Thursday, December 24, 2009

Another painting before Christmas

Warm Figure - Merry Christmas! 

This painting is not available, it is in a private collection.

A couple of new paintings for Christmas

Figure in Landscape 

This painting is not available, it is in a private collection.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Artist Statement and Bio - your comments are welcome!

The image above is a sample page from one of my sketchbooks.

I've had several people ask me about my work, so by way of explanation, here's a condensed Bio / Artist Statement that I've been working on to accompany a portfolio of my art work.  Any advice you can offer regarding how it can be improved is welcome:

Glenn Grubbs is a contemporary artist and architect. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he has been working out of Phoenix, Arizona for the past 20 years. He holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and the Masters of Architecture degrees from Arizona State University.  Glenn is nationally certified in the U.S. as an architect, and has designed a number of buildings in the Phoenix metro area. His most recent exhibit of paintings and drawings was held at the Urban Abode Gallery in downtown Phoenix in Fall, 2009.

Glenn's art is deeply rooted in process, exhibiting discipline and diligence in pursuing a motif or idea. His outlook is forward-looking and experimental, believing that the art object is a palimpsest resulting from the work of creation.

His oeuvre navigates three fundamental aspects of consciousness;  perception, memory and imagination. The oscillating nature of this vision and heuristic use of many types of media should not be confused with lacking focus, as Glenn has said, 'I’m not portraying the world, I’m creating one.'

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Paintings, 12/17/2009, #3

I've been fighting a cold for the past week, and finally feel a little better, so this is the first of three paintings that I did to release some of that pent up energy.  Each of these are watercolor, charcoal and ink on paper, approximately 10"x14" in size.

Also, I've added a rough draft artist statement and biography on my webpage.  Please visit at:

Hope you're having a good holiday - Enjoy!

New Paintings, 12/17/2009, #2

This is the second painting.

New Paintings, 12/17/2009

New painting.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Work, 12/08/2009, continued

This is a draft painting of the two figures idea in an urban landscape.

New Work, 12/08/2009, continued

This is a variation of the two figures scheme in a more open landscape.

New Work, 12/08/2009

Here's a new composition I'm working on; two figures in a landscape.

Friday, December 4, 2009

'Seated Figure' - draft version 12/4/2009

This is a draft of a larger version of the watercolor painting done in acrylic on masonite panel (work is still in progress).

Clutter in my Studio

Here's a view of the latest clutter in my studio.  I'm working back and forth between watercolor+gouache and acrylics.

Watercolor - Landscape, 12/04/2009

Another watercolor that came out of my studies preparing for some larger canvases.