Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Best Prom Ever! is travelling to Mobile for the month of May. It was accepted into the University of Mobile's Juried Exhibition. We'll miss it but it won't be coming back soon. Off to Tallahassee for the Combined Talents show. Good luck!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Hot 2 Dot

This painting is 7' x 5'. It was part of my MFA thesis show in CA. It was one of the first pieces that I did that was "vintage." I was accused of my paintings looking old in a critique. It wasn't on purpose and it didn't make me mad.... so I embraced it. I visited the Brand bookstore in Burbank, which is one of the largest used bookstores ever. They have a huge food section. This image is from an English cookbook from the 1970s. The book has birthday cakes with kids' names on them except instead of Susie and John (like in the US)- the english cakes say Nigel and Emma. It is somewhat similar to Lemon LeMonde.... I just realized that.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Establishing the Loutopia empire

I am slowly uploading my images to flickr. Here is my artwork photostream.

Lou's flickr

what I preach...

So here is a progression of my fork in Lemon LeMonde. It is hard because it is curved in space and a foot tall. So I have painted it and repainted it. The last one is close but not exactly perfect. I need to work more on the plate below the fork. Many times what is around the object is as important as the object itself- context. I have these evil thoughts about making it up or erasing it. However, the good teacher in me (or so I hope so) starts to nagging at me to labor on. Look at the negative space.... draw around it.... use the grid.... measure... spot...etc. Sometimes practicing what I preach is hard.

The pictures go from bad to ok.

I'll post more soon! School is almost out for summer. Time to paint....