17 January 2010

The Rare Applications of the Discrete and Abnormal, 1992. Acrylic on Canvas. 36" x 24".

I still reference this work when I compose a painting, as a way to think about composition. The references go something like: Leonardo Da Vinci, Sports Illustrated, Donna Karen leggings ad, friend, Arcata Hotel, pictures from the Depression Era, and still life set up in studio. But most important, it was a vision I had while driving from the beach one afternoon, right after passing the HSU off ramp headed south on highway 101. I have no idea what it is about. Although, I tagged it as addiction, because I remember painting the guy in the left out of focus and thinking he was drunk. The blond woman and the blue male are meant to be reflections, and dualities or anima/amimus. The red-headed angel is referenced from a Da Vinci drawing, her arm from a basketball lunging arm, her leg from the leggings ad. I still do this sort of cut and paste composing, it has a Frankenstien feeling to it that keeps intriguing me.

12 January 2010

Waiting for the Cherry Blooms

Today is the last day for the Illustrator free trial, and I am pretty glad about that due to the fact that it's a v. difficult program. So, I went over to the Corel website and I have downloaded Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. I am planning to go back to the old way of making art for the next month and will take photos with this program instead. Point and shoot is so much easier, and my brain needs a break from the computer screen, at least the drawing aspect of the computer. I am intending to post with the Corel trial...