1.25.2016

Current painting is nearly finished

Calling this painting nearly finished!
Here's where I am with this current painting. I like her quite a bit. this is as far as I can take it, I think, for it to be ready to be displayed this Friday. Perhaps I can do one last pass today, ...then let it dry as much as possible in front of the heater, add more glaze if needed for even sheen, and back to the heater. I've signed the painting, I like where it is. 
16 in by 16 in, oil paint on wood panel. nearly finished.
Looking forward to seeing how its received. Excited to have been invited to display a painting in this art show.

1.22.2016

WIP | Current Painting

16 in by 16 in, oils on wood panel, work in progress

here's how my painting looked at the end of last night's session. I spent 3 hours straight working on this, mixing paint, applying glaze and laying down paint, as well as writing in the chat during my live stream, in response to you guys! Last night we had 8 viewers at the peak, that's the most of the year, double what was going on the last time I was on, which was the day before! Streaming forces me to progress quickly. I'll be getting ready to work soon, here in a bit. It's only 3 oclock, last couple nights i didn't get started till 10pm, and that is hours earlier than my first times streaming. So, see ya over there! or, back here later. I think I only have 4 days left to paint on this... to be safe. It's going to be displayed in an art show i was invited to show in. Exciting. Next Friday, 29th. Tempe. I've begun glazing so, that's why it looks shiny and not shiny. Ok, bye. Thanks for reading.

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1.21.2016

Current Painting

16 in by 16 in, oils on canvas, 5 more days to work on this.

spent just under 3 hours on this today. more tomorrow. looking good i think. I like her. progressing steadily. looking forward to being done. the lighting in the picture isn't too great, the focus was to avoid glare.do you like the zoomed out view with the easel and background? I thought I'd leave it in for this shot, previous post has previous stage aka today's starting point. anyway, so here is it's current state. i should post a close up next. thanks for watching the stream if you did, if not, tune in sometime, follow me on twitter @brokeneyeball to get the update on when i begin, if you'd like. Working on new products for the shop! I am excited about them, it'll all be coming together in the next couple weeks, have to fit it in between, attempting to be a healthier human and painting /streaming. anyway, thanks for reading. 


1.20.2016

Work In Progress

16 in by 16 in, oil paint on wood panel. 
this is what I'm working on right now, hoping to finish it soon. I started it what feels like a few nights ago. Needs a few more layers and glazes. I estimate putting in about eight hours of painting on this so far. Hope you like her, when it's done. I'm happy with my progress, can't wait to finish this. I've been streaming my painting efforts online recently. I've also begun working to make new products, as well as new art prints. to check any of those out visit the links below. thanks for reading.

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8.17.2015

Latest Large Painting

A photo posted by Aldo Jeffrey (@champagnerobot) on

My friend did a better job of documenting my work than me. This is his picture, I figured I should definitely share it here, finally. It's to be noted that the friend I speak of, is also the other half of BrokeBot, my collaborative project/day-job. I've named this painting "The Extent" and I am so so happy with how it turned out. This size is amazing to work on, it's rewarding in a much different way than small pieces are.

8.14.2015

I have finished the painting below. I just need to create a final image of it, so I can show it properly and nicely. Meanwhile though, my efforts have been focused on painting, and I have been painting plenty. Perhaps I can't say it's in an organized fashion, but at least I know its not. Not at the moment.
p.s. Check Instagram to see a glimpse at the finished version.

2.14.2015

Instagram of Current Work on the Easel

24 by 30 inch canvas oil painting, stylized portrait of a made-up character
I'm quite happy with the results so far. I really look forward to finishing this painting. She will turn out good. I just know it.


2.03.2015

Blue Haired Babe

Tried to go for a looser technique on this painting:) It's not my usual approach, but it was definitely fun to get into. I've already started plotting my next painting. As per usual though, I have a ton more on the back burner. I'll never run out of things to paint!:)

Oil, 16 by 20 inches, Canvas

1.27.2015

1.16.2015

Check it Out! I was recently interviewed!

belowshop.com/artist-feature/carolroque
It was posted about ten days ago. I was quite satisfied with my answers. It did not take 15 to write, hah, that was my initial goal about it. More like a challenge.


1.08.2015

The Muse that Lingers

It is always awesome getting to see artwork that has sold as it hangs in its new home. and it's quite Double awesome when they are newly framed when you see them! "The Muse that Lingers" is shown below, this is a picture I borrowed from Mr Roqué Anderson. He popped her into this great frame he had, and they match so well! It's hard framing paintings, often I just can't afford to do it. So grateful for the support! ♥
The Muse that Lingers as photographed + framed by Roqué Anderson



12.17.2014

The Muse that Lingers

I finished this painting a few days ago. And guess what?? She is sold!!! I am soo happy to say this. I really needed it this month. This painting is about the muse. That which drives you and inspires you to create something. About the idea that sometimes inspiration comes when you aren't the most ready for it, and sometimes the inspiration lingers around. Picking at you reminding you that there is something you need to do, Don't wait too long!

