As many of you may know, I had to leave my beloved Equestrian District studio last year. It was a difficult loss. In Los Angeles it’s hard to find affordable studio space, so I tried to make due at home — but home wasn’t cutting it! An opportunity just presented itself that I can’t pass up — free temporary studio space in Yucca Valley. The Mojave Desert is one of my favorite places, so having a reason to go so often is going to be a dream! I can see Joshua Trees from my window! I’m in love!
Just in time for the holidays, Troubled Tangle is now available as a print!
It’s a high-quality, signed and numbered archival giclée print on bright white, 24 x 24 inch cotton paper (image size is 22 x 22 inches). A great gift for art lovers, the celebrity obsessed… or for yourself!
Tangles: The Secret Lives (7 total so far) were just photographed by the fine folks of Static Medium ( http://www.staticmedium.com/ ). Limited edition archival prints will be coming in the near future. Stay tuned!
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on another painting, also part of the Tangles: the Secret Lives series. I don’t want to titillate you too much too soon, so I’m censoring how much I tell you about it… but suffice it to say, it promises to be very stimulating!
I’ve been working hard on this painting for the Judd Apatow tribute show at Gallery 1988, and I’m pleased to announce… it’s done! Be sure to stop by the opening on December 4 to see it, and all of the other amazing art, in person!
Well it took much longer than anticipated, but The Secret Lives: Self-Destructive Musicians is now complete. It was with much love for these talented, tormented artists that I painted this… and yes, it has its secret too. Their legacies live on!
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I’ve been working on the 6th painting of Tangles: The Secret Lives, and this is my first to feature exclusively musicians. It’s too soon to show, and I don’t want to give away its secrets, but it’s coming along quite well. I’m anticipating finishing within the next month, and then starting another. For those of you keeping tabs, I’m still deciding what to do with “the big one”…
I have been battling my 60 x 60 canvas, wrangling with its stretcher bars, trying so very hard to coax it into a nice, useable canvas. It has been plagued by technical problems, but it appears my perseverance has paid of—it has finally snapped into place! Now if I could only decide what to paint on it…
After our 2009 show, Icons & Tangles, Andy Carey and I decided to make paintings for each other in our signature styles. Andy compiled a list of people who are meaningful to him to be Tangled, and I requested an Icon of one of my all time favorite people to have walked the earth: Michael Jackson. It took a while to become a reality, but it happened. Here’s the result.
With the stretcher bars complete, it’s time to put them to use! I’m stretching canvas over them, but you won’t see any staples here, only nails. That’s right, I’m going old-school, complete with rabbit glue. As an 18-year vegetarian, I was conflicted about using it; however, after trying the synthetic stuff, there was no other way. Sorry rabbits.
In preparation for my new series of paintings, I’ve been hard at work building all of my canvases from scratch. I have to admit, I was hesitant to do it. Not because I couldn’t, but because I wasn’t convinced it was the best use of my time and effort. After extensive discussions with a friend, I decided it was the only way to go. Starting with a trip (or two) to the lumber yard, followed by lots of measurements, I cut down the wood into stretcher bars with my mighty mitre saw. Next comes assembly!