Monday, October 29, 2012


Rouzbeh is finished. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rouzbeh Ghiassi

This won't be a laborious piece.  Rouzbeh is clear to me.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Persian Torrit

Here is my submission to the Torrit Grey competition.  Each year Gamblin sends out free Torrit Grey to all the art stores.  Since I've worked at both Plaza and Utecht this past year i done GOT some Torrit Grey.  Thanks Paria for posting those Persian playing cards.  I stole that.  I'm talking with my vinyl guy about printing this large on clear vinyl for a local restaurant

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meanwhile, the dream continues...

The Cricket in Gloria

 Now she is done.  This piece is title The Cricket in Gloria for two reasons.  The first is because there is an actual cricket hidden in this painting.  Secondly this piece is about the impossibility of hiding our flaws.  There is a bug in my acquisition of glory and there always will be. 
I have a message to the people I may have offended, or hurt, or depressed, or stressed during this year and a half long endeavor.  I apologize.

Flamenco Yellow

Then one day I search "Flamenco Yellow" in google and look what pops up.  The real lady that the initial digital painting is based off of.  Now, for the first time I am able to see what is actually going on. 

I did some photo-shopping to buy more time.  The above image on the left is what she really looked like after a week of healing from being flayed. 
Then Mr. Javad realized I had glued pieces of Rives BFK to the Canvas.  I was forced to remove all of the paper.  So sad ripping off all of Gloria's skin.
 My father called and said "He wants you to change this part of the dress.  It looks like a mouth and eyes."  Cool.

 Finally, she must be done.  This was around November of 2011 right before I began working at Utrecht Art Supplies.
 Not smooth enough background.
 Take out the squigglies.
July 2011, hope on the horizon.  Thanks to Keenan Derby, for making this enormous canvas for me.

Should be simple enough

So One day Mr. Javad watched this video on youtube.

At 1:26 a digital painting appears.  THIS is what Mr. Javad wanted.  And he wanted it 9ft tall by 6 ft. wide. 

Learning the Flamenco Dance

This story begins 4 and 1/2 years ago.  My family was having a dinner party.  I was a second semester Junior at MICA.  Mr. Javad approached me and said he was interested in a large painting of a Flamenco Dancer.  He wanted it to be "Playing with Paint!" and "Playing with Color!"
This was my first painting attempt.  4 ft. x 7ft.  Unfortunately, the space above the fireplace is taller than wide, so my wide format painting simply wouldn't look right.




The is upper scroll is meant to have multiple readings.  "We BBB" is a saying amongst some of my close friends.  Also "Webbb" for Walter Webb.  He is the owner of The Museum formerly known as The Brass Elephant.  This is Mr. Webb.  His son (who first approached me to do business) is Brandon, hence the extra B. 

But the most important reading which many people see is "USER." 

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work work work work

All artists should make sure to where gloves when working with Cadmium and Cobalt.

Let me finish where I left off

So, Cherub is a close second to the Seraph.  There's the name of the restaurant again.