Sunday, February 24, 2013

Carte de Visite show preview

This next First Thursday (3/7) I'll be participating in Gigantic Gallery's annual Carte de Visite show. If you don't know what a carte de visite is (I didn't) you can read about them here. Basically, the idea is to get as many artists to do as many 4x6 pieces as possible, while keeping the art cheap and accessible.You can see the post for last year's show here.

For my entires I've decided to do some drawings of animal skulls and then add some color to give them a bit more interest. Here are some of the drawings without the color:

Camel skull

Warthog skull

Bulldog skull

I'll be the first to admit that I don't have much experience with ink drawings, but I thought it would be a fun way to practice my skills, while producing something kinda interesting. These are all done with cheap ballpoints, which I love doodling with, but never used for finals. The nice thing about skulls is that unless you are a biologist or something, you can't tell when they are slightly off. It allowed me to work in pen and chill-out about not having an eraser. I'm shooting for 12 in total, priced around $20 each.

Anyway, check back here as we get closer to the show and I'll have more info and some images of the finals.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Pony Club Round Up

This is a bit late, but here are some photos from The Pony Club show. The actual night of the show was packed, but unfortunately I forgot batteries for the camera, so these photos are from a lazy Saturday afternoon instead.  I posted these on Facebook already, but seeing as how Facebook is, indeed, the worst, I figured I'd post them here too. Enjoy!

My portrit of Ian next to his of me.
The rest of the wall.


And More!
I always love group shows, especially ones like this where everyone is working with similar subject matter. The range of styles and skills is just plain impressive, and it's cool to see each artist's point of view. I recommend you go see the show in person, but if you can't, you can check out some of the other artists' work here.

Anyway, I have another show coming up soon so I should go get back to work and get off the interwebz. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The People's Art of Portland: Love of Portland show

Last night I ended up checking out The People's Art of Portland's "Love of Portland" show at Pioneer Place. It was a huge collection of art! So many great artists; some who I knew, and quite a few who I didn't. I happened to be taking photos of my painting at The Pony Club earlier (I'll post those next), so I had my camera on me and was snapping away like crazy. It's been a while since I shot a show and I forgot to get exterior shots or something that would show the full scope of how large the group was, but here is a limited selection of what we saw:

Art for the People!

My friend Roxanne Patruznuck with Brin Levinson
Roxanne's painting
Brin's Painting
Roxanne and her friend S.P. Burke next to his piece
A creepy baby statue

One of Erin's favorites

A great wall of work (I wasn't sure if this was part of the same show, but still awesome)
Another wall of work. Love the one in the center.
I also ran into my friend Mike from high school. The piece in the middle was his wife's,  Chantel Greene.

Just...Just awesome. I think I'll end with that.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Portrait Show: Feb. 7th

Hello all! Just a quick update on the portrait show I mentioned in my last post. The opening will be at the Pony Club (625 NW Everett St. # 105) on this upcoming First Thursday (Feb. 7th). Here's my Portrait of Ian Seniff:

Hope to see you there!