starting working on a study for a new painting.
When work is slow draw a sad prospector guy on neon paper.
On the easel.
Playing around with oil paint and some new ideas for 2019.
It’s late but here’s the write up for my last exhibition with Core New Art Space, much love to Westword and Khaleel Herbert for the awesome write up (link at bottom.)
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.
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.
Or something like that.
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!
And I’m still working away on this painting
Someone cue The Good, the Bad and the Ugly whistle.