Archive for February, 2007

Dud with Pink Clouds

February 28, 2007

Bird Shadow and Fish

When I look at this painting I pretend the bird’s shadow is in a much better composition.


Watercolor Painting and Homemade Legos

February 22, 2007

Bird and Fish Explorers2

Today it occurred to me that my approach to painting is very similar to an individual working with a bucket of homemade Legos. 

Like legos, I start with a bunch of small pieces.  Then I arrange them in a way that I find pleasing.  If I get tired of the pieces I have, I make new ones.  I am not sure if this is the best approach to painting, but it does keep me painting.

Obvious Second Part

February 17, 2007

This painting sort of painted itself. It is the thoughtless follow up to last weeks much more interesting painting. However, it has placed me back in touch with the large goldfish.

The large goldfish I really like to watercolor.

Many Bird Explorers

February 12, 2007

Here is the support crew for some brave underwater bird explorer. Like the cabin boys on the Santa Maria their names most likely will be kept out of the history books. I like this painting.

Sometime soon I am going to retroactively assign the half/full sheet tag where appropriate. Also, since I have just been posting every painting I paint regardless of quality, I think I am going to create some type of tag to place on paintings I really think look good. Sort of like a self appointed “gold star.” I hope this does not mess up anyone’s RSS feed.

Environment Exchange

February 10, 2007

I am not really sure what to write about this painting. I was really excited about it while I was painting it. I also think that this idea of an equal exchange is an interesting one, and I like the quasi science look to it. However I am just not too jazzed about it now that its done. I have this one hanging on my front door, and I am going to have to think about it a little more.

Underwater Bird Explorers

February 5, 2007

There is just something nice about underwater bird explorers. It could be they way they unflinchingly stare into the watery abyss, or it could be their adorably linked breathing helmets. In any event they certainly create some nice graphical spaces, and have some potential.


February 1, 2007

Sometimes boos can turn into boo-hoos. It is important to remember that just because you paint a bad painting, it does not make you a bad person. If you find yourself painting a bad painting I suggest you finish it and pretending you learned something from it.