Where you draw a little kid launching a hellfire missile from a reaper drone.
in the fabric of the American dream. First panel of a diptych study examining how the over prescription of opioid pain killers lead the use of heroin. Might paint it again but 6’ x 6’ someday...
or things that would be way cooler 8’ x 8’ or painting stuff no one wants in their house since 1984.
this would look pretty bad if I did it on an larger scale, somewhere around 8 ft x 8 ft. Maybe if I get in to one of these residencies I’ll be able to pull it off.
This photo got kind of washed out since it’s overcast here in Denver - but all I have left is to finish painting the embroidered stars and some interference orange to make the edges of the flames appear translucent. It’s taking almost a month of working in my free time on this painting. 2018 has been strange in America. A sitting president is under criminal investigation investigation yet continues to peddle lies, propaganda, conspiracy theories, and disinformation to discredit the investigation. The republican lead congress just sits by and does nothing as he attacks the free press. The worst part is people still believe him, and he has support among conservative groups. This is utter insanity.
When I started this 72 inch tall painting.
Blatant drug art always seemed pretty lame to me, so I’ve gone through several iterations of these preliminary drawings in my sketchbook before landed on these two. It’s definitely been an internal struggle of whether I should even make these. I went through the same thing when I was working on the AR-15 painting but it ended up turning out pretty powerful.
Well the reaction to this painting has been pretty interesting. No one actually likes it, which is what I was actually going for. The left leaning types apparently don’t want to face the reality of guns in the context of school shootings especially when it’s to scale of a real AR-15 and the right sees it as some sort of attack on their personal freedom. The fact is America has too many guns and my biggest issue with where the gun control debate is headed, is towards the scapegoating of people with mental health issues. Blaming an already stigmatized and marginalized section of society isn’t moving forward. The Las Vegas shooter by all apperences didn’t have any “mental heath issues” before his massacre.
Oh and I have two words regarding the argument about a well armed militia: predator drone.
48” didn’t seem tall enough so I jumped up
Of no one really caring about your work is it free’s you up to create stuff that will probably piss people off!
where you have to walk away for a while and build more stretcher bars so you don’t screw up your painting and keep objectivity.
I’ve always said a sketchbook is the best weapon in an artists arsenal, this is how I use mine in the planing stage
Or something like that.
Even though now there’s so much content that I can’t keep track of it all and nothing seems special.
painting small was difficult, here to prove ‘em wrong .
4 in x 4 in acrylic on canvas part of the Brooklyn Art Library canvas project that will be featured in a book later this year.
To all the transplants and people who are super naive - as you sip you’re bespoke gin in the brand new distillery just remember that literally thousands of people of people have masturbated in that building.
of these license plate paintings in the works, let me know of any signs you’d like to see!