Friday, February 26, 2010

Inspirational Art: Dexter

I am completely inspired by this television show. It is on Showtime and currently has Four Seasons. I'm currently only on Season 1, but it's quite the show.

For those of you who don't know the premise of this show, it is about a serial killer who was raised by a morally upstanding foster father who also happened to be a cop. He taught Dexter, the killer, how to channel his "urges" to kill by killing those who deserve to be killed. The concept is interesting, but by itself does not sell the show to me.

Why I love this show, is because it really explores the good and bad sides of humanity. The idea of never really knowing what people's deepest darkest secrets are and why they are the way that we are. It flips the script when it comes to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are and how the little choices in our everyday lives to love people can really make a difference all wrapped up in a hilarious, cop drama, mystery show. It's CSI meets Sweeney Todd meets Veronica Mars.

I would suggest this show to those who like dark comedy, character pieces, don't mind minimal nudity and colorful language, and mystery!

Season 5 premiers this next fall, so you have plenty of time to catch up before then, especially since seasons 1-4 are available for instant play on netflix!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inspirational Art: Uglow

My professor for my figure painting class showed us this fabulous painter's work.
The simplicity of color and composition that still describes the figure is breathtaking.
Love it.

Beach Hat

A nice little something to hopefully brighten up a dreary february.
Here is a close up of the detail on the shells.
I'm not very inspired here at school currently. Which is sad.
I don't know if it's just that I'm so busy with school or that I hate February, but something is off and ruining my game. So this painting cheers me up a bit because it is my favorite piece from Italy. With shells and a cork from Cinque Terra and Venice in a sunny room in November, when life was sweller than swell.

Oil on paper.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fish Scupture Garden

Quick painting sketch, oil on paper, for one of my classes. Limited pallet that did not include blue.