Nine Days Old, 2013. Acrylic and collage on paper, 8”x8”.
This painting is based on “Pink and Blue,” my favorite song by the Mountain Goats. It’s painted over a Texas highway map.
This painting and many others will be on display tomorrow at Arts Goggle, so hit that up if you’re in the area.
Ave Cattus, 2013. Acrylic on paper, 8x8”.
I wanted to call this painting “What You Catch a Glimpse of Every Time You Walk into a Dark Room and Are Startled by the Sight of Your Cat, His Predatory Eyes Shining into Yours From out of the Shadows, Calling to Mind an Ancient, Unfathomable Evil” but I didn’t think it would fit on the title card.
This painting will be on display at Fort Worth’s 2013 Arts Goggle on Saturday. Come check it out if you’re in Cowtown.
A little technique experiment from a few weeks ago.
Soapy Smith, 2013. Acrylic on Masonite, 8.5” x 11”.
Jeff “Soapy” Smith was one of the most skilled confidence men to ever live and one of the most interesting historic figures of the American West. He ran cons in Fort Worth, Texas; Creede, Colorado and Skagway, Alaska before he was killed by a group of vigilantes.
Shot through the heart on the Juneau Wharf one foggy night, his last words (according to witnesses) were “Dear God, don’t shoot!” I’ve painted him after his death, the Aurora Borealis shining a mournful salute in farewell and a crop of forget-me-nots springing up around him.
Bath, 2013. Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 11” x 14”.
This is my most recent painting and it will be available for purchase at Summer Colors, the annual art auction benefit for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. If you’re interested in attending the event, you can find all the info on the Facebook event page.
What I’m Working On, July 2013:
1. I’m teaching summer art classes for kids, which means I get to try painting more like a kid to make sample work. Don’t tell my adult students, but the kids and I have way more fun than we do in the grown-up art classes.
2. Here is a small, mysterious detail from the sketch for a painting I am completing in a charity auction show next month.
3. My volunteer work at the Dallas Museum of Art involves completing art activities so I know how to instruct visitors. This pangolin is from an activity in the Indonesian gallery.
It’s a bunch of pictures of cute animals this month, guys. If you didn’t want to see pictures of cute animals today, why are you on the internet?
What I’m Working On, June 2013:1. I’ve been decorating containers for things around my house. Some are just hand lettering and others are more pictorial. If it isn’t obvious, this one is for a pencil box.2. My comics are taking shape, slowly but surely.3. I decided to bust out the ol’ Sculpey to play around with making art in THREEEE DIMENSIONS! We’ll see what happens.4. I’ve replaced my daily diary drawing activity with therapeutic exercises that I make in this sketchbook with the strange mystical cover. They won’t see the light of day, but they’re a great outlet.
Look! I have too been making art.