Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh, how the wine talks!

“See, this is EXACTLY the kind of shit I’m talking about!”
Acrylic on paper.

Not too much to say about this one. I didn’t have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving, so I put away about 2 bottles of Merlot (along with a pack o’ ramen). After I was good ‘n stewed, I blasted the stereo and just started drawing. The nice thing about drawing while pickled on cheap wine is that I’m much looser with it and I’m more free with my exaggeration and poses. I painted this drawing and will be dropping it off for the December ’09 “Price Less” show at Hive Gallery. Details below. Painting this was actually kind of a bitch. The acrylic went on the paper terribly. I had to add several layers and I was left with visible brush strokes. I need to start trying out and experimenting with some new materials. Cel vinyl? Gauche? Anybody have any suggestions or advice? I did like using this paper since it took care of my usual problem of not having a background. Call it laziness. Call it lack of talent. Either way, I’ll cop to it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here’s a new piece.

It’s called “Everyday” and its an 8”x8” acrylic on wood panel. Believe it or not, but rather than my usual meaningless cartoon eye candy, I consider this a personal piece, but I won’t elaborate on that. Anyway, it will be in the November Group show at The Hive Gallery.

The Hive Gallery Group show and Performances-

October 3rd, Saturday 8PM-12:30AM
$8 at door/ $5 for those dressed in Black and Yellow costume
Show runs November 7th-28th

PARKING: FREE street & loading zones/ $10 at immediate lot on lft. past 7th st.

Featured Artist 1: J.Shea
Featured Artist 2: Lee Anne Hale
Tall Wall Artist: Erick Rodriguez
Small Wall Artist: Henry F. Cram
Installation Artist: Akihito

Special Middle Room Curated show by: Wizard Sleeve Toys presents, "Feminality"
-female artists from around the country exhibiting various works (including Tara McPherson live painting and others)

Master Blasters of Sculpture Show featuring:

Steven "Wireboss" Darden
Red Rooster
Dave Kawano
Sea Bay
Ted Von Heiland
Randy Horton

November Group show:

Gaia Bracco / Carl Lozada / Gyorgy Bp. Szabo / Monica Martinez / Carol Powell / Ching Ching Cheng / Kelly Berg / Aimee Kuester / Big Toe / Laura Diamond /
Liz Brizzi / Carmen Luceno / Phil Ramirez / Michael Pukac / Francisco Enciso / Simone Shin / Jessica Ward and many, many more!!!

Resident Artists:

Sensei / Nathan Cartwright / Mary Spring / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Temple of Visions / Sarah Winkle / John Dang / Jinx / Danny Dunbar
/ Feminine Oddities / Shrine / Sonik / Ichae Ackso / Leyla Akdogan / Stephan Canthal / Paul Torres / Laura Diamond / Chris Donham
/ The Little Red Writer / Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer / Macsorro / Patrick Haemmerlein / Alan DeForest / Bethany Pratt
/ Wasmi / Radhika Hersey / Amanda Sage / Federico Hudson / Yuki Miyazaki / Sophia Gasparian / Ink Pen Mutations Press

Performances by:

Michael Nhat
Ruthann Friedman
DJ Jorge
DJ Robin Royce

And MoRE!!!!!

Show Sponsored By: U-1 Toys (Toy Production/art direction) and A-R Product Inc (casting and resin materials)

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