Hey there you awesome person! Thank you so much for stopping by the playground, my thing on the Interwebs where my thoughts, work, ramblings, and other such goodies reside. No filler. No BS. I try to be honest in everything I do, and this website is no exception. I encourage you to look around a bit. If you enjoy what you see, please feel free to like my page on facebook or follow me on twitter. Happy browsing!

a new painting – the largest i’ve done

I’ve completed a new painting titled “You’ve Always Been More Patient than Me”, and it’s the largest I’ve done so far.

you've always been more patient than me

It’s 40″ x 60″, which made it a challenge to work on. Too tall to put on an easel, I had to work Pollock style (minus the cig butts getting in there). Here’s a photo of me next to it (I’m 5’11″ tall).

you've always been more patient than me

This proved to be quite a challenge, as I didn’t want to actually step on the painting. By reaching, straining, sweating, cricking, bending, and other such methods of body deformation, I was able to apply the paint. Perhaps I shouldn’t stretch the canvas first, but then again, I think I could just adjust the height my easel. I’d rather not paint first, stretch later. Not my style.

Anyway, I was able to stay aggressive with the paint, actively mixing the color after I applied it to the canvas. I find this approach to be more fun anyway, and it can create some very interesting texture and subtle nuances that you just can’t get by pre-mixing your colors. I’ve always been a more “on the fly” painter in the first place.

Please let me know if you like it! Or hate it! Whatever!

We are star stuff.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>