Posts tagged with creative-process

  1. Mariachi!

    21 Apr 2017

    I am honored to be involved in a t shirt design project for the 27th Annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque. It was a wild ride, but we’ve got an agreement on a design, and I’m happy with it. Firstly, I had the great joy of learning about Mariachi culture. I…

  2. Dead Celebrities of 2016: First successful linocut

    19 Apr 2017

    Last week I completed a linocut block of Merle Haggard, and pulled some terrible prints from it (see previous post). Panic began to creep into my heart as I realized I had no idea what to do! Thankfully printmaker Julianna Kirwin is a kind and generous soul. We had a…

  3. Storage: The Devil’s Puzzlebox

    31 Dec 2016

    Saturday, New Year’s Eve 2016… It’s becoming a tradition: during the holidays I blow up my studio. Makes sense; production slows down, tidying speeds up, and as things get cleared away I get a good long look at the bones of my studio. And then I start ruminating on ways…

  4. Shifting Ground

    27 Oct 2016

    The Patriarch. Completed October 2016 in acrylic on panel, 16”x16”. I bought 20 16x16x2 panels from Albuquerque craftsman Bruce Loyd earlier this year. At the time, I hoped the move would help me expand the dimensions of my painting practice, firstly by giving me a bigger pool of panels to…

  5. In process: new grounds, 3 layers later

    17 Aug 2016

    Using thin glazes and thick paint-mud, the ground-building process has continued. Knowing that I’m simply building a ground for later drawings and projections, I felt free to make pictures as they came to me. Some of them have strengths of their own, and may be close to done. And some…

  6. Crows

    13 Jul 2016

    In the course of applying gesso to my group of 16x16 panels earlier in the morning, I stumbled onto a connection with an image in my head: a blob-like flying crow. I made 25 drawings in sumi ink and black acrylic over the course of an hour. After a break…

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