This is based on a story in Indian mythology – I’ve forgotten which God it was – who transformed himself into a boar and saved the wise men from the flood. My pig is swimming out of the flood – but it’s unintentionally saved all the bacteria and other living things that exist on the world of it’s skin. Those things are wise in their own way.
I was going for a treacherous feeling here – I like how the shape of the road below is like an upside-down tornado.
Finished this a while ago but I’m just now getting around to updating my blog with new work. It’s the frog saving the golden ball for the princess. I’ve worked with this theme before – but I really enjoy that moment where the frog surfaces from a difficult task and realizes he’s been abandoned. It’s the moment in the fairy tale where he could accept defeat and rejection and continue life as a frog. But he chooses to be a pain in the butt and persevere.
They sailed away for a year and a day:
and that is an awfully long time to be in a pea-green boat with anybody. My friend Tiffany purchased this painting before it was even finished!
I’ve fallen behind on updating with new paintings. I completed this a while ago:
When I began working on this I was inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story, where the huntsman comes at the end of the story and kills the wolf and sets the, completely fine, Little Red and Grandma free from the wolf’s belly, but I changed the characters, so we have a mouse and a fox instead.
Last week I got to hang my paintings at the lovely offices of FleishmanHillard through ArtsKC’s Now Showing Program. The walls in the hallways are white and red – and the spots for hanging artwork are all bright red. I really love how my paintings look hanging on such a bright color! The work will be up at FleishmanHillard through the end of February.
Last weekend I included a painting in the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition‘s Public Hanging Event. It was a fun event and I’m looking forward to participating again next year!
My teaching certificate is about to expire – so in order to renew it I needed to get some credit hours in. Luckily the Kansas City Art Institute offers professional development classes for educators. I spent the weekend learning how to create digital collages. This was perfect, since I love collage and I needed to freshen up my Photoshop skills. The finished products are a little crazy, but I had fun learning the processes.
The kids are of course my kids
The mouse collage is based on the original sketch that I created for this painting:
I thought it would be fun to compare what I can create digitally with what I can create with paint. I’ll talk more about this painting in another post
Last Saturday the Sexy Accident released Lavender 3 at an AMAZING show at the Buffalo Room in Westport. Galadriel Thompson filled the room with animations and the music was incredible.
The book is well worth the wait – grab your copy at sexyaccident.com!
Here are a few photos of the paintings that I created for the book on display before the show began.
Some photos from First Friday. The show is up for the month of April – so there is still time to check it out!