Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 29, "LA-16"

oil on panel, 14" x 11"
July 29," LA-17"

marker on paper, 17" x 14

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26, "LA_15"

oil on canvas, 14" x 11"
July 25, "LA_14"

watercolor on wc paper, 11" x 15".

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, "LA-13"

oil on panel, 12" x 12"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, "LA_12"

marker on paper, 14" x 17"

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, "LA-11"
oil on panel, 12" x 12"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, "LA_10"

watercolor on paper, 11" x 15"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, "LA_9"

oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, "LA_8"

oil on panel, 20" x 16"

My friend David Zellner asked if I could make some paintings of a few stills from his new movie, "Kid Thing." He wanted them in the spirit of the painting a day series, but for some reason I went more realistic and more detailed. That is what happens when I suddenly know something might actually be used for something. I do like it because it hews closer to the look of my larger paintings.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 13, "LA_7+

oil on panel, 11" x 14"

Well, I decided to do some LA portraits. And I thought I would just bring my camera around with me (turned into laziness with just my iphone), and take a picture of a few people each day. Yesterday Vincent and I were in the Pasadena Whole Foods when Vincent said, "Look at that MAMA!!!" and was pointing to this guys super tall mohawk. It was over a foot tall which doesn't read in this painting since his head was a bit tilted back and I was much shorter than him so the picture was strangely distorted. Anyway, I asked him if I could take a picture while he was getting his salad. I didn't know he also had make up on until he turned around. Super nice guy. Although I once painted my sister with a pink wig on I typically steer clear of people who stand out in any way. I kind of feel most comfortable within the "norms" of the way people look, just because it seems it is easier to project myself/yourself. So I felt a little uncomfortable about making this painting but I did it. I wasn't expecting it to look so much like a garbage pail kids illustration. I always assume my work will be much more elegant than it turns out. But maybe I there is a disconnect right now between my brain and the work that I am producing. Maybe I will get closer to what I want to make by continuing to work on portraits. Or maybe I just have to learn to accept how I do things. Anyway, here is my first LA person.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, "LA-6"

oil on panel, 11" x 14"

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11 "LA-5"

oil on panel, 11" x 14".

Painted in Elysian Park.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10, "LA-4"

oil on panel, 12" x 12"

I didn't have much time to work on this. I would have like to have more detail in the sand coming closer but I had to make this in a half an hour while a toddler got buried in sand (with his head out, of course).

Friday, July 08, 2011

Two Portraits
July 8 "Self Portrait, Los Angeles,"

marker on paper, 14" x 17".
I actually drew the face and the shirt a couple of days ago but it took me a bit to get around to color the entire shirt. I feel funny about this picture because I look funny in it. But, listen, it is hard to draw yourself while you are looking in the mirror. And sometimes you get double chins and your eyes are wide and crazy. Randy says it looks like a certain version of me and I agree. I had to move the lips down a bit but it still reads as though my lips are higher and plumper than they are. But I like the colors.
June 2011, "Dad watching Sports"

pencil on paper, 14" x 17"
My Mom drew two portraits of my Dad when they were first married. One was titled "Watching Football" and the other didn't have a title but actually was more of a side portrait like this one. I will post them because it is actually a funny continuation. I really need to scan this instead of take an iphone pic but I don't have access to my scanner right now so this will do.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

July 7, "LA_3"

oil on panel, 12" x 12"

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

July 4, "LA-2"

oil on panel, 5" x 7".

Sunday, July 03, 2011

July 3, "LA-July 3"

oil on panel, 8" x 8".