Finally completed and signed in 2000 this painting is titled "holiday". One of the few paintings I have left from my time spent on the West Bank. Back of painting inscribed in Sharpie, a few lines with inspiration taken from a statement by Isabelle F.
I spent last spring in Mexico. On a lonely beach in a place whose name I choose not to share,I felt the need to get out of my sketchbooks. old dry coconuts proved to be an excellent outlet. Nothing too serious here, but fun anyway.
The following series of felt-tip marker on printer paper drawings came about one evening after a shift tending bar at Vakiopaine in Jyväskylä, Finland. I felt like visually expressing my opinion on what I feel to be the universals in the world of alcohol consumption. Since the scheduled art show had been cancelled, I hung my drawings up on the walls, and over the next 3 weeks received plenty of feedback, positive and negative. Actually, the drawing featuring an employee giving the inebriated patron the boot was stolen and I had to do a new drawing, which unfortunately is not as expressive as the original. Some folks suggested I should do a series of paintings based on the drawings. I'm not so sure that I'll follow through on that, we'll see.
September is here. The weather is nice and cool. I started graduate school a few days back, so I've got alot on my plate, with work and painting. My next show is in December, so I really can't neglect the painting for my studies. Going to the lake place on Sunday to do a little fishing and work on the pieces that I've been painting there.
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Kivääritehdas (The Rifle Factory) on a September Afternoon