Took a road trip with a photographer friend to take pictures at Bean Hollow, using a macro lens. I took so many that it will take some time to edit, but in the meantime, here are a couple of ocean shots.
I scrubbed at this one so much that the paper began to dissolve. Nevertheless, I still like this one.
Once I got to my studio, I started collecting things to start a new painting. I then realized that my oil paints were really disorganized, so spent a long time rearranging them into colors. I also cleared out one large crate of painting supplies and integrated them into my other ones.
Then I cleaned off a table, oiled the wheels, and hammered the main handle into shape.
After completing that, I peeled and scraped off a thick piece of cardboard from the back of a mirror. Finally, spent several hours sorting more mirror shards.
Spent most of the day cleaning with the new vacuum my friend gave me. Getting it to the studio was extremely challenging. I wrapped it in a large piece of black stretch velvet, slung over my shoulder, and rode with it to my studio. My right side of my back is sore, but I surprisingly made it.
I also did some gluing repairs on these cheap threaders I bought.
Finally, I added more labels to my boxes and took inventory of a few more I need to print.
The change was very subtle, but love the results. I added a bit of yellow to the foot to match the flesh of the leg.
Completed another late night painting of my foot. I'm extremely happy with this, however the top of the foot is too pink, so I plan on going back and fixing.
Spent all day in my studio cleaning. I even spent 45 minutes picking out tons of hair and string out of the wheels of my office chair! Now that I've cleared many things, can't wait to get started creating again.
Used watercolors again to draw my hand. There are moments that I like in this painting, but overall I'm not happy with it.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.