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Together in Love and Wonder

Together in Love and Wonder

I started this piece as a commission last June, but we ended up going in a different direction with the piece around halfway through it. When I do commissions, I discuss themes, aesthetics, and previous pieces that were liked, and I never really do sketches. Over the several commissions I've done, I usually nail it in this regard. Plus I love the reveal when the piece has been a mystery in the making. Exciting for everyone! But now and again, things don't shape up they way the collector envisioned, and a new direction must be made. Which is fine by me, because I want the person getting the commission to be completely in love with the piece that was made for specifically for them. Plus, I had another piece in the works that I was totally into, and I knew it would be finished one day. Winners all around!

So I put this piece aside, and ended up nailing the commission with the next piece, which ended up being Our Wondrous Journey. Fist pump. Over the last year, I've been working on the former commission intermittently when I could, and I finally finished it a week ago. As you can tell with the Our Wondrous Journey piece, this commission was for a family, so that was the main theme for me. I really wanted to capture the beauty and wonder of sharing life with a family. 

This piece is now in my web store, and I hope it finds its way to another happy family.

Suggestivism : Chronology

I have the honor and pleasure to be involved in this wonderful group show, curated by the wonderful Nathan Spoor. It's all wonderful. 

The show opens on Saturday, August 16th at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. 

 

Here's my contribution to the show.

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Joined Under a Fantastic Hope

20" x 24"

Oil, Acrylic, & Resin on Wood

Invoking the Heart of the Forest, Progression Shots

Here are some work in progress shots of my piece, Invoking the Heart of the Forest. It was one of my more complicated pieces for the show, mixing paint, resin, and sculptural elements made out of polymer clay. With all that going on, I decided to focus on the progression of the sculptural elements for this post, since it comprised most of work for the piece from this point on.


I didn't start taking WIP shots until the background was done and the foreground elements were sculpted. The background is 3 layers of resin, with wet oil and acrylic paint mixed into it to created that swirling effect. Then I painted the cliffs and trees with oil paint. The foreground was made with Original Super Sculpey. 

After painting the foreground rocks, mounds, and ground, I started sculpting the 2 pine trees. I straightened out a thick piece of armature wire, and applied Firm Super Sculpey to it. Very blobby looking trees at this point. 

That's more like it! Now they're starting to look like proper trees. 

Here's a couple close up shots of the trees, and the roots. I had to add an extra mound on the right so that the tree wasn't situated so awkwardly. 

The next step was to apply gesso to the trees to prime them, and get them ready for some paint. There is no real clean way to get the gesso perfectly on the sculptures, so there was some wiping and scraping to be down afterwards. Luckily the resin is very smooth, and easy to clean and scrape. I'm starting to put down an initial layer of oil that's dark and warm. 

Then I add some cooler colors into the base coat, to give a green and kind of rusted look to the trees. I'll be dry brushing lighter colors on top of this when it dries, but it's good to have some variety of color underneath. I somehow managed to avoid taking anymore pictures of the trees from this point. I painted branches coming out from the trees on a few different layers. You'll be able to see them in the final shot.

Now I get to start on the character, which I've been looking forward to... and maybe slightly dreading. One of the things that I had to get used to again with sculpting, was how much of a blobby piece of crap it looks like in the beginning. Getting it into it's initial shape is certainly the most daunting part of the process. It's hard to imagine anything good coming out of this.

But eventually it does start to look like something, and things start to get way more enjoyable. It was really fun to carve out the tree helmet. I didn't go too crazy on the roots, because I knew I would be painting in those details later. One of the advantages of sculpting and using resin over and around the sculpture, is that you can add finer details through painting that might otherwise be too fragile with a straight up sculpture. 

After another gesso session, I start applying some paint. It's mostly acrylic paint at this point. I did start with some oils in the head though, for some blending. When this dried,  I decided I wasn't into the warm colors for the body. 

So I did a makeover of our forest conjurer, and went with a cooler get up. Looking pretty boss now. I added some highlights to the head to bring out those top textures. 

