Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Finally back to painting. Oct. 1st I became a student at the Hein Academy of Art, where I will finally get some formal art training, something I've always wanted to do. It looks like it's going to be a great experience. Jeff Hein (you can look him up on the internet) is a very fine young Utah artist whose work is contemporary realism. I expect to become better at drawing and to refine my painting skills, without fundamentally changing my style. In the meantime, I am painting three or four mornings a week to keep my hand fresh, while my afternoons at the academy focus primarily on drawing at the moment.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here is my solution as to how to display this multi-panel painting. It was accepted into the Utah Arts Council tri-annual show, "Utah '08: Painting & Sculpture". The panels are mounted on a wood grid, made by me. When you use a non-conventional format like a multi-panel painting, you have to be creative as to how to display it. It's asking a lot of the organizers of a show to place nails in the wall in just the right configuration to satisfy your design! Best to do it for them.