I worked late last night and didn’t get home till 3am. Seeing that sleep was not in my near future, I decided to grab a canvas and see where a few brushstrokes would take me.
My mother had visited earlier yesterday and we spoke about my art. I asked her “if I painted you something, what would you like?” to which she replied “something with calm colors.” All of my work has alot of color in it, but the pieces themselves are somewhat crazy and trippy, so I decided to try using calm colors. I chose blue but had mixed it with white to give a light, calming blue much like a pretty, sunny sky has.
I started stroking the blue abstractly to see what my mind could eventually make of the strokes and somehow, THIS is what I saw. Obviously, the idea of creating something calm didn’t stick lol…
Untitled for now
The 2 foot by 4 foot canvas has been sitting in the corner hopelessly begging me to give it life. I have never painted a canvas larger than my usual 2’ by 3’s so I wanted to cover it with something amazing.
Inspired by an artist I met over the weekend by the name of Thad Morgan, I wanted to try something new. Thad gave me some advice that I was eager to put into action… Something along the lines of “let it flow, whatever comes just let it happen” …he had told me that this is how he approaches his work after I had explained that I have been being too much of a perfectionist with my art.
With no plan of what the finished product what come out to be, I just put my brush to the canvas and started laying down strokes.
I’m curious to know what you see when you look at this piece… Send me what you think.
L O L
This piece has an interesting story behind it. I was promised a job from a woman who claimed to be a lawyer for Halliburton. She had purchased a painting from me and from there promised a job with great pay and amazing benefits. After a month of putting up with excuse after excuse of why the job was not falling through, I decided to tell her to fuck off and that I would rather suffer something terrible than to work with her.
Once the “professional business relationship” had ended she asked that I do a piece for her symbolizing her broken heart over the divorce she was going through. She wanted it to be painful and promised a much needed $350 for the piece. I saw that she was in grief and wanted a painting that symbolized the pain she felt… little did I know the picture captured her personality.
As I was almost finished, I texted her to inform her that her painting was almost complete to which she replied “leave me alone”. Confused and rightfully pissed, I inquired as to why she would ask me to do a painting and then flake out on the purchase like dandruff on a dry scalp. The only reply I got was, once again, “leave me alone”.
I hadn’t painted the faces until after the realization she was really NOT going to hold up to her end of the deal.
The thick spiral lines are like the lies that came in waves leading down a path to no better end. The broken heart showing the feeling of being promised great things only to be lied to and let down. The faces find it amusing to see such negativity.
The Thoughts of Mr. Rager
This is a piece that is very personal to me. It’s really almost the only one I’ve done that is a complete representation of me put into an image for the world to see.
Most people look at it and interpret it as “a guy thinking of the universe”. I’ve heard that before plenty of times. It’s actually a piece representing me and my deep thought. The earth, moon, and universe in the thought bubble pertruding from my “third eye” depicts my thoughts that are on a larger scale opposed to most of the close minded thoughts I hear from others.
The green secton in the lower righthand corner abstractly represents a marijuana leaf, the upper lefthand corner represents fire, and when combined together is a gateway to my enlightenment of a higher understanding of the world we live in and the bigger picture its part of… the universe.
I always thought I would never be able to share this piece, but I feel that once people understand the depth behind this piece, they would feel my perspective and want the same inspiration from it.