The Week of Hot Stonks

Well it was the last week of my yearly least favorite month, January.

RIP to Cloris Leachman, and if I forgot last week to Larry King.  Phil Spector?  Not so much, but thank you for the “Wall of Sound” thing.

Other than that it was a pretty straight forward week of work and wrapping up recording on GAMMA PAW’s second EP, “THE HEXXUS EP”

I’m super excited for all of you to hear this new set of songs.  It truly feels like the strangest and yet most well produced thing I’ve been

a part of.  Ironically enough it was all a home studio effort with my friend and bandmate Brandon Shockey.  Updates soon on a release date.

The only other thing is a few substantial print sales came through which is nice and many of them were of “Mittens”, so any of my profits

from that go directly to “Meals on Wheels” here in Fort Collins.  Here’s an image of “Mittens” on a throw pillow, seems pretty cozy to me.

Bernie Sanders Mittens Throw Pillow on display at it's home

Here’s to February and the continued rise of chillness I feel like I’m seeing around the U.S., it’s slow and hard to pick up on, but I think it’s there!


Jazz Forests and Mittens

What an interesting week.

The Inauguration finally happened!  And other than the poet laureate Amanda Gorman who was the true winner of the Inauguration.  Another person there that won the internet was good ol’ Grandpa Bern!

the image of him with his mask and mittens took the internet by meme storm and not long after Bernie Sanders put the image on a sweater on his site and sold them to raise funds for Meals on Wheels in Vermont.

I thought that was fantastic and a great way to take advantage of online memedom so I painted my own version of the image and any profits I make from it will go to Meals on Wheels here in Fort Collins.

If you click on the image below you can check out your print options and contribute to this cause if you see fit.

Mittens a painting by Jacob Wayne Bryner


I also completed the first painting of 2021, “Welcome to the Jazz, Forrest”.  This was a nice large commission that I received from my friend, business partner, bandmate, and co-conspirator Kelin Gibbons.

Welcome to the Jazz, Forrest a painting by Jacob Wayne Bryner

The first GAMMA PAW stickers arrived and they’re looking awesome.  If you’re interesting in representing the band swing into Fort Collins, Colorado and we’ll get you some free stickers, or order a piece of art from me and I’ll throw in some stickers for free!

The 2nd EP is almost completely recorded and then we’ll be getting ready for streaming soon, I can’t wait for ya’ll to hear it.

The GAMMA PAW Mask logo for the band GAMMA PAW

I spent the end of the week recording a film commentary “The Jacob Wayne Show” where we got into the Sci-fi film “Mission to Mars”.  As well as applying for some interesting art projects that I’ll stay quite about for the time being.

Last but not least,

“Here’s a size comparison of some recent art work as well as a chance to show of this sweet System of a Down hoodie that showed up after a long COVID shipping wait.

Proceeds from the sales of the “Artsakh merch collection” will be donated to Armenia Fund. So I get an awesome hoodie design and get to continue helping out Armenia from here in Fort Collins, even if it is just a little bit.
Long live Armenia ??
Developed using darktable 3.2.1

Here’s to getting into the 2nd week of Biden and things getting a little bit brighter as 2021 gets rolling.


My second art book arrived this last week.

“SUPER EGO SKYLARK”, a collection of all the paintings I did in 2020 along with some additional thoughts.

They are a bit pricey so keep that in mind but if you decide to pick one up certainly let me know, it’s always

wonderful knowing the work is getting out there.


We’re almost 2 days away from Trump being out of the White House for good and I tell you a can’t wait for that.

Other than waiting for some sort of absurd display of defiance by the “Proud Boys” or something similar it’s been

a pretty casual week.  I helped some friends out with some work this week starting on Monday and the back and

forth about the Insurrection at the capital was very depressing.  One person in particular was convinced that it had

to be all Antifa people and they couldn’t possibly be Trump supporters.  Many minds were boggled.


Episode 19 of “The Jacob Wayne Show” is going to be up tomorrow at 6:00 AM MST.  be sure to write us at [email protected]

if you have any topics you’d like us to discuss or there’s any thoughts or ideas you’d like to share about the show.

the 2021 logo for "The Jacob Wayne Show"


It’s no secret for those that know me but January is my least favorite month of every year.  It truly is the Monday of Months.

A whole hell of a lot of nothing is going on.  I’m still working my way slowly through a musical mushroom forest which will be

sweet when it’s finished but it’s certainly not a quick piece to complete.


Wish you all the best as we truly get rolling into 2021!



2021 Pledge, ass-hats wearing hats supporting an ass, music update

I’m attempting to use this website as a good place to lay down my thoughts.  Sometimes it’ll be something, sometimes not so much.

I think Facebook and all the other social media plates I keep spinning aren’t really the place to share the deeper things in my brain.

That being said, sometimes I don’t want to get that deep.  It’ll just be an update on a crazy week or simply letting you know what

art work got done.

So I’m going to try to keep this updated on a weekly basis and aim to do that on Sundays.


