Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eleven Cardinals

Eleven Cardinals
ink, acrylic on clayboard
8 x 32 inches
© 2012 Darick Ritter
I'm a baseball fan.

Last fall, I believe at the beginning of the National Championship Series between the Cardinals and Brewers - you know, right after that stupendous 1-0 game between Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Philies in the division Series - I said to myself: if this ragtag team, my Cardinals, manage to pull off another surprise World Series Victory after such an awful season (lets ignore that spectacular last run to screech just past the Braves), like in '06, I would put a cardinal somewhere in my art.

And by golly, the fools pulled it off...

Monday, March 26, 2012

View from Brussels

"View From Brussels"  | ink on clayboard  |  4 x 4 inches  |  © 2012 Darick Ritter. All Rights Reserved

I found this image that I made and sold last summer while doing some other work on the computer and thought I should share it.

It’s a view from the flat where I stayed in Brussels, Belgium while traveling abroad...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Paint Preview

Detail of Untitled
unfinished painting in acrylic on unstretched canvas
25 x 40 inches
© 2012 Darick Ritter
All Rights Reserved

Spring break [whoo!] has come and gone and in the interest of keeping the content flowing, I wanted to do a test recording of me making a painting and turn it into a mini-preview of a work that is still unfinished.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Art Jam at Grace Aberdean

"Lover's Chase"
acrylic on plywood
installed at Grace Aberdean
© 2012 Darick Ritter
All Rights Reserved

Monday was fun.

The opportunity arose to work on a sectional mural (now installed at Grace Aberdean) with some local artists here in Tuscaloosa and an art buddy visiting from L.A. My thanks go out to GhostGhostTeeth, who quickly put this project together and invited me to take part. The participants included: GhostGhost, Liz Wuestefeld, King Alga, and myself...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Times are changing in my little world. Nothing too big or terribly easy to describe, but it feels - mostly - like a mental shift and I have decided to express it by changing my name to.... my name.

Let me explain...