Friday, September 22, 2006

Finish Line

Whew! I've been working hard trying to finish this piece for the GRACE show submission deadline and I'm happy to say that, in the eleventh hour, I completed it and submitted it and three others this morning. What a ride. Very fun, but very tiring.

Here's a couple shots of it:

Taking a Dip in the Pool of Suck
Acrylic/Mixed media on wood board
12" x 26"

Here's a detail:

I'm taking the night off from painting and am going to recharge for the weekend. I have a few ideas floating around my bean for the next painting and want to take the time to sketch them out and get the major elements just right. The minor things tend to sort themselves out as "happy accidents" and I'm cool with that seeing as though I'm a bit of a control freak.

So that's all for now. The ballgame was a great time despite the result but when your team is in last place in the division and twenty games under .500, you kind of go into the park with low expectations. There really is no better way to spend good times with your little girl than at a ballgame though. We had a blast.

Oh, I have another lacrosse game this weekend. I play in a men's indoor league and we had a "friendly" last weekend and did pretty well. Once we gel a little bit and learn how eachother get down, we could be a contender. Plus, we have these boss jerseys and our team name is Reston Monkeyhouse in honor of the Ebola outbreak in '89. We're also getting some shorts made up with a cool mad monkey logo on them. I'll post pictures once we get them.

Oh- is going to be back up very soon. Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Long Time, No Blog

Right. Super busy lately between work and well, life. I worked 12 hours yesterday and then stayed up until 4am trying to finish a painting I'm working on. I am submitting it and three others to a juried show that'll be in Reston early next month. The rub is that the deadline is Friday and I have a decent amount left to do. It was fun staying up painting though. It brought back memories of staying up way late back in the day because I couldn't walk away from a drawing. Good times but it comes at a cost as I only had 2 hours of sleep. Makes it hard to be at work but the light at the end of the tunnel is that I'm taking my little girl to the Nats game tonight and she is super excited. So am I. Might be the last one I/we make it to this season. I'm going to try to find my old glove from when I was a real little kid and give that to her tonight.

Anyway, I have a lot to update this blog with but need to leave it for another day. Soon. Promise. Like anyone cares....haha

Friday, September 08, 2006

Do Not Touch - Wet Paint!!!

You'll Have to Excuse my Egg Friend
Acrylic/Mixed media on wood board
11" x 35"

Here's the latest. I finished this last night for the Reston show and delivered it this morning. Here's a few detail shots:

Mega Detail

That's about it for now. I am starting a new piece tonight and feel really good about it already. Still need to post photos of the trip to Philly. Soon.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Alexandria takes two! I received notice late last night that they chose two of my paintings for the show next weekend running through October. Below are some details about the outdoor festival part of the show show next weekend in Old Town but it fails to mention that all the works will be relocated to Alexandria City Hall.

Also below is some information on the Reston show that I'll also have two pieces in that is going on at roughly the same time. It's good to be busy!

Leaving work early and headed up to Philly despite Ernesto's efforts to keep me in. Should be a fun drive in the rain and wind. I plan on taking some pictures of the whole event so be on the lookout for a post in the next few days.