Monday, April 23, 2007

in a northwest neighborhood


In the middle of painting this picture, some one pulls up in their tan, late-nineties sedan, wanting to park where I was sitting, on a street curb. I would have been understanding, and moved, because I know how hard it is to find a parking spot around NW 21st, but this person, who I couldn't see through the glare on their windows, was communicating their request in a barrage of screaming insults. I thought they might be joking at first. But the insults kept comming. This guy told me that I should get my dirty f...ing Oregonian ass up out of the god damned street. As the insults continued, I began to realise that this guy wasn't joking at all. He began to back his car up. I got up and walked to his open window asking him to just calm down for a second. He was in his fifties. He wore small round sunglasses, and a blazer. The insults only grew louder. I was pissed at this point. I asked him what was troubling him. Was it his wife, his children, unpaid bills. He said his wife was fine, he had no children, and that I was a typical dumb ass Oregonian, wanting to get all touchy feely, and talk about our troubles. He said that he was from "back east". This really got me. What the hell was this guy talking about? I told him I was from "back east" too. I pulled my bike out of the street before he ran over it. He continued his insults while climbing out of his car. He was saying he couldn't believe all of us dumb ass Oregonians. He said HE had to f...ing work. I replied that I was trying to work myself. He scurried away yelling how unimportant I was over his shoulder. I was speechless. Some woman poked her head out of the doorway she had hid behind and said she was sorry that I had had to deal with that freakish person.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

friday finish





and the painting is done. gotta go back on monday to apply a layer of matte varnish.

warmed up with this small painting of a kitten I saw out the window.
I accepted the position for the summer after much discussion with my girlfriend Julia. you should check out Julia's blog when you get a chance:
skerryart.blogspot.com
I plan to get a little painting done out there, so stay tuned...

Thursday form

Had a phone interview, and was offered the position for trail maintinance.
I don't think I have a picture of this stage. pretty much everything but the pattern on the fabric.

wednesday underpainting


and finished up with all the shadow color in the afternoon

layed down this red underpainting before lunch. Worked on the application for a summer job maintaining the Pacific Creast Trail at the local library.

warmed up with this self-portrait doodle

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

mural progress: day one


and I sketched out this chair in pencil, and ended up priming, but you'll have to wait for that pict

In order to warm up, I rode out to Mt. Tabor park early this morning for some painting

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mural Proposal

Friday, April 13, 2007

it was raining on Thursday morning

Thursday, April 12, 2007

green windows

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

canceled show

The show I have been working towards, at McMenamins Annex, has now been canceled due to renovations. damn.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Oswald West State Park



With the rain trickling down through the evergreens, puddles began to form about our feet. At first we could save our sleepingbags from getting too soggy by moving into the common curled-up fetal position. But as the rain persisted, and the puddles grew, we were forced out of our tent. We stood there for a time, unwilling to begin breaking down camp. Eventually we had the car packed, and went for coffee in Cannon Beach.

Oswald West State Park






Getting back into town on Thursday from dry eastern Oregon, my girlfriend, Julia, wanted to head to the coast for friday night. Sounded good to me. We watched surfers and hiked around under the evergreens. Cooked beans over a fire built of strange composit logs. Fell asleep with stars still in the skies, but woke up at five to heavy rain.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Walking Through Smith Rocks: Thursday Morning

Walking Through Smith Rocks: Wednsday Evening

Walking Through Smith Rocks: Wednsday Afternoon

Walking Through Smith Rocks: Wednsday Morning

Walking Through Smith Rocks: Tuesday Afternoon

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