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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Painting in Progress

Got back this weekend from a cool 3 days in Monterey to 105 degree heat in Sacramento. Paint dries really fast! that's all I can say. The studio was so hot and steamy I might as well be doing Bikram Yoga. The big painting is coming along, but at a snails pace. I've been over thinking a lot for no reason other than not wanting to screw it up! After this show I'll work on that one!'s where I'm at!

A little macho man self image, Rapunzel hair fetish and what not! Go figure and if you do, please let me know!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Painting in Progress

I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but can't explain it! latest installment of Painting in Progress!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mo Monkies!

The Smoking Monkey Series is a good filler for time when I'm not working on my paintings. It's somewhat mindless and somewhat therapeutic. I'm running out of paint can lids so I might have to go dumpster diving tomorrow behind some paint stores. My goal is 50-100 by my show in Oct. Not sure if I'll make it, but it's the goal.

These are the ones I have so far hanging in the bathroom. Heather is out of town so I don't know how she'll respond to the larger grouping, ha! Oh well!

Rest in Peace Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke passed away on June 10, 2010. He was one of the many artists whose work I was drawn to and influenced by.
Sigmar Polke 'This is all that remains of the original statue', 1974, Exhibition 'Wir Kleinb├╝rger – Zeitgenossen und Zeitgenossinnen' (We the Bourgeoisie – Comrades of Our Time), Galerie der Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art), Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Smoking Monkey Series

This is a drawing on paper in acrylic, enamel pen and Sumi ink.

Gallon lid

Quart lids

Painting in Progress

Making very slow progress these days. Feelin a bit brain dead. In the mean time I've been cranking out more Smoking Monkeys on paint can lids. Will post those photos.

Here's a detail of the head

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lauren's Open Studio

This past weekend, heather, Coco and i went to visit Lauren Ari who was having an Open Studio. She had some really cool pieces for sale, both ceramic and on paper. I'm looking forward to collaborating with her on some pieces.