Studio Life

On Thursday night, I returned from a business trip to Albuquerque where I ate like a king and enjoyed some beautiful weather. The rest of the week I lived in my studio and made a painting that terrified me. It is very unlike the kind of work I'm so comfortable making but I believe uncomfortable is where you learn, so there's that. 

"On the Q.T. (Maybe if he gets a full time job, you won't have to work anymore)" in progress

"On the Q.T. (Maybe if he gets a full time job, you won't have to work anymore)" in progress

I drew inspiration from several small collage pieces, taking elements from them that I enjoyed like the torn paper look. The canvas piece is all paint though.

"On the Q.T. (Maybe if he gets a full time job, you won't have to work anymore)" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2017

"On the Q.T. (Maybe if he gets a full time job, you won't have to work anymore)" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2017

I'm obsessed with hands right now. I'm still interested in portraits but feel that the imagery of hands works better with my current concept. Portraits are passive while hands are active and denote action and agency.