Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Beginnings

This week I finished moving out of my grad studio. This wasn't just the place I made work for the past three years, it was also the source and inspiration for most of it. I think it's safe to say I got everything I possibly could have out of this space. I'm really going to miss that gorgeous floor. 

But, on the bright side, my new studio in my apartment is completely set up and ready to go! I'm very excited about working from home again. A lot of aspects of my work are about to change, and I can't wait to see where this series goes from here. I've been playing with watercolors again; if you look closely you can see some little color studies on the wall in the photo below.

This Friday was the reception for Manifest Gallery's Master Pieces exhibition, so my family and I took a little road trip. Cincinnati is a beautiful city, and the reception was a lot of fun. I got to meet several painters who I admire, and it was inspiring to talk with so many people who still believe in painting.

For more information on some of the Manifest artists, check out their websites: 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New Old Work

This week I spent most of my time cleaning out my grad studio and reconfiguring my apartment into my new studio. It's still a work in progress, but I'm almost done. The Annex studio has been a great place to work for the past three years, but I'm definitely ready to move on. I have lots of new ideas that I can't wait to share, but in the mean time, here are some older studies that I found.

Study for "And the window's lemon light"    charcoal on paper    15" x 11"    2012

Study for "And the window's lemon light"    oil on paper    15" x 11"    2012

Study, "Luis' Studio I"    graphite on paper    7 1/2" x 11 1/8"    2012

Study, "Luis' Studio II"    graphite on paper    11 1/8" x 11 1/8"    2012

"Bananas"    watercolor on paper    8" x 12 1/4"    2012