We just got done with the week of 1.3.2020 – 1.9.2020

This might have been one of the craziest weeks in my life.  Not on a personal level but certainly on the level of “Holy Shit!  The Capitol

building just got breached by a bunch of troglodyte ass hats wearing hats supporting an ass.

I’m sure there are plenty of places for you to read up on that so I won’t go off.  All I will is that it was truly disgusting to me and I can

only hope that we learn from this and my conservative friends finally use this as an excuse to remove themselves from the grasp of Trump

and his followers.  I get into it in a bit more depth on the most recent episode of my podcast “The Jacob Wayne Show”

The main image for "The Jacob Wayne Show" in 2021 by Jacob Wayne Bryner #artJWB

As far as artwork goes I’ve been working on a Sci-fi musical mushroom forest that’s being lightly guarded by one of my gnomes playing

a banjo.  I’m excited for ya’ll to see that one.  It was a commission I received from a good friend and it’s always such a creative treat to

get a commission like that rather than the usual pet portrait thing.  Don’t get me wrong I love having the Pet Portraits to fall back on and

they are fun once you get into the flow with them.  Over all though it can be a lot of pressure making sure a pet actually looks like the pet

all while maintaining your own distinct style.  When someone says, “Musical mushroom forest with a gnome playing Banjo, but you know…

Do whatever you want!” that’s just wonderful.  Clear parameters but so much room to play.

I’m also uploading all my Trump paintings to my print sites (Which are linked in my “Prints, Apparel & Swag” page on this site.)

I’m doing this because we have 10 more days of his shitty term and for historical “ha-ha” sake perhaps people would be more interested in

hanging his demon form in their homes knowing he’s not in power anymore.

That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t sell any of them.  I really enjoy the paintings but I wouldn’t say the bring me peace.

They tend to just make me chuckle in dark cynicism.  After January 20th I plan on never painting that creep again.  Let’s hope from here

on out I never think about him enough to feel the urge to spew his image out on to a canvas like I’m lancing a pus-filled cyst.

DRUMPF FTBONR painting by Jacob Wayne Bryner #artJWB

As far as music goes, Shockey is finishing up the guitar on two songs for the next GAMMA PAW e.p.

Then it’s on to mixing and mastering which shouldn’t take long at all and then it’ll be time.
We will unleash ‘The Hexxus EP” on all the streaming things and start jamming for a live performance video that we hope to put together

soon.  Then it’ll be getting back to work on the 3rd EP.  Hopefully by then it’ll be Summer or Fall and shows might start coming back.

Then we can get out and perform and get a live drummer going.

Somewhere in the middle of that I’ll be going back over the DEMO for Fa Koshka’s long awaited next album, “COVFEFE” and we’ll

start doing what we need to in order to finally get that recorded.

Until next week, ya’ll have a lovely time, go stream all the music (which you can find on the music page on this page as well linked right

to Spotify) and check out “The Jacob Wayne Show” on YouTube and on most podcast streaming services.


3 classics from 06′ on

3 new touched up classics from 2006 (as best they can be since the originals are long gone) are now up


from left to right.

  • “Love Retreat with the Cactus Kitten”
  • “Purple People”
  • “They Don’t Share Ming Tea’

Click on the image and will take you to each pieces page on

Feel free to go to my “Contact” page on this site if you have any questions or would simply like to write me.

Love Retreat with the Cactus Kitten
Love Retreat with the Cactus Kitten

Purple People painting by Jacob Wayne Bryner
Purple People

They Don't Share Ming Tea painting by Jacob Wayne Bryner
They Don’t Share Ming Tea

Pet Portrait Update

Here’s 4 of the most recent pet portrait commissions.  They are all on 20″x16″ canvas and individually cost $200 + Shipping.  I do these year round’

Let me know if you’re interested in snagging a piece of your own!

"Bella" by Jacob Wayne Bryner
a portrait of Bella the dog

a portrait of Catpurrnicus the cat

"Kookie" by Jacob Wayne Bryner
a portrait of Kookie the dog

a portrait of Kydland the dog


7.22.2020 The Dog Days of Summer Sale

I’m going to do a “DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SALE” starting July 22nd – August 22nd.

If you pay in full up front for a pet portrait of your doggo during that time I’ll knock off $50. So it’d be $150 + shipping rather than $200 + shipping during that time.
DM if interested.


Here is a recent doggo for you all to enjoy.  This is the first of 3 for a recent commission.


Lucky by Jacob Wayne Bryner artJWB


Not way to much to report other than some new pieces. A fun project is coming up on August 8th that I’ll be posting about. Other than that go listen to my band GAMMA PAW’s new release, “The Moth EP” available on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes.

If you click on the paintings it’ll take you to my fineartamerica page where you can purchase prints.


June 21st to June 28th, “The Upload”
“Our new release, “The Moth EP” is scheduled for July 3rd through Spotify, iTunes, and other streaming services. Shockey and I have been working on this diligently at home and can’t wait for you to hear it. There are plans for other EPs in the near future and we can’t wait to find our drummer and play these songs live for you. Help us keep this train rollin’ by listening and sharing! Thank you to those who have helped us get this project started.” – Jacob Wayne

And here is the work of the week!