Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here's that video I promised...


Well now it's just an empty brown wall. And I must say that I'm shocked and more sad than I thought I would be. This wasn't a surprise to me, I knew this would happen. They told me that they were painting over it and I was OK with it. But now I am sad because I miss it... and I didn't think I would. Yes...I know it's still there underneath the brown paint. At least now I know how I really felt about that I thought I had no feelings...

That is why I must share with you now a video that I saw on TV of an artist that did this very thing on purpose. I love watching stuff like this because it's just crazy...who gets to just sit around all day and just paint?

Robert Rauschenberg took a De Kooning painting and actually erased it and he called it - "Erased De Kooning Drawing"

Monday, March 23, 2009

So Long Good Friend

Here's a sad story... this is a mural that I painted over 10 years ago, maybe even 15...And it will soon be gone. This mural is on the Cup-A-Joe building and the new owners have decided to paint over it. I'm okay with it but still a little sad. I have painted six murals in my life time all were full size walls. This piece is 8'x16'. I know that it wasn't quite finished but I feel like it had character and I just couldn't mess with that. We'll So long!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thinking about getting into the studio

Yes I know that I said I will be in there have to understand that there is more to it than sitting and letting it flow. I am constantly thinking about my work and I am pausing for a moment to unleash the brush with truth. There is a passage in the Bible that I read over and over. John 1 1-18 and here even God himself shares with us the beauty of this "dimentionality" that he created. Light is the ruler over darkness. Light dispells darkness. When you draw something on paper you must first shine a big powerful light on the subject then start by drawing the darkness which will reveal the light. You find your way to the light through darkness. I often meditate and hum the hymn from my childhood:

"Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee"

I imagine God "Jesus" the true Light and how when He turns there is no shadow because Light has no shadow. When Jesus sees...what does he see? I believe He does not see darkness because He being the Light dispells it. And I think and can't wait for that one day when He will put His light in me...and then I remember, Oh Yeah! He already has!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I will be in my studio tomorrow night with more pictures of the progression of this new peice that I'm working on. I also have a portriat painting of my son Brady that I'm working on but I set it aside for awhile. Maybe I'll shoot a photo so you can see it.