I recently had a good friend die, which completely shattered my heart. I built a votive offering stand using scrap wood I found.
I was not very impressed with the building because it felt really cold and uninviting. Regardless of that, I saw several artworks that I loved.
Kirk Maxson at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Kate Nichols at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
My sister works in a building with a mortuary and today sent me a picture of the door. I spent a little time working with Photoshop to adjust the perspective, invert the overall color, add metal trim on right side, greatly adjust the contrast, and change the left button's hue and saturation.
After taking the Photoshop class at CCSF with an instructor that works for Adobe, my skills have vastly improved.
Puttered around a bit, then got to work mixing some paint mediums. I also routered the edge of a small wooden panel I created.
I must admit, I'm a bit nervous about oil painting again, for I haven't touched the medium since 2005! I can't believe it's been that long ago!
I spent the entire day, ripping and organizing pages from Restoration Hardware catalogs. I now have tons more collage materials. After adding these to my previous collection, I have two whole plastic bins full.
As I was tearing out pages, I ended up with thick bundles from the spines of the magazines. My artist friend Mark took them home and incorporated them into a collage.
Started by drawing with charcoal and oil sticks and then switched to watercolors. I could tell my artist friend was frustrated, but I really had a good time.
Came across this artwork today online and instantly fell in love with it. It was created by JJ Cromer who is considered an outsider artist.
I started a new collage, but having a tough time placing some of the pieces together. This resulted in a bunch of separate pieces that I'll eventually use.
I finally got around to working on these sketches more. They're not perfect, but much better than before.
Many go out to bars to hang out with their friends on a Saturday. I like to work in my quiet art studio. Tonight I gessoed two wood panels, cradled a small panel, broke a mirror, and then sorted the pieces.
I want to be able to create small paintings at home, so I've collated a small kit which includes paint jars.
Many of the drawings did not turn out great, but it was still a great experience.
Over the years, I have collected quite a few pastel sets and often there are colors I would never use. I learned online how to make new pastels from the old. I use browns a lot in my sketches, so tried an experiment. The results were not too bad, especially considering they were unusable for me.
I think I'll buy a cheap and small mortar and pestle to make the job easier because I'd like to make a lot more.
I designed, printed, and added labels to the jars I bought. I will be working with only five colors, so the job wasn't too bad.
I also tried an experiment to glue together a cradle for a wood panel. I don't have corner clamps.
The other night I worked on a leg painting and did not like the results. I worked on it more tonight.
I decided to try using my Rapidograph ink pens to make the drawing and then fill in with watercolor. I really hate the results, so I'll work on it more another night.
Today it was Joe and I, which was nice to have a smaller group for once.
It was rainy and foggy at the museum and as I exited saw the side of the building was draped in white plastic.
I was disappointed in the Klimt exhibit at the Legion of Honour because it was far too small. It was also poorly organized.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.