Thursday, June 24, 2010

Under the Night Sky


My contribution for upcoming show EhOK! at Canteen gallery on July 3rd.

Canada is seen by the world in many different ways. Some see it as a prosperous nation with a strong economy and excellent social systems. While others, most of the world, see it as a frozen tundra that is inhabited by lumberjacks who live in igloos and can't finish a sentence without "eh?". This piece represents that stereotype and provokes the audience to question the subject matter.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Very First Oil Painting *tear*

So for my 20th birthday (last year) I got a really nice set of oil paints that I never used. I had every intention of using them but I was really hesitant due to the fact that they can take up to a month to dry. SO me being the really impatient person that I am put it on the back burner. I was flipping through a book by Mark Ryden and I was just really inspired to try oil painting. SO. Here it is! It's really just an experimental piece to learn how the paints work. I was pleased with the right side of the face as I did it a week ago, and then I finished up the left side of the face last night. Lol I don't think it's quite as good as the opposing side but who knows.