This is weird, but welcome to my blog. I couldn’t figure how to fit all the images in a single email (or document), so I decided to put it here.
I wanted to thank everyone for their kinds words about my work. And thanks to Stefan for allowing me to hang my stuff up in his home, and extra thanks to Elizabeth for coming up with the idea. It was great to show people my work instead of it just sitting in a pile.
I build, stretch, and frame all my canvases. Acrylic on canvas unless noted. Sizes rounded to nearest inch.
de -its problems about 14 x 14 $ 180
OUTPUT 25 x 25 $ 190
Based on a child’s scribbles in a coloring book. Choosing a non-human subject as a change of pace.
lie down down; you 21 x 27 $ 425 / $ 750 pair
Do you remember? 21 x 30 $ 425 / $ 750 pair
Old photographs offer a peek into the past and show how life was lived in simpler times. As such, they make for great source material.
At a Goodwill store where they sell things by the pound, I found a huge cache of photos of a single family spanning the early 40’s to late 90’s.
Whether there are no more relatives to inherit the photographs, or no one wants them, I find it sad that a whole lifetime of memories would be thrown away. So I “adopted” the family.
Over the images of the Weavers, I added text based on the heritage of my actual parents: the neon yellow text in Do you remember? is Thai, and the white text in lie down down; you is Portuguese. While not that “deep,” this is a turning point of sorts. These are not just graphic images, these pieces have some personal meaning.
DSC_0627 30 x 30 $ 285
*wooden panel on silkscreen frame
Five kids from my Mom’s village in Thailand. The girl in front is a relative. This was a foray back into colors after doing so many monochromes. It was also an attempt to use a new medium of paint – acrylic semi transparent stains that are intended for decks/ porches etc. On canvas, they function like a glaze. Working with 4 stains and a few other regular paint colors, I was able to achieve some nice color effects.
Juk II 23 x 32 $ 300
framed with scavenged wood
A more finished piece using the same semi transparent stains and limited paint colors. Same kid from DSC_0627 (far right).
Final Coat 45 x 61 $ 1800
frame is heavy
Based on an image taken from a 50’s DIY book. Second time I painted this image, but this time larger and with slavish attention. Attempt to create a full range of value using only one color (and white). Sort of a gimmicky touch, but the surface of the table that she has painted has a opalescent glaze that makes it stand out when seen in person.
Data Entry Girl 22 x 35 $ 300
Instead of trying to create the illusion of depth, an attempt to simplify and flatten the form using a limited palette of muted colors. In terms of subject, style, and color harmony, a successful piece.
Catherine 25 x 37 $ 425
Based on a photo I took, one of the few paintings with a person I actually know. Tried to capture the essence of the blueish purplish color of the hoodie. Couldn’t devote the same energy to the trees, left them terrible.
bitchin’ 23 x 23 $ 175
Based on vintage year book photos using colors that mimic the look 3-D images.
Two parties expressed interest in this piece. Parties can arm wrestle for it, I can auction it, or duplicate the painting and sell it for the same price. I am open to suggestions.
THE LAZY DOG 32 x 32 $ 300
*wooden panel, framed with scavenged wood
Based on a vintage yearbook photo, chosen for the ridiculous hairstyle. Monochromatic with a focus on using value to create depth.
David Robinson 25 x 25 $ 325/ pair $ 600
Ronald Robison 25 x 25 $ 325/ pair $ 600
(AKA Stud and Dud)
Based on yet more vintage yearbook photos. This reminded me of my friend and myself; we were alphabetic neighbors in school and as a result, became friends. He was the “stud” and I the “dud.” I wondered if the these two had become friends as well.
“Stud and Dud” references an episode of the Simpsons, which my friend and I were huge fans of.
College 23 x 31 $ 200
*wooden panel, framed with scavenged wood
One of the 50’s DIY series. Monochromatic with an attempt to create as little value as possible.
One of the 50’s DIY series. The execution of the figure was less labored than usual, and looks more fluid as a result.
Text obscures figure to the appropriate degree.
uggest about 23 x 32 $ 285
Based on vintage image from a knitting catalog.
TROUBLE OR MALFUNCTION 50 x 26 $ 600
Originally intended to be just a landscape, perceived problems with accuracy lead to overlaying other imagery. Background image is a based on a photo I took in Portland.
under the circumstances 74 x 25 $ 1500
diptych joined by piano hinge
Ultramarathon of figure painting, based on an image culled from the internet. Limited palette of five or six colors.
A few other pieces that were not shown.
That 70’s Family 24 x 37 $ 200
Based on a found photograph. Love the hair!
Based on a photograph I took of an old friend.
Du Pain 44 x 25 $ 280
Avoiding realistic figures, based on kids drawing. Trying to loosen up and do something different.
Final Spin 50 x 26 $ 450
Part of the Weaver series. Based on a photo when Pat Sajak and Vanna White visited the old folks home Mrs Weaver was staying at.
ART FOUR 26 x 32 $ 200
Unique frame style, it’s octagonal
Collage style with main image based on photo of a friend.
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Whew! That’s it. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for checking out my work again. If you are interested in a piece or have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m flexible and we can work something out. I’d love to get more of my work out into the world.