More words telling everyone who might see them that I'll be in Angouleme, France for the big comic festival being held there end of this month. It's been two years since since I was last there and sadly, my French hasn't gotten any better. I need more French speaking friends here in New York.
Selling paintings means a new jacket! Scottish tweed is also very warm. I was only slightly aware of the cold today as I walked around outside. I already wore the new jacket to an event today. Molly was on a panel discussion at Brooklyn Public Library. So we took the train to Grand Army Plaza and walked from the train to the library. My jacket worked great with the vest I have.
I had a bespoke suit made back in August of '14. The main reason was to have something presentable to wear at my opening at Last Rites. I always wanted to dress in suits but have rare occasion to wear them. Molly loves to see a guy dressed in a suit, I always want to be that "guy", so this was as good number of reasons I was going to get. The month before, in July, I was at the Last Rites opening for Stefano Alcantara. He wore a really nice suit and looked like "success". There was no doubt he was the the main guy that night. I examined my own presentation and realized it was time to invest in my wardrobe.
The suit fit me perfectly. ( a first! ) It was from Martin de Tours Clothier. I had a great show, selling pretty well. I don't know if the suit made any difference, but I really liked the new look. Paul Booth and crew delivered my few unsold painting back to my studio and also a big fat check for my work that sold. As luck would have it, a new clothier had just opened in my neighborhood and was having a half off sale. Artist on pay day! The drunken part came later.
I'm still waiting on one of the jackets I had made, but I have the shirt I purchased!
Some gouache studies done from life. Longest pose was 20 minutes. I went with a limited pallet. It's definitely challenging to take away all those colors you have become used to and then try to make a painting of colors that you see but can't make!
Opening at MF Gallery
213 Bond St.
JUNE 15, 6-10pm
Please look over the Prints page and get them all.
Have a good Easter/Passover or month.
Now is a good time to commission a portrait or purchase some physical art for the winter!
If you'd like to commission me for a painting... Portraits with my surreal aesthetic only. The face you have and my paint brushes! Estimated turnaround 3 months. Shorter will cost more. Contact me now.
Last Rites Gallery 325 W. 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Ave, NYC: (212) 529.0666
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