I have some pictures of my artwork that have been taking up space on my camera since before Thanksgiving. I figured it was time to show them off blog-style.
This is a piece that I did for my friend Shannon. I started with a 22×30 inch piece of watercolor paper and stained it with yellow ochre watercolor and sepia ink. I burned the edges on a tiki torch of all things, then I did the lettering. The words are lyrics from The Spill Canvas song “All Hail the Heartbreaker.”
This is an 8×10″ acrylic painting called “Black Holes” that I did while visiting DZ in Miami. I didn’t really go in with a set plan and ended up getting really frustrated with it, but once I used that anger, it started to become something I liked.
This is a portrait that I drew of one of my best friends, DZ. She didn’t have any drawing paper at her apartment so I used canvas paper and charcoal pencils, which is why it looks gritty. In some ways it feels like I drew a portrait of Jennifer Aniston, which is a nice compliment to DZ.
Being an unemployed graduate from an art school, my favorite way to do Christmas presents is to make them. This year I made mixed CDs for friends and family, which is not uncommon for me. The part that was really cool was that I painted the album art for each one with watercolors. Here are two that came out well:
This is the cover for a Slightly Stoopid mix that I made for my brother Paul.
This is the cover of a CD mix that I made for my grandma. It’s a portrait of my dad and me.
Not all of the art that I did over the holidays was two-dimensional.
This was an arrangement of white pine and holly and other trimmings cut from my grandma’s yard.
So that is the extent of my holiday artwork, I hope you enjoyed it.