Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Spoken Word Disconnect

This piece resides on a world famous low brow artist's bathroom wall. I can only hope it's over the toilet.

12x16 acrylic on masonite - click to enlarge

Sunday, August 12, 2007

(Insert "wood" joke here)

This one was painted for and sold at a show in Tokyo.

8.25x31 enamel on maple skate deck - click to enlarge

Friday, August 10, 2007

Closer

I find that often a close up works much better than the big picture. I like seeing brush strokes and the order in which colors are applied, and this gives a pretty good indication.

6.5x11 oil on sized watercolor paper - click to enlarge

Poetry break...

This is a riff on El Lissitzky's PROUN work from the 20s. It's more of a visual pun, since "proun" doesn't really rhyme with "bow", "now", or "cow", and there's nothing remotely PROUN about the piece, but I have since decided that it only adds to the esoteric sophistication and ironic depth of the work. Seriously.

9x12 acrylic on wood - click to enlarge

One two three four...

These were bought as a set by a wonderful couple at a show at Gasoline Gallery. I appreciate them keeping the family together...

6x15 enamel on masonite - click to enlarge




Thursday, August 9, 2007

Cargo Cult

For a Gasoline Gallery show.

14x36 acrylic on metal and wood - click to enlarge

Pray for Surf

This was painted for a show at Gasoline Gallery in El Segundo, CA.

12x24 oil on canvas - click to enlarge

She's one rough broad.

More of a study on this one, just to get the feel of the burlap.

12x16 oil on burlap/masonite - click to enlarge

Miss Appropriation

Took the family to Malibu (around Sycamore Canyon, I believe) last winter and found a bunch of burlap sacks on the beach. They seemed to be brand new, not even damp or stained. I have no idea what they were doing there, but I grabbed them and brought them home to paint on. I mounted them to Sintra and Masonite panels with PVA, primed them with acrylic "gesso" and went at it. Nice and rough, as you may imagine, but I find the results somewhat charming. The image was "influenced" by an old swimsuit pattern package illo...

13x28 oil on burlap - click to enlarge

It's a beat happening.

5x7 oil on canvas, man... click to enlarge.

Hey Cousin!

Not my cousin, but...

5x7 oil on canvas - click to enlarge

Here we go...

Portrait of the artist as blogger...

9x12 oil on canvas - click to enlarge