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.
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.)
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.
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.