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.
It’s time to go out to the Ghost Town again. Start time has been changed to 4pm and will go to eleven.http://www.ghosttownaustin.com
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.
I have a small painting show in Georgetown, right up the road from Austin. 8 paintings, and a couple of prints, there a bouts. The show will be up for a couple of months. Purchases can be made at the counter, or give me a call and I’ll square or paypal your purchase. Come on out. Address: 109 West 7th Street #105, Georgetown, TX 78626
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.
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.