starting working on a study for a new painting.
On the easel.
Playing around with oil paint and some new ideas for 2019.
Where you draw a little kid launching a hellfire missile from a reaper drone.
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.
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.
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.
of these license plate paintings in the works, let me know of any signs you’d like to see!
And I’m still working away on this painting
The last few pages of my Sketch Book Project before shipping it back to the Brooklyn Art Libaray! Here’s some of my favorites thus far.
new ideas in the works.
Update on this new painting I’m working on.
Update on the piece I’m working on for my August exhibition.