“The Homeless King (live from TBR)”
is now available for a listen on Youtube, Reverbnation, & Soundcloud.
Simply search GAMMA PAW.
Leave your thoughts, share a link, slap on a like, but most importantly give the song a listen!
We’re going to hold on to the original painting “The Homeless King” for future use.
Any prints sold of the piece will go towards recording our first EP.
We’re eager to get a live drummer, play some shows, and get some solid studio recordings for you.
Thanks for your support along the way!
“La Máquina Que Oye”
It was certainly frustrating and exciting only painting with a spoon 🥄. Near the end though I was getting glimpses of texture I’m not sure I’ve produced before which kept me going all day yesterday. I debated about switching to a brush for the rainbow petaled tears but by that point I decided to take one word out of that famous Matrix line but say it to myself with the same zen like conviction,.. “There is spoon”
“THE SNOOT HITS THE DISCO”
This is a combination of 3 characters from 2 different paintings I did in 2005. Figured I’d paint their paths crossing in a 70s disco dimension. I used these glow in the dark paints on it. At the very least they should work well with a black light. Letting the painting absorb the sun now and then I’m going to test it out. Hopefully I can get a good video or image of that for ya’ll. This was a fun piece to do, now time for a pet portrait.
I shipped off one of my last Christmas commissions today and prepping the other commission to be picked up within the next week or so. I’m in that weird down time where I don’t have a commission I need to get done and I’m getting ready to visit home for the holidays. SOOOOOO,
I figure now is a wonderful time to reinterpreting an old piece. One thing in particular I enjoy about re-imagining these older pieces is deciding which techniques to keep and what elements to change. For example I haven’t used black outlines as much as I use to and that was my bread n’ butter back in the day so I’ll most likely use that here. That being said it’ll be fun to keep these characters more or less in their original form from 2005 but give them the full 2019 treatment. (damn, is this painting really 14 years old?)
So 2020 has been a bit of a year so far huh?
I have another painting I’m waiting to share since it’s a surprise for someone else but it looks like this is going to be the first one I post in 2020.
Many of my artist friends have beat me to it and created their own wonderful Koala themed artwork to try and help out with the fires in Australia. So here is my contribution.
This piece will cost $220 with free shipping within the United States. 100% of that will be donated to ( WIRES – Emergency Fund for Wildlife )
Also in the comments below I’ll be posting a link to my REDBUBBLE account in which I’m selling an “artJWB Koala” design. Any artist profits I make from those sales I will donate to Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria.
I’m more than happy to post a video or image for you confirming my donations from REDBUBBLE sales as soon as they pay out to their artists. If you post/confirm your own donation of $220 to either of these fundraisers I’ll get your address and ship this “KOALA” painting to you ASAP!
I’m currently trying to get by as an artist, I’ve basically been working as an independent contractor since arriving here in Fort Collins. I do art as much as I can and pick up other work on the side where I can find it. That makes it so I can only do so much to churn out work that I donate 100% of the profits. I’ll spare you my soapbox because I think most if not all of you know how I feel about the environment and how humanity has treated it. Most if not all of you know how I feel about other major issues that have dominated the news since the year began. It’s very hard for me to find that balance between making sure I live my life in a joyous and honest way while simultaneously watching so much tragedy unfold around me. As of right now I figure this is the least I can do, when I can find the time, I’ll continue to try and find ways to help out, even if it’s just a tiny scratch on the surface of it all.
I’m loving this show so far, it sets such a creepy tone. I know that for a time Ben Mendelsohn was considered to play Pennywise in an adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT”, also a fair amount of the script in “IT: Part 1” was written by Cary Fukunaga who directed the whole first season of “True Detective”. I know that these first two episodes of “The Outsider” are directed by Jason Bateman and written by Richard Price but I can’t help but wonder what could’ve been with this sort of take on one of King’s greatest works with Mendelsohn as Pennywise and Fukunaga at the helm. Either way, “IT” being my favorite King book and this show putting me in that super creepy headspace is something I’m excited about. I haven’t read “The Outsider” yet and I’ll be sure to when this series wraps up. For those of you that have read it, what do you think of this series so far?
Here’s a taste of some of the recent pet portraits.
Just got the background colors laid down for the last two commissions I gotta get done for Christmas. A lot of bummer things have happened in the last 2 weeks as well as some wonderful things. The art abides.
When I was laying down the yellow my usual container wasn’t quite able to contain the size of this particular canvas. My usual solution was locked up in a shed where I don’t currently know the whereabouts of the key, so I had to brainstorm. I went rummaging through some of the cardboard boxes I have in the garage and realized I had an extra 36×48 canvas sitting inside one of them. The reason I had forgotten about it was it had a big ol’ gash right in the middle of it. It was pretty disheartening when it arrived like that some time ago. Ive decided I’m going to work on it anyways and somehow work the gash into the piece. I’ll just let it slowly accumulate paint until the scene comes into my brain, sort of like an old favorite piece of mine titled “RE:purpose”.
Worse comes to worse, I can always jam a banana in the hole and secure it with duct-tape. That way I can sell it for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami.