Alright, this week I had three snow days and I managed to do absolutely nothing during all three of them. I find I'm way more productive when I'm at school. Currently at school we are working on projects and gearing up for Art League. Jayhawk-Linn is hosting it this year and I'm trying to make it as awesome as possible! Yesterday we worked on the giant Arnold stencil for the welcome sign that is turning out better and better as we go. Today I made a test run with the stencil and it turns out that everything is still to cold to work with. So anyway I've put up some finished sketches and as soon as I get them done I'll put up the pictures of my current acrylic paintings. Thank you again for taking some time and checking out what I've been up to.
Thanks to the generosity of some fellow artists I now at least have a chance at having some of my work at Bizz Bazz. So, due to that change I'm working on a couple cardboard landscapes from pictures I've taken on me and Tiff's football weekend outings. Hopefully they will be enjoyable.
Currently I have three acrylic paintings in various stages of completion and I'm working on a commissioned painting. Two of the paintings are part of the "Harmful if Swallowed" series, the other is a flying pig. As I get things finished I'll update as often as I can. We are gearing up for a couple art field trips in my classroom. Also the fine arts department is working on coming up with another field trip for the end of the year. As always, Thanks for taking the time to check out my page.
Finally cool weather! Now that the temperature is dropping I can start working in my studio again. Due to the lack of air conditioning the inside temperature is usually a good 10-15 degrees warmer than it is outside. I have been working on a few paintings and have managed to get some awesome material for my sketchbooks.
By day my art classes are gearing up for a couple new art competitions that we haven't been to before. The advanced art classes are in over their heads, I continually remind them that they are in Advanced Art and the projects are not going to be easy. I do have a couple students who are rocking all of the projects so far, it's exciting to watch them work in class.
By evening I have football, football, and more football.
By night I have been working on my own stuff. The harmful if swallowed series is still going on. I just finished up a melting scoop of green skull ice cream. The poison apple painting has finally found a good home. Even though I didn't want to see it go, it was about time. I did not manage to get into Bizz Bazz this year. I'm on the waiting list but I'm not holding my breath. The show filled in four days, next year I'm going to have to be on top of my game. I do need to get into a couple more shows though. I'm starting to get a good sized stockpile of paintings laying around the house. Here a
Summer time is by far the best and worse time of the year for me. I have all the time I need to work on home repairs, art projects, going to the gym, and coaching. It is also when I have all the time I need to do absolutely nothing. Everyday that I don't have morning weights it's a constant battle between doing everything I need to and making sure the coach doesn't float away. However I have managed to be somewhat productive the first month of my break. I've started a cardboard landscape that I'll be donating to the Works of Heart Art Event and Auction, it's turning out pretty awesome. A picture will follow.
Also we have been collecting bottle caps with the intent to make them into something out of them. We found some nice "cheap" matching end tables. I sanded them, cut them, sanded them, primed them, sanded them, painted them and then I'm going to fill the middle with resin to hold the bottle caps down. These are two test runs at them and eventually they'll get better. Like the landscape, the picture will follow.
Landscape background. Work in progress.
Talk to me. I might sell it.
We have successfully made it to the end of yet another eventful school year! A current update of how we've done so far goes as follows. Tiff and I made it through a wet and cold Art in the Park, not real stellar but it wasn't bad. The driftwood sculpture that was made for the new Bowersock hydropower plant has been installed and turned out pretty sweet. It now lives on the north side of the river and hopefully helps remind viewers that we need to take better care of our planet.
Currently I'm working on some smaller paintings and making cards for this years Bizarre Bazaar show. I've uploaded a couple pictures of paintings I've finished and one I've already sold. I'm trying to get some paintings together so I can try to get in on a friday show in Lawrence. In the event that I do manage to pull that off I will be informing my many faithful followers (Mom) with the location and times. Also some pictures of the installation of the sculpture will be put up as soon as possible. Thank you again for checking out all of my stuff.
Alrighty! Here we go... May 4th - Sculpture delivery and installation. May 5th - Art in the Park one day show in South Park. May 10th - Ribbon cutting ceremony and sculpture talk. May 18th - Graduation. Also this week that will consist of me painting and painting and making buttons and landscapes. Craziness! Pure craziness, however having a deadline again is really helping me crank work out. I have managed to put up a couple new pictures of paintings so feel free to check them out. Also come down and check out Art in the Park at South Park in Lawrence. It will be a really awesome day of art!
In the next couple of weeks my students and I have two possibly three art related field trips. One to the elementary school to share the joy of creating awesomeness with them, secondly we have our Art League on April 10th, and possible a third competition on the 3rd of April. The last one is not 100% just yet though.
Also coming up in May I have been accepted to show my work at Art in the Park in Lawrence. It's a one day show outside and hopefully the weather cooperates with us. I have been working on a landscape and currently have about five paintings in the works right now. Pretty exciting stuff really!
The driftwood sculpture has been stood back up finally. After it had been set back up I did an intense comb over to see what all damage had happen in the fall. There are several broken smaller decorative pieces but the large pieces that make up the majority of the structure are all fine. I trip the the hardware store for screws and another load of driftwood and it should be back to where it was before the crash. I took several pictures after we leveled it back up so check it out.
Welcome, or welcome back. It has been a bit of a gap since my last update so here's what all has gone down. First off, I successfully moved into the studio and started work just in time to stop. Between the two leaking toilets in our house and the removal of wallpaper I have been rather busy. Last week I started working on some of my own art again and it is slowly gaining momentum. I currently have a cardboard landscape of the Douglas County Courthouse halfway finished and a slew of paintings in varying stages of completion. The harmful is swallowed series is still going and I have a new addition to it already in the works.
Earlier this year there was a rather windy day that knocked over the driftwood sculpture that I had made for a company in Lawrence. I have some repairs that are going to have to happen along with the actual delivery. As soon as I get it fixed I plan on getting some pictures of it, also soon as things get finished I will get pictures up, so hang in there. Thanks again.
Good new everyone! Due to some recent events there are a few changes with the leftovers page. The Poison Apple original is for sale along with prints. There are also some prints available of the Squid Attack. Let me know if you're interested.
A couple of the pieces I have going right now are looking pretty awesome right now. I have another addition to Harmful if Swallowed series, also I should have another piece to go along with the Business Chicken painting but on a larger scale.
One final side note, I'm working on a couple larger scale wooden canvases this winter and I'm hoping to get some crazy awesome work done on them. Thank you agian for t