Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Oil pastel self- portrait
I did it this afternoon
I was cooking naked because it was hot in the house.
the latest stage in this painting's metamorphosis
it used to be this
here is how it began at first
an abstract one
although, still a self portrait.
the oil pastels have been so calming
there's no pressure with this medium
they are colorful and satisfying without feeling the stressfulness of paint or charcoal
Monday, September 24, 2007
Not done with this yet. It's still finding its way out.
The one on the left is what I just finished.
The blue one is still going through a phase. The one on the chair just needs a trim.
I have to do all of them at once. Paint dries a different speeds and I can't wait for it. Multiple projects are more inspiring and also the only way my creativity can cope with my impatience.
A sketch to lubricate the brain a little.
An exaggerated charcoal.
I think I ruined this because I can't stand white, blank canvas. So far every color has looked shitty in comparison to the way I had it in the first place. Fuck.
This is my exact facial expression.
Even I'm impressed by the subtleties.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I started this days ago. It is inspired by my niece, Miranda.
finally finished it tonight
this started out with my face. I was feeling so ugly.
then it took on an entire personality of its own
just checking out angles. I fucked it up big time, but the composition is good, I think.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I was eighteen when I did this
sketch I did on the beach in Playa Del Carmen
sketch of Dave on beach in Mexico
sketch of a lady on the beach
I like the bottom half of this charcoal
another lady on the beach in Mexico
me and my butt
I always draw myself fatter than I really am
Sarah and I got drunk and started crying. Then I drew her.
drawing of Dave in the dark in our living room.
my hair was all wet and unbrushed- it looked too ugly not to draw
lamp, wine, Bambu
I had this framed for Dave
my face in Mexico
Dave and me
my mom's face
I did this in 2005, when I was drinking, doing coke and Xanax
2005- up all night. I painted this on an actual mirror. By the time I was done, I was so fucked up that my vision was terribly blurry. As you can see.
this is perfect
charcoal I entered in the Naked show
this painting took many forms before it got to this. I am so proud.
I did this at seventeen.
I thought charcoal on white paper was very "Naked" - just bare. no colors or distracting mediums.
I did this at eighteen
This is very soft when you feel it.
I think I was nineteen when I painted this one
still a troubled teen
the orchids from Sunday night
I painted this last year in 2006 for my friend's birthday. She didn't seem to care, so I kept it.
This is so much better in person.
this one is very soft too
this is the painting of Dave's Birthday Vase
it has really great texture. it's slick
I'm proud of this one too
I'm getting this one framed for Dave next
He loves the pose
up close this is incredible
I hope it's not lame to praise my own art work
but I really care for it
it is what I love to do
It just feels good to do it
it makes me happy