Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Night of the Cat

"The Night of the Cat"
acrylic on birch panel
8 x 10 inches, framed

Here's my Halloween-themed painting for the annual show at MF Gallery in Brooklyn.
The show opens TONIGHT so check it out, and don't forget your costume.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Littlest Rabbit

"The Littlest Rabbit"
acrylic on birch panel
4.5 x 6.5 inch oval framed to 8 x 11 inches
For "A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words" at Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle

Here's my painting for the literary themed show, "A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words".
I chose one of my favorite childhood books, "The Littlest Rabbit" by Robert Kraus.

It is the story of a little rabbit who gets punched and teased for being so puny by the bigger rabbits.  One day he does grow bigger, and the world becomes a beautiful place for him.  He stands up against the new bullies that try to hurt the new little rabbits by beating them up.

Besides there being cute pictures, I think this is a pretty great kid's book because of it's recommendation of revenge against those who do you wrong.
In the book, however, the rabbit actually prays to grow bigger, so in mine I wanted her to be having a sort of forest altar with black candle, maybe speaking to a darker deity...

I love this book so much that it was actually my first tattoo.  And it's still there on my forearm; reminding me to not take shit from people and stand up for myself and those who need it.

The show opens Thursday, November 7th and is an amazing lineup of artists.