It has been a long time since I updated. Mostly due to moving from one place to another and an art consulting gig that has taken up my time. Anyway, Here is the newest work, Hell or High Water. I am planning a series of what I call meta portraits on films that have influenced me through the worlds they create. The first on is based on the 2016 film Hell or High Water. Of special note are the bas relief gilt frames. I’m starting a series of formal experiments to see how far stencil texturization can go before it swamps my painting style and becomes gawwwwwdawful!
I will be at the Cherrywood Art Fair December 12th and 13th at Maplewood Elementary School then on the 17th of December I will have an opening of newer work at Cherrywood Coffeehouse 1401 38th and 1/2 street.
This is the beginning of a smaller compliment to Defensive Postures. I don’t know how many pictures of drones there are on the internet, but we are fix in’ to find out. This Cape Weaver picture was irresistible for it’s lighting. I ended up taking the flower pic myself, mostly because it was difficult to find a flower shot with a big old squarish shadow on it.
Swooping in from out of state, hardly see when I began to hate, save the country from uncertain fate, to see one and all what it means: Great!
These paintings are all 18×36, a very comfortable size for me. I’m using the same organizing principals as the other Defensive Postures work, but instead of using pictures of used cars, I am collecting old helicopter pics. I became interested in doing a series of game birds because of the illustrations in a bird book a co-worker was perusing. The golden spiral arrangement of the feather patterns and the born to die nature of game birds were a factor.
This painting is a massive redux. I removed a kimonoed figure and replaced it with a giant tiger head. This necessitated working a lot bigger than I was used to, but I like the results.
My third sushi print is still available at Guzu Gallery. Go buy it, Won’t yoooooou?
This is a 12″ square piece I’m putting into Due West, the group show for the West Austin Studio Tour 2015. It fits in the Defensive Postures series. It was an experiment to see if I could make a smaller piece work in the series. Defensive postures is mostly going to be larger paintings, originals more than prints. Anyway, owls are fun and I’ve been toying with a smaller setting of constructed helmets for animals to wear. It’s a nice bridge between the two series.(I just noticed this pic is partly a photoshop pre vis…but that’ll do.)
After Kogyo, and one of my favorite pieces for Animaruprinto No Hitobito, I was never really satisfied with the background of False Flag. It is a hazard when you work on a background and then decide what goes on it. The new series is much more preconceived with multiple trips to photoshop to figure out what goes where. False Flag is how I used to do things to a t: do a background, flip back and forth between pics to do the render. Anyway, I like this better. It lets the figures breathe and it is finally clearly about a game of cat and chicken.