Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Portrait iii

 Another Beksinski-inspired portrait.  This painting is unique in that it was my first-ever experience with india ink.  The stuff is inCREDible.  Here are a couple images to get the general idea across.  Full pic to follow.

I also finished a commissioned piece for an old friend.  I'm not sure if she'd want me to post the image on the ol' blog, but if she gives her permission, I'll post some pics in the near future.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today is the day(!)


I have yet to see the paper...but there is a nice write-up (accompanied by a well-taken photo of a goofy-looking guy) on mlive.  Please CHECK IT OUT!  Thanks to everyone for the kind words and congratulations.  You're all the best!  Special thanks: Selina - For making me do it.  The folks at the Grand Rapids Press - For providing such a cool opportunity to participate.  And Elin - For letting me borrow her car.

...And for being cool when I broke it.


EDIT:  Here she is!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

!!!I WON!!!

Be sure to check out the Grand Rapids Press on Wednesday, September 22nd!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

GR PressPrize contest entry

The Grand Rapids Press (the big newspaper from back home) offered local artists a chance to get involved in the run-up to ArtPrize 2010 by calling for front page designs.

The Rules:

-  10.75" x 13.5~15"
-  Due Sept. 11th
-  "Capture the the excitement that ArtPrize brings to our region."

A winning design will be selected and put on the front page of the Sept. 22nd edition (that's next Wednesday!), with other submissions appearing elsewhere in the paper.  It took me awhile to decide on a composition...but I like what I finally came-up with.  Win or lose, I think I put my best effort into this one and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity.  Fingers crossed!

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tickled fancy Burlesque

...was a lot of fun. :-D
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