Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Liquor Stores & Laundromats

I was having a conversation with a buddy today and he pointed out a connection with one of my favorite rap groups, Jurassic 5 and my leanings to certain subjects in my paintings. Of all my urban themes in my paintings, the spaces that I am most interested in are laundromats and liquor stores, specifically. I don't fully understand why to this day, as I have been painting these sceneries for about 11 years. The point of this trivial post is merely that Jurassic 5's song 'Remember His Name' includes the following line recited by Zaakir:

'Oh man, where have I seen this brother before, man Well it was either at the liquor store or laundromat. Seems like everybody I know know dude, but can't nobody remember his damn name.'

That's all, just a tiny observation. Sorry, I don't have any completed paintings to post...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

School Bus Row

This one I'm not so proud of, but hey you be the judge. (72" x 14", oil on canvas)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Trolley Square 002

Water tower converted to Hard Rock Cafe in Salt Lake City. (12" x 19.5", oil on board)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wild Oats 009

This is another one from the batch of paintings I dropped off at my gallery last week. Before they were delivered, however, I took it in to a local photographer to get it documented in digital files and photo slides. And he gave me a compliment on this painting in a form of a question. He asked me, 'What made you want to paint that?' And I was truly flattered. Conventional compliments and kind words are always nice, don't get me wrong. But this question that he asked assured me that my paintings may not be the prettiest, or the best crafted or the best-composed, but it at least does initiate discourse. (72" x 14", oil on canvas)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Laundromat 004 re-submitted

This is a painting I did in 2005 and it sat in my gallery for a good year. I was asked to take it back. Well, this painting sold after 2 days I dropped it off the second time. I am so thankful! It goes to show you that perseverance does pay off even after a few rejections. (48" x 13.5", oil on canvas)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Two Liquor Stores 002 Done

Here it is finished, the 'Two Liquor Stores 002' that I revisited. This is 7 feet long and about 14 inches tall, oil on canvas.

Friday, November 9, 2007

White Mazda in Garage

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Now that I am un-employed one would think that I'd have more time.....I just dropped this painting off at my gallery a few days ago. 29.5" x 12" oil on board