Monday, July 28, 2008

Updated web pages !

It is official!

The primary pages are up for the new website !

We look forward to hearing what you think and any ideas you might have to make it even better.

Please send us an email or leave a comment below !

Dave Wheeler

Before - 4 ... Progress due to rain

I made some good progress on the painting this weekend due to a rainy day on Sunday here in CT.

Since Saturday was so sunny (and taken up with a great full day Toastmasters event), I was ready for a change of pace and the rainy weather on Sunday really helped make sure that I relaxed, took care of a few errands and did not overextend my sore back. (which I probably would have done if it was sunny and I worked in the yard).

Boy that sounds boring!

... but it really wasn't.
I got caught up on a bunch of things and really got into "the groove" with the painting... but I guess you had to be there !

Stay tuned for the next update ! I think I am nearly done with black paint which means color is just around the corner!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Before - 3

Progress has slowed on the painting.

I hate it when "life" gets in the way of my art!

In particular, I've been doing quite a bit for Toastmasters (see my TM blog here) as well as work.

I've also started cleaning up the yard at my house. Maybe "cleaning up" does not give you a true idea of the full scope of what is needed.

I am hacking down overgrown brush, dealing with poison ivy, avoiding prickly bushes and, in general, trying to make at least a little progress towards a good looking environment.

It's all about progress! One way or another !


Thursday, July 10, 2008

A comment on my art?????

I found this site called "Artintimity" via Neatorama blog and thought that the concept of art on toilet paper was too crazy to not pass along...
Artintimity is a collaborative, artistic and original photoblog concept where people from all horizons express what they are thinking about…while sitting alone in a toilet.

Of course, it could also be a commentary on the state of what we consider "art" nowadays...

What do you think?

Is it "Art" or something else that's associated with toilet paper?
Should we coin the term and start talking about ... "Art de loo" ?
Will the Louvre hang it and if so, where?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Before-2 plus "dark art"

I probably should have said this sooner...

This painting is "acrylic on canvas" and it measures 24 x 36 inches.
I expect that it will not include a frame when it is offered for sale ... but you never know.
Some readers have asked that I post a picture that shows the pencil work better... so here it is. The overall picture is pretty dark, but it should give you a better idea for the basic layout of the painting.

Any suggestions?

Any questions?

please leave a comment below !

Monday, July 07, 2008

Before - 1

Here are the first faltering steps toward completion.

There is going to be quite a bit of black on this painting, so I figured I would jump right in and start there.

The concept behind the painting is to evoke the feeling of hopelessness and despair associated with being overweight.
If you could see the author, you might think that this is intended as a self-portrait ... but the person in this painting has much more hair (on his head).

You can also see what happens when I just want to use up whatever amount of paint is on my pallette before quitting for the day. (That's the amorphous blob toward the middle of the painting.)

Sunday, July 06, 2008

New Art started... "Before"

Wheels has a new painting in process and you will be able to see it as it progresses by tuning in to this blog....
This painting will be titled, "Before" and is part of a series called "Before & After".

The picture to the right is the blank canvas with the pencil lines added. "Before - Zero", so to speak.

It is also one of the first paintings to be auctioned off on eBay by the author.
While this "in-process" painting is being done, there will be other previous works offered for bidding via ebay so be sure to add this blog to your "Blog Reader" !

(Google has a pretty good blog reader in case you don't have on yet.)