Monday, May 19, 2008

NOW SWIM BACK


In 2007 the City of Farmers Branch TX passed Ordinance 2903. Prohibiting the lease or rental arrangements to illeagal aliens or non citizens. To protect the health,safety and welfare of its citizens. Using 911 as an excuse for its own Racist actions. We are a nation founded by immigrants. The City of Farmers Branch does not think so.

Friday, May 16, 2008

EL BAILE (THE DANCE)

THE BETRAYAL OF CHRIST


I've always been influenced by Caravaggio. My version The Betrayal of Christ is greatly influenced by his painting of the same title. Not only in its composition but also in the way he portrayed the soldiers taking Christ in in the armor of his time. I did the same by portraying them in modern day camouflge.

SCHLANKIN'IT GALLERY 414 2006







SCHLANKIN'IT

While visiting my Mother a few years back one of the neighborhood kids came by and asked if I wanted to play catch. I said sure. We go out ot the street and threw the football around for a while. After an errant throw (by me) a guy who had been walking by picks up the ball and tells the kid to go deep. The kid takes off full speed this guy throws the ball. A Forty in one hand cigarette dangling from his mouth. His pass is perfect a beautiful spiral all the way down the block hits the kid right on the money at full stride. I said Wow great throw. He turns and say's I CAN STILL SCHANK'IT!! I'd never heard that word before but I never forgot it.
Then one day I'm working in the studio, the paint was flowing really good. One of those days when its all coming together. I said out loud "I CAN STILL SCHLANK'IT!!" Greg Bahr my studiomate asked what it meant, I tell him the story. Then while trying to come up with A title for my solo show at Gallery 414 I thought "Schlankin'it" I guess it means being able to do something well or still being able to do it. Its not meant to be Hubris I just think it sounds cool.

NUDES



STILL LIFE 07


This is my first Still Life. A commission, I may do more, well see.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Contemplation


This is from my solo show at the Gallery 414 in 2006

Old Stuff



Here's a few old paintings. Old as in 2002. The first one is "Trane Wreck" a collaboration I did with my old studio mate Greg Bahr. It used to hang behind the stage at the Wreck Room now it hangs in Kens music room. The second is "Spill The Wine" I always liked the song, thought it would make a good title for a painting. So there.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

First Painting on the web!


This painting is called Chillin at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art).