What I’m Working on, September 2014:
1. Some collage work which is mostly stupid, but makes me happy.
2. An album cover for a local band. This is a teeny preview, but expect to see the finished piece by the end of next month.
3. A commissioned portrait in acrylic.
I’m cutting up pieces of paper, interpreting music visually and arranging pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion into forms that may remind viewers of a human face.
Threshold, 2014. Ink and digital color, 8x10”.
I actually had a phase a few years ago where the only thing I painted was interiors, so with this assignment I was fighting a bit to keep from repeating myself. The result here is kind of a creepy vintage illustration.
A thing for QDC.
Coltrane, 2014. Ink, collage and digital color.
My first QDC post of the year is a portrait of John Coltrane for our group’s contribution to Jazz and Draw. If you aren’t familiar with Coltrane’s legendary work as a saxophonist and band leader, Coltrane Plays the Blues is a great place to start.
Coltrane was a great musical figure to explore in this piece. I’m looking forward to seeing the other portraits from the rest of the QDC.