Thursday, January 31, 2013

Experiments continue: style

I keep toying with the style to depict the little world that is emerging from these sketches and drawings.

As it turns out, my recent trip to Florida (and thus Disney) has influenced this work.

Also, the lack of a shuttle program has got me thinking about space stuff, all of my vintage mercury era GIJoe outfits.

Here is a little sketch from this afternoon, - I'm not going to say much else.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I was driving around this city looking for a coffee, it has felt like a desperate situation, I was doing a loop in a plaza that had a Michaels, saw this guy leaving how looked a lot like this guy, our Michael Baumgart. Same glasses, same wry look, the guy in the parking lot may have one upped Michael as he had a little straw hat on versus Michaels military style ball cap and had a 12" long bristle brush is his mouth like a long stem rose, off to go an romance his canvas I suppose. Perhaps I like Mr. Baumgart's understated manner more when i think of it.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Painting studies continue

I have held on to these weird head sculpts for years, I got them in a trade with this psycho bastard who would want these toy parts for some weird thing he was doing with star wars or some shit. I would make the trade with him with hopes of re-configuring my old broken down GIJoes but it was never worth it as he would bring up the whole thing at a party or a bar when I was talking to a group of ladies. Total nerd-bot.
I have been at it, finding images that fit together and making little scenes come alive. More watercolours to come.

Friday, January 11, 2013


I have been looking at a number of sources for new inspiration, not for changing the direction of my previous work, but rather to keep pushing on, to deepen and fill out what I have been working on since my last Loop show with Larry. Anselm Kiefer has always been an inspiration for me, a master it seems in everything he touches. Sarah found these pieces on the Met's website when we were talking about art and inspiration the other night. The images have an intensity that I just love.