Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Spin on the Circle Series :: Circle 9


A spin on the Circle Series

Check out Making Circle 8

Matthew G. Beall Art     At Work on  Circle 9       2014

Matthew G. Beall Art      Circle 9      Acrylic on Paper    2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Helicopter Einsatz and Creativity aka What Do You Do with Images?


I made these images several years ago, and didn't really know what exactly I would do with them. Then I thought ... well, how about doing this:


Matthew G. Beall Helicopter Einsatz 2010 - 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Journey of Breaking Boundaries

Being in a comfort zone is not a bad thing. 
Staying in a comfort zone might hold you back. Breaking out of a comfort zone just may be better than bad. Sometimes you have to color outside the lines even if it is not easy. You may just end up opening some doors to new rooms you were not sure even exisited.

Explore. Experiment.




Matthew G. Beall Art      A Touch of Red    Acrylic on Paper   2014 



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Memories as Objects :: NYC

We all have them

My favorite coffee cup, given to me as a gift, always brings back great memories of the de Kooning Retrospective at MoMA in 2011 that I visited with Ellen Fisch.

My painting cap, which I bought from a NYC street vendor too many years ago, also holds cherished memories of gallery visits with Michael Corbin aks ArtBookGuy and meine Liebe Violetta.

What are yours?

While your are here, take a look at Making a Circle Painting
and read my latest interview

Matthew G. Beall Art     Memories as Objects     2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Making Circle Painting 8 :: Round and Round I Go

 Continuing the Circle Series

Ingredients: blank paper, pencils, paint, brushes, courage, camera ... oh yeah, you did some thought.

You have to make the first mark ... it's not always easy to do even when you know what you want to do. Courage.

I really like working on paper. I feel I have more control. 

Gotta have pencils, brushes and, of course, some paint. 

Camera so I can take photos to show you because who want's to only read about making a painting.

While you're here, take a look at The Birth of a Painting (2010)  http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2010/07/birth-of-painting-charcoal-ink-acrylic.html

Matthew G. Beall Art    A Few of the Ingredients      2014


Matthew G. Beall Art    Pencil Work      2014


Matthew G. Beall Art    Thought      2014

Matthew G. Beall Art    Almost     2014

Matthew G. Beall Art    Circle 8     2014









Interviewed by Beard's Framing --- Check it out

I was recently interviewed by Beard's Framing: "Here at Beard's Framing, we love bringing you insight and perspectives from artist. Today, we have an interview with Matthew G. Beall, painter and photographer."

Read it here --
Interview with Artist Matthew G. Beall | Beard's Framing  http://www.beards.com/Articles/Matthew_G

 
Matthew G. Beall   Too Much Red 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Making the First Mark :: California Series continues

It starts with the idea, then you are confronted with white nothingness ...  and all it takes is making a mark. That's the hard part sometimes, isn't it. 

Continuing the California Series
http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2011/09/central-coast-of-california-ocean-and.html

 http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2012/07/california-my-dna-connection.html

 http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2011/12/california-series-two-new-ones.html

The mark is made


 
 The painting begins
 
 Maybe a painting ...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Coffee is like blood

I have been able to be in the studio working a lot lately. See previous post: a-painter-painting-it-is-time-again.

 I love being inside my studio, and I am rarely, if ever, without my coffee. 

BECAUSE


A short video I made several years ago

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Painter Painting -- It is Time again

Vacation is over. That time is a rich memory. 
Back to in the studio. Time to work. 
Time to re-work. Time to explore. 
Time to continue breaking boundaries self-imposed.

Canvas and paper lie around waiting to be caressed. Some wait to be re-worked. Some are not ready to let go... and some are finding their way. Some hang. Some want to be hung. 

What was
 What is










 What may be

What is finding its way

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Round and Round -- Circle 7

The journey continues round and round.  Check the series out! Click here ---> Circle Series

The circle series paintings have found their way onto canvas. 

You can help me out by purchasing a painting for your home or office. 

Matthew G. Beall Art   Circle 7    70 x 50cm    Acrylic on Canvas    2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After a very long vacation ... what to do? I could use your HELP!

What to do? The painting I left unfinished remains unfinished after 7 weeks away from the studio.

Visited MOMA for the umpteenth time. Saw my friends. Walked miles and miles. Smelled the Pacific. Made photographs.

Check out my photography blog
 http://www.matthewgbeallphotography.com/vision-driven-blog

Spread the word.  

Say hi.
 I could use your HELP!

Buy a painting. 

Buy a photograph print. 

Contact me. It's easy. 
mattbeall at yahoo.com

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Damn, time flies! :: Breaking Self-imposed Boundaries

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~Dion Boucicault

Damn, time flies!

What's been going on in the studio since I got off my lazy procrastinating butt to clean/organize my space? 

1. A lot of looking at the work of other artists whose work somehow connects with me.

 Liz Davidson and her husband John Ballantyne

José Freitascruz  

Peter Geerts

Tim McFarlane

Denis Serre

David Weir


2. (Re) working on breaking self-imposed boundaries. 

I have been working off and on this piece since the summer of 2011.  Part of the California series.

Matthew G. Beall art an american painter in germany untitled Big - Calif Series  2011  Acrylic, Charcoal and Pencil on Canvas
Matthew G. Beall  untitled Big - Calif Series  2011  Acrylic, Charcoal and Pencil on Canvas

 And canvas being reworked ... new ideas, new direction, new possibilities that may or my not work.


 Sometimes you have to try to break self-imposed boundaries!


 In progress ... not knowing exactly where to go yet. Ah, those damn boundaries!



 I think I have a match ...



The making of a new series ... let's see where this leads.

