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First large painting for the New Year.

I have been fermenting on this idea, image for a while. Working on the big side today.

Painting of riding on a unicorn uPainting detail of head rider in profile Painting detail, animals running

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Late night doodles

Yes, up late and making marks on paper, today I’m rocking a red sharpie, a red dry erase and a red Windsor Newton watercolor maker. Dogs and peaceshocka for pages.

All tiny little thorny. Small micro dogs stitched and fat. Dogs thin tiny little… again and again.

lots of red. Peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace….all red then I switch to using a strange black ink brush pen, foam tip style… not my fave, it might be a bit dry.

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Cardboard head

Dire wolf head for the wall. I started with my dog as a model, and tried to keep it simple. Also keeping supplies simple: a pencil, a box cutter, t square, Elmer’s glue and some scotch tape.
– I quickly sketched my dog, Maggie’s profile. In the picture below you can see it cut out.

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I used the two profilesI cut to guide the build. Internal supports where added to so pieces could be built independently them jointed after they where ridged.

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This is the the head now, I plan to smooth and paint while maintaining a very square profile. I would love to hear and comments or links to your mask, helmet, trophy sculpture.

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day 2:
Ok I said simple right well I thought about it an decided to smoothen out the seams and that led to tubes of acrylic/silicon and then tubes of 100% acrylic.

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And on day 3: I adde the acrylic and started to really add some shape.

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Clay, plasi-clay
I added 5lbs of plastic clay to the cardboard/silicone head. Two days of working the clay I feel like it’s getting there.

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Haven’t been able to get back to work on the head. Looking forward to finishing up and start the mould process.

Update….

I have been working on the head, added lots of clay building the neck up and adding fur texture around the face and collar. I have also started 4 new cardboard pieces, at The Sis and Moon Gallery.

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I had a dog, I named him “cow”, he was a happy dog.

Some of my paintings feature a dog. I like to use “Cow“, he was a big Black, white and tan dog. You can see him in the painting (BlueRoom, left, 2009). He is in the background and he is in the painting on the wall, laying down between the red chairs.

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I did a piece dedicated to the dreams he might have had, he was a very active sleeper. I thought about it and tried to imagine what smells would look like. Below is a detail (Cow’s Dreamscape, 3of3, 2008) of Cow.

cowsDream3of3The  triptych has changed over time and givin me chances to re-imagine what it is like to see with your nose. Below is the triptych as it is now..

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The first panel was purchased by a collector in 2008 from the “Hive” gallery in LA. I loved the idea of the piece i created a new first panel. Below is the set as it was originally.

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