Several weeks since the opening at Last Rites. I've been catching up on some illustration assignments. I participated in a paint jam with David Stoupakis and Paul Booth. Drove around New Jersey and Pennsylvania in a '65 Shelby Cobra with my girl. Stopped for hookah and then scotch. Here is a link to the photos of the opening.
I think I've shown just about the whole show here. The leaf I added doesn't show up properly in photos and you never get a sense of scale in images on the internet. They can only be a certain size, so going to see them in person is the way to go. Last Rites is so easy to get to in mid town Manhattan. Artwork is hard to see at openings with all the people in the way. It's actually better to walk in and take a look at the show the next day or later. Of course you might not have a chance to buy a piece that catches your eye, but if you want a head start on the show, here you go... PREVIEW
"Half Dozen Empty" Oil and leaf on panel 18 x24 not including the frame.
It's been crunch time since May. Now it is just compress and break time.
More to come after I shoot the paintings once the gold leaf has been applied.
It's interesting. Focus on painting every day, becoming absorbed in the process. One minute everything is a masterpiece the next it's multi colored shit. I've learned through the years that this is just the process. Through the normal course of a day you don't scrutinize something quite as intensely as a painting as you are making it. I'll walk down the street stumbling stepping in dog shit because I didn't notice. But creating a painting? Now that is scrutiny. There are few things as intense as creating a painting. I've almost jumped out of my skin as Molly simply walked in to the studio to ask me something. I've been staring way too long at these paintings. My brain is going mush. At least I have an excuse this time.
Show is coming along nicely. Still blocking in this one. Molly posed for this so of course I get a critique every 5 minutes. She hasn't burnt it up so far. So good?
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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