A compendium of daily image making by Craig Stephens
Sunday, November 19, 2006
cookie cutter 6"x7"
I found a bunch of old cookie cutters at an antiques shop. I liked the chromed surfaces and wanted to paint one. I chose the spade because it was the edgiest one. I kept thinking of the song "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead.
I am an artist living in Northern California. In 1993 I graduated from
U.C. Davis where I took classes from Wayne Thiebaud, Dave Hollowell and Roy DeForest. I currently teach art at Chana High School in Auburn California. On this blog I have posted 1000 paintings in as many days. I took a break from that strict schedule for a couple of years but since the beginning of 2014 I have been completing one small painting on a daily basis. The practice of completing a painting a day suits my disposition and aesthetic. I have also found that modeling this sort of daily practice for my students is important. I am making these paintings available on ebay. Thanks for stopping by and check back often if you like what you see.