Sunday, October 17, 2010

a pile of stuff and junk whatever i don't care

still life

Still Life with Orange Wiffle Ball
Graphite and watercolor on paper
12" x 16"

I am reasonably happy with this.

It's from the summer watercolor class.

No, I haven't done anything lately.

Unless you count splitting wood and watching scary movies.

I don't.

But John Carpenter's The Thing was very entertaining.

Also, the library's copy of Hellboy II would not play the last five minutes.

What are people doing with these DVDs?

Whatever it is seems to involve Brillo pads, or possibly gravel.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

what have i done? this:

Watercolor and graphite on paper
5" x 8"

Two Views of West Meadow Beach Trash Cans
Watercolor, graphite, sand, and salt water on paper
Size variable

i have been a bad blogger lately. my apologies! above are some more things from my watercolor class over the summer. the top one made it to the website. the beach ones are a little "meh", and the rest are either "super-meh" or too big for me to bother with scanning or photoing just yet.

you may be wondering to yourself: "hi, self. i'm wondering if mr. brandt has made anything new lately, what with his new full-time job and all."

i'd have to give you a big fat "NO" on that one, self--unless you count a few new shelves in my garage and a pool filtration system. give me a while to settle in, and i'll dazzle you with some new goodies. until then, you just keep those pants on. unless you're going swimming. because that would be ridiculous to swim in your pants, you know.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

iiii'm...the maaan... in the box

bowmp chi bown bown, bowmp chi bown bown.

if you were ever a flannel-wearin' grunge dork, you know what i'm talking about.

here's my latest big thing:

Enclosed Self-portrait

Enclosed Self-portrait
Watercolor and ink on various papers
14.5" x 16"

don't worry, this was a long time ago. i'm all better now (mostly). nothing a little sleep can't fix.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

new things happening all around

lots of new stuff for you to see, both here and at the main website (check under "portraits" for the newest additions)

Self Portrait after Yi Chen

Self Portrait after Yi Chen
Pastel on paper
9 x 12 inches

Crazy Blue Still Life

Crazy Blue Still Life
Pastel on paper
18 x 24 inches

Porcelain Til-Ya Puke

Porcelain Til' Ya Puke
Pastel on paper
24 x 18 inches

Whole Lotta Nuthin'

Whole Lotta Nuthin' Goin' on
Pastel on paper
18 x 24 inches

Saturday, April 17, 2010

not a zombie

Will Oldham
Solarplate etching print
4" x 5"
I'll admit, ol' Bonnie "Prince" Billy is lookin' rather peaked in this picture, but it's just the spotlight on his fluffy beard. Folks love a dude who can rock a nice beard, you know.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

come look at all the nifty changes!

So I've been spiffing up the website over the last several weeks, and it's finally looking presentable. Check it out here, or by clicking the above screenshot. You'll notice a new "Shop" area, which is still in the works. I'll let you know when it goes live, so youse can give me money in exchange for some arty stuff!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

gypsy and connie

Gypsy and Connie
12" x 16"
Acrylic on wood panel
Here's the finished version of the painting for Kristen and Connie. By the way, I really enjoyed making this painting, and I would love to do more. It sure would be nice if someone else commissioned me to do one! Was that too subtle?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

where you been

J Mascis
5" x 7"
Watercolor on paper
Don't know why, but I felt like making a portrait of J Mascis today. He plays guitars real nice. By the way, I love that thing that happens when big glasses make the side of the face get out of line, don't you?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

mountains of a different sort

Rise of the Rest
5.5" x 8.5"
Watercolor pencil monotype print
This one goes with my "Awareness" series. I worked quickly to avoid getting to nit-picky with the detritus.

julia and max the nephew, zonked

6" x 9"
Watercolor monotype print
I made this a few weeks ago. I love this watercolor-print process. Now, if I could just find a free etching press so I could do these at home, I'd be all set. Also, If I could find a full-time job so I could buy one, that would be sweet. Put that as my number one wish. Well, number two, but I can't tell you what number one is, though some of you probably already know.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

so i did this yesterday

8" x 10"
Watercolor pencil monotype print
I was worried that this print wouldn't turn out, because I only had one shot to get it right. But it came out okay, so I didn't have to puke on everything. Yay!

Monday, January 11, 2010

sketchbook project, and beyond

last week, i completed and mailed out my sketchbook (see a sample page above) to art house co-op in atlanta for their sketchbook project, which will be coming to a city near (or possibly quite far from) you! click here for exhibition locations and dates, and click over here to see more pages from my book.

and this just in-->the above sketch is in the process of becoming a painting, which you can see below, in sneak preview: