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Here’s Some Art! Go Look At It! Now! ‘Painting of the Day’ (Monday edition) July 11, 2011

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Hey folks! I have a drawing for you today. This is another from ‘The Periphery’ series. To me it looks a little like one of those floating mines left over from WWII. That wasn’t what I had in mind when I drew it. I was thinking of something a little more cellular. Cancer, maybe. Something foul. Diseased. I guess a mine works…have a great one everybody!

 

Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun…and the ‘Painting (photo) of the Day’ (Friday edition) July 8, 2011

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Hello! I have another photo for you today. This one is from a small series. Most people can’t tell what it is at first, so it has this kind of mystery to it. Also, it looks like a Brice Marden painting. Someday, I’ll blow these up and have large prints available. Stay tuned. Have a great weekend everybody!

 

The World’s On Fire! Make Sure to Save ‘The Painting of the Day’! (Thursday edition) July 7, 2011

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Hi folks! Ya know, I have another photo for you today. I actually posted this one (along with a few others) last week (not on the blog). But, I like the heck out of this image so, by God, I ‘m gonna put it up again. I know it’s unorthodox, but it’s Thursday. Thors-day. Don’t know what that means, but it’s as good an excuse as any. Have a great one!

 

The Arcade Fire love…’The Painting of the Day’ (Wednesday edition) June 22, 2011

Good morning! Today I have another painting from the ‘Fallow Ground’ series. It’s the biggest painting (I think) in the whole series, and one of the largest pieces I’ve ever done. I won’t go into all the symbolism I’ve loaded this thing down with, but I will say that I had a specific goal in mind when I started the piece: to make something that was so busy that it was difficult to look at. Seems like a strange goal, but I was listening to ‘Trout Mask Replica’ (Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band) a lot at the time so, you know…it just seemed like the right thing to do. I think I succeeded, at least a little. Have a great one!

Last Ditch (Agamemnon)

84″ x 180″

latex enamel on wood

 

It Wasn’t the Bullet that Laid Him to Rest it was…’The Painting of the Day’ (Tuesday edition) June 21, 2011

Hello. You may remember the first painting in this series (‘Partly Cloudy 72’). Well, here’s part two. Just for the hell of it. If you don’t know, the title of the piece (and what’s playing on the radio of the car as the sun goes down) is a song by Traffic. Here it is in all it’s 11 and a half minute glory The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys(give it a minute once you press play because the song fades in quietly). Listen and repeat. Have a great day everybody!

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

42″ x 72″

latex enamel on wood

 

Livin’ on Reds, Vitamin C and…’The Painting of the Day’ (Monday edition) June 20, 2011

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What’s up people? I have a drawing to show you today. It’s part of the series that is basically a conversation between two men. Collectively, the series is called ‘Henry and John’ (or ‘John and Henry’, it doesn’t matter). This is one of my personal favorites in the series, mainly because it reminds me a little of the Faulkner novel ‘Absalom, Absalom’. Probably because that building is a cross between a plantation home and a church. Plus, there’s a sinister quality to the whole thing. Enjoy, and have a great Monday!

Henry and John (A Conversation)

30″ x 42″

charcoal and paint on paper

 

Hey You! You Dropped Your ‘Painting of the Day’! (Friday edition) June 17, 2011

Happy Friday! Today I have another Confidence Man painting for you. It’s from the ‘Navigator’ part of the story and it’s definitely one of the weirdest CM paintings ever. In the top/center of the piece is the CM’s father, and he’s glowing. Well, burning actually. There is a time compression thing going on as well with multiple Confidence man scenes happening at the same time (he’s got a gun to his head-he’s passed out-two men are holding him up with an ax at the ready). Meanwhile, the Navigator is chasing little blue glowing balls that are floating up from his suitcase (these might be dreams, or memories). All of this takes place on top of slithering worm-like creatures (‘the worm dieth not’), I mean it is hell, after all. Have a great weekend!