You may not have noticed, but our fellow here didn't have any legs. I wanted to add a couple layers of resin so that the legs would be more in the foreground. After essentially sealing the character into place with resin, I realized that he was a bit low. Every pair of legs I made for him gave him very comically short baby legs... well it certainly wasn't comical at the time as I had to figure out how to give him proportionately sound limbs. Crisis mode. After trying a few methods, such as painting the legs, and having him kneel instead of stand, I took a ball peen hammer, and hammered down the ground a little. It ended up working pretty well, and I was able to apply some Sculpey to mend the cracks. Crisis, and baby legs, averted. I also added a little bit of resin to the face region, to flatten it out a bit and prepare to paint. I added some eyes to see how it would look, mostly out of impatience. I knew I would end up painting over them eventually. 

You may not have noticed, but our fellow here didn't have any legs. I wanted to add a couple layers of resin so that the legs would be more in the foreground. After essentially sealing the character into place with resin, I realized that he was a bit low. Every pair of legs I made for him gave him very comically short baby legs... well it certainly wasn't comical at the time as I had to figure out how to give him proportionately sound limbs. Crisis mode. After trying a few methods, such as painting the legs, and having him kneel instead of stand, I took a ball peen hammer, and hammered down the ground a little. It ended up working pretty well, and I was able to apply some Sculpey to mend the cracks. Crisis, and baby legs, averted. I also added a little bit of resin to the face region, to flatten it out a bit and prepare to paint. I added some eyes to see how it would look, mostly out of impatience. I knew I would end up painting over them eventually. 

Here are the legs and feet all painted up. Also note that I've started painting layers of grass that will soon come all the way to the foreground. 

I put another small dollop of resin on the face, and I painted in the real eyes in. I also started painting the nose piece that would come down over the face. There will be another layer on top of the nose piece to give it some more girth, and to better connect it to the rest of the tree helmet. I also coated the entire sculpture in a light coat if resin to fill in some of the cracks a bit. This allowed me to start adding details such as the smaller roots coming out of the helmet. 

With another light coat of resin over the character, I finished the nose piece and added even more little details... which is the best part. I can lose myself for hours in this part. The grass is also starting to shape up. The next step in this is to add the forest spirit that he will be conjuring. 

Time to bust out the tiny brushes, and get to painting the spirit. I loved the contrast between the 3-D sculpted character, and the flat spirit character comprised entirely out of line work. 

Here's the final product. You can see the tree branches and the grass has taken root all around. 

And here's a detail of the finalized characters. 

And here's a detail of the finalized characters. 

Thanks for checking it out! I also have WIP shots of my other sculptural piece, Bearer of Wonderment. I'll post those in the near future. 

Roamer of the Subterranean Forest Resin Prints Finished

The first batch of resin prints are finally done. I've finished all the "Roamer of the Subterranean Forest" resin prints, and after pre-orders, I have 10 to sell. I'll be posting these on my Etsy store, along with the 3 new prints on Friday. I still have to sand and stain most of them, so expect them to ship within 2 weeks.

They are 18" x 14"  $700

Here's a couple pics of them fully completed.

 

Roamer of the Subterranean Forest Resin Print. Final product.

All of the Resin Prints come pre-mounted, and come with mounting hardware. So you can just slap up it anywhere out of the box. 

I'm still working on completing the "Relish in the Moments of Glory" Resin prints. The final layer on that piece is very time consuming... lots of trees! So I'll be posting those ones as they finish in the coming weeks. Here's a shot of a finished one.

Relish Moments of Glory Resin Print

For those of you just finding out about these resin prints, please check out my previous post for more info.

www.andykehoe.net/blog/2014/03/dirty-winter-report-new-prints-and.html 

If you'd still like to pre-order a "Roamer of the Subterranean Forest" Resin Print before they're posted on my Etsy store, email me: andy@andykehoe.net

Friday Print Release!

Happy summer everyone! Things are settling down a bit here at Kehoe HQ after the months of madness that was my last show at Roq La Rue Gallery. If you have yet to see the work from the show, please visit my newly revamped, very handsome website.

http://www.andykehoe.net/2014/

Arrested Motion also made a great post about the opening. You can find it here.

http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/06/openings-andy-kehoe-inner-mystic-roq-la-rue/

Next up for me in a tiny piece going to Dime Bag 4 Exhibit at The End is Near in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York in July. Then a piece going into the Suggestivism: Chronology show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, Ca opening August 16th.

Then its all hands on deck to make work for the Scope Miami show at Art Basel Miami with Thinkspace Gallery on December 2nd.
Whew. Going to be quite a hectic year, but I'm certainly looking forward to it. 


I'll be releasing 3 new prints on Friday June 20th at 4:00 pm ET.

