Ian Nitta Painting - Illustration - Design 2010-07-12T03:57:31Z WordPress http://iannitta.com/blog/feed/atom/ Administrator <![CDATA[Update]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=237 2010-07-12T03:57:31Z 2010-07-12T03:57:31Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[Group Show at Giorgi Gallery – May 2010]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=216 2010-04-30T05:30:41Z 2010-04-30T05:27:43Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=213 2010-04-30T05:29:14Z 2010-04-30T05:20:18Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[After my Favorite Album…]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=209 2010-04-07T01:16:00Z 2010-04-07T01:16:00Z
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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Administrator <![CDATA[Nymph]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=205 2010-03-05T03:40:08Z 2010-03-05T03:40:08Z Nymph 24x30 Oil on Canvas

Nymph 24x30 Oil on Canvas

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Administrator <![CDATA[Study of a young woman’s back]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=196 2010-02-24T02:02:02Z 2010-02-24T02:02:02Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[2/12/2010: Update]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/?p=184 2010-02-13T07:50:59Z 2010-02-13T07:50:59Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[New Paintings]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/new-paintings/ 2009-10-19T04:43:46Z 2009-10-19T04:30:39Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[A.P.E]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/19/a-p-e/ 2009-10-19T04:27:08Z 2009-10-19T04:27:08Z 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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Administrator <![CDATA[‘Nother bird]]> http://iannitta.com/blog/2009/10/16/nother-bird/ 2009-10-16T22:18:50Z 2009-10-16T22:16:43Z 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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