18 May 2009

My first watercolor in over a year

The entrance to my house, on the property called "Suitable Digs". (Click for larger view)

Santa Fe

This is the best of the artwork I did while I was in Santa Fe for a week. I was with 9 other artists and we all made a wide variety of paintings and drawings while we were there. I had a great time, I suggest everyone go on a painting trip at least once.

Monument in the center of the Santa Fe plaza

One of many "Double-izers", which I "am the master of."

Santa Fe Museum of Modern Art

Old beat up Ford by the side of the road

My view from the plane on the way home

Looking down the plane

17 May 2009


24" x 36"
(Click for larger view)

I had a very helpful sculpture class while I attended the Academy. Being a painter, confined to a flat surface (or practically flat), it was great to create something three-dimensional.

I recently returned from a painting trip to Santa Fe, NM. It was an amazing experience. Being there, in such a new environment, seeing only desert and mountains on all sides, really puts some things in perspective. Having that landscape to see out the car window for a week was really breathtaking. Their art stores have giant snakes in them, by the way. But by the end of the trip, it's great to come home to Chicago and have a new appreciation for the many things we take for granted here. 
Anways, I did some painting and drawing while I was there and will be posting it very soon.