Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm on break, hanging out with family for the holidays. :) It's really nice. I've been taking a few photos of our Christmas tree. I really enjoyed photographing the lights, particularly. I'll probably take some more later, but for now here's a few shots from this afternoon. cmaslight1.jpg cmaslight2.jpg cmaslight3.jpg cmaslight4.jpg

Friday, December 22, 2006

January show!

Well, I am now home for the holidays (yay for time off!). This is just a small update to let you guys know that during the month of January, three of my paintings will be on display at 688 Sutter st in downtown San Francisco. :) I invite everyone to attend the reception from 6pm to 9pm on January 4th also, it should be very cool, and there will be lots of great artwork to look at!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sketchbook stuff

Just some junk from my sketchbook this week. I used to draw a lot of women from Hair magazines and such, and I suddenly got into the mood to doodle some more. :)

Friday, December 08, 2006


Yeah, I know it's not as good as a painting update, or even a sketch update, but these are my photos from my Photography class. I'm actually turning them in this Monday as my portfolio. Overall, I really like them, and I'm happy that I now know how to use my camera. :) portfolio_img1.JPG portfolio_img2.JPG portfolio_img3.JPG portfolio_img4.JPG portfolio_img5.JPG

Blog color?

So I posted a request on for a critique on my blog, and the overwhelming consensus was that the grey background was too dreary (hmm.. might have to remodle the rest of the site also). I could change the background back to its original white color, but I really want something more unique. If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts, that would be awesome. Otherwise, I'll probably start dabbling with the color this weekend, or shortly after finals.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Don't lick your brushes!

Someone e-mailed me this article the other day, and I thought I would share it: I especially liked the point concerning cadmium colors. The use of hues instead of genuine cadmium colors, for instance, might make an artist seem less than professional.. despite the fact that hues are much less toxic. Actually, the article causes me to think about a few things, really. For the most part, I think a lot of artists have a vague notion (at least) that their mediums are hazardous. But I've never really investigated anything more than the basics (turps are bad, cads are bad, don't lick your brushes.. etc). If I did, would I change my habits? What if my work didn't look as good, or what if I was told that I was being unprofessional by not using toxic products? Hmm.. So, to all the artists out there.. what do you think? Are you health conscious? Would you suddenly change your ways?