It’s no secret that this last year has been all about evolution for me. It was a year ago today that I stood “trial” defending my character against false accusations. We can find many examples of LGBTQ peoples’ rights being pushed to the side to protect the limp morals of another. It is the history … Leap ForwardAnother evolution in progress
Last night I did a little snip on this process and was asked to cover it a little more in depth. Today I am giving you an inside view and tomorrow I will post the contact sheets of today’s photoshoot for you to view. Hope this video gives you some insight. As always, open to … Leap ForwardStreet Photography and Process
It’s no small thing to see the self. I live in a world of constant distractions. I live in a world that begs me to examine how other people see ‘me”. But do I see myself, really? Am I studying external shapes and colors or do I see myself? Over the past month I’ve found … Leap ForwardSelf Portrait in a Million Parts
It’s a powerful thing to process your life through art. In some ways I wasn’t really fully aware what I was processing and it has become more clear in this time of reflection. Much of my current art I thought was related to loneliness and desire. I guess I also didn’t realize I was only … Leap ForwardComing Out of the Closet, In My Heart
Moving elements over from patreon.com slowly and decided to create a video library here of the process over 2 weeks of painting the latest Joan of Arc. This is about an hour of video over all, so perhaps more than you wanted? HAHA. Well the good news is you can skim through some of it … Leap ForwardUnderstanding the Process Better
More reflecting on what I have accomplished and where I am going.
Update: The store is now live by clicking on Photo or Paintings in the menu! As I have mentioned before, right now most of the sales component of my artwork is being handled through DABart and online at artsy.net. It’s great exposure and lovely to have representation via a gallery. The problem that arises … Leap ForwardThe Store is LIVE!
Ah my friends. I have to blog this one out as writing makes things real and helps me think about things in a new way. I came to Mexico City with some expectations and have realized only a few. It has been great for me to have my time in the studio and learn more … Leap ForwardContemplating a Future
My Throwback Thursday is an opportunity to review my pet portraits before I begin working on a few more for clients. This fella greeted me at the ferry every morning while I was in Bangkok. Each day as I would return to the ferry I’d find him taking a nap. A state I wanted to … Leap ForwardCuando Sueno Contigo – Throwback Thursday
I am returning to some photos I took at the start of the month. Yesterday I was angsting out about slow sales to a close friend. He stated that maybe my work had become too “strong”. It coded but clear to me. We are always in this internal battle with ourselves. It’s an internalized homophobia … Leap ForwardInternalized Homophobia – a daily meditation
I love this idea that we dig into the archives and reveal memories of days gone by, but in this case we apply it to artwork. 🙂 I’ve been in in bed for the past week coping with the pain of gallstones, so I have not been able to post much. Today I am vertical … Leap ForwardThrowback Thursday
Felize Viernes a todo. I am a little behind today as I woke up to find my site had disappeared from the host. Qué susto! What a scare. My domain registration updated and it reverted back to forwarding to facebook.com. Not sure why and neither was godaddy. Other than waiting on the phone for 45 … Leap ForwardFeliz Viernes – Happy Friday!
I am nothing if not an emotional exhibitionist. What a dramatic title yes? Well that’s what it feels like being separated from my paintings the adorned my studio for the past year in Ventura, CA. I miss my babies. They are in the gallery there living and breathing without me. I would see them every … Leap ForwardI am nothing if not an emotional exhibitionist
Many hours of work to accomplish what before would seem so simple. Life right? First it was getting this site up and running. That goal had been sitting around for a few years and came to fruition about 6 weeks ago. In that time I have garnered over 1000 subscribers to site. How cool is … Leap ForwardProgress
This post is available with images at Become a Patron! Man am I exhausted from the photo shoots this weekend and the subsequent hours of parsing images to see if I had what I needed. Today, Monday, is supposed to be my day off, so I allowed myself to sleep in. I woke up at … Leap ForwardBlue Monday
Wait, you didn’t just come here to see the black bar removed from the photo did you? Perve. But hey, no judgement. 🙂 I’m working through my ideas of how the model will need to move and what I will need from them in advance. It helps me to model it here first and think … Leap ForwardPrepping
Much of the time the only way I can stay honest to my practice is to set goals (metas) for myself. Generally my goals are lofty overall and then drilled down to tasks like complete two paintings in a week to prepare for meeting a curator. I realized that the other gallery was going to … Leap ForwardThe Frenzy
Don’t assume my silence isn’t because I am not working. On the contrary, I am in full speed mode. Not all activity is directly related to creating the actual work. Sometimes it’s all about business…which reminds me of 10 things I need to do this week still. I sent off 10 new images to get … Leap ForwardRadio Silence
You know what you know until you know more than you know you know less than you knew before. That’s just my way of confusi…I mean explaining to you that I learned a lot in the process. First I had to be introduced to the people who were doing the work. There were language barriers … Leap ForwardWhat I learned from painting this mural
Thanks to my friend Mark and his excellent massage skills, I was able to pick back up on this piece again. My hand had gotten to the point where it was swelling and making it difficult to hold the pastel stick and other tools. It turned out to be somewhat of a benefit for … Leap ForwardJoan
“yo sí es importante para ser en CDMX…hoy yo sé porqué es importante” The thing is I have to be here. I can’t explain it totally, but I have been compelled to live here from the moment I first landed. I can feel the pulse of life in every bit of this city at any … Leap ForwardYo sé porque es importante
Here’s the thing I never got in college from my teachers. Failure happens a lot in the creation of anything. We just don’t talk about it because we’re afraid that failing makes us failures. There is the judgement in our minds long before others are allowed to judge us. In art it’s out there, right? … Leap ForwardFailure