One of my favorite websites, Illustration Pages has been passing around digital trading cards sporting the artwork of artists who they have featured on their site. Here's MINE featuring a swirling cup of pop surrealism circa 2009!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
|Catch of the Day!|
The entire process is recorded, cut and time lapsed here in this NEW Speed Painting Video!!!
|This is what pollution does... seriously.|
|"Catch of the Day" Spray Paint and Acrylic on Wood|
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Wolfman and I decided to get out of town and into some natural surroundings for this Sunday's collaborative painting session. We ventured closer to the neck of the woods I grew up in at Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge nestled between Dover and Cumberland City, TN. We knocked out a couple of paintings this afternoon in the midst of the beauty of it all. Yesterday, Charles painted a similar cybernetic suit hunting Sushi (Click HERE for MORE.) Today, we did something similar only with some fungi!
Check back later this week for our larger painting from this session, called CATCH of the DAY, which we recorded on film. I'll have another one of our crowd-pleasing time lapse videos in the works soon with the footage! For now, here are a couple of more shots of "Mushroom Safari" along with a slew of nature pics from our voyage...
|Spray Paint and Acrylic on Masonite / 2012|
Saturday, September 22, 2012
|"Sushi Safari" (acrylic and spray paint on masonite)|
Here's some great process pictures from the painting we knocked out today...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
What does it take to be King?
"While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings." -Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, September 16, 2012
|Detail from GAGGLE of TONGUES|
Charles and I got started with a spray paint and acrylic background before the real visual fiesta began. Often with art, the fun is in the journey. We had no idea what we were painting today until the brushes hit the board. We sent Jesse home with this maniacal collaboration, which he'll be showing to his students at APSU. He's been talking to them about the creative process and getting them relaxed to make art for the sake of making art. Our Sunday backyard painting sessions are just that- brainstorms, anarchy and all out channeling of the creative spirit. When one of us would ask, "What's the story here?" There'd be some smirking and chuckling as if we're all three tuned to this inside joke. I'd be interested to hear what the class has to say.
I recently made another collaborative painting with these two cohorts in art crimes called CROP CIRCLES (click HERE for more!)
|Painting by Charles Bennett, Brandt Hardin and Jesse Shaw|
Here are several more process pictures from this afternoon's painting...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Memes are F-U-N for the whole family, especially when they involve Willard here and his classic All-American guffaw. He's a real knee slapper and keeps the party in stitches... you can liven up the lives of your loved ones by downloading these and passing them around!
"I Live for Laughter" -Mitt Romney
Monday, September 10, 2012
|Inks on Bristol / 2010|
Today marks my 32nd year on Earth- down here on the ground with you guys. Age is a state of mind; maturity is a state of mind. We are all born artists with our third eye tuned to the channel of the world's creative circuit. We make choices throughout our journey which weave the web of our existence. I choose to create and don't think I'll ever stop helping to lift the curtain and show what's in my mind through color. Many a mode and method of art expose us to definitions of change. Movies are a powerful avenue of expressing stories of growth. There are many aspects and definitions to "coming of age" which are defined in a broad spectrum by this list of films. Here are 32 movies which have pried my own eyes open in some form or fashion (up to this point at least...)
Friday, September 7, 2012
|Rode home with ribbons on the rearview like it was High School|
Click HERE for my post on the 2011 Riverfest and see my LIVE Painting by the Cumberland River with Jeff Bertrand!
|Click HERE to see Topsy-Turvy: Fanastic 4 in ALL DIRECTIONS!|
|Click HERE for PRINTS of The Transformation of the Incredible Hulk!|
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
|"Luscious Angel" inks on bristol / 2012|
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Last Saturday, Aurora and I spent our last day on St George Island at the State Park which occupies and preserves a good portion of the island settled just off of Florida's Forgotten Coast. Crossing through the gates of the park, you immediately find one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places on Earth. Being late August and just out of tourist season, we had a run of the place practically to ourselves where we took to the boardwalk trails and salt marshes, swam and collected shells and sponges among other treasures to serve as remembrance of our week in paradise. The art and awe of Mother Nature are too delightful not to share!
|Aurora and I at the Salt Marshes|
Here are over twenty scenes from the park which my wife and I captured...