Friday, February 23, 2018

Old Stradivarius Player,Contemporary Southern Art Georgia Red Mud Painting,Steven Chandler

Here is an old vagabond
playing his only possession
while the light shines on him
through the darkness.
Available here

Friday, December 29, 2017

Piedmont Blues Picker-Original Bluesman Series S.C. Chandler

Well, this one lasted here about a week off to the land of Vikings...
I can pull them out sometimes but seems few and far between, I have to be in the right place.
and the right place is mighty cold and dizzy right now.
This fellow is playing the light out of the darkness.
A "Blue Period Bluesmen" maybe? There are a couple or two out there in the world.
He shows the mileage on his face and in his hands, you just know he can pick it as good as anybody.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rattlesnake Cobra Hawk Georgia Red Mud Art & Tall-Tales

Well, this isn't really a tall-tale, I know what I saw! I saw one of these this past summer flying over my house out here in the country.
He had a hooded serpent the size of my truck in his talons.
Cobra Hawks are rare, but if you get cornered by the deadly Georgia Rattlesnake Cobra and know how to call a Cobra Hawk, then it might just save your hide someday.
You can get this small painting right here and nowhere else.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Old Chihuahua Mule Blues Georgia Red Mud Painting

This fellow is singing a song about his old mule and his old dog,
the chihuahua is helping out with the chorus.
Available here

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cubist Black Goats Red Mud Pain Smile Therapy

I have not been keeping up here. Last post was in July! Well that's when my knee really got bad...

I have not walked right in over two months. I thought I never would again. There was no choice though, hobble or sit, moan, self medicate. I cannot see a doctor in my country.

OK, I can see a doctor, no frills, pay $50 bucks to tell me I need a $1000 out of pocket MRI and probably surgery, also out of pocket, but I already figured that, see I have this thing called the internet. It tells me what the doctor tells me, and I can spend that 50 bucks on seeing Sinatra...if he was alive. Anyway, I decided to stop taking Ibuprofen and just drink a beer or 20 when the pain got bad and stick to art as pain therapy as well. Pain pills have to be bad for your stomach and well people been drinking beer for 9500 years so.. It all helped and the torn MCL is healing. But not much enthusiasm about blogging about art, pain is a 24 hour a day job. When you are in pain, you try and do things that make you happy-segue to this painting now.

Several years ago I did a large painting called Automatism Goat, it was out there, too out there so I destroyed it. It still exists in a now private video I made. I would post it here, but you can't anymore. Then I did a Cubist goat because some commercialized crafter marketeer was taking a simple black/blue goat I painted and started making stencils of it, putting it on purses and pillowcases. I found out when I was visiting a gallery my work was in and saw my goat hanging on a rack with a bunch of other purses. So, I thought let me paint a harder version and see if this low-life talentless bum could stencil a Cubist Goat... Anyway, I was thinking about that and a couple other type of negative people like this I've had to deal with over the years, painted this Cubist Goat and it made smile. Always try and do things that make you smile.

Here's the link to the listing,here someone is gonna get it.

Monday, July 24, 2017

West Texas Bar Dog Orginal Georgia Red Mud Painting

Here's a fellow in a bar out in West Texas,
the dog is there to get on the mean drunks,
but he hasn't seen one of those,
since a rowdy bunch came through from Georgia.
This one is available here

Friday, July 21, 2017

Farewell Dueling Banjo Rattlesnake Cobra Joes Georgia Red Mud Masterpiece

This one was my last great Red Mud started at my last place before getting this old 1880's home way out in the country, that's about killed me several times. I said goodbye to this one recently after keeping it here since 2014.
I painted this one in 2013/14. It was the last in a few variations based on these men who duel on their instruments while deadly snakes dance on their necks. Whoever can't keep up gets bit, so these men are playing for dear life.
The first version of these fellows consisted of rattlesnakes around their necks. This one has the even more and rare Georgia Rattlesnake Cobra. If you ever see one of these snakes slithering around here in Georgia you better run for dear life.
After this painting I stopped this, I just couldn't do any better than this one and it was very challenging to do. Worked on it for over a year off and on.
I also made a wood frame mounted on the back with lattice sides. I've worked in several frame galleries over the last 30 years, that experience was priceless.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chicken Farm Couple (Not On Speaking Terms) Georgia Red Mud Painting S.C. Chandler

I painted this one thinking about an argument these two chicken farmers had.
They are an old married couple and got into it about their favorite chickens.
Well the two chickens started fighting and it escalated up.
So here they are petting their birds trying not to catch each others eye.
This one is available here

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fighting Black Cat Harmonica Blues Original Georgia Red Mud Painting 2017

This man plays his harmonica and those cats on his lap start fighting.
When he stops playing the cats settle down.
He's either a terrible harmonica player or those cats got dancing and fighting all mixed up.
Available from 5/21/17 to 5/28/17 clickHere

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Catfish Alligator Jump Georgia Red Mud Painting SC Chandler

This man went out one day and caught dinner. On his way home through the marsh two alligators decided to sneak up on him under the red mud.
The man jumped straight up, threw his pole, his tackle, but is holding onto dinner for dear life. This is a lively scene, one I would like to do larger but my art time is tight.
This one is on a larger piece of matboard and will look great floated in a black frame with a mat backing under glass so you can see all the edges of the piece.
I am busy with the big oil figure series on canvas, but do like to take a break and do my Georgia Red Mud Series from time to time.
It is hard juggling both, but I keep on trying.
get it here

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vidalia Onions, Southern Stoneware, Coonhounds & Cotton Mounds

We got this Hewell Bowl up near Brasstown Bald a few years ago.

It's held quite a few different edibles for paintings over the years.

This is a recent Coonhound On A Cotton Mound.

The first one I ever did hangs in the house.

So I'll never forget.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Old Stoneware Root Vegetable Still Life Red Mud Paintings End 2016

More of the old Georgia Stoneware Series with Yukon Gold & Sweet Potatoes.