Although I have not posted since June, I have been painting as usual. I will let the blog go when I am busy, but I cannot stop creating. The only time I stop painting is when I am making something else.
The Big Friendly Fish is made on a 1982 Cushman utility vehicle that was completely rebuilt after stripping off the body. It was constructed freehand out of square tube and 1/8 inch steel plate. The ethos is Dr Suese meets Mad Max. Covered with 3500 computer controlled LEDs it is awesome at night. Made by myself and my Son, the BFF is a work in progress. The Fish attended 2011 Burningman and has a pass for this year as well. Not seen in these photos is the disco ball hanging from the front of the gantry. The BFF seats five including the rider on top.
These were all done At Jeffry Watts Atellier in Encinitas. Mostly done in the evenings after a 6 hour day painting or drawing or watching demonstrations. Exhausting but very worth it! I always seem looser at workshops. I am trying to hang on to that all the time.
This painting is also 30 x 40. It's title is "Psychologist With Shotgun". This was painted from a friends photo and was drawn in freehand and painted over two days. I prefer its freshness over the more worked over Ballerina.
I have done very few large paintings. They are not just small paintings enlarged but rather are a host of new issues to tackle. I took this photo in 2009. I painted a 14x18 study, gridded it and painted a 40x60 inch canvas. I painted this over a month and many sessions.