Saturday, January 24, 2009

Buildings I Took Pictures of in 2008, Part 1

New Artwork and Family

Took this new painting to Perry Nicole Gallery today. This is Giant Pocky, and it is giant (for me) at 3' x 3'.

I also visited some of my lovely family members today, and took a picture of this framed piece, Le Tour Eiffel, in their home. I'm experimenting with different ways of presenting my work. I like the idea of presenting them in a context.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Beautiful Meeting

Went to a meeting today at City Beautiful, which is in this house in Victorian Village.

Next door to this house.

And across the street from this big bronze sculpture in front of a crappy apartment building. That's Memphis.

New Installation

Coordinates by Kim Beck installed at the Cook Convention Center. The work was purchased as part of the City of Memphis Moveable Collection.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

John Tallman Lecture at Rhodes

Click on the picture and look at the ponytail holder on the girl in yellow. That brings back a thousand memories of when I was a kid. And had hair ;)

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Alex Brown. NY artist? Found here. More here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Artists I've Been Looking At

Within a month recently, 2 people asked me what artists I was looking at. I didn't have an answer either time, and I think it's because I look at art ALL THE TIME. Mostly on the internet, often in magazines, and whenever possible in person. It's just what I do. So in true Listwork form, I have compiled a list of artists that I remember looking at in 2008 because a) I happened to see their work and it inspired me, b) I specifically sought out their work with help in solving a particular problem, c) or because I am inspired by their work because it is so different from my own.

Camille Engman - I love to look at her work because it is so different from mine.

Chandler Pritchett - I had the opportunity to really study a number of her little watercolors.

Deborah Brown - Forgot how to paint a sky the other day and had to look at a card I have of her work.

Gadsby Creson - We both had CaseWorks shows.

Mary Cassatt - Solved a huge problem while leafing through a book of her work.

Lucien Freud - What painter doesn't look at his work.

Elizabeth Owen - The scale of her work is inspiring.

Richard Diebenkorn - Took a picture of his work in the New Orleans Art Museum, hoping it would help me with a painting I was working on.

Alex Katz - Also at New Orleans Art Museum. His backgrounds are cool.

Bobby Spillman - Who knew you could just draw?!

Carl Moore - His work is also so different from mine, and I think that's why I love to look at it.

Mel Spillman - Her colors are delicious.

Artists in Lines & Shapes - Fun to leaf through when stalling in the studio.

Elizabeth Peyton - Just a little.

William Eggleston - It has been hard not to see him in the last few months, but I'm not complaining.

Giorgio Morandi - Very well-placed paint. Saw a couple of articles on him, but unfortunately didn't make it to New York for the show at the Metropolitan.

Susan Maakestad - I bought one of her little watercolors, and set it next to the TV in a chair, like a visitor.

Sandra Juto - Excellent photographer. We have a similar aesthetic sense - I often see her photographs, especially the ones of buildings, and wish I had painted them.

William MacDonnell - I look at his work all the time. He had THE BEST show at the Art Gallery of Calgary, in Canada, which I just stumbled into while on vacation there in 2006. I keep the brochure from it next to my easel, and occassionally google him. Unfortunately this is all I can ever find.

Friday, January 9, 2009

More from New Orleans

Oops, I accidentally took a break for a week!

Here's more stuff from New Orleans:

Friday, January 2, 2009

World War II Museum in New Orleans

I've never cried so much at a museum. It's a neat place.

Check out the sassy lady, 4th from the left, with her pants and menswear jacket. She looks like one tough broad. They were lined up to volunteer for the Women's Army Corp.

Mystery door in the women's restroom.