Here are the details:

Lake of the Fallen Moon

18" x 22"

Limited Edition of 150

$75

 

Creatures of Synchronicity

18" x 22"

Limited Edition of 150

$75


High Rumination

12" x 15"

Limited Edition of 100

$50


Resin Print Delay

Due to the intensive, 3 week straight, all-nighter paint fest going on with my upcoming show, I haven't been able to put as much time into the resin prints as I had planned. I'm hoping to get half of them done over the weekend, and maybe half after the show is finished. Thanks for your patience and updates to come posthaste.

Dirty Winter Report: New Prints and Resin Print Update

For all those out there enduring this bitter and cruel winter, I wish you well. The hard months are almost behind us, and the teasing of Spring is around the corner. Though I feel there will be a lot of teasing before Winter lets Spring out of it's strangle hold. In fact, if the changing of seasons participated in an old school WWF tag team wrestling match this year, then the Winter Boys' Manager would be distracting the referee, while they both mercilessly pounded one of the Springsteens with flying elbows, legs drops, and metal chairs behind the ref's back.
A friend of mine proposed that this long winter is actually a well orchestrated and over the top marketing campaign for the next season of Game of Thrones. We get it HBO. Winter came and we were all knights of Summer. That being said, looking forward to season 4!
The one positive aspect of winter is that there it leaves me little reason to wander out of the confines of my studio. With my next show in June at Roq La Rue approaching with an impossible rapidity, there is still much left to do. Amongst neglecting emails, social media, and personal hygiene, I've also noticed my Etsy store has become a bit barren. I've sold out of a number of editions and some others are nearly sold out. As it happens, I've recently finished a couple commissions, so I'll be releasing them along with a couple other pieces as prints on Friday March 21st at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.

Here are the details.

Our Wondrous Journey
Limited edition of 100
22" x 18" including 1" White Border
$75


Forest Fellowship
Limited edition of 75
20" x 15" including 1" White Border
$70


Ambient Transcendence
Limited edition of 75
18" x 22" including 1" White Border
$75


A Thoughtful yet Tentative Emergence
Limited edition of 75
12" x 16" including 1" White Border
$50


I've also been working on the long overdue resin prints over the last few months. I'm on the final layer of both of them, and I'm hoping to have them done in the next month. Here are the details of those.

Roamer of the Subterranean Forest
Limited Edition of 15
18" x 14"
$700

Relish in Moments of Glory
Limited Edition of 15
16" x 16"
$700

Here are some progress shots.


Hello Resin Prints. Nice to see you




After a layer of resin on the print, I added some fog and added some color.
Then another layer of resin, and the first layer of trees.
After another layer of resin, I'm now working on the final layers of fog and trees.


 During the first layer of resin, I sprinkle some wet oil paint into the wet resin. Adds some really cool depth the the sky and makes each piece very unique.


 Then some cloud painting and coloring.
I'm on the final layer of painting clouds and the foreground trees.

If you're interested in one of these, please email me to reserve one.
andy@andykehoe.net



Halloween Print Release

It's that time of year again when the smell of wood fire emanates the air, fallen leaves dance around the ankles, and a lone deer stares at you from behind the neighbors fence, whispering scurrilous gossip of strange and imprudent deer. It's time to indulge in pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin drop cookies, pumpkin ale, pumpkin stout, pumpkin shaped reese's cups, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Pumpkinhead the movie starring Bishop from Aliens, pumpkin underwear, pumpkin helmets, and anything else pumpkin related or pumpkin smelling. It's time to put on jackets and boots, and enjoy the last days of leaf-filled trees before the onset of a bare limbed winter. This is my season, and it seems like a fine time to release some prints.
I'll be releasing 4 new prints on Halloween, Thursday October 31st at 3:00 Eastern Time. So grab some hot cider and head on over to my Etsy store next week.
Happy Fall Everyone!

Here are the print release details.


"Mother of the Lone Wolf"
20" x 16" including 1" White Border
Limited Edition of 75
$70


"Strolling Through a Close Enchantment"
22" x 15" including 1" White Border
Limited Edition of 75
$70


"Meeting of Lords"
20" x 20" including 1" White Border
Limited Edition of 75
$75


"Dream Chamber"
12" x 12" including 1" White Border
Limited Edition of 75
$40

The 'Ol Art Shipping Scam

I've received a good number of these emails over the years, so I thought I would share a recent one in case any of you haven't heard of this scam. Here's the initial email.

