Eric Knisley surprised me with this exhibit at the Carrboro Arts Center opening September 9. Eric’s a great collaborator whose work can be found here. The horizontal works are done exquisite-corpse style over a few months … or years. I’m excited to be included in an exhibit with Eric, Bill Fick, Ron Liberti and Saul Zimet.
Get Horizontal – Eric Knisley exhibit
Eric also has work in a group exhibit at The Looking Glass Cafe. Other artists in that show include Kevin Dixon and Paul Freidrich!
If you’re in the Durham/Chapel Hill area and interested in plein air painting, please sign up for my seven-Saturday course at the Carrboro Arts Center. It’s up to a group vote, but we’re scheduled to visit spots at Duke Forest, the Botanical Gardens and Northwoods trails. Questions? Drop me a line.
(Click here to see more of my plein air paintings.)
Plein air painting
GeoGeo is available for Blackberry PlayBook and Android devices. GeoGeo grew from Carolina Adobe User Group meetings with me and Mark A. Mark knew former Pixar artist, James Elston, who gave us our nice logo and mascot, GeoGeorge. I coded the app and Mark handled quiz development. Please give it a try, let us know if you like (or dislike) it and we’ll try to incorporate good ideas. It won’t be free on the Android Market for much longer.
These are some of the latest pieces I’ve had the pleasure to work on for the UNC School of Public Health. The interactive pieces are made in Flash, Illustrator, and Cinema 4D and they’re built to live in BlackBoard or Sakai. The only thing we bought was the iStock video of the man in the desert. The interface was only meant for client review.
Credits: Catherine MacAllister, Informational Design; Megan Bell, Project Manager; Jason Whitley: Illustration, animation, actionscript; Dr. Melinda Beck, Subject matter expert. If you click around on the Nutrition 240 site, you’ll see more work by the rest of Teaching and Learning Interactive: Andy Brawn, videographer; Denis McDonough, grip; Tim Harper, web development; Jamar Jones, on-screen talent; Kerry O’Sullivan, web designer.
My dad’s and my exhibit ends Saturday, July 30 – the same day, there’s a closing party from 1-3 pm at The Art Station gallery. There were over sixty of my paintings and more than thirty of my dad’s sculptures. Ryan Karpinsky, Roy Woods, Ted, Tammy Cantrell and everyone at The Art Station are doing a great job getting a new gallery off the ground in Gastonia!
Rock Steel Hustle Flow exhibit Philip Whitley, Jason Whitley
These rocks are near marker 22 on the Wormhole Loop in Carolina Northwoods Forest in Chapel Hill. They caught my eye during a run and came to mind for the next painting. A smooth slope, from bikers and runners, is worn into the side closest to the viewer. Over 22 more years, I can make paintings for each marker along the trail.
This is another spot at Hard Climb Hill. A water snake, which I’m fairly certain was a copperhead was my companion this time. Please let me know if you can tell from the picture if it’s a copperhead or not. The snake was a big one and hung out most of the time under an underwater log just below the tree in the painting. I visited a couple of times, so I’m also posting the painting as it was in progress. I liked the reflections of the leaves in the water in the bottom left in the earlier version. Oil on board.
New Hope Riverbank
New Hope Riverbank in progress
This painting took two trips to a short trail in Hillsborough. During the second visit I was handed a pamphleted excerpt from “The Nectar of Devotion” and almost wound up painting a portrait of a three-legged pug, which would have been a pleasure.
The long story goes like this: I was looking for a spot to paint on the Haw River near the Bynum pedestrian bridge. Two boys with a pellet gun told me I could turn left at the end of the bridge (where there is access to the river, but no trail) and when I get to the gate at the end of the street, I could walk as far as I wanted. On the gate was a no trespassing sign with the name Ricky Spoon and phone number. So I called Ricky and he allowed access. It turns out Ricky is a well-known developer in Pittsboro with a reputation. I never found a trail to the river, so I cut through the unkempt woods to get there.
Red and black cicadas were all over. And it turns out that they like oil paint. Either that or the natural turpenoid I was using. One cicada was trying to eat the can.
Haw Below Bynum
Haw Cicada on canvas bag