Friday, June 29, 2007

#17 Guest-Eric Joyner

This week's guest is an illustrator, painter who lives and works in San Francisco.He's quite prolific in his work and can be seen in galleries and group shows around the world.The painting on the left is Cantina Blues.It reminds me of Edward Hopper.I really enjoy it because it's Casablanca meets Lost in Space.Everyone should go check out his site here. Thanks Eric and thanks Ricky for bringing him over here.

What is your favorite color?
I guess my favorite color is cobalt blue. Or the blue one sees looking into Crater Lake (in Oregan on a sunny day. The blue there is unreal!

2. Who is your favorite artist?
My favorite artist would have to be N.C Wyeth, though Frank Frazettas work is quite awesome:) But, I like a few other people in the world, Van Gogh is a favorite along with Wayne Thiebaud. Oh, Richard Diebenkorn too.

3.If you were a painting, which one would you be? Why?
I would be this painting...I really liked the book Robinson Crusoe. The painting shows that even in adversity, life is worth living.

Monday, June 18, 2007

# 16 Guest-Jos

Well it's sweet sixteen and very befitting this is my husband extraordinaire. He answered my questions, which amazes me because he's so busy. Jos is probably the one person I know that has more interests than I do. He's complicated and full of great ideas but forced to live his life by the suits rules. One day soon I hope he returns to his roots, because, this I know will make him happy.

1. What is your favorite color?
Over the course of many years I've built up a palette of my favorite colors. These go in and out of favor depending on my mood or circumstances. My favorite colors, in order of their appearance, are: Blue, black, orange, red, yellow, grey

2. Who is your favorite artist?
All my favorite artists are fairly obvious and most, Picasso, Van Gogh,& c. have already been touched upon. With that in mind I wanted to mix things up a bit and go back. Way back. I'm talking 15th century, ya'll. One of my favorite artist/painters is the dutchie Hieronymus Bosch. It surely isn't for the moralizing and church inspired themes that I dug him. And it certainly wasn't the painstaking rendering style (I'm not a fan of hyper-detail). I could see the hellish part of the paintings, but I always approached them as being more creative and imaginative than anything else. Plus each little bit is iconic in it's own way so to me it has a graphic and narrative sense to it. Yes, it definitely appeals to the comic-geek side of me.

If you were a painting, which one would you be? Why?
My painting pick might surprise pg, who thinks she knows me so well. But Caspar David Friedrich's paintings have always struck a chord with me.Again, I don't really delve too much into the religious aspects of the work, (and I'm no fan of the Romantic movement) but I can relate to the spiritual yearnings and searching themes. Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is one of the handful of paintings which I can project myself into.