Good Day,
Am interested in your Artwork I saw in your website, The work am talking about is below....
Bring Forth the Tides of Night 2012 Oil on Wood Panel 30" x 30"
Please email me the details of the work if they are still available and their price you want to sale them.
I will be expecting your reply,
Holly 

First of all, all the details of the work are in what she copied and pasted off my website, and there is a price for the piece on my website. Also, the "I will be expecting your reply." is a pretty much a dead give away that it's a scam. For some reason they feel like they should create this air of urgency on the transaction, but all it should do is create a red flag. At this point I know I'm dealing with assholery... but just in case I send an email back. 

Hi Holly,
It's still available. It's $3500. It would ship from the US. $40 for domestic and $100 for International
What else do you need to know?
Best,
Andy

-Short and wasting as little of my time as possible because I know what's coming.

Dear Andy,
Thank you for the Information about the Artwork and am happy to read  back from you.
Regarding the Payment Am not using PayPal due to my past experience on PayPal, I will issue you a Check it might be a cashier or Bank Draft, "according to the advised given to me by my Bank" I will inform you as soon as the Check is been sent out from my office here in Glasgow Scotland.
I will need your information to process the Check. We may also speak on Skype if you wouldn't mind in other to discuss about the  transaction verbally and for you to be able to know more about me.
Name on Check:
Address:
Phone Number:
Skype ID:
Also i want you to know that i will appoint a secured shipping company that will come for the pickup of the pieces in your destination. The shipping fees will be added to your payment.
So I guess a guaranteed secured shipper will be preferably considered and appoint for the pickup.
Am on Skype as: hollyfriedman, or call me on 447024073077 for any question concerning my purchase
Holly Freidman

Annnnnnd there it is. It will be a check coming from Scotland and she has her OWN "secure shipping company" that will pick the piece up. Well that's convenient! As soon as the personal and secure shipping company pops up, you know someone is trying to rip you off. 

So if I continued with this, a couple things could happen. I would receive a check that was double or triple the amount I asked for, and I would be asked to send the remainder back with the "secured shipping company." 

Or the check would be a few hundred dollars more, and a personal tragedy or financial crisis would occur before the "secure shipping company" had a chance to pick up the piece. They would then ask you to refund the money straight away to deal with this terrible, terrible tragedy. Either way, the check would be bogus and your bank would take that money out of your ass. Instead of getting thousands  you get shorted thousands. That's a raw deal.

Even though it's happened before, having someone trying to pull one over on me pisses me off. I thought of some mean spirited things to do, but I just ended up having some fun with them.

Hi Holly,
Great! I'm so glad you're interested in my piece. I've been hoping and praying to sell this piece so I could finally afford the double bi-pass surgery for my sick Iguana, Chaka Khan. 
I don't accept checks, I only accept gold ingots or ammunition. Preferably 9mm Luger, .45 ACP and 5.56 x 45mm NATO. 
As for shipping, I actually have my own shipping service so no need to worry about that. My friend, Dan, is an avid outdoorsman, sailor and mountain biker. He always delivers everything for me and has never failed me. It might take him a while to get to Scotland since he insists on using a one man skiff to cross the ocean. Then once he gets to Scotland, he will hike and bike his way through the Scottish highlands to find you and deliver this precious, lovely artwork to your doorstep. Dan will probably be pretty starved and exhausted by this point, so would you be able to feed him and let him crash on your couch for a few days? He'll need to regain some energy for the long trip back to the States. And if it isn't too much of a hassle, could you show him the place where William Wallace was executed, and where the Battle of Falkirk was fought? He's a huge fan of that movie... and don't be surprised if he yells, "FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!"
Please let me know as soon as possible. I told Chaka Khan about this sale and he is very excited and hopeful. I haven't seen him this heartened in years, but he is very ill so please hurry. 
Also, I've informed Dan of the job, and he is getting geared up for the trip across the Atlantic. 
I will be expecting your reply,
Andy
-I am still waiting for a reply. Hold on Chaka Khan!!!

**UPDATE**

It looks like Holly sent the same email to my brother, Ben. Here is his response.

