Archive for the ‘Quarter Sheet of Watercolor Paper’ Category

More Ogre, Less Punk Rock

June 23, 2010


It must be that time of year again.  I have broke out my charcoal pencils, a copy of Burne Hogarth’s Dynamic Anatomy and am trying to recreate everything I like from the Gupta empire.  The only thing left to do is buy some bigger paper and let the mediocrity pour out.


Test of the Double

February 6, 2010

I really like the double exposure or fade into another sky idea.  I think this might be the last we see of the Candy Land paths for a bit.  I am still working between a foliage  idea or a rabbit dinosaur town scene.

Two Looks at Nothing

February 2, 2010

Come on!  This has to be nearer to something!

Exit Via Crush

December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone.

Plane Cows

June 2, 2009


Traditional fun, I even bought some absinthe and got sunburned.

I couldn’t get the paper to lie flat, so there is a slight distortion towards the middle.

Pour Out

October 10, 2008

I was little upset when I found out the David Foster Wallace had killed himself.  Not upset like I am when people I know pass away, but much more upset than the usual amount of sadness I feel for people I don’t know.  In fact I can’t really think of any other famous person’s death that has ever bothered me.  In any event I found myself reading any article by Wallace I could find.  One article that I really enjoyed was EUnibus Pluram, an article mostly about TV (if you live in Oregon I would highly recommend using you library’s EBSCO account to access the article, it is in the Review of Contemporary Fiction Summer 93).

Well sure enough, any serious article about TV has to make mention of Duchamp, and Wallace does not disappoint.  In fact he really goes above a beyond and has a really nice write-up about Duchamp’s fountain.  One aspect he explores, that I hadn’t really thought about, was how the fountain changed the space of the gallery.  Not in a shocking way but in a more basic way.  Like, if we are inside and the walls are white and there is a urinal, is it alright to go pee?  Because really the only difference between the gallery, or the kitchen, or the classroom and the bathroom is the urinal, at least physically.

This reminded me of something I had read in a book on the history of clothing.  The author felt that clothing was invented not to cover up soft spots or for warmth, but to distract everyone from remembering that people produce excrement.  The author justified this argument by saying that it is universally impolite to go the bathroom mid-sentence.

Drifting Along

March 24, 2008

Rabbit Upsidedown

Painting is going well, I am starting to get a routine again.  I like these circle things, even if in this picture they sort of look like balloons, because they add a good mirror to the rabbits eye.  Something that has been missing for a while.

Coastal Delay Over

March 13, 2008

Rabbit with flower/berry like things

The delay is over.  I am getting settled into my new library and things are going well.  I think the little break from painting was good, but I am anxious to get back at it.

In slightly other news I just bought a Wacom tablet.  It is pretty awesome, but very different from watercolor.  However it has provided me with the opportunity to mess around with brush strokes and color blending, something I am not very good at.  I hope it will enable me to continue to develop my watercolors among other things.  I am very excited.

A Coastal Delay

February 11, 2008

Rabbit Stack

Sorry this painting has taken so long to make it to the blog.  I have been having a big two weeks, career wise.  I now have a new library job on the Oregon coast!  I am very excited, and have a lot to do.  Unfortunately one of the things is packing up my watercolor stuff.  I expect a three week or so delay between this and my next painting.

Rabbit Icon Inset

January 19, 2008

Rabbit Comic Panel

I think things are sort of coming together in this one.  I like the color and the space for the most part.  I would like to do a little more with the shadows, but I can’t really think of what.  I think I can build off of this one and that is a good feeling.