Sunday, June 2, 2013

The View from My Studio Floor

I'm running out of space. Not bad for a few months time, the 12x12 shape series is shaping up quite nicely.  Proof that I'm still working on new stuff even though I don't update about it.

New Piece

Updates have been lacking, so here's my latest piece to keep this alive.  It's a bit of a deviation from my current style, but I'd like to think it's more like a progression or evolution.  Medium is merely a watercolor wash, followed by inking on top. Piece is 12x12 as most of my current ones are.  There's no title yet, but like a lot of my work the overall tone is melancholy.  Keep crying, it's not going to fix anything.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Behind the schemes...

I found this little guy or should I say lady laying around my office and thought it was interesting enough to post.  Nearly forgot I had sketched this over a year ago before I even attempted starting.  The original title was apparently "I'm all fine by myself here, thank you", which became "I Need My Space"  Anyway as an artist I love seeing the process and behind the scenes, so hopefully someone appreciates this.  It was awesome seeing someone so excited to win a piece I painted on the floor of my old apartment.  Hope the lucky lady that won this piece last night at the show gives her a good home.

Joe signing off.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My 2nd annual 50/50 show, showing...

Last year was my first year in the wonderful 50/50 show up in Cleveland, OH.  The overall experience was great so I decided that I wanted to be apart of it again.  This year's piece is a watercolor/ink titled "I Need Some Space".  Featuring two of my favorite subject matter...women and outer space.  Sure the title may be a little tongue and cheek, but why not?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Poster's don't preach

I'm sick of this poster. I'm tired of the played out parodies. I hate the overall idea. Keep calm during war time and stay busy you little useless worker bee. And the rediscovery of this thing is like opening up old wounds. Now every damn hobbyist has a "keep calm and..." fill in the blank with whatever the hell it is you do. So how about not. I'm tired of it's fucking face.

Hopefully I can print it soon. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ambient Pressure

Had this laying around "the studio" aka my apartment. Been meaning to shoot her, obviously she's another piece from my women series. I thought it would be awesome to feature a woman wearing only those awesome old school diving helmets. She was going to have a tube wrapping around her from it initially but I opted out along the way somehow. My paintings never set out to find some greater meaning usually, but I wanted to make a statement how we all want to protect ourselves even at our most vulnerable moments. Sorry about the bluer one, my camera is merely a sony cybershot. Here's more of 'Ambient Pressure'...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The King has returned...

Or some clever subtitle like that. Here is the 2nd piece in my MJ series of 10 I hope to do. Obviously it's still from one of my favorite MJ eras (BAD!) and it still uses one of my favorite hues to use...purples. Except this one is a bit more on the Blue side. Ummm, yaaa...Don't stop til' you get enough. Allow me to apologize in advanced as this wasn't shot under studio lighting so the coloring is a bit off, as the paper is much whiter than what is show. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of time to color correct it. I eventually need to shoot them all in the studio. But you know with the days melting away lately it gets harder to do things ya know, that you want to do.