Escape/Complete or Tiger Cycle

Shiny, Shiny, Shiny.  I’m having fun with this new off shoot of Defensive Postures. Which is strange, because thinking about the illogically couched logical conclusions of the series makes me sad. The titling of this piece was in reference to video games.  You yourself escape, you also complete somebodies business plan.  the act of getting away powers the machine. In other news, on my vacation I went to Dick’s Classic Garage in San Marcos, Texas and the San Antonio Zoo.  Loaded up on Pics.

New Defensive Postures subseries: Whirlybirds plus cat.

greypartridgeGooseguardruffledgrouse

 

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.

 

False Flag with redone background

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.

Rabbits Four

Rabbits Four

The Defensive Postures series continues with this rabbit inspired piece.  There are four rabbits represented, so I called it Rabbits 4.  The wasp nest imagery is symbolic of the series central theme.  I’m going to probably work it into future paintings.

The Lions in Retreat

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.

A bit of National/Internet Press for Cianfrani Show!

Gallery onefive4 gave the show in Georgetown a shout out.  Thanks for the support, Christopher Priority!  The show is up for a couple of months.  I have set up a Facebook event for the show and If a opening seems appropriate after a month or so, I’ll keep everyone apprised.

http://onefive4gallery.com/2015/01/08/announced-david-lamplugh-cianfrani-coffee/

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