Thursday, April 30, 2009

Closing Saturday

Jenny Holzer on Twitter

This is kind of old news, but we were talking about her in class today so I thought I'd share. Twitter is the perfect extension of her work.

Tuesday's statement was, "DECADENCE CAN BE AN END IN ITSELF"

And if you're wondering - no, I don't twitter.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Music for Your Studio; Vol. 10

Two short ep's today, hope everyone's enjoying the Wednesday music posts:
Ernest Gonzales - Chasing the Sun

great quality laid back beats - free ep download courtesy of exponential records. Great vinyl fuzz on "Aquarius." Recommended - especially if you liked the Diego Bernal album from a few weeks ago.

EP "Viandanze" from the Italian pianist Fabrizio Paterlini. It consists in 4 piano solo songs and is a small preview of the entire full LP album that will be released during 2009.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ricky Swallow

Ricky Swallow, "The Stars Don't Shine Upon Us, We're In the Way Of Their light" (Family Telescope)
PVC Pipe, Plastic, Epoxy, Spray Paint, 2000
scale 1:1

This piece has a great title. It's actually song lyrics from a Silver Jews song called "Ballad of Reverend War Character."

Monday, April 27, 2009

Powerpoint Time

I'm talking about my work tonight at another "Art Appreciation" class. I always put in too many slides...

Echo Eggebrecht

Snake in the Grass
acrylic on panel
24 x 36 inches
The Site
oil on panel
40 x 50 inches

Echo Eggebrecht at Nicole Klagsbrun

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Painting of the Day

Frederic Remington, Moonlight, Wolf, oil on canvas, C.1909

Saturday, April 25, 2009

photo from steveartist's flickr site
photo from monomaniac(tom)'s flickr site.

It's getting to be warm enough for someone to deliver this bicycle to my apartment building in time for all my springtime cycling. Afternoons are usually a good time.

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Interior

I just cleaned up so I took a few photos of the place. If you follow the link to flickr, there are notes on the images in regards to the artwork.

The Art Collector

"this guy goes into a bar somewhere, you know...he's watching guys play pool...and the next thing you know - he's painting dogs playing pool! I mean, that's a gift!"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Collages by Sean Hillen

Good old analog collages by Sean Hillen, often incorporating his own photographic black and white prints.

Newry Gagarin # 7
1992, 24 x 30 cm
Newry Gagarin crosses the Border
1993, 44 x 30 cm
Cosmonaut Lands In Annalong Harbour,
(Security Forces Investigate...)
1993, 38 x 26cm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Moose background

If you have a wide screen monitor (1280x800 px) this image is sized to fit as your background. Three Four moose for the price of one! Happy Earth Day!

Music for Your Studio; Vol. 9

Explosions in the Sky, "The Rescue"

This album is available for free from the Explosions in the Sky website. Good instrumental post-rock for your art-making atmosphere.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


a postcard made by my good friend and fellow artist Ryan Helsel in one of our first years of undergrad together.


(Underpass--Binghamton, New York), 1934
oil on photograph on canvas mounted on paperboard
19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (50.6 x 60.8 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum - who has a flickr page too.

It's hard to believe this painting is 75 years old.

Monday, April 20, 2009


We saw a group of four moose in the southern part of Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday - pretty close to Grand Lake:

A Pair

Ross Bleckner, Mostra Big Bang al Museo di Carlo Bilotti - photo here.
Becca Mann, Black Sea, 2003, Oil on canvas , 72 x 72 in

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rain Down

Gerhard Richter, Troisdorf, Oil on Canvas, 33 1/2 by 47 1/4 in., 1985

Lotus Plaza, "Rain Down"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Even You Leave

John Cage sheet music by flickr user hellebelle

”When you start working, everybody is in your studio - the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas - all are there. But as you continue, they start leaving one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you’re lucky, even you leave.”

Musician John Cage talking to painter Philip Guston, quoted in his daughter Musa Meyer’s book Night Studio

found first at As Yet; still Untitled.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Music for Your Studio; Vol. 8

ryonkt - the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light

This week's music selection is another great Creative Commons licensed free AND legal download by the artist ryonkt. It is a very minimal ambient work that evokes the warm feeling you might imagine by reading the title of the album. It is quiet and meditative, but doesn't become monotonous or dark in its tone. To me it sounds like music that might accompany those scenes in movies where the light of the sun washes out the image.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wolf Print

Woodland Creature Woodcut Series
10" x 18" Woodcut on Arches Buff Lightweight Paper
Limited Edition of 50
Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth, 2007.
just $60.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Camera Malfunction

Our camera is on its last legs, but in its malfunction we're getting some cool surprises...

Lorna took this one - no photoshop or anything, just a camera error.

Sean Higgins

Pseudopodia, 2008
Unique archival inkjet
40 x 40 in
Side Scroll, 2009
43 x 43 in
unique archival inkjet print

Sean Higgins.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This is perhaps the best known painting of a hare - done by Albrecht Durer in 1502, and a couple of contemporary takes on the subject:
Barry Lorne, "Durers Hare Under An Apple Tree" 2003
Oil Painting
30x60x2 inches

Barry Lorne, "Morris the Rabbit" 2002
Mixed Media
20 x 30 x 2 inches

Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Nathan Abels, "Wildfire", Acrylic on Panel, 42x60"
based on a photo by Amy Gosch (used by permission)

Here's a photo of it in our apartment to give you some idea of scale. This is the biggest painting I've done since moving to Denver.

Landscapes from Bambi

Stills from Bambi

Friday, April 10, 2009

Attack Dogs

Gustave Courbet, The Hallali of the Stag, 1867
Frans Snyders, The Boar Hunt, 1650
Paul de Vos, Stag Chased by Dogs, 1637


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