Happy holidays everyone! The first flurries of the year are hitting Pittsburgh just as my flurry of holiday print orders is dying down. Whew. Thanks so much and I hope all prints meant for presents get there on time and bring tears of joy to your loved ones. There had better be tears.

Revel in the Wild Joy Offset Print

I just got some prints from Jonathan LeVine Gallery in today to sell in my Etsy store. They are a little late to the game for the holidays. Although if I get the order out by Monday or Tuesday, there is a good shot to get it there if you’re in the U.S.
The prints are of Revel in the Wild Joy. They are larger than my usual prints. 24″ x 24″ image size and 26″ x 26″ print size. They are offset lithograph prints instead of giclée prints and they are fantastic looking. Since they are larger than my Giclée prints, I’ll have to ship them through shipping tubes. But since they are offset prints, they are a hardier lot and will be fine… and they won’t take a year to flatten out which is nice.
Check out my Etsy store for more info.

Have a great holiday! Put on some awful sweaters and drink some eggnog. Sing if you must.

Well, a couple prints have sold out on my Etsy store in the last week which is totally awesome with a lot of overwhelming thrown on top. Lots of orders! So so so many orders. Anyone that ordered a print and is reading this, please be patient. I’ve enlisted my brother to help me, but we are a small operation here at Kehoe Headquarters. I usually get print orders out in a week or less, but I’ll need some more time for these ones.
And to add to the madness of print orders, I decided to post the Lord of Ghouls print as well. With all the sold out prints, I felt like the store was feeling a little empty.

Lord of Ghouls Print

All Turns to Brilliance

 Just got back from the Great Pacific Northwest had a trip full of art openings, bourbon, wine, fried olives, spicy meatballs, wings and chicken liver. Well, only one art opening, but a plenitude of the other things… and I didn’t cry once or get into any dancing knife fights. Which is a good change of pace from most of the trips I take. Maybe it was because I didn’t wear my sleeveless jean jacket vest this time around. That thing always gets me into trouble.
The opening was awesome and got to meet some new folks and catch up with others. Charlie Immer’s work was wild and wonderful and I wish he could’ve been there. Hi-Fructose was there and had a nice post of the show on their site.

I was going to make a post on the blog about a new print release, but one of those prints already sold out. I released All Turns to Brilliance and On the Banks of Broken Worlds on Thursday and the All Turns to Brilliance Print is already sold out. Crazy! Fastest I’ve ever sold out of a print. I’ve got some AP’s of the print though and I’ll post those soon.
UPDATE: APs sold out as well.

I’m going to post another print, Lord of Ghouls, on Tuesday to take it’s place.

On the Banks of Broken Worlds

Lord of Ghouls – Arise Feral Night, Roq La Rue

Only a week before I’ll be shipping all my work off to Roq La Rue Gallery. The house and studio always seem so empty after a whole body of work is carefully and obsessively packed into huge boxes and shipped across the country. Travel well my children. Almost all the painting is done and I’m very pleased with the work. Between this show and the LeVine show in March, this is shaping up to be my favorite year of art making ever. Woo! Ouch, just kicked my printer over. Got so excited. Yeah!!

In preparation for the labor and expenses of getting a whole body of work across the beautiful expanse of these United States, I’m posting a special and very limited edition print, “Great Heights of the Young Dreamer” to my Etsy store. The prints are 8″ x 10″ with a 1″ white border and I’m selling them for just $25.

Great Heights of the Young Dreamer

And so has Fall which is kind of appropriate. Jonathan LeVine Gallery released 2 of my prints and as you can tell from the photo, they are grand in scale and beauty and aroma. I requested it be sprayed with a lacquer that smells like fist fights and cowboy boots. Please visit their online shop if you are interested in procuring one of these.


Learned some good things this week. Some of which I can share and some of which are, as of now, classified… of which some of which is of a dangerous and slightly nefarious nature… of which you would be in grave danger if even a smidgen of a pinch of eave is dropped into your ear… of which I should stop talking about right now lest my lips get loose and sink any ships kind enough to dock in the harbor of this here blog. Speaking of, I’ll get to the point of this particular blog post which is… hmmmm. Let me backtrack… Oh yes!

My next print with Tiny Showcase is tonight at 7:30 Eastern Time. If you are a Tiny Showcase lover as I am, be sure to check it out. My last few Tiny Showcase prints have sold out very quickly so we’re doubling the edition from 100 to 200. Huzzah!

