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Friday, October 31, 2008

American Gothic Meets Captiol Ward Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2008 Backdrop, 8x6', acrylic on paper dropcloth

Every year my church holds a Fall Festival as a safe alternative to the traditional trick-or-treatin' which has in the past been door to door in dimly lit neighborhoods. It's really a lot of fun with plenty of food, prizes, treats, and awards. It's also a good central location to see all your church friends and their very creative costumes! After the party gets started in the cultural hall it's on to the Sunday School class rooms where familes hand out candy to guys and ghouls. My wife made cute severed hands out of plastic gloves filled with candy corn and popcorn. We both dressed as Legos made from large cardboard boxes with plastic containers glued on one side. It was a great time and I am looking forward to next year. - Jared

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunflower Farm

Sunflower Farm, oil on Masonite, 24x12" (diptych), $300

Well I am working on another abstract. Though it is still in the works, I kinda enjoy letting you all see the intermittent stages of each piece. I hope to start posting videos soon and I think that will be even better. Like I mentioned earlier, these abstracts are out of my comfort zone so after a while I have to do something traditional, like this landscape taken from my last trip to Kentucky to visit my wife's family (with my wife of course). Her in-laws are growing sunflowers now for ethanol. Though I missed the peak of the flower blooms, I did manage to find a few. This was a fun "breather" for me amid the chaotic abstracts that are flying off the easel. - Jared