Monday, September 29, 2008

Howl


"Howl"
10"x13"
Collage on cardboard

I finished this one last night. Hopefully, tomorrow or Wednesday, I'll be able to get started on my next dog portrait.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pumpkin

"Pumpkin"
9"x12"
Collage on paper

I've been quite busy these days. I'm working on the paper work for a jurying process for the possibility of having a solo exhibition as well as getting last minute things squared away for Art on the Avenue. Hopefully I can start working on artwork like crazy in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BB


"BB"
8"x11"
Collage on paper

I just finished the third of possibly five dog portraits that I'm being commissioned to do.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Self-Portrait Exhibition Opening Reception

I've been super busy these past few days. I actually have two jobs at the moment, so I haven't been able to work on my artwork as much as I'd like to. I've also been working on organizing my booth for Art on the Avenue in October, and I've been thinking about applying for a solo exhibition at the Art League Gallery. If I do apply for the solo exhibition, that means I'll be even busier during the next two weeks. And finally, I'm thinking of redoing my portfolio website to make it easier for me to update it in the future as well tweak the layout for a better look. So I will try my best to work on art for blog updates, but if I haven't posted in a while, you'll know why :)

Below I have a few pictures from the opening reception of the self-portrait exhibition that I went to on Friday. I was surprised to see that I was awarded Best in Show for the portrait piece, "The Artist from a Distance." The first picture below is of myself and the winning piece.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Picture-Me: The Artistic Self Portrait in the 21st Century


Three of my self portraits were accepted into the Del Ray Artisans exhibition, "Picture Me." The exhibition will run from September 12th till October 4th. The first collage listed below was actually the last piece I finished during my last semester of college. The second one is a piece I did towards the end, when I was experimenting with the idea of a 'half-finished' collage. I also submitted the most recent self portrait I've done, Self Posed in front of Pink.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sketch of Commission Piece


Here's a sketch of the next dog portrait, BB. I'll get started on collaging this one tonight and will definitely have time to work on it tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Finished for Now


"Self Posed in front of Pink"
18"x24"
Collage on paper

So I decided I'm finished with this for now. It looks slightly like me--I've realized that I've always had trouble doing self-portraits. It's so much easier to create works of other people. Perhaps this is because I assume I know what I look like, and therefore I have trouble getting the details down right. I might return to this at a later time, but for now, I've decided I'm done.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Progress Picture #2


I ended up working on my portrait a little bit tonight, so here's what I've done so far. I need to reshape the face and finish blocking in the color before I start refining the details.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor-Day, and I'll make sure that I respond to your comments tomorrow night since it's about time I go to sleep now.