Wednesday, February 23, 2011

u can't touch this

I have noticed this for about 5 years at least now. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My bro, the doctor....

I don't know if anyone remembers talking about my brother Mike going to vet school.  Well he is half way through and just did his first surgery the other day.  I think he took a dogs manhood. haha.  He was excited.  Well, here he is in all his glory, elbow deep in cow ass with a weirdo beard.  Great job Mike!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm taking a mulligan on this one.  Take 3.  Action!

So if you are wondering,  I am not a finalist in the Pernod Absinthe competition and I have not heard back from Nazareth yet.  I will e mail them, maybe.  As for the Made in New York competition, I have lost count, but this is the 4th or 5th year in a row I have been rejected.  I am pretty pissed.  About all this.  It doesn't help that Eminems "The way I am" is on pandora. 

I am not sure what is next.  Actually I will enter the Finger Lakes Exhibition this month.  It's not the end of the world, I don't even apply to many shows/competitions or even send my work out to really be disappointed I guess.  But I really can't stand being rejected.  This is not a hobby for me.  This is what I have.  A few beers in the studio trying to get ready to paint.  It's frustrating. 

Alright, enough of the crybaby shit, time to paint.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chapel, the model

Chapel is doing well,  she is now making small trips to the studio to pose for my paintings. 

I love these.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Exit through the Gift Shop

I mentioned this yesterday as one of the movies we have rented this year.  I know it came out last year, but I wanted to share in case anyone missed out.  It is a great documentary on graffiti/street art.  I thought it was really well done and I really like Banksy, even before this film.  It was nice to have an inside look at how these artists create and execute their work.  I don't think I could be that ballsy.  I was extremely furious at the end, but it also could have been jealousy.  I am not afraid to admit it.  Not jealous of the artist, but of his luck.  Go figure.  I suggest checking it out. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Just made this out of desperation to make something......

passing the time

Jen and I have been renting or going to the movies a lot lately.  I am so sick of working, it's boring.  The weekend gig can go to hell too.  So I guess movies have been my revolt against doing things I should be doing.  I also want to spend time with Jen instead of being a bum ass.  I really wish the studio was my "job".  Building cabinets can eat shit.  So far this year we have watched in no particular order:

Black Swan
True Grit
The Social Network
No Strings Attached
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Eat. Pray. Love.
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Other Guys
  Iron Man 2

I think that is about right.
I also just knocked a giant hole in the attic to start the project I talked about late last year.  Getting ready to stud the room that will be that bathroom.  Should be fun.  The studs in the image will be moved about 2 feet to the right.
Maybe a post about painting tomorrow.........

Saturday, February 5, 2011

and it continues

Must finish by mid month.  I hope.

Such bad lightning at night.

Friday, February 4, 2011

busy i think

I have been trying to submit work to a few exhibitions lately.  Not to sure what to expect out of this.  Most of the time I get rejected, but we will see what happens.  I want to focus on that a bit more because I just can't continue stacking my paintings in the studio.  They need to leave.  So far I sent a cd to Nazareth College and have entered the Made in NY competition.  I also created a drawing for Pernod Absinthe, they have a competition in which the piece created has to have the date 1805 in it.  1805 is the year Pernod Fils created absinthe.  That one has a money prize for the top three.  I really hope I place. 

Next up will be the Finger Lakes Exhibition at the MAG.  Something has to happen right??

My entry for Pernod.....