Show me the Monet

I Spy Some Bulman Art

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/08/24

I have not posted in a very long while.

The happening: For everyone located in Summerside, swing by the Eptek Art Gallery and view the six paintings of mine that are on display.  And for everyone located in Charlottetown check out the art wall at Beanz cafe while your in line waiting for your morning caffeine fix. Currently two of my paintings are hung on the wall there, and they’re feeling mighty starved for some attention.

 

Go, look, appreciate.

Twice Daily for Improved Vision

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/07/14
Twice Daily for Improved Vision

Twice Daily for Improved Vision

Close up

Close up

8 x 8

30$

SOLD

I didn’t think a write up or an explanation was needed here, so instead I wrote a poem..

These carrots are carrots, I drew them with a pen.

Better eye sight for women and better eye sight for  men,

Carrots are fresh during this time of the season,

Carrots are tasty, do you need another reason?

Carrotsssssssss

Flowers : As Seen Through the Eyes of an Person with Allergies to Pollen- Which is a Fine to Coarse Powder Containing the Microgametophytes of Seed Plants.

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/07/08
Flowers

Flowers

 Oil on canvas

24 x 24

For Sale at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery

250$

Close up

Close up

This was painted for the Abilympics art show at the Argyle Gallery in Halifax to the theme of Flowers and Passion. For a lot of reasons, this painting is one of my personal favorites.

The back-story  : My parents  garden in the Summer time, one of them has allergies to pollen but loves gardening  despite the fact that it comes paired with coughing ,red runny eyes and a puffer. With this in mind I decided to do a slightly abstracted painting of what a garden must look like through the eyes of a person with allergies. It was a weird idea to run with. I’ll admit that.

The Process : I actually built the canvas frame, which is something I don’t do often. After that I cut a piece of canvas material from the roll and covered it in layers and layers of acrylic paint. Let it dry. Washed it out. Let it dry. Ironed the canvas material and then stretched it over the canvas frame.  (Long story short, I dyed the canvas material to create a background of blurred colors.)

After that oil paints were applied and a painting was born.


Wind

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/07/05
Wind Cries

Wind Cries

Ink transfer and India ink on paper

11 x 17 “

10$

               It all began with a photocopy machine. And a face pressed against the surface of that photocopy machine.

I used that image to do a selective ink transfer with a blender marker onto watercolor paper.  Then I exaggerated the expression and the details by cross hatching and filling areas in with India ink.

The photograph of this artwork doesn’t to it justice,  it didn’t capture the details- every hair is visible in the drawing, and every eyelash too.

I guess that’s why I’m not a photographer.

(The title of this Painting is ‘Wind Blows’ which is also the title of a great song by Yukon Blond. Check that band out right now. They good.

Naked Air Guitar

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/07/03
Naked Air Guitar

Naked Air Guitar

Naked air guitar.

This was a five minute drawing completed during the length of time it took my puppy ( Borris ) to pee.

On another note : Currently there are six of my art pieces hanging on the walls at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery in Summerside. Those paintings are: ‘On Purple with Peddles’ , ‘Blocking Out the Sun’ , Birds of a Feather Dance Together’ , ‘Radiator’ , ‘Caught Up’ and the last painting will remain a mystery until tomorrow, when I finally find time to post it on this blog.

By the end of this week there will also be a small series of paintings on the art wall at Beanz Cafe in Charlottetown- sadly none of these will be of naked air guitar.

So,

Check it out,

and eat your hearts out !

Caught Up

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/06/29
Caught Up

Caught Up

 Chine-collé and acrylic on canvas

8  x 8 “

For sale at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery

135$

So. Let’s dive in.

Today was one of the only nice ( incredibly nice! ) days of the Summer so far and yet I made a dreary black and white painting, even after putting on a sun dress with floral print and all, and topping it off with sunscreen lotion and lemonade. I also found time to bike to a park which had a baseball diamond it was more like a diamond in the rough. The wind must have blown the trash from the grounds into the protective chain link fence. That’s what this painting is about.

