Thursday, January 17, 2008


FInished Painting!

This painting is fiiiiinnnnnnnnniiiissssssssshhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeed.

It's a rare thing for me lately.

Carrot Fetus

Monday, January 14, 2008


A diversion from that other painting I've been working on. I don't know.... that other one has some nice qualities, but I'm so sick of the sight of it. And this one poses so many different challenges. My hands are cramping up from having the windows open!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Painting in Progress

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Seriously. Screw this. I need a vacation and I'm supposed to be on one now.

"Cicada Cakes"

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Solitary Grinnellian

My fall semester is over, and after a brief stint in illinois, im back in grinnell, painting and living like a hermit. My show is in early february, and I hope to get some work done before that here. But I'm taking a bit of a break as well. Im trying to read, exercise, and do things I nromally never have time to do. I decided that solitary breaks like this are the perfect time for russian novels! I read Crime and Punishment for the first time. Right now I'm working on Upton Sinclair's Oil!, spurred by the new movie There Will Be Blood. I'm listening to new music, cooking, and of course painting. One of my great finds over my break in Rockford was a homemade compilation of The New York Times Week in Pictorials from 1914 through 1917, containing nothing but pictures of the first world war.

The result has been my first project of the break, a painting that just started days ago:

Excuse the low quality photograph. It is of course just beginning, don't judge too harshly! Another reason to come back to Iowa was of course the caucuses last Thursday. I came back specifically to caucus for Obama. It certainly started the rest of my break off on a high note, hard to top.

New Music, movies, etc. for a lonely winter break:

Soft Pow'r
by Little Wings
Zopilote Machine by The Mountain Goats
I'm So Glad Skip James (Make sure you have SOMEONE to talk to that day, though)

Death Hunt 1981 classic action movie, Lee Marvin and Carl Weathers as bad-ass mounties!

Ingmar Bergman movies, i suppose.

New Drawings

A new brace of drawings... actually not new, sorry! I've been busy. These were products of the late semester squeeze. Red Soldier and Walking Wounded are their titles, both graphite and tempra on mylar.

New War Images

Latest paintings...... no title for either of them yet. Both are about 50"x60" or so, oil on canvas.