Straining

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36x36in Oil on Canvas

A special thanks to my little brother who posed for this. Check out all the flexibleness on his website. My statement on this painting is in a video - its the second painting I talk about.

2016 in review

So I wasn't super excited about 2016 until I started updating my website. Seeing all my work together makes me realize that I had a pretty decent creative output. I met a couple major goals in my personal life and had some pretty good times. 

Here's a few highlights from the past year

I started off the new year with the sale of "Bend and Break" to a buyer in Brooklyn.

I started off the new year with the sale of "Bend and Break" to a buyer in Brooklyn.

The color of the under painting and that weird separation of the paint in the bottom hand was unplanned and I tried to replicate it and never could. This painting kicked off my pink/red/coral/vermillion obsession.

The color of the under painting and that weird separation of the paint in the bottom hand was unplanned and I tried to replicate it and never could. This painting kicked off my pink/red/coral/vermillion obsession.

I sold this painting in January at an artist event. I really like this one and was a little sad to see it go. 

I sold this painting in January at an artist event. I really like this one and was a little sad to see it go. 

In April I got this wonderful piece tattooed on my arm by Karina Figueroa. Check out her work: http://lakarina.com/

In April I got this wonderful piece tattooed on my arm by Karina Figueroa. Check out her work: http://lakarina.com/

When I painted this it was like I had turned a corner creatively.

When I painted this it was like I had turned a corner creatively.

 

During the year I went through a bit of a slump where I didn't create any work and I made a few missteps with a few paintings, but over all I've had a pretty productive year especially considering that the house buying and moving process took about 2 months. check out the 2016 section to see all the work!

Last January I started working as a production artist at an events company. This pic is of my favorite project from the year - "street art" cinderblock planters that were used at center pieces on tables. 

Last January I started working as a production artist at an events company. This pic is of my favorite project from the year - "street art" cinderblock planters that were used at center pieces on tables. 

In May my work was displayed at the Black Lagoon Gallery. The painting that was on the postcard sold!

In May my work was displayed at the Black Lagoon Gallery. The painting that was on the postcard sold!

I really connected with this painting. The intensity of the face and the forward leaning pose makes this one of my favorite paintings this year.

I really connected with this painting. The intensity of the face and the forward leaning pose makes this one of my favorite paintings this year.

It doesn't really go with any of my work. I just think its funny.

It doesn't really go with any of my work. I just think its funny.

In October we closed on our first home! 

In October we closed on our first home! 

I created this for my parents. All the flowers are native to New Mexico, where they currently live.

I created this for my parents. All the flowers are native to New Mexico, where they currently live.