Monday, June 30, 2008

Back to the Bunnies

These two bunnies are having a rough go lately.
(8"x10" acrylic & pen)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Curmudgeons and Wailing Women

I don't simply paint sad/cute/tortured/demented animals. I paint sad/cute/tortured/demented people as well. One year all I wanted to paint was Canada's current Conservative Party. Find some images of Ralph Klein and tell me he doesn't look tortured. Look up Stephen Harper images and...I'll stop right there because I'm merely speaking about visuals and am loathe to come across as any sort of political. At any rate, here is my latest, more "serious" piece.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hooray for Paint

I've been looking at a lot of work lately by other artists, and I'm noticing a growing trend towards slick images that veer away from brush strokes or gesture lines.

It's probably not a trend.

I'm probably just waking up to the notion of marrying artwork with graphics to create paintings that look as polished as posters. While I'm a fan of the computer and Adobe's Creative packages, I have to admit that, even when I use those, I like a stray line here and there.

I admire those who can keep all lines so exceptionally tidy that their paintings emit a "fresh off the press" vibe, but something about finishing a piece THAT much...for ME...makes me twitch a tiny bit.

Sad Bunnies

Life is hard when you're
a bunny in a dark room.