This is a picture that I painted with heavy paints at each end and then used a spray bottle full of water to make it run. I really don't like the picture but everyone else does so I saved it. My son claimed it and now it's hanging in his room.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Here is a painting that I created for Sheboss.
The big one on the left is painted on four seperate 16 x 16 square canvases and placed on the wall with a slight seperation between each one. This is hanging in my living room now.
The painting was inspired by a piece called The Divide II by Max Hansen. My wife fell in love with it so I decided to try to make someting similar.
This painting is the final product of several mess ups. There are many, many layers of paint on this because I had to cover the entire thing and start over at least five times. I'm really happy with the end result.
The smaller one in the frame is an earlier painting I did for Sheboss. I think they look good together.
Sorry about the poor photography, there was too much glare when I took the photo straight on or used flash.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
To my surprise I did not even get and complaints from anyone in the family about doing it. Makes my heart warm to know the kids actually do care about others, when in this day and age seems like most kids are very self centered.
So, last night the family went and volunteered to work for 2 hours. It was actually kind of fun. We put on our hair nets and sanitized our hands and went to work. Basically it was a bunch of tables set up assembly line style. I got the opportunity to scoop ingredients into the bag, hold the bag on the funnel, and weigh the bags. We rotated alot since the kids arms would get tired. Some people sealed the bag with a machine that melted the end of the bag and others put boxes together, refilled supplies, and loaded the boxes. It was pretty easy stuff.
There were about 100 people there. They said that in the 2 hours we worked we put together enough food to feed an orphanage for about a year. I dont remember the exact numbers but it was a pretty good feeling to know it was quite a lot.
If you want to look into doing this you can check out the website http://www.fmsc.org/ ...it will list what state they are going to be in and the dates and locations to sign up.
I think I will probably do this again, only I think I will bring my Girl Scout group to do it.
I hope you get a chance to volunteer and help out others some time too. If you have an organizaion you work with, let me know about. Maybe we can work with them too!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The pigs are kinda cute.
Here's what I've done so far:
Don't ask. I'm not really sure. Hey, it's abstract.
This is very similar to the abstract SheBoss wants. My 3rd painting.
This boat landscape came from a picture I found in a book. I liked it so I used it as my 4th painting.
The Iris is from an art book I purchased later. I really like this one. Not bad for my 5th try.
I did the painting of Pepper yesterday for my 6th. It's my first truely original painting. I didn't copy someone elses work. The is a picture I took with my phone when she had her head on my stomach and was looking up at me.
I'll probably work on something for SheBoss tomorrow. I'm thinking about creating the painting over 4 of my 12x12 canvas sheets so they can be hung together an inch or so apart.
I'm taking today off of painting. I think I'll go down to Old Town Glendale and check out some of the art galleries. If nothing else, I look at other artist's work a lot differently now.