Monday, September 29, 2008

Paintings at the National Gallery

Here's some video that I shot with my new digital camera. I went to DC this weekend and saw lots of great paintings. I took video of the contemporary gallery but I missed filming the Rothko's. I'll get to that next time I go there.

If you get the chance I highly recommend going there and visiting the Newman Stations of the Cross paintings. Awesome stuff.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

09-14-2008 (For Sebastian)

Here's the newest addition to my long line of paintings. And the newest in my Dedication Series.

This one is dedicated to the Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel who recently became the youngest to win a Formula 1 Race from Belgium. It was quite an astonishing race. I was working on this at the beginning of the race and it dried as the race was in session.

The Painting, like all the others in this series are all 10" Wide X 18" Tall.

Here is a lower detail of the painting. You can really see the texture quite beautifully in this pic. Along with the rest of the painting. It is quite a beautiful painting. Reminding me of a red Bordeaux along with a great loaf of bread. So naturally it makes me hungry looking at this.

Here's a nice pic of the top of the painting.

Here's a nice side view, where you can see the side and the amount of texture on the canvas.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The day is approaching...

Be prepared for an onslaught of color on your senses.

Just finished up an absolutely awesome painting... pics to come in a few days.



Monday, September 8, 2008

For Yves

I've now got my newest painting which I have subtitled "For Yves" whom is one of my absolute favorite painters.

I've always admired the fire and passion that Yves Klein had. He is one of the only artists who has invented his own color. IKB, International Klein Blue. Though it looks a lot like Ultramarine Blue, it truly is a different color. Which you can read more about here...

You can find out more about Klein here...

As a way to show my love for my fellow painters, I have begun to make paintings that remind me in one way or another of my favorite painters.

"08-14-2008 (For Yves)" 18" X 10"
Acrylic and Wood Filler on Canvas.

Here is a nice photo of it on my studio wall with a new piece I am in the process of working on.

And with these images you can click on them and see just how much detail is within these paintings.

Thank you, and have a wonderful week.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Symposium @ The Philips Collection in DC.

Sept, 27 SATURDAY 2008
10 am-5 pm

Painting in the 21st Century
Engage in a discussion of contemporary art criticism and theory: Elisabeth Sussman, curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Blake Gopnik, chief art critic of The Washington Post; art history professors Yves-Alain Bois (Harvard University), Stephen Melville (Ohio State University), and Richard Shiff (University of Texas); artists Spencer Finch and Joseph Marioni; gallery directors Leng Lin (Pace Beijing) and Gordon VeneKlasen (Michael Werner Gallery); and Dorothy M. Kosinski, director of The Phillips Collection. Included in museum admission. For information: or 202-387-2151 x286

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

San Antonio...

If you are going to be around San Antonio Texas... for the next couple months. You really should make your way to the new McNay Museum. With it's first show there by the Radical Concrete painter. Joseph Marioni. Joe has told me there will be about 15 paintings for the show, some as big as 9ft tall and 10ft wide. Way bigger than a scale I could complete right now.

The McNay

The Marion Koogler McNay Museum
6000 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas
Joseph Marioni - Artmatters #13
October 2008 - January 2009


Here's an edited version of Simon Schama's Power of Art DVD. On the best part of the series....ROTHKO.

A great meeting place...

There is a really cool idea roaming around Columbus Ohio every month. It's called Taco & Beer. And it's really about having people come around and meet and greet with people they don't know.

The guys from CowTV went down a few days ago when it was at a really nice photo studio which is for rent at $5K a month...Whew.

I'm looking forward to meeting new people at the next one. Keep up the great work Taco/Beer guys.

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