It was a fun and random night. If you don't play barfly on the reg, when you do go out it's (usually) way more fun. Cheers to my new buddies.
Time to draw. Later daters,
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A couple of weeks ago Sunday Funday(SF) included a pit stop at the Holly Golightly show at Metro Gallery.
Then Emily, Simon and I went to the Otto Bar where we saw a gnar-gnar boy and girls doing gross things that I won't tell you about.
Finally, the night was over and Big Dave scooped up little Peter to carry him off to bed. Night night little Petey! Oh, and before I forget, I have to ask, who wore Big Dave best, Peter or Billy Bob Thornton? Click here to see Billy Bob's version and let me know what you think!
Alright my homies, I have a ton of drawing to do. See you soon.
ex & oh,
I met Eli last December when were both showing art at the City Paper sponsored event, Illuminate. She had a room full of animal and nature paintings that were fun and whimsical...not to mention full of sparkle. You know I like that. I also like to meet/brain-pick artists who have figured out how to support themselves on their art alone. That's hot.
Originally from Alaska, Eli relocated to Baltimore a few years ago after a long residency in Portland, Oregon.
Eli's uses recycled wood from old doors (the stack above has already been prepped for painting) as her canvas.
Sometimes the vintage doors have really cool details like this that are left intact as part of the piece.
After arranging her source materials (which have been combinations of live models, photographs, and found images,) Eli uses charcoal to do a quick sketch of the painting on her primed canvas. I love how Egon Schiele the piece looks at this stage.
While oil paint is the primary medium in the paintings, Eli uses a combination of media ranging from house paint to gold leaf.
The coi fish paintings are currently being exhibited at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden.
Eli is also showing new paintings at Metropolitan Coffeehouse and Wine Bar in Federal Hill.
Eli's paintings are all over the house. The space reflects her quirky/cute style through her paintings as well as the variety of brightly colored walls.
Love the yellow to pink.
For more information on Eli, her paintings, and up-coming exhibits click HERE. Thanks again, Eli, for letting me sneak a peak into your space! I look forward to starting your portrait this week.
Stay tuned for more portrait profiles, photos from the Holly Golightly show @ Metro Gallery and other good stuff. I wish I could say that I'll be spending the first day of summer lazing by the pool, but I have drawing to do!
Dang it's been a long time since I've posted. Sorry Charlies, summer is all about chillin out a little...
Back in December I got a chance to photograph The Hills' Holly Montag while she was in town with her bud Stacey Hall for a club appearance at Bourbon Street. The portrait has been a long time coming as it's been set aside mucho tiempos while I've worked on deadlines. It's finally (mostly) finished (as I've mentioned before, there is always something that I notice and change once I see the piece up on the interweb. In this case, I'll prolly tone down the lower-right jaw/chin and blend the left-side hairline a bit. Just sayin'.) So here you go, Holly is the first piece in L.A. Portrait.
Speaking of el lay, I'll be in sunny Los Angeles next month visiting some homies, maxin' and relaxin' by the pool, photographing some west coasters, Fitzbombing, and hopefully lining up a gallery show for late 2010/early 2011... if you have any leads, hook a sister up.
In other news...I have photos to post. Why have I been lazy? I don't know. It's summer. I'm hangin on the deck.
See you soon (for reals,)