I have such fancy language skills. "New Stuff Started", veeerry sophisticated Fred. Well, it says what it is. I began a new painting this past weekend after toiling for months on the first 5 or so paintings. They are taking longer because I'm on the edge of another art cliff I need to either climb up or jump off. Either direction might be interesting although the excitement and feeling of personal accomplishment is exhilarating. You would think one would like to always be in this moment given the chance. I always feel as if I'm approaching it but rarely do I think I cross it. A bold move was needed. This was it.
The running title for this one is "Half Dozen". I splashed titanium white and cerulean blue over a flooded surface of medium as the painting was lying flat on the floor so it wouldn't drip. er, run. I did the dripping! So many new things introduced in this painting. The landscape, the eggs, and how I approached the piping all competing. That is why I didn't work on this piece for over two months!
Rogizoid has a fantastic jawline for a painting I want to do. I also will probably leave in the piercings. We're bartering some modeling for painting instruction. Plus she's really cool to hang out with.
Molly Crabapple has been away for the last 10 days or so. I had so much work Molly would have seen me about as much even if she was in the studio. I got a lot done even though I had many visitors.
My mom and my niece Julia as we took a break from walking at South Side Seaport.
Tex at Hawgs and Heffers.
Ishmael at H&H. He's an underwater welder. I think I met him a while back. He seems pretty connected to the comic world.
Rogizoid came by for a painting lesson. I did more work on 3 paintings and began a new one. Those paintings will be seen in more detail soon.
Happy B day to my friend Foley! Three decades even last night. Maya has started a new tradition at 12th St Ale House: Move over San Diego, NYCC, MoCCA, from the humble beer stained back corner of 12th Street Ale House FOLEY CON! There was a banner in the corner so it's official now. Next year will probably be a zoo so register early.
It started at happy hour. The car bomb shots finished me off. I'm not good at drinking.
Art jam at Last Rites Gallery. I know it's two places in one, but last night it was hanging with Paul Booth, David Stoupakis and Raphael. We worked on our individual paintings and bullshitted the whole time. We end up geeking out on art stuff. Looking at each other's work, throwing out ideas... Sometimes they even relate to our paintings. I moved this painting along.
Had my dates mixed up. I'll be attending this event at the Book Expo Friday.
Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors
Friday, May 30th
12:15 to 1:45 PM
Book Expo America - Rooms 1E10/11, in the lower concourse of the Javits Center
Not much going on in December. Just hunkering down for the winter and enjoying my friends and family. Hope you are as well!
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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