Hi. I realize it's been a long time since I've updated anything on here. This time it's not really my fault as my camera has been sick and had to go away for a while. In the time since I've posted last I've had a few successes and a few failures in my work. The painting below I was working on didn't turn out as planned and I'm not sure if I'll use it for anything. I learned a good lesson about trying to add too much detail to something that should have remained soft and simple. I was right off of painting the highly layered DDay Lewis painting and couldn't switch styles to adjust. I had one more great fail after that one which was never photographed and is now in the garbage. Seriously, how does a sexy woman end up looking like Peter Sellers?
After that hilarious discouragement I went on to paint a very cute and simple painting of Takara and myself for the Valentines day show at Sadies Diner. Which brings me to the subject of Sadies and how the lovely Katie has offered my a show for April and May! I'm very excited as I think my work lends itself best to salons and diners as it tends to have a certain sweetness which is often not found in galleries. My show is going to be called "You're the cream in my coffee" after the wonderful Ruth Etting song of the same name. I want the show to mostly showcase people in the morning or enjoying their favorite drinks. I'm trying to keep it soft but not as illustrative. I've finished one painting so far of Jen Kim and a glass of wine. I've started the drawings for Michelle sipping a soda and Diana
After the Sadies show I'll continue to work on my 2008/09 hair paintings for my show at Grateful Head which seems to be turning into a yearly BBQ. "Jesse Crowe stays serious" will be the sequel to last years "Jesse Crowe gets serious". As for next year I'm hoping to maybe show off my hair photos from 2010 if I can?!
These are pictures from my phone, they are terrible.