Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fine Arts Gallery on Historic 25th Street

Next month I will be featured in a great little gallery on Historic 25th street in Ogden, Utah. 

There will be a Gallery Stroll the first Friday, November 5th from 6-9pm, and my work will be hanging all month. For those of you who went to my show in Provo, there are some works that are the same and some new ones too.

Hope to see you all there!

Mounting linen on Gatorboard

I have been trying this new technique using linen. Instead of stretching it with a wood frame, I have been mounting it onto Gatorboard. This board looks like foam board but it is very hard and archival. William Whitaker introduced me to it. I have been using it for a while as a board behind my drawings because it is hard enough to draw on, but it has a little bit of give, so you don't have to have a big stack of papers behind the one you are drawing on to soften your surface a little bit. It is also great for behind Frosted Mylar, which is a wonderful painting surface, and also archival. 

Here is a pic of the Gatorboard with the linen mounted on it. I cut the linen to about the right size for the board, then I covered the board with gesso and mounted the linen using a credit card, starting from the middle and pushing out to the edges. It stretches the linen also, then I put a thin layer of gesso on top to seal it, then trimmed up the edges. I have really enjoyed painting on it, it has the great linen texture, but the board is very lightweight and thin. Save space and if you are shipping your work, this would save a lot on shipping costs!

New Drawings

Painting with only 4 colors

These two paintings I did using Burnt umber, raw sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white. I really like how they turned out, I think they have kind of a soft olden-day quality. (:

Still life in progress

This is a still life that is still on my easel. I'll keep you updated on the progress of it

Portrait of a man

I really like the way that this portrait turned out. I loved doing the dramatic difference of lighting on his face, and how much it really changed the color of his skin. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Work from "The Character of Color"



Saturday, July 24, 2010

Solo Exhibition "The Character of Color"

Good News! Just found out that my solo exhibition "The Character of Color" is scheduled to open September 17th and will close on the 29th.

We are having an opening reception on the 17th at 7pm and refreshments will be served!

Brigham Young University Campus, Harris Fine Arts Center, Main floor

Hope you all can make it! and if you can't come to the reception, just go see the show and you can write in my fancy shmancy comment book (:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

BFA Update

Here are my newest works. These are going to go into my final BFA Exhibition. I have 10 new pieces I'm currently working on, but I want them to be a surprise for my show! It is going to be sometime in September or October, not sure yet. I will let you all know when I get the final dates!

Winter 2010 work

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hello all of my followers! I'm no longer using this blog. My website is

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