I also learned that I’ll be showing with Charlie Immer at my show at Roq La Rue in October. He was originally scheduled for September, and I remember thinking, “Damn. Wish he would get pushed back a month so I could show with him.” And here we are. So either it’s either very fortunate, or I get any wish granted to me if I say, “Damn” in front of it. I better be careful. Anyhow, I’m super excited to show with him and to see his work in person. Here’s a sample and check out his work on his site.
Charlie Immer Art

The best way to write a blog is with a glass of bourbon, a tobacco pipe, a rifle, a sleeping dog and a general sense of manliness. Incidentally, I have all those things at this very moment so this is shaping up to be a good blog post. A lot has happened since my last blog post. Kind of an overwhelming amount of stuff actually. Bourbon sip. Quick overview.

-Winter was relatively mild. I’m realizing that scheduling big shows for Spring is awesome because I just stay in and work all winter and it just flies on by.
-Having a two-wheel, rear-wheel drive truck in the winter leads to a lot of fish-tailing and anxiety-riddled dreams/nightmares.
-Drove out to Michael Hsiung‘s opening in Philly and then brought him back to Pittsburgh to eat hoagies and play Mortal Kombat.
-Took an amazing trip to Mexico with my girlfriend, Ash, and spent a week on the beach and in the pool deciding what to drink next.
-I don’t know if I got Montezuma’s Revenge, but it was at least one of his cousins.

As for these days, I’m still plugging away at the Roq La Rue show. I’ve also got a piece in the upcoming Blab! Show also at Roq La Rue. It’s based around the infamous child whipper, Krampus. The show opens August 12th. More info here:
Blab! Show 2011

I’m releasing my last print for a while through my Etsy store. The next one will be released sometime in November. The print is of the “Mysterious Attraction of the Unseen” piece from the Strange Wandering show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Edition of 50. Go here to investigate. Mysterious Print
Mysterious Attraction of the Unseen
Speaking of Jonathan LeVine Gallery, I have some prints in the works with them as well. “Revel in the Wild Joy” and “Hail the Dark Wonder” will be available soon. The gallery just got them in so I’ll be off to New York to sign hundreds of prints pronto. I’ll have some more info on them when I get back.

Revel in the Wild Joy

My show in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was a smashing good time. Thanks to everyone that came out! I was in a little pain at the opening due to the previous night’s activities. Anyone ever heard of a pickle back? It’s when you take a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice. Sounds weird but it’s delicious and smooth… too smooth. You lose track after a while. Anyways, I’ve posted all the new work to my Flickr account so check it out. I have to say, it’s my favorite collection of paintings yet.

Now I’m going to do nothing for a few days then get back to work. I have my Roq La Rue show coming up in October. May as well get busy now to reduce the pain of the panic-riddled later months.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be making prints of two of my pieces from the show. “Hail the Dark Wonder” and “Revel in the Wild Joy.” We’re just getting started on it so more updates to come.

Hail the Dark Wonder

In the meantime, I just released some new prints from the show including “Under the Gaze of the Glorious.” Check out my Etsy for more info.

Under the Gaze of the Glorious

I finished my last painting for the show on Saturday. Feels good. Real good. My brain is completely spent though so I’ll have to deprive you of my normal bad jokes and just give the show info. I hope you can live with that. If not, I’ll be at the opening so you’ll have an opportunity to bring it to my face.
I’ll be heading out to New York soon to drop off the rest of the work and to arrange paintings in a pleasing fashion. I hope to see many of you at the opening.

 Head over to the Jonathan LeVine website for more info.
I’m going to have a drink.

I just found out recently that Black Maria Gallery in LA closed it’s doors and one of my paintings was lost in the shuffle. After some investigating and some major help from the awesome Michael Hsiung, the piece was recovered and it’s on it’s way back to Pittsburgh. It’s already pretty well known but Michael Hsiung is the man. In honor of his actions, I give these words:

Just like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago
Just in time Mike will save the day
Take you to his castle far away

…Hsiung is the man who will fight for your honor
He’ll be the hero that you’re dreaming of
We’re gonna live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love

Thank you Michael.
And thank you Karate Kid 2.

Mayor Crow’s Escape from Calamity

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