Thursday, September 07, 2006

I have a new assistant/intern/apprentice- Aaron Mason. He's a tattoo artist working out of Soul Expressions in Temecula. He'll be helping out with all sorts of things in the studio, and hopefully I'll be able to pass on some art knowledge.



Aaron and I cleaned out the studio today, organized things a bit. I don't think it's been this cleaned up since I moved in last October. We were making some space for some canvases and panels that were being delivered today.

This is a 5' square canvas and to the left a huge 10' x 3' canvas. I decided for my upcoming show that I wanted to get all the panels professionally made. I called upon the craftsmen over at Lucius Hudson to build all the panels and canvasas. Once you are selling art for decent prices I think it's time to step up and give the collectors the best quality possible. No more warped plywood and Aaron bros. canvases for me.

These are some of the wood panels. Check out how they're constructed. Super sturdy and razor straight.

This is a work in progress on Arches paper. Having fun working on paper...

I still take on the occassional illustration job, though they're getting rarer and rarer. This is a book cover that I'm working on, very different from my gallery work- more fantasy /sci-fi, it's a lot of fun for the dork deep inside me. That's my actual sized sketch and tiny color comp. This job is late and I need to finish it soon.



Ah shit a paper cut. Except it's from a cardboard box which slices deeper. Right under my pinky nail. Stings. We are moving soon, and I'm starting to hate cardboard boxes.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr.Letterman that can´t get into his account said:
I would have move from Spain to the USA if I would have known you were looking for an assistant. Haha. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

it warms my heart and inspires me as a student to read about your success as an artist and an all-around swell guy.

i hope i can shake your hand someday, and perhaps purchase some of your original works. a vinyl Walker would be shiggedy cool too.

Anonymous said...

that new painting with the moon is amazing... i keep thinking what else can he possibly do and everytime i see something new i'm shocked and amazed

matthew limmer said...

hey Jeff, have you seen this animation of your work?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7oZB5PKLA

Anonymous said...

Its cool that you are using canvas, but don't downplay the importants of your found boards. It was a lot of what you stood for. I can expain later

teakey

the chung said...

jeff, what's the name of the new book you're illustrating for? i picked up Gil's All Fright Diner when it first came out just because it had your illustration on the front cover haha. talk about judging a book by it's cover! but then i read it, and it was actually really fucking awesome! zombies, werewolves, vampires, ghosts...and words.
i guess anything you have anything to do with is good!

Anonymous said...

i met aaron at a tattoo convention not to long ago, he was asking me about my art work on my arm ( soto inspired work) he was a nice guy.

your new work is looking good.

delu said...

hi, jeff.

I adore your work! You are amazing. I want a garden with your drawn plants and flowers(!!!) Thanks for sharing it.

rodrigo said...

i envy the studio space, i used to have a good one but we lost it to the incoming business which purchased the whole block... Hearing of your success always gives hope...
beautiful work, made a fan out of me..

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