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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
For a painting that I produced to fill some empty time, I’m digging this thing. I have no idea if this type of painting is marketable, but the experiment is driving me a bit. Collage has always been part of my work, but the last few have been completely mocked up on Photoshop, leveled and adjusted to make sure the colors are matched, and then painted from composite. One good thing about it: I’m pretty sure what the final painting will look like. Also, I’m shooting for a goal. BTW, I have prints at Spratx, 501 E.5th st. Austin, Tx. Y’all check em out when you’re getting paint.