Saturday, June 20, 2009

Finished project for Father's Day:

I recently showed a client a fold out book I've been working on and it spurred a great idea for her husband's Father's Day present. Since the book is one of "photo extensions", where photos I have shot are applied to a surface then continued past the photo's edges until you can not see the original image instantly, she sent me images of her little boy for her own custom book. There was one for every month of his first year, with 4 for the 12th month. So 15 images. This was a great project because she wanted me to be free with my "extension" ideas. Of course, I had to follow what was in the original photo, and usually I am able to pick a photo out of many (I see which photo has the best color or something in it to "extend"), so the pictures were a bit dark but I'm happy with the end product. My fantastic client was very happy too.

The whole book:

A few sections:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not so past activities------>

Last January I was asked to paint live while 4 other musicians performed in the musician then the next, then the next, and so on. Chris Sharp and I shared the "live artist" part of the stage (right behind and slightly above the musicians).

In the time allotted I was able to get quite a handle on my painting. I did prepare my piece before though (substrate= 4 cradled Hardbord mounted together) by adhering photo transferred images on the 3' X 4' board. The images were all photos I had taken over the last couple of years and the design was reflective of the body of work I did for the "Slice" show.

This live painting/ music show was called Tacoma in the Round, held at School of the Arts (SOTA) and it was a packed house because David Bazan from Pedro the Lion was the big musical attraction. During the performances our paintings were silently bid on and a fantastic young woman ended up winning the bid. Amazingly enough I wasn't nervous painting in front of all those people. Must be all the "live" painting in front of clients that prepped me for this. Lots of fun to paint while listening to great music!

Here's the completed painting:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thanks to all who came out to the "Meet the Artist" on Sat. I have since been alerted that I sent the wrong address out for Cutters Point in Uptown Gig Harbor. To my embarrassment, some ended up at a gas station down the road that SERVES Cutters Point Coffee. OOOOOPS! I feel so bad and I apologize profusely! An "Auto Show" was also in full swing at the Uptown Gig Harbor shopping center so I meet a few interesting people (thanks for the conversation Michael!).

Thank you Mardel and Gino, the amazingly wonderful owners of this Cutters Point, and the amazingly talented Scott Neste of for this show opportunity!!!

Here is the CORRECT address:

4735 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Suite 400, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335

The show will be up at least another month.