Friday, July 9, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
This one was done as a submission for a show in Seattle that will be called "Breast" - the brief wasn't necessarily just about the boob as a beauty-object, but also its place in society as well as history.
Of course my mind immediately jumps to the mythological Amazons, who supposedly burned off their right breasts in order to use a bow more effectively....
Fingers crossed that they like it.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Cookies & Milk
The Carrot or the Stick
Anyhow, if you're interested in one of these paintings and would like to buy some art to contribute to the Laika Fund, let me know.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I know this painting is from forever ago, but I still love it - it was a real labor of love and took me forever to complete, and I just felt like I never got any good photos of it - so when Kyla came in with her camera, I slipped this in with 'Little Gods and Monsters'
This is acrylics on what i think was a wooden homemade lapdesk of some sort... dunno..
61 x 72 cm
So I've saved my favorite for last - this is Odin of Norse mythology, riding his trusty (8-legged) steed, Sleipnir. This one is my fave for various reasons - painting that i was pleased with, lots of little elements coming together including a color palette that seemed to be not such a struggle for a change (although I repainted that horse too many times to count trying to get it close to what I envisioned in my mind), and really, the lightbullb and the head on a chain is just too cool - i want one for myself. Supposed to be a font of wisdom for Odin.... still makes me smile.
So that's the end of "Little Gods and Monsters" (a working title of this series that just stuck...)
This one is acrylic paint on a piece of thick pressboard I found on the street...
60 x 60 cm
Once again, all these photos were taken by the lovely Kyla Hancock
Alright, so this is my second take on Maman Brigitte and her black rooster - I liked the last painting alot, but with this one really wanted to convey a sense of movement, of action, a little less portraiture.... And I love the lil' chili peppers....
this one is on a found frame -- i have no idea what it was used for before this, but the painting itself is acrylic on a thin piece of wood - so light, and easily hung....
60 x 60 cm
The Morrigan is an old Irish deity, all about war and bloodshed and of course; fertility. It's interesting that so many old deities were similar blends of bloodshed and fecundity. All these new photos have been taken by a friend of mine, Kyla Hancock, who was kind enough to bring not only her mo'fessional-style camera but also her amazing self and photographic skills and take photos of the works for me. Thanks, Kyla!
So this one is acrylic on found wood,
59.5 x 45.5cm
Alright, this is another one with a bit of that artist's interpretational prerogative... Mexican dieties Quetzalcoatl and his (sometimes) mother Coatlicue... of course in most representations Quetzalcoatl IS the feathered serpent, but in keeping with the spirit of this series of paintings I depicted them separately....
69x82cm (she's a big'un!) acrylic on repurposed pressboard
(Thanks for taking photos, Kyla!)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This is the first batch of little beasts, monsters, and demi-gods that are on the artist's prints of my screen print 'Torensteeg".....
They're all on water color paper - a 2-color ink screen print with the monsters painted in acrylic paints
30 x 40,5 cm