May 07, 2017

483 DNR

Donot483 DNR
18x 24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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I recently went to my friend's house who hosted a Death Over Dinner party. We had dinner. And we talked about death. And life. And fears. And joys. All of it. In the peaceful and passionate presence of Agnostics, Christian, Jews, Atheists, Mystics, and more. We believe what we believe. And we all live and die. That beautiful event was on my mind when I painted this work. In talking about all of this the main take-away for me is that I want to live every moment of every day with complete freedom, no inhibitions, and clear presence. To not be a bullshitter nor put up with bullshit. To not lead with fear, but with freedom. It's never not now.

May 05, 2017

482 What You Do

Minn2482 What You Do
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord

This is the other demo painting I made while teaching in Minneapolis recently.

481 Her Gaze

Minne1481 Her Gaze
8x10 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
This is one of the paintings I made while teaching oil painting in Minneapolis recently.

May 04, 2017

480 Jordan Edwards


480 Jordan Edwards
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord

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Jordan Edwards was 15 years and at a house party on Saturday, April 29th, in a Dallas, Texas suburb. When the party got loud, police arrived and Jordan entered a car with four other unarmed kids to leave. Unarmed.

Jordan was killed by rifle fire shot by police officer Roy Oliver.

The Balch Springs Police Chief originally said the officer fired after the car drove "aggressively" toward him and another cop but later retracted that statement as body camera footage showed the car was driving forward, away from the officers, not reversing toward them as originally reported. Officer Oliver has been fired.

My heart goes out to Jordan's family. They have issued a statement that says: "We do not support nor do we condone any violence or threats made against the Balch Springs Police Department or any other law enforcement agencies. What we desire only second to having our beloved Jofdan back, is Justice for Jordan."

Jordan was a sophomore who was excited to play defensive back for his high school's football team.

His jersey number was 11. 

#sayhisname #jordanedwards #justiceforjordan #blacklivesmatter #dailypainting #allaprima

479 And Stay a Rose

Solo flight

479 And Stay a Rose
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting with oil pastels on stretched canvas
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I started this work as a demo painting while teaching in Reno. I finally got around to finishing it up today. It's part of my whole Expressive Flowers approach to painting flowers ... which I'll be teaching in @studiocrescendoh in #SantaAna and then in Seattle in the month of June.

I dedicate this work to those who maneuver with integrity and stay a rose ... in spite of the wretched.

She was a rose
in the hands of those
who had no intention
of keeping her

#nolitetebastardescarborundorum #dailypainting

#resistancelog (Nolite te bastardes carborundorum edition)

NoliteThis morning, I woke up to read a few sentences that Mike Pence continues to release to the universe ... including "This is the first time in a long time America has an administration filled top to bottom with pro-lifers" and "Life is winning." As though the destiny of my body is some sort of win-lose game.

These disgusting sentences reflect a desire to control women's bodies. And they almost sound unbelievable ... like they are fictional ... like they are straight out of the pages of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel: The Handmaid's Tale. Have you read it? It's a horrific vision of what could happen when male supremacy strips away the rights of women ... where our bodies and our minds are no longer ours. There's a new breathtaking version being told by @handmaidsonhulu @reedmorano that chills me to the bone ... and reminds me that things like this don't happen over night. They happen over time ... when male supremacists like Pence are not challenged and resisted.

And so ... on this day when Fascist45, Cowardly Ryan, and the GOP aim to repeal the Affordable Care Act once and for all (but only after they exempt their own healthcare by preserving the ACA's coverage for their own lives) as they aim to kill more sick, poor humans, especially the women ... I resist.

#resist #misogyny #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #nolitetebastardescarborundorum #dontletthebastardsgrindyoudown #istandwithplannedparenthood #separationofchurchandstate #resistancelog #lockthemup
Photo credit: Nick Holmes


May 03, 2017

478 The Earnest

Abstract478 The Earnest
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I had referenced an illustration by @abstractsunday to do a value study of a work that felt it was done just for me. I referenced that value study to paint this painting.

Been going through some severe rough waters lately. And though sometimes it feels like the boat will sink ... I witness signs that tell me that it won't ... especially when I find ways to connect with the opposite of the wretched ... the good, the true, the light, the earnest. I dedicate this work to all who might be battling the wretched ... reaching out to you ... singing sweet songs ... of melodies pure and true ... cause every little thing ... is gonna be alright.

And so I resist.

April 26, 2017

477 After the Work

Que Sera

477 After the Work
8x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private painting session today to one of my favorite humans. The rose and strawberry were brought to me as a gift by this human. Straight from her very own garden. And after the work was done, I ate the strawberry. Boy was it delicious. I didn't consume the "coffee" though. Mainly because it was a combination of coffee and dirty paint water.


April 25, 2017

476 Veiled in the Minor Key

Muse476 Veiled in the Minor Key
8x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced a photo of @margherita_salvagno for this work while having this song by #latenightalumni on my mind ...

SUN SPACE (#latenightalumni)
So I try
I take the waves in waves
I call my "one more day"

I cut and paste
Hang up these days
And hide the walls with no white space
I don't need space, I don't

So I remain
The days; a sound that repeats
And I keep my face
Veiled in the minor key

I change the scenes
Sing what I mean
"The lines are no longer in between"
I don't need space, I don't

I'll see life go by
While outside, sun shines
This won't be the last "one more time"
Cause the sun shines on me

April 21, 2017

475 Not My President

Not475 Not My President
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I did a value study of this subject recently and then I used that study to reference for this work.

For anyone who wants to point out that 45 IS the President ... I'd like to say ... um ... no duh Captain Obvious ... that he assumes the position doesn't make him someone who I regard as MY leader, My president. That's a sentiment that is earned. Who is he to me? So many things, but as Louis CK bottom lined it so well recently, he is a lying sack of shit. A coward who has so much to hide that he makes an entire nation go through the whole show us your tax returns rant and rave. Someone who's been taunting North Korea through his tweets for months to provoke and endanger the world with a nuclear war ... who has teed up fellow kleptocrat Rex Tillerson, I mean Wayne Tracker, I mean Weirdo Wayne to grab that oil from Russia to benefit Exxon ... and on and on and on ... keep on rocking baby 'til the night is gone ...

Wanna call me angry? I'll respond by citing Audre Lorde who states that " it is not the anger of Black women which is dripping down over the globe like a diseased liquid. It is not my anger that launches rockets ... spends ... dollars on missiles and other agents of war and death ..."


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