Newly Hung: “Eenie, Meanie, Miney, Mo”

I like the potential for narrative, and I like to subvert it. I also like to paint in artificial light. Sometimes I'll go down into my basement studio before daylight and add some flesh tone to three or four panels.

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The Studio

This is ridiculously long, barely edited, and shot with my phone, but if you’re interested it shows the process for current way I paint. I developed the method with the series Dear Abby, in 2006-ish, streamlined it during What I Did Last Summer and Eenie Meanie Miney Mo, and feel like things are getting better in this current series, New Testament.

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Wet Paint

The working title for the series is New Testament.  I have 27 panels gessoed, with preliminary sketches. To me, the images follow an evolutionary path from Dear Abby, What I Did Last Summer, and Eenie Meanie Miney Mo. Because I work on all the paintings at the same time (doing all the sketches first; painting all of the flesh second; etc.), and because I sometimes have the attention span of a gnat, completion of this series is probably a couple years away.

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