Archive for August, 2008

So, I haven’t done too much on the site yet. I need to take pictures of my paintings and add those. I started briefly, will try to continue more tomorrow. But this past week I have been trying to put together the ideas and stuff for my paintings. The idea of Odin has been in my head for a while now. Odin is a shapeshifter as well. So while he normally has a long beard and floppy hat, he can look like anyone, but he only has one eye. I’ve been toying around with him being a younger man. I was thinking of having my brother pose for him, and my brother has a few tattoos on himself and I discovered The Valknut Symbol. Some have theorized Odin used this symbol to unbind a person’s mind to free him from the fears and tension of a battle. It means Slain Knot, because Val usually refers to slain warriors(Valhalla is heaven for warriors who died in battle, Valkyries were the women whod carry the warriors to Valhalla). So there’s a lot of theories on it. If I go with the idea I have in my head Odin would be carrying his spear, with the valknut tattooed on him wall conversing with his 2 ravens.

I’m a bit worried about using my brother, cause of the painting of him I have already. Not that I couldn’t use the same model multiple times, but…just that you could easily tell its him in them all. Maybe I will change his appearance a bit, I don’t know. All stuff I’m still playing around with. He may also be an integral part of another painting I have in mind. This one will be tough because I have to map the perspective from two different angles. And the preparation for that one is pretty damn tough, but it could be pretty sweet. A lot of people liked my self portrait piece. I have 1 or 2 more like that one as well to maybe become a series. Part of me only wants to do that once a year to kind of show my aging or something. But who knows, I might just do it again soon. Plust it’d be good practice to try and paint myself since I’m the easiest model to get a hold of right?

Having my brother around has been good because he’s very handy. He knows how to make and build things, and since i often have crazy ideas that involve multiple pieces and 3 dimensions I can ask for his input on how to maybe build it.

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The transition to this website is almost complete. The Bio page is nearly done, the Gallery Page is getting there. Don’t know how I feel about the lightbox script, so I might switch to a PHP solution. We will see. I have my prints up(or at least the ones I want to put up). Tomorrow I will try to get my painting stuff and Sculpture ones as well. The issue with the paintings is that some of them are so big and cumbersome I don’t have a way to get a good picture. So I might have to just crop my facebook images…oh well.

Anyway, I’m moving forward. My Kelly painting is moving forward, but not fast enough. I really need to start a new piece…or I should go back to Josh and Brittaney’s painting actually…maybe I will tomorrow. I also did a little more work on my woodcut which also is inching along. I’m about 2 months late on it I think. Anywho, it’s not 2:40 AM, time for bed.

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Added a Bio page, and the makings of the gallery page. I also did a little bit of painting on my Kelly painting as well. I haven’t posted too many pics since I first did the En Grisailles layer, but it’s getting close to completion. It’s almost at the same place as the other one was. I want to start a new painting. I will have to look back to my ideas pad and see what strikes my fancy. Anywho, it’s late so it’s time for bed.


This is just a test to make sure I can still post pics. I’m not using WordPress anymore as it was a major pain in the ass to configure it to my website, so I just switched back to my old one called Greymatter.

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So I am making the transition from the CLU Blog system(mainly since Michael isn’t on there, and they changed it so I can’t seem to see recently updated blogs) to here on my own website which needed a good solid update, and it has gotten it. Now that the look is pretty much nailed down, time to update the rest of the content. Stuff like links to people’s blogs/websites, and putting up my own work. All in due time.

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