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.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New Paintings

Two new paintings:

"K" is for Secrets
Acrylic / Mixed media on canvas
12" x 24"

Admiring Subset
Latex paint / Watercolor / Ink on canvas
16" x 20"

I also need to get crak-a-lakin' on some new pieces for the DCAC 1460 Wall Mountables Show and I also have a show coming up at Art Whino where I need to paint on some sneakers. Pretty cool. I've never tackled that before and hope I don't screw them up!

I was also video interviewed recently and once I get more details on that release, I'll let you know.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Painting

Distance is its Own Rewards
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 24"

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lacrosse is Over...

...and that means I can paint again. It's too much of a time crunch to try to do both well and while I love coaching and being around the game, it's nice that it has an end and I can get back to something else I really enjoy. So, be on the lookout for new works very soon.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Yuri's Night

In what has been described to me as "the St. Patrick's Day for space," Yuri's Night will be celebrated at Art Whino this Saturday night. I have one small piece in the show entitled "Passing the Laugh Test." Unfortunately, I rushed to meet the submission deadline and was unable to snap a photo. More info above.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Wise Choices

Wise Choices
12" x 24"
Mixed media on canvas

This was my submission for the Johns Hopkins "Art and Addiction" project. Really enjoyed doing this and hope it makes it into the show and book. I took more of a collage approach on this one and actually planned it out a bit more than I usually do. It has also spawned two more (in progress) which I plan to take progress shots of and post here. More info on Art and Addiction, here.

February Show @ Art Whino

The show at Art Whino was a great time as usual and I've got some pictures to prove it. Check out my flickr page!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Wrapping Up for February

I was shooting for five pieces for the next Art Whino show, but I managed only four. It's one of those things where you think you have so much time (and in reality you do), that you take a couple nights off here and there and then all of the sudden, you're up against the deadline! So the moral of the story for myself is to either work faster or don't take any time off. As it stands right now, I have about 40 days to put out five more......

This Much
Mixed media on canvas
18" x 24"

Detail Shot

Ticket to Crumble
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 48"

Detail Shot

All in all, I really like the four I'm putting out and think it should be a pretty good showing for me in terms of what I'm up to. I have to admit though that Ticket to Crumble was a different end result, and I liked it alot. Going out of frame and not rendering the subject was different for me and I found myself dying to throw some shadows and highlights in there. More like this one may be on the way.

Monday, January 28, 2008

First Piece in '08

Hey, it's been a minute but here's the latest:

Ill Seeds Spawning Personal Growth
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 48"

Detail Shot

In other news, I went to the J. Coleman opening at Art Whino and had a good time. I got lazy though and didn't take any pictures. I did, however, manage to trip going UP the stairs to the gallery and smashed my forearm into the hand rail and bent my big toe into some position to where it feels like it's broken.

I have to have new work delivered down there by February 7th and I'm pushing for five new pieces. So far, I completed! Possibly two (not sure I want to show it or not). So I'll be painting like mad for the next two weeks and will post as often as I can.