Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring on Finn Street

Just got back from eating Tamales with Donna.

As soon as I finished the Airport paintings, I got into the thick of a recording and producing a joint project with Billy Swayze called the Sugarpills. We finished tracking and mixing the first week of March. Donnie Bott mastered the project in Louisville. Donna is doing the website which should be up in a week or two. I'll post more here when the site is up with mp3's and possibly video.

Speaking of video...Bobby Smith is editing what might be the first of several interviews with me for youtube regarding the airport commission and my general thoughts on painting and being creative outside the mainstream.

I've been doing some figurative drawings in ink and wash. That lead to a new canvas painting which listed and sold a few weeks ago. I'm only now just able to get back to canvas painting following the Sugarpills. So far, it looks like I still have some figurative work to do.

I begin recording a shorter project with Black Market Peep Show this weekend. They remind me a little of Honey For Petzi, French Kicks, What Is This and The Whitest Boy Alive. Should be fun. More later....

Spring forward.

Airport Show Open

Well, the Airport Show opened but I wasn't able to see it for myself until last week! It's hanging in the connector space which is beyond the security checkpoint. If you're travelling through Nashville, check it out.

WNPT and Southern living are also covering Arts At The Airport while my show is up so keep an eye out for them.

Thank you Andee. It was a pleasure working with you.

See more at my site:

Airport Journal No. 4

....a belated entry from my last notes to myself....

to do:

vacuum studio

paint red

paint fields (for figures)
shades of white, pastels and neutrals

retain field borders to reveal underlying color and structure

work sequentially - area to area, color to color

letter form - left to right, row by row

do not stop to evaluate until both canvases are covered


refine with tertiaries


emphasize departure and arrival diagonal theme


improvise line figures?