Sunday, November 19, 2006

today's little drawing

I thought I'd post a scan before painting. Sometimes I like the drawing and almost don't want to paint it. Sometimes I just leave it as a drawing but I think I'll paint this one.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Big Shows on Little Drawings

This past Saturday night I visited a few gallery shows around town. First up, "Bird Call," new artwork from Susie Ghahremani of Boygirlparty at Giant Robot on Sawtelle. So sweet and colorful like candy!

I had to have this beautiful hummingbird piece:

Next up was Camille Rose Garcia at the Merry Karnowsky gallery.

Earlier in the day I was talking to another artist friend of mine who thinks that CRG's work is feeling too repetative. Although I understand where that comment is coming from I always love seeing CRG's work in person and I see a progression in her ideas.

In my own work I struggle to progress ideas and try new styles but I think a lot of artists tend to obsess over certain subject matter and design. I think I'm okay with that. (Maybe I just can't get over my goth roots).

Actually, I think what I like most about Camille Rose Garcia shows is the people watching. Such a great cast of characters complete with punks and goths (of all ages), a nice bunch of celebs (Greg Behrend for one?) and other artists.

Shows I missed this weekend but hope to catch soon:

-Sq. foot group show at Thinkspace Gallery

-Red Red Robin: new paintings by Michael Hussar at the Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery
(I guess it was a goth art weekend).

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Sorry Introduction

"Oh no, not another lame-ass art blog!"

Stop reading right here if that was your reaction!

I make no promises and no compromises. I'm horrible at keeping up websites, returning emails, sticking with things (my job is beyond time-consuming), and I'm terribly cliche. Oh yeah, and I'm a bad writer.

However, you might find something interesting here or maybe just some eye candy.

My goals for this blog are to vent (visually and literally) my struggles with making and experiencing art, specifically within the Los Angeles area/art scene. Oh yeah, and shameless self-promotion.

The image above is entitled "Poison01" and comes from my first group show, "Creature Feature" at Black Market boutique on Sawtelle. (I would link to the website but it appears to no longer exist).