Latest Scroll (September 26, 2014)

Below is the sketch and finished piece of my latest vector painting scroll. Again, this image started out as a small sketch in my small 5.5 x 3.5 inch moleskin sketchbook. This final image is 12 feet by 3 feet. The title for the piece is “Flying Fish and a Ridicule of Mocking Birds”. Apparently, a ridicule is the correct term for a group of mocking birds – which I thought very appropriate.






Latest Narrative Scroll (September 17, 2014)

I recently finished my next narrative scroll. This image started out as a small sketch in my Moleskin 5.5 x3.5 inch sketchbook. The final image is an Illustrator file that is 144 inches by 36 inches – that is 12 feet by 3 feet. The file is a vector image so it can be printed as large as I want or as small as I want with no difference in resolution of the image.

I posted the initial small sketch and the the final image below.






21 C Museum Hotel Louisville (September 9, 2014)

The last artwork that impressed me from my gallery hop in Louisville was an installation by Ned Kahn in the 21C Museum Hotel. This place is full of alot of good artwork throughout its walls and gallery. The piece I was most impressed was an installation outside but could be viewed through windows from inside the building. It was called ‘Cloud Rings’. It consisted of three black boxes that produced smoke rings in intervals that popped out and drifted up into the sky. Below are two photographs showing the piece. I remember that when I smoked cigarettes, I used to blow smoke rings all the time and I got pretty good at it. Most people were not very good at it and it was hard to get a nice perfect smoke ring. This artwork produced very clean, and very round perfect smoke rings. I loved seeing them pop out so perfectly round and then slowly dissipate as the drifted up.