Sometimes the best paintings are the products of what occurs while trying to make what you think is a painting. Happy accidents happen all the time. Part of me enjoys the roughness and nonchalant nature of the materials that get stained while you work. They too possess a certain aesthetic beauty that can be harnessed into the creation of new work. #foundpaintings #contemporaryart #painting #artblog #rogerallancleaves #rogercleaves #abstractart #aestheticbeauty #leftovers #sc
It's been a long day of working outside in the heat to resolve the sculptures for my upcoming show. Making sculptures always gives me ideas for future paintings. It opens up doors in my mind that I probably wouldn't go through if I stuck to two dimensional work. I like when I have the opportunity to make objects that exist in space.
These sculptures look and feel like loose abstract paintings to me, but they are made in a slow and thoughtful manner. I'm working using an ad
I am bummed out to the 4th power. In case you are wondering the powers of being bummed out go all the way up to ten before you hit some new level of sadness. Bummed out to the tenth power would be finding a hair in the middle of your favorite burrito, but that’s a tale for another day. The here and now is that Kroger no longer stocks my favorite pen. The Uni-ball vision elite is by far the best replaceable pen on the shelf. It cost a little more than most cheap pens, but it h
It has been a long time since I set out to make a drawing that was concrete in it's possibilities. Most of my drawings start abstractly now. I enjoy finding imagery in my warm up exercises and developing ideas from fragments. This morning I tried to draw something that was already resolved in my head and I found the task to be difficult in the sense that the idea of proceeding was just too boring. I generally find art that looks like it has been preconceived to be boring unl
I just got my new nibs for my Wacom tablet in the mail. Most of my work begins with sketching and lately I do a lot of pre-planning using Corel Painter with my Wacom Intuos tablet. I usually like to draw with the flex nibs, but I decided to give the stroke nibs a try. The flex nibs are more sensitive to pressure than the standard nibs for the Intuos pen and the stroke nibs are more sensitive to pressure than the flex. It is easier to get that thin to thick line quality with
I have some work in Monsters Marks. I hope you can check it out. I'm also in the a group exhibition titled A World Away in Jackson, Mississippi and you can read about it here! Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 3750 Norriswood Ave., 142 Communications and Fine Arts Bldg.March 25 - July 28th (Reception: March 25 3:00pm - 6:00pm) Awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, works featured from Memphis collections make us think about how we define m
What rings true? What deserves to be placed on a pedestal for review. Bookie, the main character from my narrative, is exploring these ideas in the current chapter I am writing. I have made a few paintings exploring some of the sculptures in the story. The sculptures are made up partly of scraps that are found in the Land of the Forget Me Nots and from things that Bookie has encountered in other worlds he has explored. Horseshoe elements are plentiful in the Land of the FMN.