Saturday, January 31, 2009

Feel free.

Hi friends,

A long time ago I found an awesome watch design studio called TokyoFlash. I of course want all of the ones that look like they belong in Blade Runner or Dick Tracy and feel that you all could afford to chip in and buy me one. They've also recently started to make bags and hats and all kinds of conventional goodness that I want. Have a look, buy me stuff.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oil Painters

Dearest Friends,

Oil painting. It's like the universe's way of saying, "You're not there yet buddy...keep trying". But the universe grants different people different skills Casey Baugh for example, has all the skills I want. Check him out, drool for a while. He's like a young Richard Schmid and it makes me crazy.


Monday, January 26, 2009

The Worst Ever.

Dear Lil' Wayne

Just as you were beginning to viewed by me as human being you go ahead and ruin it by releasing an album with the worst album art I have ever seen IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
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I just...I try so hard to like you Lil' Wayne and you just keep slapping in the mouth with reasons to dismiss you.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Dance Party!

Hi Friends,

In my mind this is the kind of thing that goes on at Bonnaroo.

Kudos the David Byrne and the BPA for being super triumphant but minus points for the shitty rap in the middle.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

I just want...

Dear Sir or Madam,

Enclosed you will find a music video. While the video itself is nothing to write home about please note the quality and psychedelic depth of the music. Animal Collective is made of hallucinogenic substances.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Super Coolest.

Hello Friends,

Imagine what a mixture of delight, confusion, surprise and mild sexual attraction feels like. Got it? It feels good right? Thats how I feel when I am confronted with an object that contains either bright lights, spectral color or a large touch screen. It's a good thing no-one has ever combined the three because I would probably ejac--I'm sorry what?
...Oh my god.
There are no words in Elvish, Entish or the Tongues of Man to describe how I feel about this machine. All know is that I want to fly to wherever it is and marry it so that I can physically defend it when anyone but me tries touch it.

Confounded and Aroused,

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

Hi friends,

“I am an example of publicity — a great deal of it,” Mr. Wyeth said. “I’m grateful because it gives me the freedom to go and try to do better. But I never had any great idea that these people are understanding what I’m doing. And they don’t.”

-Andrew Wyeth-

I have said it before and quotes like this confirm it; there is no reason to be anything other than an artist.


Thursday, January 15, 2009


Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to announce, after months of construction, the opening of! It's not perfect, but it works and I'm damn proud of it. If anyone is having issues running it please let me know by commenting on my blog or by sending me an email. Now I can work on making better pictures for the gallery section.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Flash (Oh-Oh)!

Hi Friends,

I'm learning Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3.0. I enjoy programming to a degree, I see it as speaking to a computer in it's native language. Isn't that cool? "Hey, Ma! Check me out, I'm speaking robot!"

You know what I don't enjoy? When I type two commands that ARE IDENTICAL except one goes to one address and the other to different address and one works just fine and the other crashes my movie. I don't enjoy that, not one tiny bit.

Thats like firing two identical guns at two different targets in different directions. And one bullet hits the target as expected, but the other bullet doesn't. Instead it disappears and causes the car you brought to the shooting range to explode! Doesn't that sound like fun? Isn't that something you want to learn?

No? Oh Ok.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Digital Painting

Hello Readers!

I decided to do a painting of the beach I grew up visiting. I tried my best to adhere to the proper artist's sequence in creating the piece. First I did a bunch of comps on paper.

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I chose one that works almost perfectly on the 1/3 rules. And then went ahead and did a color comp in watercolor.

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Needless to say, this was a complete waste of effort because of nature's adherence to Gargiulo's Law of P+ApM(T)=F (Phill+Analog Painting Materials (Time) = Failure). So I ditched the water color effort and moved straight to digital. Two days (and five cups of coffee) later I came up with this.

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I pretty satisfied with it and it represents exactly what I had in just isn't exactly Ortley Beach. I hope you enjoy. And Tiffany, you'll just have to wait for Laocoan...that might take some time.


P.s.- Right click on the images and then choose "View Picture" to get full views. Does anyone know a good hosting site that won't put ridiculous links on the bottom of my pictures and will still do a decent job?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gadgets and Cameras!

Happy New Year!

I took a little break from blogging so that I could enjoy my holiday without worrying about commenting on things. It was, in retrospect, bittersweet but thats not what I'm writing about today.

I have been becoming more and more obsessed with gadgets that I can't afford lately and my newest tech pleasure is the blog Engadget (ya see what they did there with the name?). These guys are covering the CES show better than any other website and is making me want to pull out the credit cards and go all pre-recession at my local Best Buy.

The trend I'm most excited about are the HD Camcorder line-ups that every major brand has released. If you dig around Engadget you'll find some. I love that we can film hi-def digital on a handheld and as soon as I can I'm going to get my hands on one and do my best P.T. Anderson composition impression. Speaking of hi-def, this is a technical demo for a new Canon HD that almost made cry. It's simple but beautiful...just how I like it.

Tomorrow I'll post a new painting!