Friday, October 29, 2010

New Painting Progress

It has been a while since I've worked on a large painting -this new one is 2'x7' and based on the same series of photos that inspired "Reverberation". Here are three stages of the process that has taken place over the last couple of weeks. The right side is more done than the left side so far but there is still a lot of work to do.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


this is a page for my art on facebook. there are a couple new updates on this page of the painting I'm currently working on...


Still from Andrey Rublyov
Daphne Wright, Stallion, 2009, Marble dust and resin
160 H x 380 L x 140 W cm

"After Andrey Rublyov"
small drawing I did called "After Andrei Rublyov" (obviously)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New painting above the couch

Recommended Music: Grasslung "Sincere Void"

I bought Grasslung's "Sincere Void" on Amazon yesterday (just seven bucks!) and I've been playing it a lot while working on the new paintings and class work. This quiet ambient music is a shimmering, warm soundtrack for a cool gray autumn day.

A recent review of the album described it as "bare in the best way" made up of "melancholic tapestries". Recommended.

Last night

Interpol at the Ogden.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lewis Payne (redux)

Lewis Payne, 1865

VERNISSAGE / 26 NOVEMBRE 2010 - 18h 30
6, avenue Cytharista - 13600 La Ciotat. Tél.: +33(0)6 13 61 17 35

A Pair

Whistler, Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel 1875 via the Tate.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Work: Moon

Untitled (moon), Acrylic on Canvas on Panel, 24x36"

Untitled (moon), Acrylic on Canvas on Panel, 24x36"

I painted this soft-focus image of the surface of the moon with layers of brushed paint, transparent white washes and airbrushed paint. I have been working on it for probably for a couple months but it wasn't until I added a bit more haze this weekend that it really came together.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

I don't watch many horror movies, but it is October and that means it is time to watch Suspiria (1977) by Dario Argento again. The sets, the lighting, the soundtrack, and the overall stylization of the movie makes this horror movie more watchable than most. Photos here by OfScotland.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Captain Scarlet still

Captain Black -video still taken by me from the 1960s British science fiction tv show.

Ben Weiner

C6H12O6, 2009, oil on linen, 28 x 42 inches

Giant Pearls
, 2008, oil on canvas, 64 x 96 inches

Darkness, 2007, oil on canvas, 64 x 96 inches

, 2006, oil on paper, 16 x 24 inches

Ben Weiner

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wolf among Wolves

A lot of people have been posting this video but I had to join in. It reminded me of the photography by Bjarni Gríms for Ben Frost's dark, tense album "By the Throat":

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aspen leaves falling

Aspen leaves falling, originally uploaded by nathanabels.

(the last post of this did not seem to load correctly)

Three "Weatherscapes" by Rebeca Mendez

Rebeca Mendez, Weatherscape #03, 2008. Archival Inkjet Print on Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper. 30×40 inches. ed. 7
Weatherscape #01, 2008. Archival Inkjet Print on Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper. 30×40 inches. ed. 7
Weatherscape #14, 2008. Archival Inkjet Print on Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper. 30×40 inches. ed. 7

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick Update

The Front Range

Lorna took this photo from the car on our way home today. I'm working on a few new pieces to varying degrees of success.

Also of note: Ian Fisher has an opening Monday night:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Via Tre a la Mode

This comparison of my cardboard box painting and a design by Hannah MacGibbon brought to you by the Tre a la Mode blog - where you can find many more well-chosen painting and fashion comparisons.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Rudolf Stingel | Ohne Titel, 2009 | Die Sammlung. 1900 - 1945. |
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin - flickr source.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wise up

Posting has been brief lately - I'm working on a few small experiments - graphite drawings of stone statues on very heavily gessoed canvases stretched over panels. It seems to be working so far. I'll post pictures after they are more finished.

On another note, I re-watched Magnolia again last week - still probably one of the most affecting movies I've ever seen:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Recent Inspiration

Rain drops from Animas Forks area - near Silverton, CO
lights in the Denver Botanic Gardens
Dust Orbs: Part 1 - Renovations at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
"Orbs" in Notre Dame - from flickr user orb seeker.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Opening Tonight at Rule

Gregory Hayes "Primary Array #9 (Triadic Harmony)" acrylic on canvas 12in x 12in 2009
Gregory Hayes - re-seeing, Recent Paintings
...Exhibit opens Friday, October 1, 6-9p.
Exhibition runs October 1 - November 13, 2010

New works from Gregory Hayes. Group show "Detention" including: Christine Buchsbaum, Joseph Coniff, Hector Madera Gonzalez, Dmitri Obergfell, Zach Reini.
Gregory’s current direction in art is a series of paintings based on the behavior of prime numbers. He is exposing their elusive ability to create shapes and patterns when they are distributed in set ranges on predetermined arrays. There are many unanswered questions about prime numbers and why they behave as they do. In these paintings he is acting as an interpreter of his own vision, but following the set rules of prime numbers in mathematics; to perhaps discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers.

Gregory is also exploring the idea of brush-less painting using a paint drip method. This involves applying paint to the surface of the canvas and allowing it to form natural concave circles. Gravitational force causes the paint to form these circles in a very uniform manner. This also adds a subtle 3 dimensional aspect to the traditional 2 dimensional painting, giving the viewer the ability to engage more in the painting’s viewing space.

Gregory is a graduate of the State University of New York and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. He is now attending Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York for his MFA in Painting.

(from the press release)


Related Posts with Thumbnails