starting working on a study for a new painting.
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.
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.
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!
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!
new ideas in the works.
Self Portrait as a Famous Artist
I Wanna Tote Guns and Shoot Dice.
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.
Is just as miserable as you would imagine it is.
In what could very well be my last exhibition with Core New Art Space at the Santa Fe Dr location, I’m starting work on my 2018 showing with a series of Colorado centric paintings before Denver completely cannibalizes what’s left of everything that makes this city interesting.
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.