There is no real reason or answer  for why I chose to use black and white to comment on keeping the Earth green and clean, it just kind of happened. I do know the answer isn’t putting your trash on the ground when there is a garbage can two feet away from where you dropped your trash.

For this piece Chine-collé was used. It is my drug art, I am addicted to it- just like I used to be addicted to using Touch markers.  Although that could actually make me sound like I was addicted to sniffing markers. Which I was not..so, moving on…

A quick question for anyone who wants to answer it :  Should I add color to this piece? It’s a strong black and white image but would it be more interesting with color? Anyone?.. Bueller? .. Bueller? ..

I just re-read this blog post and have come to the conclusion that it’s very scatter brained and jumpy. I’ll blame that on the ice cream I just enjoyed. I’m a small girl who likes a lot of ice cream. The results are ridiculous, and this blog post proves it.

Blocking out the Sun

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/06/28
Blocking out the Sun

Blocking out the Sun

Oil on canvas

8 x 12 “

For Sale at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery

80$

                  Another practice painting to the theme of ‘ flowers and passion’ .

This painting differs in a lot of ways from yesterday’s flower and passion painting. A whole new way of painting and viewing flowers has been illustrated. Liquin was used as a mixing solvent. It made the paint thicker and more buttery which paired well with the way I applied the paint in blocky shapes to simplify and break down the flowers form.

I will be using the above painting method again soon but with red flowers instead of orange and on a larger scale.

Coming soon to this blog near you :

I have recently started a large painting of 10 middle-aged men in a locker room. They all wear full body underoo’s and stand in masculine poses- some will even have mustaches. The men will have speech bubbles talking about their true feelings and emotions about women. That’s right. Underoo’s and mustaches AND feelings. What more could a person possibly want from a painting?

On Purple with Petles

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/06/27
On Purple with Petles

On Purple with Petles

 18 x 24

Acrylic and oil on Canvas

For sale at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery

330$

                    This painting and the next two paintings to be posted were completed in practice for the 2011 Abilympics Skills competition. The competition will take place in September in Soul Korea. I am a member of team Canada and will be competeing in the four hour long painting category.

The past few weeks have been spent working on practice paintings trying to find the most successful composition, color pallet and style for a theme of the painting competition: Flowers and Passion.

Process: The canvas material was dyed by coating it in layers of acrylic paint, letting the paint dry and then washing it out. The canvas material was hung on a cloths line to dry for a day. Next the canvas material was ironed flat, and then stretched for a canvas. Lastly oil paint was used to do the swatches of color and the flower details.

Any feed back or comments / suggestions would be great. The more the better, so viewers don’t be shy!

Birds of a Feather Dance Together

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/06/22
Birds of a Feather Dance Together

Birds of a Feather Dance Together

For sale at the Eptek Arts and Culture Gallery

135$

SOLD

Reader be warned : Grammatical errors and spelling uh- ohs happen often on this blog of mine, so buckle up-my lines of typed words can be bumpy at best.

            I try not to sound lame on this blog, but sometimes I slip up: The above painting was inspired by observing a feather dropping to the ground below- it floated back and forth, and danced down, very slowly. The feather seemed to mimic a persons movements. It was all very American Beauty plastic bag like.

With this in mind I encased three actual feathers in acrylic gel- fastened those to the canvas and then painted three more over top with the help of ink transfers, touch marker and oil paint.

Ta-da!  It’s art .

No Name

Posted in Uncategorized by alexisbulman on 2011/05/17
No Name

No Name

 12 x 36 “

Oil on canvas

150$

Beans, salted tops, vinegar, olive oil, baking soda and honey. A combination of food products that together should never be used in the same recipe. But arrange the No Name food products in a row and you have a strangely satisfying composition to look at, and paint.

I’ve done artworks about No Name products in the past, and this one will be my last. Out with a bang though, the products are lined up with a spot light and drapery. Glorify that Super Store shelf.

I challenge you, the viewers to create a recipe with the above products. You can add other products in addition to the above ingredients to help remove any ew factors that may arise.

If anyone actually attempts that stupid challenge, then you win life, because your kind of awesome!

Good luck, all!