Matthew G. Beall Art  untitled breaking boundaries a  Acrylic on Canvas  60 x 60cm 2014


Matthew G. Beall Art  untitled breaking boundaries b  Acrylic on Canvas  50 x 50cm   2014

Matthew G. Beall Art  untitled breaking boundaries c  Acrylic on Canvas  80 x 80 cm  014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Breaking the Chains of Procrastination! The Studio Clean Up

I've said it before: I am a procrastinator. BUT when you have a studio visit, it's time to get off your ass, clean, rearrange, and make some space.

And a somewhat workable workspace.

matthew g beall vision driven fine art inside the studio photograph
Matthew G. Beall Art   Inside the Workspace  2014

 I can't believe I have room to move around.

Matthew G. Beall Art   Inside the Storage Space 1  2014

Made use of the walls, too.

Matthew G. Beall Art   Inside the Storage Space 2  2014

Did I mention I have the largest collection of Matthew G. Beall Paintings?

Matthew G. Beall Art   Inside the Storage Space 3 2014









Friday, April 25, 2014

The OTHER Canvas

http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2014/04/the-other-canvas-tools-needed-still.html

http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2014/04/the-other-canvas-tools-of-trade-still.html

...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The OTHER Canvas - Tools of the Trade - Still Life Series


Artists use their tools and most likely think of their tools as tools. Some artists have painting clothes that are seen as just that: painting clothes. It occurred to me some time ago that my tools and clothes are actually alternative canvases. And since I practice both painting and photography, I came to see these things as objects to pay homage to. They are the Tools of the Trade. They are the needed. They are the OTHER canvas.



Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   water bottle     2013
Matthew G. Beall Art  Water Bottle    2013

Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   Scrapers     2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   Scrapers    2014

Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   brush and scraper    2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   Brush and Scrapers    2014

Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   Tools in Water    2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   Tools in Water    2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Other Canvas, Tools of the Trade - The Needed :: Still Life Series

Canvas that is not always seen as canvas. 
Tools that may not be looked at closely. 

Artists use their tools and most likely think of their tools as tools. Some artists have painting clothes that are seen as just that: painting clothes. It occurred to me some time ago that my tools and clothes are actually alternative canvases. And since I practice both painting and photography, I came to see these things as objects to pay homage to. They are the Tools of the Trade. They are the needed. They are the OTHER canvas.

 Part 2
http://www.matthewgbeall.com/2014/04/the-other-canvas-tools-of-trade-still.html

Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   Painting Hat   2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   My Painting Hat   2014
Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art    Painting Shirt    2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   Painting Shirt   2014
Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   Painting Jeans    2014
Matthew G. Beall Art   Painting Jeans  2014
Matthew G. Beall vision driven fine art and photography Art   Painting "Shoes"    2013
Matthew G. Beall Art   Painting "Shoes"   2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Excuses for stealing :: Copyright Infringement and MY Photographs


We live in a world of copy and paste where copy means copyright infringement.  I accept that uploading an image or other data to the Internet carries a risk of being used and abused by others. However, there are limits, right.


At the beginning of March, 2014, I read a blog post by Cole Thompson titled: Watermarks Drive Me Crazy!  where he talks a little about Google image search. You can upload an image or URL to Google image search to track down images the same or similar to yours. In other words, you can find those who have infringed on your copyright.


I randomly chose a photograph that I used on my blog, and to my surprise, I found that this photograph was being used by several bloggers, a magazine and a law firm in Italy specializing in wealth management.  This was done by the simple copy and paste method. I wrote them all. The bloggers all responded within hours, and they all apologized and credited the work as mine. The law firm never responded, but they did take the photograph off their website. The magazine responded (they have credited my work), but they responded with: “… first of all I wanted to apologize for the confusion, this work was done for a university project and never published or sold.”


And this is what I want to point out.


If you have done a wrong e.g. copyright infringement, just take responsibility for doing it. Don’t make up an excuse PERIOD.


This morning I found several of my photographs have been been taken and used by some bloggers, without permission nor credit, and a construction company website as well. 


I wrote to the bloggers asking them to please credit my work.


Here's an example for you:

Dear Rahul,

I found that you have used one of my photographs without my permission. Although I do appreciate that my work has inspired your work, I need you to credit me and my work with a link immediately.

Matthew G. Beall Photography Two Trees and a Bench 2012  

Please send me an email letting me know you have done it.


This is the half ass I am not responsible for stealing your property arrogant reply I got:


Dear Mathew

“It was available on public portal. My blog is not on photography either. If you are that particular i would rather replace that photo with something else. Its surprising that you have noticed it 3 years after i had posted. Anyway don't want to hurt your sentiments or invade your privacy. The needful will be done immediately.


Of course, such arrogance demands such a response .And so here's what I wrote back:



“Let me give you some advice. Do not make an excuse for something that was done wrongly. Simply except responsibility that it was a mistake. Mistakes happen. Take it off your site immediately.”
 
 The bottom line is this: IF you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar, own up to it!

Oh, those of you that use the work of others. Learn this word: attribution

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Portrait of my "studio" Cap :: An Homage

 Just like coffee, my "studio" cap is an important part of 'tools' I use to make a painting.


See post about my tools:  every trade has its tools

Matthew G. Beall  vision driven art and photography Portrait of a Cap  2014
Matthew G. Beall  Portrait of a Cap  2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

When things click


It can be a rush when things just click in the studio and open doors outside the studio. New work, new thoughts, and new opportunities.

Stay tuned for updates ...

And while you are staying tuned in, why not check out my new work: 
http://www.matthewgbeallart.com/#!new-paintings-2014/c76p


NEW --- Words on Paper in Paint :: Grey 4



Word.Words. Where would we be without Words?

Matthew G. Beall   Grey 4   Acrylic on paper   36 x 39 cm  2014

Take a look at Grey 3 here

AND

Take a look at Grey 2 here







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