Friday, January 23, 2009


I think I am getting closer.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a finished painting, of all things.

More little birds. This one is finished! I think. The first one! The other two are still hopefuls thst need some more paint once certain parts of them dry. We'll see.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bird poll.

I am having some trouble figuring out the best way to paint a bird which, when viewed close up, is primarily paint and, while bird-like, is not definitive and is still open to interpretation. Here are two of them i have done in the last two days. Both work from far back, so I just need to nail down how I want the up close inspection to read. If you guys have opinions on which fits my qualifications better, let me know.

This is an owls leg which I painted today and am very happy with. So happy, I was afraid to continue!

This is a picture of some branches which I painted for the owls. I did two of them, and I painted my owl's leg today on the other one. I really like the way these are as is, and I want a little more experience with what I am doing before I risk ruining them.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Little Bird III

Two different paintings, taking two different paths, both a little too sloppy right now.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Back to work!

My sister gave me this fish for Christmas. I feel bad for him, because it seems like he has had a tough life as a trophy, in addition to an already painful demise.

My Pockets Filled With Stones

Happy New Year!

I like this Audubon watercolor. I don't remember what type of little birds these are, but this is one of my favorites, because it seems so awkward, sad, but cheerful at the same time. It often seems like the more domestic and tiny the birds he is painting, the more jazzy and strange his composition.

I hope you have a good 2009. My 2008 was pretty good. Lots of cool stuff happened to me, I think. I graduated one school, and started art school.... I have moved really far in my painting, and I sort of feel more grown up. But in a not terribly grown up move, I was thinking about all the great music that came out this year, and put together my own top five list in my head on my walk home from the studio today.

They are...

1. Grouper- Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
2. Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron and Fred Squire- Lost Wisdom
3. The Tallest Man on Earth- Shallow Graves
4. Ty Segall- Ty Segall
5. The Silver Jews- Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

I was also thinking about this list because today I kind of felt like the art that I'm really excited about and the art that I am making (albeit to a smaller degree) kind of remind me of my favorite music of the year, too. I feel like that's probably a step in the right direction.