Monday, October 26, 2009

New Slides!

Just scanned in slides for my latest paintings. They came out pretty nice for the most part. I have to get 2 of them re-shot because there was too much glare. I'm including one (the fox, currently untitled). The other was just too bad.
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"Stars Falling down"



currently untitled

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A dumb comparison

I saw the picture of Jim henson and the Muppets the other day and, for some odd reason, immediately thought of this painting by Heironymous Bosch. Funny.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My drunk Artist Statement

(Or... Thinking About Myself When The Family is Away)

The night I paint is not the real night. It is not informed by photography (references are, if any, daylight shots) nor do I work "Pein Air". I'm sure as hell not Vincent van Gogh.

My night is of the imagination, of a longing for night when life keeps you shackled, oh so surely, to the day. Night is solitude and loneliness, two sides of a coin I keep bright and polished in my pocket.

Being happily married and a father keeps me from fetching out that coin as often as I used to, so I paint what it represents. It is another life, full of uneasiness and mystery, humor and fear, possibility and sadness. It is a life I only dream about, because I choose to be awake. That way lies madness, but there are some pretty pictures to be got out of it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I win.

Well, me and 4 other people. Anyway I had a painting in the "Around Oregon" art annual in Corvallis. I was honored with a "Juries Choice" recognition. It came with a check for $100 which sure as hell beats a punch in the eye. Thanks Arts Center! thanks Juror!
the show has no obvious link and the space's site is under friggin' construction. Oh well. 100 bucks, right?

Monday, October 5, 2009


I got a very nice blog review today.

thanks Eric.

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