Painting on paper. Trying out some paper made for oil paint. A little weird, but nice for a quick painting.
Not much to say about these. I would sell some I guess. I love drawing from life and can’t do it enough!
I finally got in to the Halloween time once it happened. Now I have all these images to show!
First impressions of New Orleans is wow! Beautiful! I have never been here before. I think I’m having a “love at first sight” thing happening. We are staying in an air B&B place just outside the French Quarter. After dropping our stuff off we went out for food. I ate my first burger with peanut butter and bacon. It was the stand out weird thing on the menu. It was amazing! We then went for booze and cigars on Bourbon St.
My piece for this group show. I’ll be painting live during the opening on a collaborative piece with several other artists that are in the show. It’s very entertaining looking at our backs while we paint. Showmanship! I should sell ad space on the back of my t shirt.
My folks live in Erie, PA. I lived there until 18. I still feel an attachment to Erie even though I only have a few people I really keep in touch with other than family… well, one person. Most people from high school I considered friends I guess more as a default. When I see them on a visit it’s like meeting an old friend after coming out of a 30 year long coma. I don’t know anything about them and I usually don’t recognize them! I only had a few girlfriends in high school and I haven’t seen them in years. Except Debbie, the girl I dated in 10th grade. She moved to New Zealand a few weeks after our first date. I’ve actually seen her twice in the last 30 years. 2 more than the other girls! I go back to Erie as sort of touching base with where I grew up. I don’t know why I went off on sharing about why I go back to Erie once a summer, now I am feeling uncomfortable about you staring at these words and on a subtler level, staring at me. So here is my shiny road trip adventure to distract. Look! it’s an orange cup!
My ride this trip was an ’07 Caymen S Porsche. I still slowed down enough to see the landscape!
My sister’s boyfriend, Terry, works on these amazing cars. Erie was pretty mellow this summer, but I wasn’t there for the “Roar on the Shore” week.
I tried a new oil painting medium recently. It has put me in painting hell. Initially I thought this medium was pretty nice. The paint seemed to like it, it had a nice viscosity that didn’t fight my application of paint. The problem came with drying. It collected ALL the dust in my studio and I think a truck load from the street like a magnet. I tried to knock the shine down with some turp but then the color died and the surface really took on a shitty appearance. I gave it another coat of medium to bring everything up to the same finish and the colors came back. I let it dry really well and then tried to wipe a few specs of dust off. Disaster. It was dry but it was as of I had coated the surface with spray glue. The fresh clean rag I used seemed to spawn another thick coat of dust on the surface. At this point I realized it might just be the medium and not my strip mining pit of an apartment. The apt is pretty clean actually. I just used the Gamblin medium I usually use to clean off the new dust. So far so good but taking a picture of this thing sucks!