Ian Nitta http://iannitta.com/blog Painting - Illustration - Design Mon, 12 Jul 2010 03:57:31 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Update http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/07/12/update/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/07/12/update/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 03:57:31 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=237 I’ve finally updated my painting page! Lots of new stuff!

Also, thank you to all who came to support me at Open Studios. It means a lot. A special thanks to those who bought work! I’m not in it for the money, but it is a special treat when someone wants to buy my art.

Thanks again,

IAN

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Group Show at Giorgi Gallery – May 2010 http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/30/group-show-at-giorgi-gallery-may-2010/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/30/group-show-at-giorgi-gallery-may-2010/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 05:27:43 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=216 GROUP SHOW AT GIORGI GALLERY – May 2010

Several of my paintings will be exhibited at Giorgi Gallery in May in a group show of portraits. Check out my “exhibitions” page for more info.

Giorgi Gallery 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

www.giorgigallery.com

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EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/30/east-bay-open-studios/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/30/east-bay-open-studios/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 05:20:18 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=213 UPDATE: EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS!

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Hey everyone,

You’re welcome to see my work at Giorgi Gallery in the East Bay Open Studios 2010. All work will be for sale. Hope to see you there!

www.proartsgallery.org

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After my Favorite Album… http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/07/after-my-favorite-album/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/04/07/after-my-favorite-album/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 01:16:00 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=209
Below the Lights Oil on Canvas 24"x30"

Below the Lights Oil on Canvas 24"x30"

“(Our album, “Below the Lights” ) is more or less a tribute to the idea of these darker places – these sub-worlds – that come along with all existences, so to speak. Our consciousness being coupled with a sub-consciousness. In mythology, you have the gods and beneath the gods, you’ll have trolls or dark creatures that lurk. It’s kind of an acknowledgement that in a lot of cases these dark places are where life or ideas spring from. To make it the most basic metaphor: where human life comes from – the womb – is not a light or nice place. It’s pretty grotesque and dark. It’s the same with the soil. Stuff dies and decomposes, and up comes something nice. It’s not a negative and positive in the tradition of light/dark. It’s more some thoughts on seeing that they’re both there.”

–Ivar Bjornson of Enslaved

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Nymph http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/03/05/nymph/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/03/05/nymph/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 03:40:08 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=205 Nymph 24x30 Oil on Canvas

Nymph 24x30 Oil on Canvas

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Study of a young woman’s back http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/02/24/study-of-a-young-womans-back/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/02/24/study-of-a-young-womans-back/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:02:02 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=196 Figure-drawing is very enjoyable. It’s a boiled down art form. I don’t have to worry about colors/concepts/creative imagery. It’s so simple and hard at the same time.

Morning study 12x16 Charcoal, pencil, crayon on paper

Morning study 12x16 Charcoal, pencil, crayon on paper

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2/12/2010: Update http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/02/13/2122010-update/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2010/02/13/2122010-update/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2010 07:50:59 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=184 News: I’m doing Eastbay Open Studios! Look for me in June. More to come on that…

Also, I’ve updated my Paintings page! Here’s one that I actually like:

12x16 Oil on Canvas

12x16 Oil on Canvas

Tidbits: Even though this blog-thing is easier to update than a website, I’m still retarded. My computer is almost as slow as my ability to use it. I’VE UPDATED MY PAINTINGS.

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New Paintings http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/new-paintings/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/new-paintings/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:30:39 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/new-paintings/ 10/18/09: Some new stuff…

Man  II 11"x14" Oil on board Captive 12"x12" Oil on Canvas Pirate 24"x24" Oil on board ]]>
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A.P.E http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/a-p-e/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/a-p-e/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:27:08 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/a-p-e/ 10/18/09: Yesterday I went to the Alternative Press Expo in S.F. It was a total visual overload. There is such a huge underground comic culture! For better or for worse, it was all there.

My cousin, Colin, has a comic book called “Afterlife” which he exhibited at the CCA table. It’s still in-progress, but it really came nice. I did the cover illustration.

Colin

Colin

After browsing the tables I stumbled across a table manned by fellow artists, Grim Wilkins and Micheal M. These guys are awesome, and had some of the best art in the building. I have a link at the bottom of the page to Grim’s blog. Check it out.
Grim and Mike

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‘Nother bird http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/16/nother-bird/ http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/16/nother-bird/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:16:43 +0000 Administrator http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/16/nother-bird/ 10/16/09: Snowy Egret. Tasteful. Put it above the toilet at grandmas’s house.

Snowy Egret 9"x12" Oil on panel

Snowy Egret 9"x12" Oil on panel

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