This is a project that I’m really proud of. The organization “Don’t Bully My Breed” asked me to donate a painting to help raise money for their cause. The winner of the raffle would receive a painting of their pup(s) painted by yours truly.
It's such a lovely day.
This is a new piece that will be a part of a larger series. I've shown some of the progress of the piece being made below. Please leave comments and let me know your thoughts or questions! 👨🏻🎨🚴🏻♀️
This piece is currently available for purchase. Please contact me for details!
Here's a quick self portrait! Enjoy!
Inspired by the Kerry James Marshall show at the MCA (which you haven't seen, you should really get on that!), I've decided to do some paintings on tarps. I started this one yesterday. Working on tarp feels pretty normal, but the hanging and stretching process was a bit weird. I wonder if I have to pre-shrink these suckers to avoid getting this curved stretching. I went back in and added extra grommets between each factory grommet, but the canvas was already too stiff from gesso to stretch those pieces. I have another tarp that I added extra grommets before stretching, so hopefully that will work well. If anyone has any experience with this, I'd love to hear about it. And if you're reading this, Kerry, please chime in! ;)
These digital self portraits were created on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil in the Paper53 app. I plan to make a whole collection to be printed in moleskins, hand worked, and sold in editions. Any interest??
This abstract piece from maybe 2003-4 is now hanging in its permanent home in the Hamilton private collection. It was painted in Paris during a painting class in which a female model was present. It now lives with a reconditioned 1961 Brunswick pool table.
Cocktails are a delicate and delicious dance between flavors made for mouth bursts. A bartender will wrestle for hours of miscalculated jigger pours, pouring over what ingredient must present itself to your taste buds most. A foreground needs a background. Sometimes it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Do either ever end? Does anything?
This collaboration is visual social lubricant. A couple of old friends. A bundle of ripe fruit. Bright white shirts. Double bright laser beams. What’s it mean to induce yourself in the visual conversation of a meeting of two minds like these?
Two distinct styles shake hands and take names. Polished Peter and Roll-sleeved Ryan introduce themselves to each other, to you. Chicago visits Brooklyn. Glasses marry face. Paint splatters canvas. Summer Fruit with Summer Suits.
Written by Dan Murphy