The holiday commission thing went so well that I thought, because a few said they hoped to get some cash for Christmas, that I would extend for one week (gotta finish some big things). I have two copper squares, 3x3, prepared (the square grid offers examples) which will be $300 each. I can do two or three of the small, 3x4=$200, 4x6-5x7=$300, drawing/paintings on paper (rectangular grid for examples. One or two word catalyst and off we go. 50% on Paypal gets us started, the rest on finish.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
"With Double Red Bird Turbo Drive"
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
For those of you in the Boise area, I will be having a show at the Brumfield Gallery (formerly Basement Gallery) in Hyde Park in March. There will be some high-end paintings but most of the exhibition will be drawings in the more affordable range. This is one such drawing. About 3.3 x 3.5 inches on paper.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
This is a great opportunity for those who can't go and attend classes somewhere. It's an online program started by Rebecca Guay. Very intense with focused learning from specific artists. You can take the 13 week class from me or other of the faculty involved. It's a unique opportunity for me to be included with such distinguished artists. Click on the picture or title below for link.
“I live on the fringe of mainstream fantasy/sci-fi, dip a toe into surrealism, flirt with symbolism and even occasionally scratch the surface of mainstream illustration…”
A highly experienced college professor, teaching painting and Illustration at Boise State, Bill Carman also regularly enchants followers of his work at shows at The Society of Illustrators, NYC, and at numerous galleries throughout the country.His most recent solo show was at the Animazing Gallery in Soho last fall.In his SAS mentorship class Bill will be teaching painting and Illustration and bringing his own unique perspective and technique to the students taking his class.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just finished new painting. Sometimes I feel like my voice slips away a little. I need apiece like this to bring it back. Cosmetic surgery seems to be a recurring theme for me.
"Successful OcTOPLASTY Demands the Correct Complimentary Accessories"
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Partially as exercise, breaking in new stuff, and partially as show material, new local show coming up, and partially as trying something new I am doing some things based on random reference. It's a fun exercise that I never get to try because of time but these will work well for an upcoming show here. A little more based on reference than my usual work but always with something. . .
"Well, It was on Fire"
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I posted this older piece on FB so I thought I'd share it here too.
As part of the Circus show I wanted to do an "Asian Princess". Subconsciously I would use my mother who had passed away. I hardly ever do portraits and never of loved ones. Maybe there is another artist out there who understand this maybe not. I can never seem to get it right. Trying to capture a near perfect mother with an entirely flawed process, anyway. I painted this small and a little different stylistically. A bit looser with some dry brushiness. If nothing esle I do see my mother as a young woman when I look at this.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Part of my survival rests on gigs between shows. I don't do as many illustrations as I used to, not that I don't want to just that my work seems only to be commercially viable on other planets. So occasionally I go into commission mode. My most greatest thing would be to get a really big commission from a rich party so that I could do my life's greatest big painting but I will also do great smaller paintings for those not quite so rich. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Don't want to give away too much but I'm working on a completely cool project with the Boise Contemporary Theater. It has monsters. This is just one page of many showing first doodles. Probably all that I'll share until I get the go ahead to release stuff. MONSTERS!
Friday, July 20, 2012
"The Martyrdom of Nearly Saint Stanley" Long suffering lover of pets.
The NPR 2013 is now on sale. I had the honor to be a part of this. Sales will support NPR and that is cool. Here is the link to buy: http://shop.npr.org/fun-finds/2013-npr-wall-calendar/