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Time to change up the journal

Mon Jun 15, 2015, 8:26 AM
So it's been awhile since I've updated this journal and I've been meaning to do so since I rebranded Cogwurx a while ago; lots going on so I couldn't devote any time to any journals.

So..um...what's new. I have an 8 month old who is now crawling, so that's taken up most of might time, but I'm fortunate enough to be able to squeeze some paintings in. I'm so glad I switched to the water-mixable oils. Takes a lot of the worry out of painting around kids, though still need to be mindful of them.

I have an art show coming up at a local library. Nothing major, but it will allow me to sell my originals and clean out some space from a closet I dubbed "art storage". That also means that I'll be getting my latest batch of paintings (about 19 of them) professionally photographed so I'll be able to offer some new prints! YAY!

  • Mood: Artistic
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  • Reading: The Gentleman Bastards series
  • Watching: Tom & Jerry
  • Drinking: coffee

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Rome
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United States
Front-end Web Developer/Designer | Painter | Huge Tom & Jerry Fan | Loves coffee.
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Blossom by cogwurx
Blossom
16"x20"
Oil on Canvas

This was in interesting piece to create as I was trying to abstract a landscape without making it look too landscapey....it didn't work,well, but the piece evolved into this and I'm very happy with the results. I uses to do a lot of landscapes back after university and was starting to get into abstracting them when I hit a massive creative block and got lost artistically. Anyway, I'm hoping that I may get the spark again to do some more abstract landscapes.  We'll see. In the meantime I have a another circle painting in the works. Stay Tuned!

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Smolder by cogwurx
Smolder
24"x28"
Mixed Media on Canvas
(Acrylic and Oil Paint)

This is a really fun series that I've been doing. Not sure how far this is going, but I'm having fun with it.

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Synthesis by cogwurx
Synthesis
24"x36"
Oil on Canvas

I had another large canvas that I wanted to use and was really feeling the movement and fun of my previous painting, Eclipse. I got a little more expressive with this one. I also had some unexpected help from my 4.5 year old daughter who really wanted to help. It was a challenge to allow her to actually do some "painting" as I had a specific flow in mind, but I think that bit of chaos added to overall feel of the painting.

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IntoTheFog by cogwurx
IntoTheFog
16"x20"
Mixed media on board
(Oil, Acrylic, paper, tea bags)

Wow! did this go through several iterations. This is a painting that I started back in May and was going to be a collage sort of thing. I knew an elephant was going to be the main theme.  I thought I had finished it mid-May, but something about it didn't seem right. I stared at the painting for a couple days and I  got to the point where I really hated the painting. So I put it away for about a month or two and revisited it last week determined to finish it. The fact that this painting wasn't complete and I knew that there was one in there bothered me so I just let loose on it. This is the result. I don't think it's my best painting, but I did some new things with it that I'll apply to other paintings.

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Eclipse by cogwurx
Eclipse
36"x36"
Mixed Media on Canvas
(Oil and Acrylic paint)

I wish I had a camera that took better pictures. Anyway, this one was a pretty interesting piece that sort of came to me rather quickly. I had one last, large canvas that I wanted to painting so have been thinking for quite sometime as to what to painting on it. Then one day I had a sketching app open on my phone and doodled something really quick that really clicked with me. So refined it in Photoshop a bit to get the general concept of what I wanted to achieve and then set to work painting it. This is one of my more quicker paintings that I've done.

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seangregory Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Rome, you have an amazing gallery and an incredible eye for design! 
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cogwurx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!! :highfive:
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seangregory Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
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Ahjotuli Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +watch, most appreciated! :D
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
You are welcome and thank you as well!!
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