstore. Below I'd like to share the process of the painting from sketch to final.
Here we have the sketch laying out the composition. The scene depicted should be recognizable to those who have seen the film. I really didn't alter it very much, except for the inclusion of the statues on the left and right. The two droogs on either end seemed to be leering at them, which I thought would be effective in alluding to the sexual themes of the film.
With paint on the canvas I found there was a nice balance between complimentary colors purple and yellow. The mood of the painting felt established.
With most of my paintings I find it's most effective to work from the background to the foreground. The most challenging aspect of this painting was trying to replicate to he color of the mirror image statues on the left and right. A lot of back and forth painting went on. The finished painting was done with acrylic on canvas, measuring 16 x 36 inches. The original is available for purchase for those interested, just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm proud to announce the release of FIVE new posters this week. Available now at OnePoster and Grindstore. See them below.
Master of Mystery : Feeling Lucky Punk? : The Brides Revenge : The First Rule... : Gunslingers : Question: What posters would you guys like to see in the future, if any? They don't have to be from my existing portfolio, so feel free to throw out any ideas. Let me know in the comments.