Saturday, February 28, 2009

Illustration Friday: Breezy

Life would be easy-breezy if we all just had clones to help us get it all done!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

McAmerica Diptych.

24" x 30" ea. / Acrylic on canvas.
It's evident how long ago I painted these paintings. You can't get your Big Mac in a Styrofoam container these days. But I'll bet there are some still intact in a landfill near you. The deep, symbolic meaning of these just isn't there. Maybe combining the two iconic symbols of America, but it's more like I love McDonald's, especially them fries! 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: Instinct

My natural instinct, (what other kind is there?) is to blast out of bed in the morning and attack the day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Da Green Snail.

This would look good hangin' over anybody's couch!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Celebrate

A lot of people had a little celebration back in November. I did as well. This is a recycled image from then, but in a spirit of doing my part, and not using another sheet of paper, and therefore making the world a better place, I'm using it again. And I'll use it when the word is "wings", I'll use it again when the word is "thumbs", and I'll use it again when the word is "angel", and I'll use it again when the word is "music", and I'll use it again when the word is "recycle". And I suspect that many of those words have already been used. Oh well.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Illustration Friday: Time

Time just comes around once. Too much time in front of the television is not good. I just read this in an issue of Time. Time to shut the television off. I say this to my kids all of the time. 

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What the...?

Not real sure what this is about, but I think it's kinda cool. If I could just figure out how to make money from all this crap in my head. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cold Blue.

I really like this image, I think it would look good over somebody's couch in Phoenix. Or maybe over the toilet, depending on the scale of the painting, or maybe the scale of the bathroom. In the hot summer, it might give a vibe of coolness into an otherwise oppressively hot day. But I picture people's homes in Phoenix being all earthy, beigy, ochery, and this blue thing not quite fitting in. So maybe Chicago. It is so freaking cold in Nashville today, that this sketch seems appropriate, even though there's no snow. Just coldness. Ack!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Photoshop sketch.
Acrylic study. 
Another painting experiment. I love Franz Kline and his confidence to do big black, almost asian characters in his paintings. And the main man, for me, is Stuart Davis and his sense of color, and Jim Flora, just for his insane greatness. I'm not saying that these images of mine are trying to be like them. I'm just sharing who I love, and who might be somewhere in the back of my mind when I'm thinking of creating art.

Monday, February 2, 2009

(Insert pretentious title here)

I think every artist's dream is to become a pretentious, enigmatic painter. Not me. I just want to be popular and make a few bucks. While I think that I can draw okay, picking color has never come easy for me. So I've done a few of these quick abstract-ish color studies in Photoshop, that I think could be pretentious, (given a cool title), and enigmatic (like "what the heck is that?") paintings. So I'll post one each day this week. I'm open for pretentious titles, so let me know your thoughts.