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Monday, February 23, 2009

working working working working



I come home every night from my cubicle job and have been working on the digital works. I am broke so I decided to finally put some images in my online shop. Check it out. .. I need to raise funds so I can buy more paper and get frames for the show etc. etc. I am doing these in editions of 52 and keeping the 1st and last in the edition for the show.

The above image is part of this weekends work. It was always amazing to me how many hounds I saw at the shelter. One day I would like to adopt one....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I worked on this one last night.. I am redoing the photos.. removing the solid backgrounds that I had and working with the color and existing image.. you can see some of the cage fencing still in this image.. I am removing it, yet in some I will let it exist somewhat. In the ones where the dog or cat is standing up against the cage, when I remove the fencing, they seem sometimes like they are just standing up or awkwardly floating.
Maybe I mentioned that I was reworking all of the photos before? (maybe I should read my own blog- ha ha). I haven't been on the drawings as much lately. My intention at this point is to have a variety of media in the show - but they all carry related images with the subject matter.
I have stepped back into the cubicle life. I need some sort of steady income and my artwork is just not supporting me at all. So, I work all day and hit the art when I get home. I am tired. But, a lot of us have a day job.... I wish though it was something cool like dolphin training or professional macaroni taster.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

tonight


I have been working on this one tonight..I am tired now though, so I am stopping...it's not done...


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


So before I had been removing the animals from their cages and using a solid background. I have been working in softening up the backgrounds and altering the image some. It started when I was going back into some images and seeing animals with sores and I started to remove them.. then I kept going and I was seeing that the altering of the original image beyond just background removal was bringing something new to the photos..
In the one gallery (the real) I plan on having 52 images - but I am going to have some large drawings, some altered photos, some mixed media.. I do not want the viewer to be lost in a mass of sameness. I think to have everything the same medium, size. color, etc. is too much like the consistent loss of the animals.. after a short while, no matter how hard I tried, I did forget some due to the large numbers arriving on the shelter- I want very much for each animal not to become, once again, just one of many.. by altering the sizes and colors etc. of the work - it allows them to have their identity again.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

today's work...


I had been working with this imge for some time now, but I could never get it right.. well today I tried again.. and I am liking it....