Friday, February 29, 2008

NYT on art collecting

The NYT had a couple of interesting articles this week on art collecting. The first talks about the intimidation factor of buying art and some options that you might want to try. A second article provides an example of someone who's built a collection.

Of course one of the ways the first article suggests dealing with the anxiety involves way more money than you (probably) and I (definitely) have. As an alternative you can get one of my pieces for way less. Value appreciation not guaranteed! ;-)

Green and Blue. Oil pastels on matboard. ~10" x 10"

Monday, February 18, 2008

Arts blogs and resources

Here a few art blogs that are fairly interesting. The bloggers were all interviewed for a recent issue of Art in America.

Art blog mostly about Philly but still of general interest
Tyler Green's blog about modern and contemporary art
A Portland, OR based blog
And a Seattle-based blog

Finally an artists website called DeviantART mentioned on CNet

I'm not totally sure what DeviantART actually does for an artist but it is worth a look at least.

Two now finished

There are a couple of pieces in earlier posts that were incomplete. These two are finished (I think; until you, the consumer, buys them there is always a chance they'll change).

This first one continues in the "it's really easy to sit on the couch and paint with my fancy crayons" series -- otherwise known as the Lazy Suite.

Two faces. Oil pastels on watercolor paper. 11 x 13

Second is the big, evil mixed media piece called Satyr. The eyes are Luis Bunuel's.

Satyr. Mixed media, acrylics, ink, cardboard, paper, oil pastel, birch bark from Cape Breton and the kitchen sink. 24 x 30 ??

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Some New Oil Pastels

I'm continuing to play with the fancy crayons. They're fun and quick

First we've got something that ended up looking a bit like graffiti and so that's its name.

Graffiti. Oil pastels on watercolor paper, 11 x 13

Next, well I'm not sure where this came from or what it is. Not a problem.

Untitled. Oil pastels on matboard, 9 x 12

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Becca's new blog

My wonderful and talented niece Becca Beacham has started a new blog mostly focused (so far) on her design, photography and travels.