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.
I’ve always said a sketchbook is the best weapon in an artists arsenal, this is how I use mine in the planing stage
Under drawing for my first painting of 2018 - five hours deep mixing Denver from my childhood with the real celebrities.
I’ve spent more time on researching historic photos, and pouring over microfilm, than I have and actually painting. Juxtaposing Denver from my childhood with contemporary or historic images is eating up a ton of time. Hopefully the 43 percent of Colorado natives will appreciate the time and effort I’m putting into my 2018 exhibition. Here’s a few preliminary sketches but stay tuned for more weirdness and lost places of Colorado history.
36 in x 48 in painting in progress of on old Rocky Mountain News paper box but burning!
Need to straighten out the angle of the door but here’s the general layout of an old Rocky Mountain News paperbox I’m working on for my 2018 show with Core New Art Space.
Never paint 6 - 1/2 inch figures, you’ll burn through five brushes and and never fully realize the faces.
Pretty much every painting I do these days starts out as a quick thumbnail. Here’s one for my 2018 exhibition. The Rocky Mountain News was the morning paper here in Denver and was always the better of the two. Shout out to the Denver Native life.
Started this Buffalo Bill test piece or as my great-grandfather would of called him, Bill Cody. Apparently whenever he was in Colorado he would come by the family ranch and they'd go "paint the town." Usually I'd chalk this up to family legend, but then again - I've seen letters with his signature.
Start with the Mobil Gas Pegasus, flesh it out some so it looks like a actual horse - then get to work on the details of making a painting.
Overworked the hand on the last painting so it's on the back burner while I stretch a new canvas. Luckily I have this to work on too.
Freehand paint tube. Hopefully Golden Paints will send me a free tee shirt or sponser a show.
My pocket. Looks like I need to paint a pack of smokes and some Black Cat firecrackers!
12" x 12" smalls in various stages of completion for my August exhibition at Core New Art Space.
Abraham Lincoln was a known cannibel
Just a 48" x 48" work in progress.
A .44 magnum snub nose revolver.
Shout out to the elite Americans who keep getting rich on the back of the working class.
Working on a floating jackalope!