Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Newer Photography

More Killer Pics
So ya, same thing as before but with a lot more people in the picture. Its cool though because 5 people seem like 20 in some of these. I dunno, i think we all just have to much time on our hands when we all should just be studying. Cool effects tho

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some New Photography

Killer Pics

So all of these are not photoshopped, at all. Long exposure setting on my sony Cybershot 8 mega pixel camera, its just a point shoot type camera nothing special. But I was still able to get some really cool effects using just a flashlight. Anyway just thought I'd post these to see if people liked them. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Getting Close

Getting Close
This one is starting to look relatively finished. There are parts that I really need to change but overall its minor stuff so I think it will be done by the time our final crit rolls around. I used the trowel in the blue areas of this, to get a textured effect like in the two prior posts. I think I need to change the upper left somehow but I'm not sure how to do it yet. Looks like a couple of long nights in the studio are ahead of me. Oh! I just got my camera working again so hopefully I'll be able to upload some better quality pictures soon. get excited.

Listening to:
''She's A Bad Mama Jama'' - Carl Carlton
''Electric Avenue'' - Eddy Grant
''1901'' - Pheonix

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Reflected Imagery

More Reflected Imagery

So ya, I have been playing around with photoshop a little bit in the past few days and making some of these things out of sections of my paintings, or like in this one, the whole painting. And I really like the outcomes that I have been getting. My friend from back home, said that symmetrical imagery is much more appealing to the eye, and it must be because I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from people. Anyway hope you enjoy, I will be posting more stuff soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


So, I made some improvements to the painting I have been working on. Over Thanksgiving break my dad gave me a trowel which he uses to pattern plaster or grout or whatever, I find it particularly useful though in making cross hatching marks in thicker paint. So essentially I am applying with a palette knife then going over the top with this spiky lookin trowel thing and it gives this awesome textured look to the paint. I really like how it picks up light, and the rigidity it gives the objects within the painting. I've been using it on all my most recent work, which I should post soon, but ya I'm really liking the effects.

The top image is a section of the painting that I photographed then reflected using photoshop to create a rorshack (spelling?) type effect. I got this idea from my friend Dave back home, who photographs his prints to create these digital prints on the computer, which can be easily replicated. I like the symmetrical nature of this type of image making and I think I will start a series of my own, to further experiment with the forms that appear on my canvases.