Hey Holly!
Thanks you so much for the interest in my artwork. You copied and pasted some of my most personal works to date. Unfortunately I donated all of my artwork to help out my brother's iguana Chaka Khan so I have nothing available. 
But I hear you are going to purchase a painting off of my brother Andy. This is such a blessing! Little Chaka may just pull through with that sale and I may be able to afford to make more art.
Here's a picture of Chaka… he's really pepped up since learning of his imminent life-saving surgery:
We plan on re-naming his aquarium on your honor. It shall henceforth be called "The Holly Freidman Life Giving Aquarium". 
Is there any way I could get a picture of you? I know a master sculptor that works in bronze… it was would be amazing to have a miniature statue of you in the aquarium. I am certain that you are a beautiful person… I just hope he can capture your inner beauty. This will probably be the greatest test of his lifelong passion and skill.
Thank you again and God bless!
Ben Kehoe

A Luminous Weekend

Just returned from New York from my latest show, Luminous Reverie, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. All  in all, an exceptional trip. I drank at least 8 different bourbon cocktails, shared a 38 oz steak with my wife Ash, got a friend slapped at a bar, punched at least 3 people in the gut and returned with out a scratch... well excluding the small bruise on the bridge of my nose when Ash accidentally elbowed me in her sleep. The show itself was an amazing experience and I got showcase the new resin paintings for the first time in the Big Apple. The overall reception was extremely positive so I can rest easy.

I posted the new work to my website and my Facebook Page. Please check it out and if you are in the New York, please drop by Jonathan LeVine Gallery and see it in person. The show is up until June 15th.


I'll be releasing 5 prints from the show on Friday at 4:00 p.m. EST. Here's the info on the release.




1. Relish the Moments of Glory
20" x 20" including 1" white border
edition of 100
$75















2. Roamer of the Subterranean Forest
22" x 18" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$75













3. Riding a Dream

22" x 18" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$75












4. A Flowering Fascination
20" x 16" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$65











5. A Placid Pause
12" x 16" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$50















Also please note, I will be releasing resin print versions of Relish Moments of Glory and Roamer of the Subterranean Forest later in the year.

Report from the Maeltrsom

I have an update on the resin prints which can be considered good and bad. The update is that turned out wonderful... and quickly sold out before I even posted them. Here are some pictures of the completed resin prints.



I've been meaning to post about it, but I've been caught in an art making maelstrom that has left me little time to do anything but desperately art make. My next show at Jonathan LeVine is coming up on May 18th, so every minute counts at this point. I am incorporating some new elements into my work, literally into my work, since it'll all be submerged in resin in the end. Some paintings are finally coming together and are actually starting looking like something. That's always been a satisfying aspect to my work, but especially now with the resin pieces. Most of them start out as an abstract idea, a hopeful plan and a lot of improvising.
After this show, my next show isn't for another year so I can slow things down a bit. I've been going full tilt for years now, and I'd like to leave some room for other things in my life. Like updating this blog with updates more pithy than practical... and more than four times a year.

I'll also be releasing a new print this Friday at 4:00 pm ET. It'll be my last print release until the end of May when this show is over. Here is the info:

Cloaked in a Vast and Quiet Wonder
12" x 18" including 1" white border
edition of 75
Signed and Numbered
$60

Cloaked in a Vast and Quiet Wonder

Resin Print Progress

Well, looks like the world is still here. Which is a good thing since these resin prints are making some serious progress and it would be a shame if they all burnt up or fell into a chasm. They look great so far and I'm very happy with how they turned out. Though, they are taking a little longer than I thought, which doesn't surprise me. Very few of my endeavors end up being completed in a reasonable time frame.
Regardless, I hope to finish the first batch off relatively soon. I'm done painting all 3 layers of leaves on most of the panels and just need to do some blending and wood staining to finish it off. This first batch will have 15 pieces and 6 are reserved so far. Send me an email if you'd like to reserve one.
Here are the specifics again.
14" x 14"
Acrylic, Oil and Resin over Giclée Print
$350

andy@andykehoe.net

Here are some shots of the progress.

1st layer of leaves.
Then 1/4 inch of resin added

2nd layer of leaves
Then another 1/4 inch layer of resin added

And the 3rd and final layer. 
Some prettying up and it'll be ready for the final thin layer of resin to seal it all up.
The wood will also be stained a darker English Chestnut.

I'll also be pre-mounting them so they are ready to hang. I'll even send some wall mounting hardware along with it. Boom.


