Monday, April 18, 2011

Like disco lemonade.

Here's a project I've been working on for a few weeks... FINISHED! Joe's business card, complete with PHOTO CORNERS. I absolutely love the photo corners as a framing element!

.... and the other side!

Next project.... poster for the seersucker social! A graceful little sketch from one of my favorite new blogs... it makes me feel springy, even though it snowed today!

Monday, April 11, 2011

a pig. in a cage. on antibiotics.

I'm finally back in the studio after a week of craziness! Taking on a second job at a sweet bike shop has forced me to re-prioritize my life! I never realized how much I took my excess free/studio time for granted! Nevertheless, like Liz Lemon, I can have it all. I even filed my taxes today! Below, a portrait of my friend Joe from a business card I'm working on for him.

May is national bike month, and it's sneaking up steadily! I'm starting out the month by doing the five boro bike tour yet again, but Rochester is having our very own bike week May 20-28. I'm planning my Seersucker Social to fall gracefully into that schedule on May 22. Below, two poster designs (minus type) for Rochester Bike Week.

I really like the incorporation of the Rochester flower with this one, but I feel like it'll only be out a matter of minutes before the city freaks out and pulls it. Hence the two designs. A big thank you to my friend Joey for the sweet reference of the Sears Spyder MK-5 from his extensive collection of bicycles.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

constant vacation

After a grueling week of over-working myself to the point of exhaustion, I had a genuinely rewarding Friday. If you've known me for awhile, I've definitely shared my love of the artist Robert Ernst Marx with you. I've been fortunate enough to meet this prolific artist, and become friends with him. Last night, for the very first time, I GOT TO SEE HIS STUDIO. I got to see not only his paintings, etchings, and bronze casts, but his collection of art books, his printing press, pictures of his wonderful wife Francie (who told me the most heartwarming stories of the photos), his oil paints, his brushes.... I was incredibly honored and amazed. This man changed my work ethic as a professional artist, and constantly inspires me. I'm incredibly fortunate to have my studio literally blocks away from his, and to have him and his wife as good friends.

I've been sketching out typefaces today for a business card. Check out Joe's work, he's pretty terrific, and helped me out a TON with the tweed ride!

I got all of the food paintings hung at Lento, and it looks like I'll be having my art permanently there, filtering new paintings in as they sell. So treat yourself to a nice, sustainable meal today and check out my art! Below, a sketch of my roast pork buddy.

A preview of my art on the wall at Lento. The lobster actually faces the seafood bar :)