I was about 20 years old the first time I entered a painting into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. It didn’t get accepted. Fair enough (pun), the painting sucked. In fact, the oil paint might have still been wet when I dropped it off and nails poked through the back of my shoddy makeshift frame, that can’t help ones chances… I then entered numerous more times only to have my ego repeatedly dashed against the jagged rocks of the unrelenting shores that is the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. Continue reading “fair enough”
Process/medium: Watercolor stained archival paper, doodled upon with graphite, tickled by the flame of a vintage red candle and submerged in near boiling temperature wax.
This was a short movie I made about three years ago showing the progress of my painting Bella Donna. If the girl in the dress looks familiar it should, as it was my rendering of a painting by Mark Ryden.
The painting was finished just a day or two before heading to an exhibit at Gallery 360 where it sold prior to the opening reception. I never really got to live with her before she went to her new home which makes this little movie even more special for me.
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!
Since I took the time to post my painting Metanoia while shrouded in bubble wrap, I thought it perhaps prudent to share with you what the painting actually looks like. Also, this might be a good opportunity to share some thoughts on the painting… Continue reading “metanoia”