Wednesday, June 13, 2007

fresh on the easel











I apologize for the bad photographs. I just didn't have the patience to wait
untill I got good photos to post this new painting. So this is just a preview
of my new painting entitled Subway. It posed a number of different problems,
and went through a few changes before looking like this. Originally
I wanted to paint the background and two figures on the left and right in a
monochrome. After painting the middle figure I liked the red scarf so much
that I thought it would be more powerfull if all the figures were in color. I knew
that I wanted edges to be lost and vague in places, and this is what it evolved
in to. Its biggest painting I've done to date measuring in at 50 in X 39 in. This will
be one of the pieces for a show at Terzian Galleries at the end of August.

23 comments:

janaya said...

ok... literally... i stared at the first picture for at least 2 minutes trying to figure out if that was the painting or she was standing in front of the painting! :) you're crazy talented dude.

The Miller Family: said...

Woah! I love it! I'm totally with you on the color, more powerful. I'm so excited to see your stuff. Good work. Oh and i visited Jeff's site. he is so good.

Aaron said...

holy crap kid! you are defintaly awareded the spunkister blogger king today. dude i love it, its hard to say if it beat "wadley" you know the guy you did with the fro. i just changed my mind it totaly does! congrats!

an illdressed wellmoving foolishwise said...

ummm I have no words...

it's so beautiful, it hurts to look at it...

Il Bello said...

Justin. That painting is sick. Freakin sweet. I'm just stoked I know you.
-tyler pack

edwinushiro said...

Man, I love this piece. Feels like you've captured a silent slice of life in the city. Really amazing work.

Dillon Thompson said...
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Dillon Thompson said...

Dude this is one of the nicest painting I have seen. Cool concept. YOu are the Magic Johnson of painting.

Daniel says lunch tomarow.

Adam Ford said...

Sweet paintings as always! why can't you do lunch? Does this mean ever or just in the next few weeks? Because I am kind of strapped for cash for the next few but we definitely need to in a few.

Craig said...

This is frickin' great. You need to list prices of prints of your paintings (if you are interested in selling ) on your other site. Cause i will buy this $&*^ in a heartbeat.

All my love,
Craig Tovey

Roc said...

pure greatness...ya work is fantastic

Ogao Family said...

Strong work homeboy. we love it!

Ramses said...

Nice composition and cool color!

Cartoon Creators said...

Wow, awesome work!!! Absolutely beautiful stuff. congrats

Allison said...

love it

courtney said...

dam. i was like 'why is that girl covering the painting. move.' bustin, never say you don't know how to paint again. duh.

T Driggs said...

hot. yo bam!!!

Mike said...

Saw this on the cover of the new southwest art - had to look you up - remarkable work! Keep it up!

Thought said...

This piece is the Love of my life! I need more of this on my walls!
Yo, you captured so much passion and intensity with a simple brush stroke. You are an accidential genus, bro.
I still miss the monsters. . .OG. Much love and respect. <3 Misty.

Is it possible to fall in love with a painting?

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hi Justin, I love how this turned out. Glad I was able to see the beginning stages. Awesome! Hope you are doing well. Keep up the great work.

hahnsk said...

A great painting that we now have hanging on our wall at our home in California.

We are really excited to have been able to purchase it. The frame looks great.

We have many paintings and this clearly is one of our favorites.

Nice work,very high quality, and, of course, artistic.

Can you let us know as you have new paintings available.

Karen said...

jt, i love some of the comments on your site. i have to admit this is the first time i've ever blogged anyone.
with admiration, kt

Karen said...

ps. YOU are the "rock star" as we like to say...