Jan. 1st. Blog update Part3. 2013
Zac Dierssen has been a long time collector of mine, so it was tough having his piece sit unfinished for a few months in my studio unable to send off. The holidays, Art Basel, video editing, Jiu Jitsu etc etc… LIFE just piles up at times but finally I’ve gotten over the end of the year hump and I’ve slid nicely into my indoor studio season where I get to grind hard and catch up to everyone else who paints indoors all year long, while I’m out doors soaking up the sun and painting in the street
This piece above, some what goes against my moral code of not doing “Graffiti” on a canvas. My paintings generally are 99% of the time (these days anyway) character driven as I’ve come to a place in my life where I Don’t want to sell my graffiti to someone who doesn’t know anything about the lifestyle behind it, and mainly the problems, or the happiness it’s has brought me over the last 20 some years. When I’m able to get out and paint these days it’s my way to unplug from everything else and I only want to share that experience with those I choose to paint with. Zac is an old friend who’s known me for quite some time now and specifically asked for EWOK Lettering to be in it, so for him I tried to find a way to integrate lettering , scenery which was also another request, and of course my characters. The end result is this fun image above. Zac only collects 2×4 ft.works of art from people so I chose to do this on Masonite and horizontal as apposed to two other I had done in the past that where vertical. Fedex is knockin’ Zac, get the front door for Christ sake!!!
POST EDIT: to save me from a slew of emails, I get pricing questions asked all the time. I do accept commission painting work from time to time, I much rather paint for me and if someone wants a painting they can look at what I have available. But as for pricing goes, generally I don’t get out of bed for less than a $1,000, That’s been my quote for years now that my friends love reciting back to me with a laugh… Depending on the size and complexity can raise tremendously in price. Serious inquiries only please, I try to spend as little amount of time behind a computer as necessary these days. Hit me up, let me know what you’re looking to spend and I”ll let you know what I have in that area if I can accommodate you.