Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In Progress: Junction

48"H by 36"W, on panel. 
(click for enlargement)  
I spent a lot of time putting this onto a panel today, and I'm quite happy with the amount of progress that I've made so far. 

When I visited the Wayne Thiebaud exhibit, I may have absorbed a little bit of the colors for my palette. Perhaps it's the urge to use cobalt for every shadow and dark space in existence, or the fact that I can't stop reaching for the pthalo green and manganese blue, but something is very different about how this has gone so far.


  1. Lydia

    Enjoying this painting so far and posting the various stages is really edifying. There is a freedom and swirling imaginative edge to this.
    Pretty impressive how you are making that studio space work for you.

    If you ever get a chance to visit Don Gray's studio you will be awestruck - it's like out of a movie. I was lucky enough to paint there for a year or two when he was away in the mid 1990's and I still kick myself for leaving.... but art and life call us in mysterious directions.

    Are you looking at/considering grad school?

  2. Hi Marc,

    The way I make the studio work is by stepping out into the main building or parking lot (I'm literally a hallway) and looking back at the work I've done.

    The photos of your space make me quite jealous so I can't even imagine how wonderful Don's space must be.

    I'm considering Stanford, actually. For various reasons I can't leave the area I'm in for the amount of time it would take to get through grad school. I know that Stanford, while not the most prestigious painting school out there, has stipends, studio spaces, and places to live. If I could go anywhere in the world, however, I might try for Yale.