Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cross State Rival Dips

 Fake Goodness (StL Cardinal Edit)
6" x 3" x 2"
Latex Acrylic on Wood

Fake Goodness (KC Royal Edit)
6" x 3" x 2"
Latex Acrylic on Wood

So in the Fake Goodness Series that I am working on.  I have been thing about colors that relate to teams and sports rivalries.  These two are the first of these that I have made so far.  They could be a set together or kept as individuals. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

its been awhile

this is a new kind of fun one off piece that I am thinking about making some mutiples of in different colors and the size is going to change I'm calling them the Fake Goodness.

Monday, August 20, 2012

small paintings

Here are 3 small paintings that are in progress all of them are mixed media on panel.
They are part of an on going group that I am hoping to show soon.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paintings on Canvas

Splashdown Takeoff Stump in the Yard
Acrylic and oil on canvas
38 3/8" x 29 1/2"

Oh Inverted Firebird (Circa 1973)
Mixed Media on canvas
38 3/8" x 29 1/2"
in the collection of Waseem Touma

Monday, July 9, 2012

An install, and the studio in July

This is a quick installation shot of one of my curve forms(maquette size) that hangs on a wall in its new home.  Thanks to Mrs. Kim Higgins for providing the new home.  It was installed this past May.


And here is the July studio shot.  I have been trying to do one of these a month.  This is the east wall.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

new DETAILS yeah!!

This is a DETAIL of a new painting I am working on its mixed media on panel

And this is a DETAIL of a tester, I am trying out a new stencil I call 4 arm octopus.  Also this tester has a new kind of paint that I am thinking about using its the silver and it is an oil based enamel, hoping it works out am digging it right now.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maquette groups, a painting, & a list of music

1st Photo is of a group of maquettes that I would like to make more of they are mixed media on wood forms dimensions variable.  The 2nd Photo is of a group of maquettes that I am working on and may make into wood forms but are right now made of mixed media on cardboard & paperboard.  The 3rd Photo is of a new painting on paper I am working on, that I happen to enjoy right now it is mixed media on paper.

And here is my list of music from the other night while working on these works and contemplating the collaborations between Phil (SIKE) Shaffer & myself.

1. Gogol Bordello                   Gyspy Punks
2. Gnarls Barkley                    St. Elsewhere
3. Flock of Seagulls                 I Ran (single)
4. Fleetwood Mac                   Landslide (single)
5. Smashing Pumpkins            B-sides box set from Mellon Collie                                                                 & the Infinite Sadness

Friday, June 1, 2012

Some Small Paintings & Lunch!

 So here are a few of these small paintings on panel in progress in the Town Pavilion Studio.  Just for a size relation the biggest dimension on these is less than 15 inches.

And then I had lunch it was Planet Sub, which is a must for me so good.

Friday, May 25, 2012

First Look at Collaborations

Ok so me and Sike (aka Phil Shaffer) have been working on making some collaborative paintings.  And here are two of these paintings in an early state.  We are going to be making around 15 of these bad boys and girls but just 5 to start with.  These are the first 2 they are about 24" x 48" and 48" x 24" mixed media on plywood panel. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

OH, my these are small paintings

So these two paintings are super small for me no side over 12".
The image of the one on top is finished but still needs a title.
The image of the one on the bottom is not finished but does have a working title Victorian Dinosaurs.
 I also have two more of these small paintings that at this time are very early in the works.
All of these will be on view at the UCP open studio's on the weekend of May 18-19, my studio is in the Town Pavilion Building at 1100 Walnut St. Kansas City MO, for more information about the open studio's go to or

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Here are 4 little quick sketches of shapes that may be entering some of my future paintings. These sketches are about 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" marker or pencil on note pad paper.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Table shot

So its been a busy March so far. I have been in lots of meetings for a # of projects that sound super fun. Plus there have been 3 more studio visits since my wife came by. Many thanks to the visitors Heather Lustfeldt, Warren Rosser, and Brady Haston. I am trying to set up some more of these visits as I build new stuff to paint, I am always interested in any feedback I can get.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Studio Visit #1 This Year

This is a picture that Michelle took of my studio the other day thought it looked pretty cool so I decided to share it here.

Here is Michelle visiting the studio on a different day and we were talking about how some of the forms I have need to hang on the wall. The one she is gesturing towards is one that will in new versions most likely hang on a wall. She did not even notice that I snapped this foto of her.

And for shits and giggles here is an earlier maquette CB Mellow (on the left) with another maquette that I am working on right now title unknown.

Side note for anyone who doesn't know Michelle is my lovely wife and the owner/operator of Two Tone Press.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stickers, Stickers, Stickers!!!

So if you didn't know, last year I got an Inspiration Grant to get a vinyl cutter to make stencils with, which I have to say has been going well. I really like how things are turning out so far. So since I have the equipment and I have been purchasing the vinyl in grouped deals I got some vinyl that can not be used as stencils. No problem cause I made some skull stickers from old and new drawings in my sketchbook. If your interested in a vinyl skull sticker hit me up, I got 3 sizes small, medium, and large.

Monday, February 20, 2012

just a diptych (in progress)

This is the left panel,

and this is the right panel.

This is a piece I started this past fall the panel sizes are about 18" x 24".
As new layers come and go I will post more of this piece. It is the first piece
that I started using the vinyl cutter to cut stencils for.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More in Progress

If ya go back a couple of post you can see these 2 paintings at an earlier stage.
Both are acrylic and oil on canvas. With no working titles yet.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

painting on paper

Here are two images from the studio the top one is a detail of a piece. While the bottom is an early stage of another.