Be there or be square!

The big quilted grid painting I've been working on recently is almost done- Go Big or Go Home.  It will be ready for it's debut next Friday in my Lobby show at Artspace.  Here are some details-

I have some paintings up at Marbles-  I tried to get a good shot of the show but my model was a bit reluctant.  Some are purely my work, others are collaborations with the kids I worked with during my residency there.  

Here is a shot of my finished commission, a surprise birthday present for some one.  I hope she liked it!

"Oooh Oooh Son" finished, Small and cute, Commission Madness round #2.

Oooh Oooh Son, finished! I took this picture on Artspace's exterior wall, it shows brighter out here in the sunlight.
I've been working on some more small ones, some inspired by larger works. If I made 48 of these and glued them together, it would be like my Oooh Oooh Son.

One of the commissions I'm working on right now- Novio- a dog with an incredibly long tongue.

Commission Mania, Marbles Residency,and a big painting almost almost finished.

Commissions-I'm happy that a lot of people got Norval paintings under the tree this season, it means I've been busy in the studio. Commissioned work ranged from large to small this year and I enjoyed every minute of painting them. Now that I've met the big deadline, I can breath a sigh of relief.

Marbles Residency-
I had the privilage this December of doing a residency at Marbles Kids Museum. I spent two weeks painting and creating with the little ones, and it was a blast. Such creative minds at work! My daughter, Ingrid, also enjoyed helping out at her favorite place to play. From painting wooden boxes, to creating animals out of tape, to painting huge canvases together, we did it all. It was a real highlight of 2011 for me.

LARGE canvas almost done!!

Here's some detail shots from my newest large painting yet to be titled. I wanted to show lots of action and bright colors. It's part of my quilted grid series.

A small grouping that's up right now in the studio, on top a board meeting, below a commissioned painting for a couple flanked by Nugget and Square dog.
Everyone have a happy new year! 2012- the year for art!!!

Brightening the corners

With so much room on a large canvas, there's a spot for everyone. This painting has a few more layers of color and is beginning to take shape. It's a place for all the characters to come together and mingle.

And some detail shots-

Our house-

Some little paintings chilling next to our ever expanding pile of dried paint.

LA- here we come!

New painting in the works- Donald Trunk. Thanks Lee!
The pile of paint thickens on the palette.........
New small paintings in the works.
Give me my coffee!!!!!!!
Thanks to mega fan Nick Smith. He just bought both paintings- Don't Squeal McNeil, and Wrong on Math Test. I've shipped them to him in LA. Bye paintings- enjoy your new life on the west coast!!