Monday, January 19, 2015

First Post of 2015 THE JANUARY POST

New Found Drugstore Happiness
Mixed Media on Panel
14 1/8" x 15 3/8"

So all of my Grad. School Applications have been submitted and the waiting game has begun.
Above is a painting I was able to finish just before the new year and am quite happy with it.  Looking forward to getting into the studio more this Spring, I have a pile of panels started and need to finish.  If I can save some money I am going to start sending out flyers to find representation outside of KCMO. Debating with myself if I should apply to the Midwest addition of New American Painters this year. Most likely will have plenty of good images and it really doesn't hurt to apply just a little $$$. 

Process shots:  I have been working on this painting for about year the top image is really close to the beginning of its start the lower image is from 1/19/2015.  This painting is one that has been fighting me to find its finished state but I am pleased with where it is headed and I hope it gets finished this spring.  Metallic Enamel Paint is my new best friend now!

So a little while back the Charlotte Street Foundation was looking for images to turn into buttons and I submitted this little fellow above.  I never heard anything about these buttons after that. So I am going to try to get some buttons made and give out to my friends and whoever wants one.  Will keep you posted on these I may need to make some variants. This all will depend on taxes and if I can save money and make money.  But I really want to make these.

Okay last but not the least here is an in progress image of one of my shaped paintings these are really something different to work with, still researching the shapes and where they need to come from. The progress of this one has been quite enjoyable for me. I have only been painting on it for a couple of  sessions.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Note to Self, Happy Holidays, Falalala Whatever, Change is in the Air!

C & C Factory
Mixed Media on Wood

So 2014 is almost in the books, and I am not a great blogger.  Since starting this blog back in 2010 I feel that I have been a below average blogger.  And really this blog is for me so why can't I seem to get it together and get it on track?  That is my big question to myself.  To kind of answer this I am not giving myself and my art work the respect we deserve.  I am awful at scheduling for myself and my interests.  So I am challenging myself to to make one post a month for the whole year of 2015.  Each post needs to be more than a picture.  I am going to schedule myself some time to sit down with distractions turned off and give myself the respect I deserve.  I need to do this it will help me with the things I am interested in, I challenge myself to post a picture of something that I find interesting, a picture of a completed or in progress art work, to write a short paragraph of whats new in my life or what is happening that is exciting, anything that I would like to change and why.  With this I would like to visit or spend time with others as well not all the time since I am kind of a home body once I get home take of the shoes and eat some food.  I once or twice a month thing, and it can be different people each month or the same but get out  there see shit make friend or reacquaint with old ones.  I already know of some new things that will be happening this coming year some sad and some exciting many both.  I hope to share them as they come along here. 

So the Season is the Holidays and I am not much of a Holidays kind of person.  I think it gets me down for some reason and I'm not really sure why.  Oh there is the not seeing my family and I come from a family that likes to get together and party for any reason but all I have to do is go visit and that can happen.  It could be not seeing my niece and nephew I remember all the fun I had as a kid this time of year, but really they are still pretty young so what will they remember I don't remember to much form when I was there ages.  I do know that working part time a Home Depot during this time of year is not helping it is just another way for me to be stuck in the greediness of  The United States of America, cause really who the hell really does that much holiday shopping at a big box home repair store (sad face).  Add to it that holiday music (mostly Christmas) has been playing since Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations have been for sale since Halloween.  It just makes me sad.

Fake Goodness (Experiment)
Latex Acrylic on recylcled materials

Change is coming I don't know much yet but I will be waiting.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Install shot from Selfsies

Selfies With a Small Fry 
 Mixed Media on Panel 
48” x 96”
Image courtesy of E.G. Schempf

Sunday, April 6, 2014


 Image courtesy of E.G. Schempf

Image courtesy of E.G. Schempf

If you missed the Selfsies here are two  install shots of the show.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Studio Space

Hi all here is the first view of my newest studio space.
(photo courtesy of Kendra Werst)
This is the cleanest it will be and was I have been busy since moving in around the beginning of last month.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hi all I have to say this Fall has been just like my whole past two years kind of fucked up and crazy.  So here is some news, I have been with out a studio for about 2 months now,  new one should be ready real so though and I am super excited to meet new people and get back to work.  Second bit is that I just got a new to me laptop since my other one crashed back in September and it is going to be a bit before I start posting pic's again.  I am teaching again back up in St. Joe Mo at MWSU I have 3 classes this semester so that's pretty awesome and the more I work up there the more I realize I need to go back to school and get my MFA.  Still have a solo show at City Ice Arts this Spring first friday of March 2014 still no show title though.  Hoping to go visit my family for xmas that is all.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Makes My Head Hurt

Small painting in progress for the Spring Show that is Untitled at this point but is at City Ice Arts.  
In Progress
mixed media on panel