I’m certainly at work on something here, and for EclecticPond, nonetheless. What oh what could I be doing with a giant now-blue door and a theatre company? Other than, if my count is correct, my 60th extant oil painting. What oh what indeed. Stay tuned, and keep your eyes on the Twitter hashtag #ETCMcB.
The props for two more This Is Not A Painting pieces are done and I’m scheduling with people to shoot the final pieces for them, so, stay tuned. These two are “The Title of This Piece Is Derived From My Whims” and “It May Be Confused But I Can Still Spell It.”
Sure, you might’ve missed out on owning quite a few of my paintings, including a few rather popular ones. But, surely it’ll be comforting then to know I’m already back to work making new ones you’ll someday be able to pick from instead. Like this, the as-of-yet untitled third painting in my Scenes From Antropolis series. And, if you’re not sure you’re the sort of person who wants a painting of a girl in a bikini in a car with a gimp picking up a squirrel hooker from an oppossum madame… well, then I’m not sure we can be bestest of friends….
I have today sold an eleventh total piece as a result of my Life In Flux show, and I wish “Albert Speer” happiness with the lovely couple who now own it. You may all mentally extend them your jealousy for their totally excellent choice in paintings, and cry a single sad tear that you now won’t be able to own this one yourselves.
But, never fear, I should have a new post going up after this one in about 5… 4… 3… 2…
Whew. Just took down my show at New Day Meadery today, and what a show it was. In addition to picking up a fiancée from the deal, I sold eight (can I count? I think not) pieces at the show, with another two pending. So, I dedicate this brief post to the faithful works that have found themselves better, more different homes to live in now. If you’re reading this and recognize yourself as one of the happy owners I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting, drop me a line. I love meeting the people who collect my stuff. They’re easier to market to ;) But seriously, I’d like to tell you thanks myself for your purchase. Hit me up.
Continuing my lead-up to Life In Flux: A Retrospective I’ve gone ahead and added a new gallery to the site today with the second This Is Not A Painting piece: The Exegesis of Things Best Not Said In Polite Company. Check it and the first piece out here, where you’ll also find a copy of the explanation for the series. It’s basically my favorite idea ever.
So, now that I’m done with vacations, and attending a wedding, I finally have a moment to breathe and can officially announce that I will be doing a show for New Day Meadery‘s First Friday event next month, November 2013! I’m pretty excited to be doing this one, what that it’s the first show I’ll be doing since turning that dreaded 30 years old. So, I’m taking this opportunity to do a bit of a retrospective, and a lot of the pieces I’ll have on display in a few weeks won’t have been shown to the public for many years now. It’ll be the most extensive show of my paintings I’ll have ever done, including Oranje, and you should be able to see 30 different pieces spanning the history of my time working in oil paint. Wowza.
And if that wasn’t enough, I have a special new piece I will be unveiling the night of the opening only. So super-secret that no one knows what it looks like, just that I’ve done it on an old window rescued from a historic downtown building when they were being replaced.
The salient details are that it’ll be at New Day Meadery (1102 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN) all of November, with the big opening to-do event on First Friday November 1st from 6-9pm. I’ll of course be there to talk about the work and nonsense in general, or to just hang around and have a cider with. I want to thank Tia for making this event happen, and I hope to see all of you come out for it. More to come the next couple weeks as I finish preparing for it.