Archive for Painting

Art Exchange

Posted in Art, J. D. Hastings with tags , , , on August 27, 2013 by jdhastings

My Friends’ Scott and Amanda’s daughter, Chloe, recently sent me an artwork that she drew for me.


In return, I painted these 2 unicorns rearing at each other to put in a short art book.




Conceptual Requiem for a Ninja Yogi Dream

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, awesome, Drawing, dreams, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, gesture drawing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I’ve returned to a collaboration with Toni Tiller, making conceptual images illustrating her dream narratives. She posts her dreams at www.

This is a conceptual mixed media sketch on paper, one of a few I’ll make for her dream, posted on 3/17/13, “Doing yoga with a ninja”.

Tom Bennett

ink, alcohol-based ink, graphite, gouache on paper

Is This The Greatest Artwork Ever Created?

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by jdhastings


Probably not, but MAYBE.


Power Outage Redux

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, Drawing, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, nude, Painting, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by Tom Bennett

It’s been so long since I’ve posted here I can’t even be sure I can identify myself. It’s like returning to my bedroom after sleeping in the woods for a few months.;  it’s dark in here.  A Power Outage happened in my brain, a cognitive outage. This is a return to a medium I’ve been fooling around with the last few years;  a mix of alcohol-based ink,  graphite, india ink and gouache.

Tom Bennett

Power Outage Redux, 2013, ink, graphite & gouache, 8 x 11.5

New Tape

Posted in Art, Collage, Painting with tags , , on August 13, 2013 by jdhastings

Gearing up for a new project I needed to make some new materials in a specific color scheme. Hence, new tape.





The Artistic Process

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting, Textile Art with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by jdhastings

I commute to San Francisco from Berkeley each day, which means that the BART strike going on right now is ruining my mornings and evenings. It’s hardly the worst problem in the world to have, but navigating the commutes to and from work yesterday was physically and emotionally exhausting. Despite generally being out of it last night, I forced myself to make something to post today. Hence this light-hearted art book (not yet bound).








In order to make the pieces with the letter tiles, I have to arrange them all on sheets of masking tape, hence that reference.


Something, Anything

Posted in Art with tags , , on June 18, 2013 by jdhastings

I doubt anybody comes here anymore, but on the off chance you exist here is something to enjoy while I take a few months to get good enough at lino-cutting to have something to post.