Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dancer Painting Study


Just a quick little study done in oils to test out a few tricks for speeding up progress on my other paintings.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

QXTs Art Preview

Only 13 more days before the QXTs Second Art show! For this show, I'll be displaying Vanity, Precipice, and a new piece that I've yet to reveal. However, I will give a small preview until then. ;)



Vanity

Precipice

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Website Portfolio

As with most blogs, I can only do so much in a string of random updates. That's why I've finally had my website put together and made functional, so I present to you in a complete viewing format.....

RayGreavesArt.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Attempt at Digital

I recently made a rare attempt at digital work, with the goal of creating something that would work at a small scale for purposes of a playing card's art. Here's the result...

Infused Bracers

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Still Life: Smile and Veil

Still Life: Veil
Oil on Panel
12" x 16"

Still Life: Smile
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

In honor of the week long Mike Wimmer Portrait Workshop beginning tomorrow at New Jersey City University, I feel it is a good time to get this blog moving again. In addition to the above pieces, I will slowly be re-updating previously shown works with newer, higher quality photos. Thanks to a few quick tips and tricks found around the internet, and some fundamental camera advice located at digital photography school.com, I can finally say I'm semi-quasi-good at photographing my work. In a few years I may even know which end of the camera to point at the work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dark Tidings: Curious Appraisal

Curious Appraisal
Acrylic & Oil on Masonite
8" x 10"

Somewhere in the world a dark muse finds delight in following space-faring beings of the stars, often offering them whispered words that will set them astray.



This is a piece from the show Dark Tidings, my half of the dual exhibition Delirium; presented by fellow artist Kasey Balla and me. It was one of the many pieces I used to give viewers a look into the world I've created, and plan to expand in future works. Within it are valorous space travelers and the ancient beings who precede the creation of modern civilization, the various worlds they inhabit and the exploration of a greater purpose for humanity.

For a more thorough display of the works, please feel free to visit my current portfolio.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Delirium: A Dual Exhibition by Ray Greaves and Kasey Balla

Delirium: Dark Tidings & The Gilded Cage

Presented by Raymond Greaves and Kasey Balla


Please join us for an evening of dark artwork and charming curiosities! With works both horrifying and deliciously stimulating, we promise there will be something for everyone.


~Dark Tidings~ 
Raymond Greaves is an aspiring dark fantasy artist whose oil paintings are rendered masterfully with a touch of mystery. His pieces, unified under the name Dark Tidings, explore the Memento Mori in futuristic, bleak environments.


~The Gilded Cage~
Kasey Balla has been exploring the delicate balance between beauty and grotesque, and the provocative fate of the Femme Fatale. The culmination of her excursions are illustrated with a variety of media, including oil, graphite, and sculpture.


 

~~PLEASE~~

Feel free to attend in your darkest attire, most charming lolita outfit, most Gothic ensemble, or flashiest latex! This event is not one to attend in drab, I assure you! Take advantage and have fun with your outfit... ~ because we definitely will!

Proper music and ambiance will, of course, be in order!

.:~Refreshments will be served~:.


Location: 100 Culver Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Opening reception hours: 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Gallery hours: 11:00 A.M. ‑ 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Gallery Director: Doris Cacoilo, (201) 200-2467
Phone: (201) 200-2496

NOTE: For anyone who would like to drive to the show, keep in mind that most of the streets have residential parking, except for the small street behind the VA building off Culver (Westview CT) and a few sporadic locations on West Side and Culver on the opposite side of the avenue across from the diner. The school parking lots cost $6 for non students. However, the West Side Light Rail stop is conveniently located close by. If anyone has questions about traveling feel free to ask.


For more details, visit:  Delirium Event Page on Facebook


Friday, February 17, 2012

A Better Life

Here is an old class assignment I dug up. The theme was Ellis Island.

A Better Life
Oil on Panel
24" x 18"