Monday, November 24, 2008
For my Metalsmithing class we were assigned the task to create a character ring -- so basically a ring that represents a person/character of our choice. My latest obsession led me to choose Wall-E.

I based the design off of Irish claddagh rings. I wanted it to be Wall-E and Eve holding hands seeing as that's Wall-E's goal in the movie. Cute, yes? I'm really proud of how it turned out. I'd take the class again just to have the chance to make another ring.
(It's made from sterling silver and brass FYI)

My final project - a chain. Not quite finished. I need to solder the pieces together and twist 'em. Also going to sandblast it so I can color on it with Prismacolors.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

2 day in-class painting. Started with an acrylic underpainting using complimentary colors. 2nd layer is oil. The underpainting is supposed to poke though, but I need to work on that.

I think I did okay with the abstraction. I definitely like the first painting best.

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Self-portrait. Meh.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Our assignment was to re-create a master's painting however we wanted. I was originally going to do Degas, but this Manet painting  - Bar at the Folies-Bergere - caught my eye.

I thought it'd be fun to modernize it a bit making the subject the kind of female bartender you'd see at a trendy nightspot. I made up the background, but I wish I had gone to a real bar and taken reference shots. Oh well!

(btw not all those alcohol bottles are mine :P some belong to my roomies.)

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2 day in class study
I decided to use the Lucian Freud technique again. I feel less obsessive about "realism" and specifics when I do paintings this way.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

People at the local coffee shop.

Quick sketches done in the quad/piazza outside the Union

Guy on a car rallying for Obama


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