"Moonlight no. 2"
8 x 10 inches • Oil on Panel
Set design and outfit created by @blacklotusclothing modeled and set painting by @sarahaaseart
"The Feather Girl"
18 x 24 inches • Oil on Panel
Any Bay Area ladies interested in modeling in these amazing outfits, let us know! This one created and designed by the incredible @blacklotusclothing and headpiece created (and modeled) by the lovely and skilled, @isa_fritsch - and will be on display (and available) at the opening in July at @maxwellalexandergallery in Downtown LA. 🍷
23 x 34 inches • Oil on Panel
For the opening with @maxwellalexandergallery July 15th in Downtown LA with a personally designed clothing line by @blacklotusclothing and headpieces by @isa_fritsch (these incredible, handmade, antique delicate fabrics and materials will be on display and for sale as well) modeled by @dwdaniellewood
30 x 40 inches • Oil on Panel
For an upcoming solo show/interactive experience at @maxwellalexandergallery opening July 15th in downtown LA where you will be able to see the theatrical sets, clothing line, models, headpieces, and paintings all hanging together, presenting those who attend a snapshot of the journey from conception to completion of the paintings. With designer @blacklotusclothing headpieces by @isa_fritsch with the help of @sarahaaseart makeup artist @lace deniz and here featuring the beautiful @dwdaniellewood .
Exacerbating the ridiculousness of varnish lol.
With: @breeuhmazing and @thejinntonic
Music by Farah and courtesy of @italiansdoitbetter - a wonderful record label that encourages the spread of creativity freely among independent filmmakers, much love for that style of thinking in a monetarily driven world.)
"Moonlight Harmony no.3"
8 x 10 inches • Oil on Panel
For a massive solo show experience opening at @maxwellalexandergallery opening June 15th in downtown LA with an entire 1920's inspired, antique fabric clothing line, designed for this show by @blacklotusclothing and headpiece creator @isa_fritsch with sets designed and built by @blacklotusclothing painted by @sarahaaseart .
Modelled by the always beautiful @dwdaniellewood and full hair and makeup by @laceedeniz .
Detail of an unfinished oil on paper, 43 x 60 inches.
"Note in Lavender no. 1"
10 x 8 inches • Oil on Panel
For the grand reopening solo show at @maxwellalexandergallery new 4500 sq. ft. location in downtown LA. Set designs, live models in a complete wardrobe designed by @blacklotusclothing and the paintings they've inspired will all be installed on location.
Preview video with a stomach tube of visuals comprising about 5% of the actual information we'll be sinking our teeth into at this summers workshop with @twistedmatter at the @bcnacademyofart - rest assured, this will not be your typical idea of workshop.. the application process is closing soon, head to their website to apply, very few spots left.
Big thanks to @oldenkamp @corieshannon Ksenia @thejinntonic @breeuhmazing for the inspiration and cameos, as well as Italians Do Ot Better for supporting the creative film-making for independent artists providing the sweet beats of the Chromatics.. big love for that sort of label.
"In the Garden by Twilight"
20 x 30 inches • Oil on Panel
In a set completely designed by @blacklotusclothing which will e installed live for the solo show at @maxwellalexandergallery grand re-opening in their huge downtown LA space, the evening of July 15th.
25 x 48 inches • Oil on Panel
For the upcoming solo at @maxwellalexandergallery with dresses created by @blacklotusclothing which will be on display and available as well, opening July 15th.
24 x 48 inches • Oil on Panel
One of the results from a collaboration with clothing designer and set creator extraordinaire @blacklotusclothing for the upcoming solo show "experience" at the @maxwellalexandergallery in downtown LA opening July 15th. A night of installations, live models, extravagant clothing, all new paintings and more to be released later. 🍷
"Nights in New York Winters"
49 x 26 inches • Oil on Panel
These are the last few days to apply for the workshop at @bcnacademyofart teaching with @twistedmatter upon things which will not educate you on how to mimic our painting ways, but rather to impart the invaluable guidance to paint like yourself in an increasingly homogenizing art world where success comes from the development of a unique and personal vision, not from likes or sales. I guarantee you we will all partake in a sleepless week of growth, like children who's legs stretch while dreaming of running from fears.🍷
Oh boy.. here's two 10 x 5 foot paintings on canvas from my BFA program.. medium: oil, spray paint, latex, cement, poetry and blood (literally), and still my favorites.
The workshop this summer with @twistedmatter at the @bcnacademyofart will be a completely different turn of expectations to what a "workshop" can be. Those already accepted, we'll see ya soon, those still applying, get 'em in soon and get ready!
A behind-the-scenes look at the new Solo Show experience with @maxwellalexandergallery opening in downtown LA in July. Three extraordinary theater set designs and a full clothing line of antique fabrics and jewelry are being created by Christina Molcillo of @blacklotusclothing and her incredible army of artists, the results of which will be painted by yours truly, and ALL sets, clothing, paintings, models, and other experiential accouterments will be on display the night of the opening. Stay tuned for more info, or contact the gallery in advance.
With the always beautiful @dwdaniellewood
Music in this piece by the inspiring and incredible artist @phelios2063 - a good listen for better brushmarks.
These are the last two days to visit San Francisco's, America's, and quite possibly, the world's leading standard of quality in fine art galleries, The John Pence Gallery (@johnpencegallery ).
The man himself, John Pence, took a young bumbling me into his trust at a time when I never believed I would be graced with a show in such an example of museum quality representation. He is the true form of what it means to "represent" an artist, to understand, support whole heartedly, debate, discuss, to give without want, and not just a place with walls that sells art. His words about my paintings and me have been used by almost everyone looking for an artist's bio, and for 35 plus years, he has remained the paramount of gallery owners, advisor, and humbled to call, friend.
The world will slip a little closer to darkness the day these doors close forever.
Some morning sketches in the Collector's Editions of vol. 1.7 The Sketchbooks..
This 48 inch diameter oil on panel will be on display at @spoke_art TOMORROW night, Saturday the 6th of May, for the opening of TONDO with over 50 other artists including @twistedmatter @mallicious1 @bags43 @ahuntercaldwell @helicewen @greggandy @amysol @henrikaau @mrjeremyfish and so many more. All circles, always.
A little 3 x 4.5 inch Plein air from last week's hike down into the Grand Canyon.
"Cityscape - Composed Form Study no. 32"
6 x 6 inches • Oil on Panel
Last night's collectors opening, film screening, book signing and discussion was a wonderful blur, and we'll be doing it again tonight for anyone and everyone who wants to come by @evokecontemporary - see you tonight from 5-8pm.🍷