elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Andy B. Clarkson - Paintings

It's been a while since I've featured any type of art on DM. My enthusiasm for the Halloween Countdown caused me to put my art related posts on the backburner. This week's featured artist is Andy B. Clarkson, a surrealist painter from Columbus, Ohio. His paintings been featured in many galleries, and he also makes a living doing book illustrations. His mediums of choice are acrylic paint and graphite pencil, often combing the two with great results, as can be seen below in the pieces "Squid" and "Wine".

I try to balance a few things when involved in a painting; a sense of intrigue without giving away too much in the imagery, attention to detail both in technique, but also in the subject matter, and visual metaphors that may stand for something specific. But honestly, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to actually paint, so if the above mentioned gets me in a whirlwind by trying to think too much, I rely on painting what “feels right”. Since ultimately, I believe that what feels right, must feel right for a reason, and if all goes well, that reason should be an intuitive balance of all that. - Andy B. Clarkson

Letting Go (Sandman)

I've Been Wondering

End of Summer



Website: http://myspace.com/andybclarkson