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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.

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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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Introducing Blue Woman

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September 12th, 2014 at 8:40 am

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New Painting in the Works

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Lately I’ve been working on another painting.  You might say I’ve been a little obsessed.  She’s not quite there yet, but I wanted to share a few shots of my process so far…

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It’s still got a little ways to go, but I’m excited about her.

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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The Heart, A New Painting

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The Heart, by Sara Egner

 

They say that home is where the heart is, and I’ve finally completed the first painting here at the new house.  I guess this must be home.  This was a fun one to make.  I usually only do figures and faces in this kind of style, but I’ve been meaning to play with a little of what I learned about the body’s internals on canvas for a while now.  It was a good refresher too.  I so rarely look at organs anymore.  Most of the biology I see these days is at the molecular level.  So this was fun.

 

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February 5th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

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Playing With Paint Again

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I am finally starting to settle into the new studio space at my new place.  Been playing around a little bit lately with hands.  Nothing is finished yet, but I thought I’d go ahead and share the work in progress so far.  I think it’s coming along.

 

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September 12th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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In Stillness

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Introducing a new painting!  This one was one of those that took a really long time to make.  I actually found this photo with a digital date stamp reaching back to August of 2011.  So, I’m thinking that must be the summer when I started it.

Sometimes you get stuck in the making.

The last couple weeks I’ve been driven to get back into it though.  My hands have been in poor shape this last month, so I feel lucky to have been physically able to tackle this one again when I needed to.

About a week and a half or so ago I had it this far…

Honestly, the gradient on the wall interrupted by the door was surprisingly technically challenging.  In the beginning I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with that wall, but when I finally had that decided, and then finally managed to get it right, the rest of it was on.

There may be more layers of paint on this one than anything I’ve ever painted before.  But I like where it’s landed.

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February 20th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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Tree #7

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Last week I made another tree painting.

I took a few cell phone shots along the way again.

I kept adding branches, and refining, until eventually I got this.

 

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January 25th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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