18 by 24 inches on hardboard, sold

[difficult time getting the colors to show up nicely, its okay-looking.

11.17.2014

Homage to the Bunny

I made this based on a digital painting I made a long time ago, which was based off of the word homage, which was for illustration Friday, a website and community that provided a theme every week for all to interpret and share. It's not listed in my shop yet, but it will soon be varnished and probably displayed at the local art walk, where I have a monthly booth, First Fridays. Do you like this bunny as much as I do? I love him, and I think his magic trick is only fair!
16 by 20 inches on hardboard, oil painting available

10.15.2014

Studio Shot

a straight up no filter or alteration picture of my easel area. This painting just needs a few things left on it to finish, something to cover her nudity, make it family friendly this time, and small details. Some glistens on the background somehow. Then my initials then a final varnish. Quite happy with it though. Oh yeah some glowing-ness to the hummingbird, too.

studio today, work in progress painting on the easel


10.13.2014

I remembered to check out my painting through a mirror, and I think it looks better this way! Haha, ok not truly, but I do like it. I'm just gonna let it dry, I glazed an area, didn't even have to, but other than that and it not being signed yet, it's finished.


10.05.2014

Drawing from today. Color; remnants of attempting to paint on copy paper, failed results elsewhere on page. 

10.01.2014

BrokeBot Canvas Finished

Finally called this painting finished a couple nights ago. I am satisfied with it, and like it a lot more now than before. It needs only a signature, and a coat of varnish. Then it will be popped into my shop!


8.22.2014

Recently Finished Paintings

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approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting sold

approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting available




approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available







approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available




8.14.2014

8.12.2014

right now

Sever Year Absence

Today it's raining in the desert. This is the most water I have ever seen in this place. 



[to read jibber jabber and view 6 second video click on the time-stamp below]

6.05.2014

First week of June

18 by 24 inches, oil paint on mounted hardboard, wip
This is a painting in progress & currently on the easel. It still needs a bit more work, but I thought I'd share what I'm currently working on. I'll write about it's meaning when it's finished. Oil on 18 x 24 x 1 inch hardboard panel. 

5.26.2014

Painting from Life

6 by 8 inches, oil paint on canvas board, private collection
I have a little easel box that I bought for sixty dollars, I don't remember when, every so often I use it to paint something from life.

4.29.2014

Temptations

16x20 inches, oil on canvas


closeup



This is a painting I started a long time ago. Over 4 years ago probably. I had a lot of trouble with it, I used to just start paintings without planning much. I would sketch it onto the canvas entirely free hand, just from an idea in my head or from a much smaller sketch, that I probably didn't even have nearby. This made for more of a mess that needs saving than a straightforward painting. Nowadays I have a better method with less room for mistakes. But I still end up doing small paintovers every so often. After a while I finally came around and just had to finish it; it doesn't feel good to have pieces in progress for so long. After a lot of alterations, fixes, paintovers, and years, she's finished! Just under a month ago, and I am quite happy with the results.

9.03.2013

Untitled Paintings

approx. 4 by 8 inches on wood, oil painting sold


6 by 8 inches wood plaque, oil painting sold
Both of these were painted using only French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, & Titanium White. One of the images is a scan, and the other is from a photo after the cut. I might update the first image, above, later with one that looks a little smoother. I love both of these girls. I'm glad others out there did too.

8.16.2013

Sam of Secret Island

This is Sam. An individual who resides in Secret Island. A place outside of regular society where those who wish to frolic as they please, may do so. Where no one is judged, and no is watching what anyone is doing, where one may seek adventure with fellow humans or to find peace in solitude amongst the green of nature, and of love, life, and of creatures and wanderers. 

6 by 8 inches on wood plaque, sold

9.26.2012

Scottsdale Times Newspaper September 2012

Someone saw my two paintings at Method Space art gallery, and they ended up choosing me for their Artist's Spotlight for their September issue of the Scottsdale Times! 
I was interviewed via email. My first time in a newspaper! Check it out!:D

1.14.2012

I live to create Art

For the past four months or so.. I feel I've been growing and changing a lot. One aspect of it is, I've been working harder on my work, and also on myself.
I think with all that change going on, it's hard to know which parts of me to share about here.

8.02.2011

Honey Bear

digital mixed media collab made under the pseudonym of BrokeBot

Honey Bear, originally named Bear Masked, is about a timid girl who is trying to be fearless. She is encouraged to do so by wearing her favorite head gear. It allows her to feel hidden while at the same time being out there, where she fears to be, but, she decides its worth the risk. 

4.07.2011

IF: Duet


I made a quick digital test painting, with the theme "Duet" in mind.
A duet where each is half human & half fish!

weekly art posting 11 | digital paint

4.02.2011

April First Friday.

April First Friday.
I've been trying to see my work from an outside perspective recently.. lol, & what I see is a set of really ..kind of intense, sad paintings.. or of sad things. I think its just that those are the types of feelings I need to get out. But this is only a part of me, it isn't alll of me. :)