Saturday, April 08, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
This is Boo- leader of the dogs of the "Stay Gold Gallery" where I had my studio for 3 months. It was a great space to have for the limited time I had it, but well worth it. I met a lot of cool people, and I'm sure I'll stay in touch with most of them. Hopefully I'll be able to get out of my bedroom (where I currently paint again) and find another studio space in the future.
I was able to do this sketch of Boo while captivating his attention with a sandwich.
The other dogs are "Chopper"- the fearsome miniature Chihauhau, and "Lupa"- the over-stimulated Italian Greyhound.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
This is another one up at "Faces and Names". I ran into Steve Buscemi one night in the Village after seeing a play, and told him that the painting was there, but he didn't go up to see it at the time... Then I found out more recently that he did go into see it- mainly because the cast of the Sopranos was in there and they told him to check it out. You never want to go against the family...
He's one of my favorite actors- he's been killed in more Cohen Brother's films than anybody, and he's left of center.
I was happy that he finally got to see it.
I've never been commissioned more to do a band. I think this was the 9th painting I've done of them- it's up at Rumours- 55th & 8th Ave. Justin was really critical of this one, but you really have to see it in person. Sorry it doesn't make sense, Justin, but that's art sometimes...
This one I did at the end of 2005. Faces and Names wanted a replacement after the first Christopher Walken painting sold to someone in Maine.
He hasn't been in yet to see this new one, but I think it's just a matter of time. I think he'll appreciate the cowbell.
This is the first painting I did of Christopher Walken way back in 1996 or something... He came into Faces and Names twice to see it when it was hanging there. Apparently, the first time he just stared at it, refused a free drink, and when someone asked him if he liked it, he just said "no."