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Swirled Up In Sheets

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I have finally finished the new painting.  This one is tiny, and it’s silly that it’s taken me so long to finish this, but it came out well in the end.  I’m calling it “Swirled Up In Sheets”

painting - "Swirled up in Sheets"

More paintings are up at http://snapshotgenius.com/paint

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May 13th, 2017 at 1:49 pm

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Work of Late

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Well it was nearly finished when I posted a draft before to test the new web hosting.  But I finally settled on a final copy of that facial nerve illustration with my friend Ernest, so I thought I’d share that here.

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I’ve been doing a lot of work with the skull again at work lately too.  That’s all been based on the Zygote model mostly, defining which parts of the skull go with which individual skull bones and the like.  That and chemistry, which is less relevant to this blog, but it’s been interesting to me just the same.

And at home, I’ve been working a lot on a painting lately.  It’s funny, she started off so green, but I’ve been morphing the color palette over time.

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This one is getting really close now and I hope to post the finished work soon.  🙂

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February 1st, 2017 at 7:08 pm

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November Show

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Well, we wound up deciding not to show with EAST after some rigamarole about showing work in a bar setting as opposed to a working studio.  But the show is on just the same, and we will be there throughout November starting on the 5th.  Do come see us!

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October 24th, 2016 at 9:18 pm

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David Goodsell’s Process

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David S. Goodsell talks about his process…

The video comes from his recent win at the 2016 Welcome Image Awards for his ebola painting.

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March 19th, 2016 at 9:24 am

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Remembrance

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painting called Remembrance

I recently finished another painting.  I’m calling it “Remembrance.”

This one took a long time and was perhaps the messiest picture I’ve gotten myself into yet.  I did some new technique work with a sponge that turned out pretty well in the end.

series of photos as the painting was created

I’m proud of this one.  And I believe she already has a buyer off in Oregon, so I’ll only be keeping this one for a short while.  That’s how some of them go.  I’m going to make sure that I have a good image to work with for prints before sending her off though.

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February 27th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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Woman In The Water

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Apparently restaurant showings do pay off.  Good to know.  Having my art up at Bunbelly has brought new eyes to my work, and I’ve been contacted by someone who is interested in buying “Woman in the Water.”

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I painted her back in 2007, in my little studio apartment back in Los Angeles.  She’s been with me for a long time now, and now she will move on without me.

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July 21st, 2015 at 12:29 am

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Restaurant Showing

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My house is so scantily clad right now!  I’ve put up most of the paintings I still have in a brand new Vietnamese restaurant called Bun Belly.  It’s my first restaurant showing, and I’m curious to see if anything comes of it.  My walls will be mostly bare for the next three months.  And then I’ll pack my paintings back in again in August.

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May 10th, 2015 at 10:51 pm

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Embrace

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Embrace

I finally wrapped this one up.  This one was definitely a challenge, and I’m happy to see it finally get there.  Some images more than others seem to lend themselves to a potentially endless amount of adjusting and layer over layer over layer.  This was one of those.  I’ll be putting the protective gloss on soon, and then it’s ready for either sale or finding a nice place to hang here for a while.

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April 12th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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Paint

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Last night I had a really good meeting with my accountant.  I’d only expected to stop in for a bit, and go over the basics, how my finances looked, and what I could be doing to optimize my circumstances.  Sure enough the conversation turned to life goals and career and art, and specifically my art, and he even bought one of my paintings, Tree #7.

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I’ve been painting a lot these last few months.  It’s always tricky finding good stretches of time around my full time work in the digital arts.  But I’ve been spending a lot of nights in the studio so far this year, and that’s felt really good.

Lately my focus has been towards this one, but I still have a ways to go with it.

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The art market in Austin is tricky.  We have a lot of artists, and a lot of people here care about art.  We don’t have much of an art market locally though.  That’s why I’ve been discussing the idea of a tri-city show with a group here called the Austin Arts Collective.  We’re looking to put together a show with a collection of local artists and take our pieces around to galleries in Houston and Dallas as well.  I’m personally hoping for a Human Form theme, so I can highlight a few of my figures, and because there is a body painter in the group, and I’d love to see her artwork walking around on models at our shows.  I’ll definitely post more on that as it comes together.

All in all, this feels like a time of focus with my art work.  And last night’s conversation was just the push I needed to get me thinking about the bigger picture with all that again.

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March 6th, 2015 at 12:09 am

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Update

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Well, while things may not look any different, welcome to the newly hosted AnatomyAndArt.com!  With Speedy Puppy closing it’s doors in a couple of months, I’ve been making the transition over to A Small Orange, a web hosting company run right here in Austin.  So far, everything seems to be working.  So yay!

A lot has happened since my last post here.  Since my last post here, my mother was diagnosed with cancer.  That’s been huge, and just a real crash course in cancer treatments, ER failings,  ICU care, neurosurgery, and all of that.  I suppose I haven’t really had it in me to write about all that.

I also gave that talk to the 8th graders for career day.  And that was so worth doing, both for the reflection it gives you on one’s own path, but also for the connection you make with the up and coming generation.  If anyone ever asks you to do this, I have to recommend going for it.

The holidays have also come and gone.  I actually had a cute little Xmas card this year, created in 3D that I’d intended to share here.  I suppose I could go ahead and do that now belatedly.  Rocky and I do wish you all love and warmth for the holiday season, and future seasons as I’m not getting this up until January.

Christmas Wreath 2014

I also finished another painting.  I think it has a buyer in California already. And I started another one too.  So it’s been a very paint heavy beginning to the New Year.  And then just last night I met up with some fellow artists in Austin and we discussed potentially building a show to take our work into a couple of cities.  I’m loving the idea, and really hoping that it comes to fruition.

And so I suppose I’ll leave you with an image of the latest painting, and return with images on the one in progress as it gets further along.  Introducing Tree #8

Tree #8

 

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January 19th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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