Bobby’s Art.

26 02 2010

Since this is a blog about art, I think it is time to post some of my art.  I like to use a wide range of mediums such as, digital, watercolor, photography, graphite, collage, pen and ink, and sometimes a mixture of a few.  So lets get to it..

The first one is, Ballerina.

This is a collage of toned paper on black paper. It is 18×24. Sold.

Here is s close up of the paper cuts.

Next are two rather new digital pieces I did on my lunch at work.  These are a way for me to just relax and play with color at work.  They are a lot of fun and refreshing to create, I think it’s because I can undo at any time.

This one is called, Turning Point.

And this one to, Key Stroke.

This one was my first attempt at Watercolor. Size 22″ x 30″

I found a great Frank Frazetta ink drawing and redrew it and then painted the color.

It was a little tough because I was trying to keep the look that Frazetta is known for.

That should be ok for now.  With in the next few days I should be getting my camera out and getting a few more on here.

So stop by soon.




23 02 2010

Its been a little while since my last post.  Well, I have been busy.  Painting, drawing, and working on my over achievement drypoint.  I will have pictures to prove it all.    Also this weekend the Inks, Paints & Dyes team will be going to a Art Museum in Napa California.  So stay tuned.

But for now here is some eye candy from Peter Callesen.

This one is called is “Down The River”

See you soon.


New Media PLay Time

12 02 2010

Lately I have been feeling I need to play with some new media.  Using new media gives me ideas to use my old media in new ways.  So, I’m going to try my hand a dry-point.  Basically I’m etching a drawing into a piece of plexi Glass then applying ink and pressing the image onto paper.  I might have chose a image that is a little overwhelming for my first one, but hey, I like a challenge.  Until it is finished here is one that I really liked.

“Misty Moonlight”
Etching, 1930
11 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (302 mm x 248 mm)
Edition of 75
Catalogue Reference: Kleeman 18.

I hope mine turns out some what recognizable.

I should be able to post the results next week.

Have a great Friday.


failure to thrive.

10 02 2010

As I am not as prolific a poster as my partner in crime, (P.S if we were superheros he’d be the sidekick) I better make this one count as I don’t know when I will have the time to gild this lily.

I am in a bit of pickle my friends, I hit that creative wall of What The Fuck Do I Do Now. The amount of commitments I’ve made now exceed my creative production capacity. I have now entered the mode affectionately known as MICDTBNTS-itis (maybe I could do this, but no thats stupid.) Self Doubt sucks guys.

Anyways beyond my moaning a bitching about my FTT, here are some of the artists I love and continually short circuit my keyboard with drool.

First lets start with ceramics. I am in short, a texture freak.

So I give first, Frost-Indri aka Meghan.

by Frost-indri

Heather Knight

I love how both of them incorporate what they see and feel in the natural world, which is something that I try to do with my work as well. It gives a sense of awe at how something so simple can be so intricate.

And then just for fun. Here are my Top 5 albums that I listen to when I’m in the studio; in no particular order really.

1. Pantha du Prince – This Bliss

2. My Brightest Diamond – A Thousand Sharks Teeth

3. Ratatat – Ratatat

4. Olafur Arnalds -Eulogy for Evolution

5. dredg – The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

Don’t fool yourself in thinking this is all I listen to. This is but a fraction and what I’ve been listening to most frequently lately.

My radical taste in music is a story for another time.


Creativity Is Not Just In Art.

10 02 2010

I have a new fondness for Christmas Lights.  Sometimes creativity comes along and throws you off the roof.

Well done sir.

Fantastic CraigsList ad.

Just a little painting

10 02 2010

Here is a little painting I did in watercolor class tonight. I drew it in black pen then painted the pen with water and watched it bleed. Then I added color washes. I like it, good stuff.

Sorry for the bad picture, I took it in class with my phone.

Figure Drawing Saturday.

5 02 2010

Well tomorrow we shall we what the figure drawing in downtown Sacramento is like. It is every Saturday at Patris Studio. Located on the corner of S & 12th Street. There is a fee of $10, but that is for three hours. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Not bad, just over $3 per hour. I’m not sure about parking, but I shall find out. And hey, it’s just down the street from University Art. YES!!!… I will post  thoughts on the session and drawings from the day.. (If there are any good enough!)

Here is a map

Here is the Studios Site.

University Art Downtown