Root Vs Place: Minneapolis and First Avenue
Acrylic, Marker, Pencil on canvas
Root, 1983: We Found The Monster Under The Bed
Acrylic, marker, pencil, oil pastel on canvas
I work primarily with acrylic paint for its dry time - to accommodate my impatience.
I also heavily use:
Spray paint, Marker, Pencil
I use brushes. But, lately have been using items like: ink rollers, squirt bottles, scraps of cardboard, tape ...and whatever else may be handy to spread, spray, and splash paint onto the canvas.
I explore recognizable shapes but also like the freedom of the unrecognizable - choosing to focus primarily on shape, color and pattern.
"Root In Relation To Place: I Fell In Love With The Apocolypse"
Acrylic and marker on canvas
"Root vs. Place: Waiting in Windows, 1980. (Bright Arms and Baby Heirlooms"
Mixed: Acrylic, pencil, oil pastel, masking tape and marker spray paint on canvas
*for my friends new album: EJ Fitch - Bright Arms and Baby Heirlooms
Jason Isbell 1959 Les Paul Red Eye.
In mid February of 2019 I was contacted by Jason's label - Southeastern Records - to do a painting of his 1959 Gibson Les Paul "Red Eye" guitar for the release of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's new album Reunions. The idea was to do a run of prints that would be given away with sales of this album at independent record stores. I think the coronavirus changed the idea a bit, so that it would be part of a pre-order deal, but still just through indie record stores.
Independent record stores have been really good to me over the years, so I jumped at the chance. The prints are all gone now (as far as I know) and the original painting is sold. It was great to be a part of.
While this print and original is gone, I still have other guitar prints for sale in my etsy shop here: