Pecos Bill's

6"x4" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted June 17, 2018

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The Magnificent Seven Pop-up Art Show



The Magnificent Seven 
Pop-up Art Show
Curated by Francisco Alvarado
Hosted by Coagula Curatorial 

Opening Reception: June 16th / 5 PM - 9 PM

The show will be up from Friday June 15th to Sunday June 17th

I have work in this pop-up group show coming up this weekend. There will be seven of us abusing you with our art. Come, check it out.

For more details about the gallery (contact information, etc.), visit the Coagula Curatorial website at www.coagulacuratorial.com


Posted on June 14, 2018

Wind Up Robot Blue



6"x4" oil on panel 

Posted June 5, 2018

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Wind Up Robot Red



6"x4" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted May 23, 2018

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Raymond in Beverly Hills (with a 4 foot Frida Kahlo head)



The Beverly Hills Art Show
May 19 & 20 10 am to 6 pm both days

Space #139
My space is in the 100s park close to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Drive. (See map below.) The 100s is the first of four parks the show takes place in.
This is the largest event the City of Beverly Hills stages with four parks filled with art, food trucks galore, beer garden, wine garden, artist demos, grass and public sculptures. Come, check it out.

For more detailed information about the show (e.g., maps, times, parking, food, list of artists showing, etc.), visit the City of Beverly Hills website at
www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation


Posted on May 16, 2018

Space Pilot X-Ray Gun

4"x6" oil on panel I have three things to possibly talk about. One being that I am thinking about painting the above space gun five feet wide. The other option is to talk about the Axiom of Choice and the last is... Wow, I just heard a squirrel running around on the roof of the studio. I'm going with number two hoping, in vain, that it will make me look at least somewhat intelligent. I have always wondered at my exhaustion at the end of a painting session. The act of painting completely wipes me out, so that by the end of a day (or night) of painting, I am flat out beat. Sure, there is a certain level of physicality in the act of painting, but it is nothing compared to say... digging a ditch. When you are done digging a ditch, you are dang tired and you sure as heck know why. When I am done painting, I am dang tired and I really wonder why. Well, I may have found a partial answer. It is something called the axiom of choice, which has something to do with decision fatigue. The gist is that in this modern age we are confronted on a daily basis with too many decisions. All this decision making leads to decision fatigue and blah, blah, and blah. The blah, blah, blah did not mean much to me until I considered how many decisions I make whilst painting. I would hazard a guess that we are not talking hundreds, but many thousands of decisions. The amount of my decision making is amplified by the fact that my color work does not "follow the book." There is no road map there for me to follow, hence the decisions are new and all mine. You will note that I stated above the axiom of choice may be only a partial answer. The other part of the equation may be that I am pitifully out of shape. Not only physically, but mentally as well. Remember, I claim to have only four functioning brain cells left in my echo chamber of a cranium and those dissociated brain cells... wait... Oh yeah, the squirrels are running around on the roof again! What was I talking about? Ah, who cares when you can listen to squirrels joyfully romping around above your head?

Posted May 7, 2018

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Airstream Trailer



4"x6" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted April 27, 2018

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Those .45s Just Don't Listen



6"x4" oil on panel Here are a couple more 6x4s. I am ever so slowly catching up on my posts of these minis. (WARNING: The following is an unauthorized parental rant—proceed at your own risk!) On another note... AT&T tried to slam our house with fiber optics today. Murphy's Law came into play and the scheme failed. The technician valiantly vowed to return tomorrow to finish the job. We were informed that after they pipe fiber optics into our humble abode we will have godlike internet speed. This begs the question: Do we need godlike internet speed? The internet is already too fast for the likes of me, so who needs that much speed? Well, The Logan Spawn, of course. I am very proud to inform you that our offspring protect the world from rampant zombies or terrorists or insurgents or the entire WWI German Army or whatever else seems to be randomly attacking us for absolutely no reason at all. I mean, what did we ever do to the Kaiser to have him sic his pointed helmeted forces on us? Whenever I suggest that maybe it would be fairer on the mindless zombie horde or the entire German Army if The Spawn used cricket bats like my hero, Shaun of the Dead (see below) instead of so much seemingly readily available armament, I get eye rolls. (By the way, who is leaving all those rocket launchers laying around in the street for The Spawn to pick up and use?) For the uninitiated, the above parental rant has to do with video games. Take if from me, be happy that you are uninitiated. Repeated zombie attacks can be quite tiresome.

Posted April 22, 2018

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LEGO Shaun of the Dead



6"x4" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted April 5, 2018

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Chicago Pencil Sharpener


4"x6" oil on panel Two more mini paintings for you. • Whenever I feel like I am being lazy, I just view the amount of paintings I have posted. The number is hovering somewhere around the mid 900s. That's posted as opposed to painted. The painted number, which is impossible to accurately calculate, would be much higher... I would say well over 1,000 if not more. After contemplating these numbers, my opinion of myself changes from lazy to insane. • I'll take insane, because in the household I grew up in, being called insane would be much better than being called lazy. Being called lazy was a supreme insult that could result in a fist fight. Of course, when cooler, more civilized heads prevailed, we took the time to put our boxing gloves on.

Posted March 29, 2018

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Bottle of Blue



4"x6" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted March 19, 2018

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Mickey Marionette

6"x4" oil on panel Here are a couple more 4x6s to ponder. In the art world, these are technically 6x4s—don't ask, unless you want a obnoxiously long and whiny rant from this artist. Both the subjects in these paintings are loaners. Mickey comes from an extremely patient cousin and the coffee grinder comes from my Mother Unit who has just about given up on her sticky fingered son ever returning the items he pilfers from her house. As a matter of fact, she has this really cool schoolhouse clock hanging above her door...

Posted March 5, 2018

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Coffee Grinder Red

6"x4" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted February 22, 2018

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Craftsman Belt Sander


4"x6" oil on panel As usual, I am behind in photographing my work. Hey, I've been busy (defensive tone implied). Not only am I behind in the photographic arena, but I also noticed that there a bunch of these mini (4x6) pieces that I somehow failed to show you. There may be as many as fourteen that slipped the net. Most of them have sold (these two sold at my last gallery show—yes, I am bragging), so I do not have detail shots for you. (They are too small for my camera to get good detail shots of anyway.) To make up for this omission, I thought I would include photos of two paintings at a time—one above and one below. They're twofers! I would like to thank my buddy Scott for loaning me the belt sander and also The Spousal Unit for not throwing out my collection of Japanese teapots.

Posted February 15, 2018

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Green Teapot

4"x6" oil on panel This was a twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted February 7, 2018

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