starting working on a study for a new painting.
On the easel.
Playing around with oil paint and some new ideas for 2019.
Couple of my paintings made it into an online exhibition with Dab Art LA on Artsy with the physical publication being added to the LACMA research library - so at least some of my work will last until the sun consumes the earth in a few million years. Link to the rest of the awesome art: https://www.artsy.net/show/dab-art-click-bait
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...
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.
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.
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!
And I’m still working away on this painting
Someone cue The Good, the Bad and the Ugly whistle.
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.