Sunday, May 1, 2016

Watcher Rabbits & Diamondback Rattlesnake Jack Red Mud Paintings May 2016

I have a few plans that are now past the larval stages...large canvas and images I've done, larger. These rabbits are watching you. You better put them in your watch list and watch them back.

Then there's the setbacks like a 100+ year old tin roof, a bead-board ceiling, not much in between but falling drywall, a slowly enlarging hole and a leak...

Summer hasn't hit yet and already fits, nails & hammers and at times art. I am currently working on large challenging canvas version of smaller works that when done will be around 5 to 10 grand and thus will be rolled-up and shoved under my house so the mice and other critters can crap on it. I don't really have the tools or can be a tool to show my large Contemporary style art like those bigtime high falootin' city artist like Tala Madani or George Zupp, but it's not too bad. I live way out in the deep south, I work for no man and I have no name. Here's the gambler Diamondback Rattlesnake Jack. Between his sixshooter's and his legless friend, if he loses a hand, you better watch out.

Just signed my name to this old place, after three years, it owns me, I don't own it...It will kill me if I decide to die here.

The art looks good in it at least, the roof can just cave in, I have to get back to the images one way or another.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

More Rabbit Butcher, More Big Elk, More Cats, Hounds, Trees!

I'm still on this Rabbit Butcher figure. It's been a few weeks since I stared at the huge canvas. In between theres been another small one then this on some birch...I like it!

And then there's some other things I have worked on and worked on then shoved someplace here and there. Later on that though, it aint like I'm getting paid to blog or something.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lady With A Laying Hen Hat & Rabbit Butcher #2-Georgia Red Mud paintings

I think the cold is done for the year here. No more dealing with firewood and 4 layers of clothes. I've been working with themes lately. My Granddad had a meat house out at the farm. I remember the big tree trunk butcher block, the cedar ham curing box and the huge walk in freezer full of farm meat, homemade sausage, liver pudding, catfish stew, wild game and homemade cheese.

Lady With A Laying Hen Hat is what I call one of my Blue Burst Red Mud Paintings. This lady walks around selling eggs. The hen lays them on her head and she just drops them down into the basket. About as fresh as they get.

Old school food, I bought some Mexican blood sausage the other day and have a fridge full of farm fresh double yolk eggs-strange, odd shaped things you will never see in your chain grocer. Time for my shady painted figure to cook.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Rabbit Butcher Beer Box Painting

I think I'm gonna do some larger variations of my beer box work. Been saying that, I have before and vice versa. Juggling the Estranged oil painting theme and the classic Red Mud/Black Figure has been just that-a juggle. I like them both and I can do them.
Who knows, like everything, it will evolve and morph, I'm sure.
Everything gets butchered eventually.
Then put back together again, one way or another.
Why not? click here if you want to bid on the Butcher or whatever else I might have

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Libba With A Sunburst Parlor Guitar-Georgia Red Mud Painting

She's usually playing her Prewar Martin.
This time she's picking an old sunburst parlor guitar.
I think this is one of my best Georgia Red Mud Paintings.
I'd like to see it hanging in a museum someday, but they usually don't give artist like me that time a day...
...at least while I'm still kicking.
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Devils Rocking Chair A New Year Painting

Lulled in by a California like holiday season, the cold hit from nowhere a day after New Years.
Now, most of this 130 year old house is 30-40 degrees at times, the dish soap freezes in the kitchen.
Confined in a room with a wood burning stove, constantly tending it, like the devil in a rocking chair.
Another year of trying to find meaning behind this internet art hustle, the voyeurism.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Estranged Series Part 1

A lot of work went into this so far in anticipation for a show slated.

I didn't want to Red Mud it, market it, none of that. It was about art from being caught-up, that had to be made. It was about just having a show, taking a risk with something untested-what an art show is supposed to be.

It's too much. Red Muds were expected as well...of course.

The Estranged Series will roll on though until as fascination evolves locked away right here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cheap Natty Light Beer Box-Junk Food Paintings & Huffing More Internet Art or Slurry

So I've gone through a few boxes of Natty's and other related junk food grocery store "art supplies" items.

Above is called "Drunk Drunker Than The Other"...and Chicken George Zupp keeps pestering me to make videos, jump back in the net art slap fight...but I'm drinking his beer!

Videos will reveal my secret in the other room, the show next year, it is the only room with video mojo. The work in oil, on canvas is just too big to hide, it cannot be seen yet, it may never be seen...but videos again I'm afraid, I am afraid.

No amount of Natty's will get this bird singing, I don't think. I should stay strong and shut my big fat mouth, I know I can't though, trying to be cryptic, here maybe, not intentional. On video? Noway in hell. I'm running out of time, so I better start talking here soon. After all I took this vow a long time ago, the vow of an internet artist, a vow ounce huffed can never be unhuffed.

It's like the last plans of the great Native American Chiefs-Fight to the death or give into the unstoppable Slurry.

But the Slurry would never hire someone like me anyway... CLICK HERE FOR AVAILABLE ART

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sad Shirtless Street Bum Painting For BBQ & Dog And Cat Food-Hard Times!

Times are hard, hard to keep going with this art thing. But then I found this old photo and it inspired me.

This poor fellow somewhere in rural Texas was just trying to sell this dumb little monkey painting he made so he could have a BBQ to feed his dog. He didn't even own a shirt.

It got me thinking about these darn cats I have. They have caught-up all the field mice around the house and are trying to fatten-up for winter.

They are constantly wanting their kibble.

I can barely feed myself now, so I made this painting inspired by that poor old bum photo from Texas. Maybe I can get some kibble here soon.

Here's a link to the Ebay auction for this painting-AUCTION

Homemade Hallway Farm Table, Life, Lemons & Art Yard Sales

Here's the hall table I built and stained from scratch,

I'm gonna build more and sell them in my front yard because when life hands me lemons,

I sell things in my front yard...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Poked-at, Pointed-to, Chin-grabbed

It's hot, it's humid, smells of oil, terp on one side red mud on the other. One side, nostalgic, folk , southern, the other some high art Bacon-Hockney B-movie nightmare flick out the 70's.

The studio is two sided now, hard to juggle one from the other, but it's working somehow, the challenge, art is always about the challenge you create, nothing else should be important...besides eating. Where is it going?

We will see in a few months. Something is getting hung, talked about,poked-at, pointed-to and chin-grabbed.

A show, I don't ever do them, unless someone asks, then maybe.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

31 Years in Art? The Figure. The Space. That great smell of fresh wet oil.

31 one years ago, that was my first year of photography in High School, then so on and so forth-photo labs, 4 years of college art school, printmaking, more labs, frame shop work, more labs, art, painting, bulk film loaders , bathroom darkrooms, painted over thrift store art, stretched Motel 6 bedsheets with house paint and on and on until the first computer in 2004, the net, the Georgia Red Mud, Youtube, Ebay...

It is nice to have a decent studio space after 25 years and the figure, the space, that great smell of fresh wet oil.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hog Head & Wall Of Old Red Mud.

This past winter exploration in beast and oil paint led to some substantial breakthroughs.

The beast head evolved into a hog, the eye evolved into a window, much time was spent there

This study was lost in the tumultuous spring of car wrecks,car trouble and cars, cars, cars-destined for the big white brush, until I really looked at it, studied it and fed from it again.

Discovering this work again and remembering-Remembering, Yes!

A story behind every one, a history, a biography. I regret every work I've ever destroyed, but sometimes it is all one can do to keep going.