48Blocks is doing something really cool in Atlantic City, NJ the first weekend of summer. Art will be happening all over on June 22-24.
Check it out… I think they’re still looking for artists, hosts, volunteers, and sponsors.
Happy astrological new year! It’s the first day of spring. Too bad the weather here in New Jersey didn’t get the memo.
I made a new shirt, “Intuition is my Superpower.” It’s in my Lucky Star Dreams Etsy shop and it’s not just a shirt, its the beginning of my campaign to bring awareness and social validity to intuition. I feel like we miss a lot of life’s little subtleties in the noise of our culture. We tend not to slow down and listen to that energy… and when we do hear it, it blends with the media and entertainment we’re completely immersed in. The whispers are so easily drowned out by noise and the pace in which we move. Continue reading “Intuition is my superpower”
First Impression 5,
12×12″ Oil / wood, 2018
Nude female figure model
In 2003, I started painting nude women onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as though it were canvas.
In revisiting the series, I’m bringing in some intimate and emotional elements and plan to continue these.
See the paintings in the gallery below.
The idea behind First Impressions has been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s fascinating to me how much people are able to instinctively fill in about others upon a relatively brief meeting. Logically and verbally, only so many questions can be answered but much intuitive information still resides in sense and energy.
I do a fair amount of drawing from life. The figure drawing parallel occurred to me – croquis are these fast drawings that capture gesture, shape, position, and weight in seconds. They often contain enough information to fill in the blanks to translate quick lines into solid human forms with energy and emotion.
That’s exactly how first impressions work… we flesh out quick skeletal scribbles into emotionally concentrated human forms with very little to go on.
Each of the photographed paintings above are:
10×10″, Oil on Wood, 2018
Latest design project: Swing Swag dancer gifts
It was a natural progression. I got this idea, tried it, lost my balance. I stepped down on a random note… but I grooved it out and into my dance. Dance designs, of course.
<< This is not an uncommon example of my creative process. Continue reading “Swing Swag dance designs”