Monday, December 15, 2014

My Next Art Exhibition!!!

My next art show will be with RAW Artists
on January 29, 2015
at Lizard Lounge
in Dallas, Texas


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson

My current work in progress.
 Lost In Translation.
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. 
30 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas

This is a very challenging painting. I have been working on it on and off for the last two months. I plan to work on this one for a long time and bring it up to photorealism the best I can. I only recently saw the movie for the first time and fell in love with it. And when I saw this scene, I knew I had to paint it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

I had an awesome show on Novemeber 14, 2014 at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in Dallas!
And will be back again at the next show on May 1, 2015!

Grace Kelly In A Black Hat
Brad Pitt
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Gwen Stefani
Robin Williams
These are all 16 x 20. Acrylic on Canvas.

My paintings in the Exhibition:
Top Left: Amy Winehouse, Grace Kelly In A Black Hat, Madonna
Brad Pitt, Jean-Michel Basquiat,
Gwen Stefani, Robin Williams
Bottom Right (red portrait) Pieces Of Me

It was a packed house but I managed to get one photo with my paintings. :) 

The Exhibition was held at Quixotic World in Deep Ellum, Dallas.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1980's Modern Art of New York

Over the weekend I got a chance to see an awesome exhibition of New York Modern Art of the 80's. The exhibition is currently at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The collection included art by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel and the Guerrilla Girls.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Robin Williams Portrait Painting

New Portrait Painting of Robin Williams by Venus

16 x 20
Acrylic on Canvas

This is one of several paintings I will be showing at an art show in Dallas in November.

This painting is for sale.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Picture of Venus

New photo of Venus.
June 2014.

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Harry Styles Fan Gets Surprise!!!

Harry Styles Painting Reveal.

Harry Styles portrait I painted as a surprise for my niece. My favorite painting moment of all time! 
She loved it!

The painting in progress!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Brilliant Basquiat

 “A Next Loin And/Or” (1982)
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat

I wanted Basquiat for my birthday and I got him.  I went to see this painting in Houston at The Menil Collection. It’s the first time I got to see one of his paintings in person! Titled “A Next Loin And/Or” (1982). It was a large gallery sized painting, at least 40 or 50 inches. Maybe only artists will understand, but as an artist when you get to see the works of your favorite artists, it is a moving experience, an almost religious experience. They are your family. They know. I went there not knowing which painting I would be seeing, I only knew they had one of his paintings. It was in the farthest room from the entrance, in the back corner, past the Picassos, the Magrittes, the Warhols. Either because they don’t feel his work is important enough to put in the front or because it is so popular that they want you to walk past all the other paintings first so you will see everything. Either way I find it curious, and I think Basquiat would find it amusing. At first I thought it was painted with oil pastel because the lines are unbroken but then I realized he painted it with the oil paint straight out of the tube, using the tube as his “brush”. So most of the color was primary, very vibrant. No picture can do it justice. It was stunning.

When I saw it tears welled up in my eyes. I wanted to just sit on the floor in front of the painting and take it in and let tears roll down my cheeks. But here is the studious docent with her hands behind her back guarding the paintings and keeping watch out of the corner of her eye. Several people milled around. No picture taking allowed. I had to just take it with me in my heart….

You see, artist or not there is something for all of us to learn from this painting, this artist. I think he is the greatest artist of my lifetime. He is the Picasso of my lifetime. Here is his painting among all the pristinely painted paintings of many great artists. But it stands out among them, screaming and screaming to be heard and seen. What a freakin brilliant genius. It makes no apologies. It says, “Here I am. Take it or leave it”. It says, “Don’t try to be somebody else. Be yourself. Be different”. That’s how you become great. That’s where the greatness lies. I freakin love him for that.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Gwen Stefani Portrait Painting

My New Speed Painting Video of Gwen Stefani of No Doubt.
 This video features the song "New" by No Doubt. 
18 x 24 
Acrylic on Canvas
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