While in the library to scan some textbook material for my class, I quickly flipped through the recent copy of Artforum Magazine. Found a beautiful picture of the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers located in Germany. This church is an amazing representation of late Baroque, one of my favorite periods.
Afterward, I searched online for more pictures.
Then I found an article and picture featuring the artwork of the filmmaker Derek Jarman. I did not realize he had created works like this series that used unconventional mediums such as tar and other mixed media. I really like them.
I've been feeling especially down the last few days and glad I forced myself to attend the collage group.
I sorted a bunch of source materials today.
I was really out of it today and was quickly aware that the experiences and drawings were subpar.
This was my favorite drawing for the day.
My finished work for the day.
My work in progress
Another of my finished pieces for the day.
Another of my works in progress.
Airy's work in progress
Tobiah's excellent collage
Tobiah's work in progress
Tonight I was especially excited to attend the art opening featuring two artists. One of the artists is Kal, who is a good friend. He is one of the sweetest guys ever. I've also followed the second artists work for some time.
This is my favorite piece that is not only mysteriously magical, but aesthetically beautiful.
Today had mixed experiences. I had some very loose and quick drawings that I like but then others that were fussy and took way too long to complete.
This was my favorite drawing of the day.
I spent the session sorting though magazines and starting a new collage.
Airy's work in progress.
I could tell instantly starting today that it was going to be a challenge to gather enough energy needed to produce sketches that were satisfactory. I like the small leg drawing and that is about it. I invested a bunch of energy in the last drawing, but it was difficult to sustain this. Perhaps if I invested more time, I may find a place of peace with it.
My favorite drawing of the day (above)
I felt uninspired by many of the poses, which left me feeling a tad disappointed. That said, I did create some sketches which I like. I even took an old drawing that I disliked and attempted to make it better.
Over the years I've collected many pastel sets. Lately, I've been mixing the uglier colors to get some rich browns and burnt siennas.
The gallery Satellite of Love is located in an old mortuary.
Today I sorted many pages that I've torn from two Restoration Hardware Catalogs. I also organized my reject pieces.
The fashion show was fun, but I would have liked to see more detail work, especially considering there were three artists.
The backroom featured an artist working in experimental photography.
The other gallery here showed work by an artist duo, Hughen / Starkweather.
Tonight I met with an artist friend Loretta to spend some creative time together. I've mentioned in the past that I want to do a Vanitas painting, so using watercolors, I created a study of a baby's skull. I will definitely use it as one of my props when it comes to completing the oil version.
Tonight I visited a gallery opening at E6 Gallery located across the street and met up with my artist friend Mark. I liked the sculpture by Kienholz.
Joe's cut pieces
Mark used my scraps from my collage and in the end, he turned it over and decided he liked the back better!
This sketch (above) was really frustrating to draw and afterwards I was convinced it was horrible. Now, I really like it.
This sketch (above) was frustrating to draw and I hate the end result.
Spent around 7 hours breaking square mirror panels and then sorting the shards into containers of different sizes and shapes. These will be glued on my work in progress Air Person (working title).
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.