For the past few months I’ve been working with silkscreen prints in my studio. I’ve always been envious of printmakers for their ability to create multiples – not only for higher sales at lower prices, but for getting their work out on a larger scale.
Silkscreen Printing and Oil Painting. October has been a crazy month. Two large (4’x6′) paintings incorporating the imagery I’ve been working with all year has blossomed to include Morton Downey Jr, street preachers, busty sirens, bulls and rodeo clowns against a sideshow backdrop.
“So you’re making money!?” is one of the common responses artists get when they tell people that they’re really busy. In truth, being really busy means they’re actually creating the potential to make money.
It seems like over the past ten years or so Norman Rockwell’s reputation in the art world has been rehabbed. Instead of being tossed aside as a sappy illustrator popular among People Who Don’t Know Anything About Art, the art world has slowly embraced America’s favorite son. I’ve seen his work reappear in plenty of museums. On a visit to the Rockwell studio and museum years ago, I noticed something about his technique. This discovery made me think about him as a painter for the first time.
The TWA Museum in Kansas City is a dusty little jewel that fits right in with the amazing lineup of museums in this fair city. My brother, science teacher and aviation enthusiast, wanted to check this museum out on a recent visit. I was apprehensive about going, as my interest in planes is on the same level as my absolute lack of interest in cars, and fretted when researching the museum, when google told me the average visitor spends three hours there.
July, 2018 – The Union Station Dinosaurs show is open and in full effect! Our little T-Rex friend is a willing participant in countless selfies outside Union Station, and inside, the show is unbelievable! Or so I’ve heard…