Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We took a day trip up to Waynesville NC last week and I couldn't help but take a photo of this window. I was about to walk right by it when I asked myself WWPKD? (That's what would Paul Kyser do for you non AUC-blogger folks). The answer? Take a pic and post it on the internet.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
But aside from all that I really have been enjoying painting a little extra lately. It is so consuming. I don't know if any other artists out there have ever noticed, but to me at least, painting feels very similar to praying. Both have a tremendously calming effect.
I have to thank Jane DesRosier for one of my favorite new things to do, which is use gel medium. It adds so much texture, which I really enjoy. It really adds another element to art when there isn't just color and composition to consider, but also the texture. Here are a couple of my favorite paintings that make good use of gel medium- they're not very figurative like most of my paintings are- they're really just color studies of hot and cold, with a bunch of gel medium swirled in.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The place that we did decide on is actually pretty swanky. It's a little more expensive than we had planned to spend, but other medical students live there and have nothing but great things to say about it, plus it's really pet friendly. We've still got a little paperwork to sort out, but I'm pretty sure that's where we'll end up living. It's so perfect for students- there's a library with wifi and a game room with pool tables and playstations. By far this is the best place for anyone with a pet- not only is it a pet friendly building, but theres a fenced in grassy area behind it so you can play with your dog without a leash. I didn't take any pics while we were there, but you can check it out at www.theopalny.com . It's centraly located near all of AUC's clinical sites in NY, so any AUCers looking for a place in NYC would definitely be happy here.