Friday, May 5, 2017

Artomatice 2017 comes to a close - tomorrow!

Artomatic 2017 has been an amazing experience. this 6-week indoor art festival enabled 600+ visual artists, plus dozens of musicians and performing artists, to give a soul to a building that previously had been filled with government workers.

above is a shot of 4 of my 6 pieces. to those who stopped by, thank you. i enjoyed the thrill of putting together a themed exhibition especially for Artomatic. my work was done in both my crystal city studio (blue studio underground) and at TechShop.

if you haven't visited yet, you have two more days!

painting, arduino, and LEDs


i am pretty happy with this piece, currently at Artomatic. it is an oil painting on wood. once the painting was completed, i laser cut its outline, laser etched the New Colossus poem onto it, fitted it with an Ardruino controlling some NeoPixel LEDs, and made some wooden sides for it. i plan to do more pieces of this type.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

evolution of a painting

here are some of the steps along the way to completing a painting i have hanging at Artomatic:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Artomatic sneak peek - Liberty series

here are some of my painting labels and and glimpses of parts of the associated paintings. this sneak peek is in anticipation of the opening of Artomatic 2017 this friday, march 24th.

my space is located on the 5th floor, just off of the elevators (large room opposite that of the stage/bar area).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Artomatic 2017!

i am looking forward to Artomatic 2017, DC's amazing semi-random arts festival.

approximately 700 visual artists, and many musicians and performing artists, will take over an old office building in Crystal City, Virginia (part of Arlington next to National Airport).

this year i am putting together a Liberty series, inspired by some signs i made for the Women's March. Here are some of those signs:

Monday, February 27, 2017

twitter art exhibit

just sent in my entry for the Twitter Art Exhibit.
it's an annual fundraiser using postcard-sized art.

it is an oil painting on cardboard. i scanned in another of my paintings and used it to laser etch the color off of the base painting.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

genie is out of the bottle

this recent painting started with a squiggly line. i then worked with it and let it emerge. there was no plan until about midway through i started seeing some images and patterns in it. i wonder if there is anything that you see in it.

here is a rough time lapse of it as it developed:

because the very first, dark squiggle was the anchor for the painting, i added a strand of electro luminescent (EL) wire that can be turned on or off to accentuate that curve.