Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pseudonym Designs

Churned these out recently for a project I'm working on with some fellow Englishers. We each chose a pen name and decided to create little "seals" or logos to represent each person. I took the ideas of each person and drew them out. A few people actually did their own designs, but the ones I'm posting here were all drawn by me (with various levels of input from the people for whom they were created).

Can you guess which of these four is my personal logo?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Completed project from Painting II. After the initial washes, all the paint was applied using a palette knife. This challenging requirement forced me to reevaluate my painting style: little details just don't work the same way. I had to abandon timidity and go for bold markings, but at the same time remain balanced and aware of how the colors worked together on the canvas.

A high-quality image of the finished product will be coming later this week, but I wanted to show the development from plain burnt sienna background, to local color wash, to knife application all the way through the pretty-much-finished painting. Thank goodness for cameras on cell phones! I only wish I had taken a few more pictures during the latter half of the working time. Ah well.

Thursday, February 4, 2010