Monday, November 29, 2010


Summits I & II
Ink on Paper. 2010

Summits I

Summits II

These are fun exercises in markmaking- more immediate than the paintings despite appearing more painstaking.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Hounds of Love

I had a great time at The Hounds of Love gallery opening on Saturday. Here are some shots by
Melissa Cha of the event and the performance by my band Single Lash that drove most of our visitors away.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Oil. 2010.

Nearly all the paintings from the past three months of entries, including this one, will be included in the Hounds of Love show this Saturday. Show starts at 7pm at 1138 Emmitt Run, Austin, Tx- it's right around the corner from Big Medium. Come by and check out the work if you're in the area, as well as a performance by Single Lash.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Colin (Remember, remember the fifth of November)

Mixed Media. 2010

Just finished this drawing of my roommate, bandmate and all-around mate, Colin Foster striking a very characteristic rock-star pose. I realized as I was making it, that viewers might mistake the image for someone in a Guy Fawkes mask rocking out. In fact, Colin just looks a lot like Guy Fawkes, if those masks are to be taken as an accurate likeness. Thus this work helped me understand something new about my subject and it gives me something to call him besides "Captain Morgan".

For an extra-fun bonus, here's a photo I found tucked into my sketchbook recently of Colin and I jamming:

Photo by Melissa Cha

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
(From Colin)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bleeding Eyes

Photo by Laura Perez-Harris Model: Me (as Robert Smith)
Apparently the members of The Cure used to apply lipstick around their eyes, so that when they sweated during performances, their eyes would appear to be bleeding. Boys don't cry, but I guess they do bleed from their eyeballs. I've actually tried this, and maybe the lipstick was waterproof because it didn't drip at all, but I did manage to look really ill with my red-ringed eyes , so mission accomplished after all.
For a while I wanted to start a band called Extinction Girls. I don't know why I thought that would be a good name. The photo of the birds on a guitar is from Modern Painter and is of a work by Celeste Bousier-Mougenot in which several finches really do play the guitar. It's so simple and logical I can't help but love it.