Sunday, March 08, 2009

New Blog! New Site!

Hello all! As the title suggests, I have upgraded my website and blog.



This blog will no longer be updated (never really did a great job of it anyway)!

Thanks very much!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

So Much to Update...

I have been traveling quite a bit lately (some for pleasure, some for work) and haven't had any time to update anything. There's a lot to get to and it might not be in order, but let's just get down to it:

My first California show and thanks to David at denM Gallery for making it happen. If you're any where near the area, go check it out. Here's the work:

Political Forest
Mixed media on canvas
18" x 24"

Pay at the Pump
Mixed media on canvas
16" x 20"

You Left us in a Lurch
Mixed media on canvas
9" x 12"

Electoral Bloom I
Mixed media on canvas
8" x 10"

Electoral Bloom II
Mixed media on canvas
5" x 7"

Also, here's an older piece I never got around to posting:

Metro Subset
Mixed media on canvas
16" x 20"


I also have a ton of photos from the Inked Souls show at Art Whino last month. Had a great time there and will hopefully get those up in the next few days...

Friday, August 01, 2008

Shoe Progress

Step 1.
Pour a tall Vodka Tonic. Lime, of course. Stare at the fresh, white shoes.

Step 2.
Remove laces and mask off area where you don't want painted (unless you think you can work mega clean in which case you don't need it. I definitely did.)

Step 3.
I read somewhere that you need to rub the finish off of the area to be painted with some Acetone or else the paint will crack pretty easily. I didn't want to take the chance of that happening so I bought the stuff and used like 1/100 of it on the shoes. I've got heaps left if anyone needs some.

Step 4.
Apply some watered down acrylic paint and let dry.

Step 4a.
Do the same thing to the other side.

Step 5.
Threw a little spraypaint on.

Step 6.
Skipping ahead a little, I used more acrylic for the red and some black gesso to apply the little character head I've been doing lately.

Step 7.
Threw a couple coats of spray varnish on for security purposes.

Step 8.
Remove the masking tape and have your wife go out and hook up some fat black laces to bring the whole thing together. Thanks Chel.

Step 9.
(not shown)
Looking at the finished product, I realized that the red bit of my design was the exact logo for Target. I took some metallic gold acrylic paint that I have had for two years (and have used once before this) and applied it on top of the smaller, center circle. Turned out pretty sweet. The gold matched the stitching and the soul of the shoe.

That's it. I had a lot of fun with this and can't wait for the show opening tomorrow night! Come out if you can. Details.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Current Interview

Many thanks to Brandon Bloch who made this happen and did a great job of it. Also to Current for putting me on and Art Whino for their ongoing support.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wall Mountables

Here's a collection of photos from the show the other night. Had a lot of fun and pummeled my fair share of $1 cans of Natural Light.

Loved this piece

...and these

Chicks dig the business cards

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wall Mountables Show Tonight x Other News!

Wall Mountables is tonight! I love this show and hope you all can make it down to Adams Morgan for it. It runs from 7-9pm and more info (including how to get there) can be found here.

I've also finished the custom kicks for the Inked Souls show at Art Whino coming up along with a painting that goes with them. I also managed not to be lazy and document just about every step of the way in getting the shoes done and will post everything when I get a chance. I want to present it right for the three people that read this blog (I'm one of them).

In other news, I've accepted a very nice invitation from denM Gallery out in Redlands, CA to show a few pieces for an upcoming show out there in September. More details soon.

Come out tonight- Adams Morgan is always fun! Have a beer (it's going to be hot) and stop by to say hi to your boy. If you're lucky, you might even end up with one of my fancy new business cards that I printed up here at work when nobody was looking.