Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Forgotten Window

Forgotten Window

I painted this on a 2x2 sheet of MDF and framed out the back with 1x1.

This painting is obviously very dark in mood but I think sometimes that can be appropriate. Originally I used masking tape to seperate the sections and I purposely offset the squares so that no two are the same size. When I pulled the tape I didn't like the hard line look so I ended up using the muddy yellow/red/black to make the borders.

I think each of the four sections provides a different feel and prospective from the others but they can also be taken as a group.

I hope you feel some sort of emotion when you see this.

As always, comments are greatly appreciated.

Forgotten Window

Friday, January 16, 2009

Purple Bloom

Purple Bloom. This is a spin off of my Red Bloom painting. I liked the red one so I did one in purple.

Obviously I did this one a little different than the Red Bloom. I used yellow highlights instead of white and a burgandy background. I also added the 3rd set of petals to the center and painted those a lighter shade of red/violet.

Sheboss isn't all that crazy about this one so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.

As always, I'd like to hear your feedback.

Purple Bloom

Monday, January 12, 2009

Red Bloom

This a my most recent painting. I titled it Red Bloom.

I had a lot of fun doing this one so it went rather quickly. The only problem came from making the center of the flower look the way I wanted. I tried several things before I reached the finished product pictured here.

The idea came when I was trying to sketch a flower with a butterly on it. Just some picture that Sheboss found on the internet. When I started sketching I thought it would look good as a painting so I went ahead and did it.

I hope you like it. I'd love to hear your comments if you feel like leaving them.

Red Bloom

Friday, January 9, 2009

Green Tree Frog

My mother is a native born Puerto Rican. If you know any Puerto Ricans you probably know about the Coqui frog. It is almost their national symbol and they are very proud of this frog that is native to the island.

I think that's why my mother is a frog fan. She loves all frogs but especially the colorful tree frogs. She even has one tattooed on her ankle.

I painted this picture for her as a Christmas present. It took quite a bit of time to get it to look right but the end result was worth it. I believe it's one of my better paintings.

Add a comment and let me know what you think of it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Memorial to Henry

I got a new tattoo for my birthday in November. This tattoo is a picture of my brother Henry.

Henry was three years older than me and all my life was like a God. I wanted to do everything he did, go everywhere he went, be as cool as he was.

This was one of those guys everyone likes. We all know people like that. People just wanted to be around him wherever he went. He was cool, he was fun, and everyone loved him.

Whenever I got into a scrape as a kid all I had to do was mention his name. "Oh, you're Hank's little brother? It's cool then."

Henry died suddenly in 1994. He was 29 years old at the time. My life goes on but it will never be the same. He's not there to talk to when I have things on my mind. He's not there to be an uncle to my children. Who knows what would have been different if he were still alive?

I still meet him in my dreams from time to time. Clear as day. He looks the same as when he was among the living. It really is like he never left until I wake up.

My family isn't big on sharing feelings so we don't mention Henry much. For that reason I've spent the last 14 years not thinking about it.

I felt it was time to start thinking about him again. Time to start remembering. For that reason this tattoo is very important to me.

I included the photograph that was used as reference. The tattoo was done by Terry "Wookie" Hoffman at Club Tattoo on Apache in Tempe. He did a great job. Thanks Wookie!