Saturday, September 29, 2007

Litter Box

This afternoon's mess.

Last night I finished this really late.

It is not really stylish, but I like it.

I started this really, really late.

Something makes me feel tranquil when flowers get involved.

When framed, drawn pictures become hanging works.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Mustard Rub

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Night Rally

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

Keeping the Dog Awake

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

In No Particular Order

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.

wide load

drawing of Dave in the dark in our living room.

Ambien sleep

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


girl pissed


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

oil pastel

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