Tag: small

Various New Works

As a grad student, one of my goals is to make a lot of work and flesh out a lot of ideas. I got a good start during my first summer residency in Chicago. Here are several of the small paintings and drawings I created:

Untitled (Red and Blue Grid)

Untitled (Red and Blue Grid)
8″ x 8″
Watercolor

Untitled (Anonymous)

Untitled (Anonymous)
8″ x 8″
Ink + acrylic

Untitled (Pink Grid)

Untitled (Pink Grid)
6″ x 6″
Watercolor

Untitled (R/N)

Untitled (R/N)
6″ x 6″
Ink + gouache + tape

Untitled (Other Grid)

Untitled (Data)
6″ x 6″
Blood

Untitled (Conversation)

Untitled (Conversation)
6″ x 6″
Watercolor + ink

Untitled (Deal With It)

Untitled (Deal With It)
6″ x 6″
Watercolor + ink + acrylic

Untitled (Scrambled)

Untitled (Scrambled)
6″ x 6″
Watercolor + oil pastel

Untitled (Ketones)
Untitled (Ketones)
6″ x 6″
Watercolor

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New Work: Because You’re Worth It

Because You're Worth It

Because You’re Worth It
Watercolor + ink
9″ x 6″

The fourth piece in my “Diabetes on the Brain” series (which uses L’OrĂ©al’s slogan) is about many things, actually. First, it’s about insulin and how it keeps millions of diabetics alive, but it’s also about how money and time should go towards research for a cure for diabetes. Like I said in my last post, manually injected insulin is no substitute for a working pancreas. We can’t settle and believe that a cure is out of our reach.

As always, thank you for reading.

P.S. I’m leaving for school in less than two days, so my next post will be about the windy city!

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New Work: D.C. Drummer

D.C. Drummer

D.C. Drummer
16″ x 20″
Oil

So…it only took me about 2 months to get around to finishing this painting. Better late than never right? The funny thing is that it only took an hour to finish it. I mostly just corrected some shapes and added details. Anyway, if you’d like to read the story behind this painting, click HERE. Thanks for visiting!

D.C. Drummer (detail 1) D.C. Drummer (detail 2)

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Small Sketches

Something I’ve noticed in the past few years is that I really like grouping lots of small pieces together to sort of create a larger piece of art. I haven’t done it very much myself, but I’m drawn to work like that. Last year when I took the online class Practice Based Research in the Arts, I stumbled upon a series of drawings, paintings, and prints titled “The Lost Boys” by Eduardo Nasi. Individually, some of the pieces are very good, but I think the series as a whole is much stronger. I love the repetition of the characters and the variations in style and media.

sketchcollage2

Anyway, I want to incorporate that into my own work about diabetes. I think it will help me explore new ways of portraying that theme and it will be beneficial to have a larger body of work to refer to and be inspired by in the future.

I haven’t really started this process, but I’ve been making small ink pen sketches recently and there are elements in those that I plan to use again.

sketchcollage1

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :]

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