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.
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.
My 3rd Sushi chart print went on sale online today. Thanks to Vince Torres for putting me in the show and Christopher Piccinich for posting the photo essay I shot for the show.
A new painting in the Defensive Postures series. This one sprung from the picture I was using as a desktop pic since I inadvertently changed it during Honeybear Massacre. I really like the head on the palace guardian lion, and since I used his legs in Honeybear, I figured why not throw in the head. I really like the blue stencil over the city. Have be careful not to overuse it.
I’m pretty much done with this one. After going through the reference pictures, the most striking thing about Cheeto was his torso. The pattern the hairs made had me wanting to do a portrait that didn’t only include the face. I used some lying around pics because the pattern was nicely evident. Also I thought I might be able to make it into a staff wielding action pose. If anybody wants a commissioned portrait, try to get at me soon. I probably can do about 5, if Christmas presents are the goals. I wouldn’t call them exorbinantly expensive present, nor a particularly cheap one, either. Pretty soon, the store will be working on my website. Be looking for a range of 8×10 prints for stocking stuffers.
This is the second one of my high art sushi charts. Look for these in a set of placemats as well as a giclee edition. I should have a few in Cherrywood Art Fair, in which I will have a booth. That show is December 14th. I might have them available by the show in Manor. I’ll keep people posted.
Bulldog of the Motorways is in my new series of paintings dealing with Relections on metal, Photo Processing, photo realism and animal portraiture. All of the paintings in this series are a magnitude up in size from my previous pieces. Part of this decision was commercial because giganticism in painting has become a thing…to be admired, to be railed against…but still a thing…not to be ignored. The processes I use and the meager financial life I lead made painting stupid huge unfeasible, but a concentration on dense passages of painting dictated a scale jump, even if it meant having difficulty selling them on my own. That also will have to change. I am on the lookout for dealers if anybody has any clues on such things. Anyway: Bulldog is part two of The Lost Decade until such time I actually make the promised matching piece to it.