Why Thank You

I love Thanksgiving. Though I'm not one of those folks that celebrates the misconstrued, weird history behind it, I do like the idea of being all thankful about everything all day.
In this often horrifying and crazy world, I actually do have a lot to be thankful for. I have an awesome family and an amazing wife that I recently tricked into marrying me. She's amazing and I feel like a very lucky chap. I have an outstanding group of friends and colleagues around me. I'm ever thankful that I love what I do for a living even though it consumed my soul and traps me in a black hole where neither time nor socializing exist. I'm thankful that I have a job that I can listen to audio books and work at the same time. I am thankful for the Harry Potter audio books for being so well produced and enjoyable. Jim Dale is amazing. Thanks Jim Dale. I'm thankful that I can live with cats that somehow don't kill me with allergies. And of course, I'm thankful that I have the privilege to share my work with such a kind, gracious and generally awesome group of art makers and art lovers out there. So to all of you out there that have put my work into a show, bought a painting, bought a print, said hello at an opening, shook my hand, gave me a hi-five, wrote me a nice email or message, interviewed me, blogged about me, commented on that blog post, or just thought, "Huh. I like this." To all those and everyone in between, I thank you.

To get in the holiday spirit, I'll be releasing 4 new prints this Friday, November 23rd, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time through my Etsy Store. Here is a list of the prints and all the info.


Mutual Enchantment
limited edition giclee print of 75.
18" x 18" including 1" white border
printed on Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm, High White, 100% Cotton
signed and numbered
$65


Profound Encounters Amid the Forest Deep
limited edition giclee print of 75.
20" x 20" including 1" white border
printed on Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm, High White, 100% Cotton
signed and numbered
$75


Companion
limited edition giclee print of 75.
16" x 12" including 1" white border
printed on Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm, High White, 100% Cotton
signed and numbered
$50


Days of Cider
limited edition giclee print of 75.
12" x 15" including 1" white border
printed on Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm, High White, 100% Cotton
signed and numbered
$45



I also have some resin prints of Mutual Enchantment in the works as well and I hope to be done with them in early December. I basically took a photo of that painting when it was half completed and made prints of that. Then I sealed those prints to the bottom of a framed wood box and put a layer of resin on them. The next step is to paint a layer of willow leaves and put another coat of resin on. I'll repeat that for a couple layers and the final result will be a 3Dish print that is closest to representing my new resin paintings  It'll be a good middle ground between a print and an original painting. They are 14" x 14" and I'll only be making 30 of them and they'll be selling for $325 each. More info on them to come as I start finishing them. I should have 15 of them done in a couple weeks. Let me know if you'd like to reserve one as well. Here are some quick process shots so far. 

First I take a wooden box and seal and prime it. In this case I used some black gesso to prime. 
Also, here are the prints before I adhere them to the box.

Here the print is sealed to the bottom of the box and it then received a 1/4" layer of resin.
At this point they will be painted with a layer of willow leaves, then another 1/4" of resin and so on. There will be 3 layers of willow leaves and then a final layer of resin to finish. 
More to come.


Bad Dads

Just a quick update before I rush around to get my Halloween costume together.
I'll be showing at the Wes Anderson Tribute show, Bad Dads, tonight at Spoke Gallery in San Francisco. It's also a costume party, so it should be quite the event. Wish I could be there.
Here's my piece for the show. I couldn't pass up doing a Fantastic Mr. Fox piece. It's called "Days of Cider." This is also an ode to Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. I always loved the Rat character and imagined him in better days.
Days of Cider

Back to the East

Just returned from LA a couple days ago and I feel like the show was a smashing success. Thanks to everyone that made it out and got to see the work in person. Overall, it seems like the majority of people were very into the new resin technique and I can't wait to explore this direction further. Please check it out in person if you can, as I really feel like it resonantes so much more in person. Also, if you're close to the gallery, send me a chicken burrito from Pinches Tacos. We can't get burritos like that on the East Coast. All we have here is some grade A sarcasm. I can certainly trade.

I'll be releasing 3 prints from the show through my Etsy store on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Summoning the Dusken Wanderer


Summoning the Dusken Wanderer
20" x 20" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$75

Sir Botley, Lord of Troublemakers

 Sir Botley, Lord of Troublemakers
12" x 22" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$70

Isle of the Floating Moon

Isle of the Floating Moon
16" x 12" including 1" white border
edition of 75
$45


I'll also be releasing 3 more prints in a few weeks with a new venture in resin prints. Stay tuned.