This past spring, this photo of my grandfather surfaced during a memorial service held in honor of he and my grandmother. This man is the single greatest influence in my life. The photo was about the size of a business card, so, with no access to the negative I ventured to enlarge it with paint. I'm very happy to make the 1st of many tribute paintings to this man.
Photos from Dukes Alehouse in Crystal Lake IL. Split the wall with Darly Amandes. His work is also listed... Mind-blowing everytime.
Three Knights - Blue, Red, and Green
Recent Commission - original concept. I was told a story about a bluejay picking at a wasp nest. After a few strike and retreat assaults, the jay stole away with the entire nest in hitch. I tried to paint this one from the wasp and jay's perspective.
Recent commission for a cosmic war vet. A woman who proudly served in Iraq, and expressed interests in esoteric and cosmological symbolism. Cancer (crab)with the eye of Horus, crowned with two hands capturing a fairy passing under the crossed sabers of Baghdad. Favorite colors - purple and black.
Two commissioned paintings. . . without the use of the fan brush or the "magic white". . . they still put me in the Bill Alexander frame of mind.
Here is a couple shots of a commission for a faithful patron of mine who works in the money biz. The dust cloud behind the bull tracks a graph referencing the history of the market through his career. The bear stands in front of a reverse or mirror of the same graph provided to me.
I dug up a canvas from spring 2011 and it was still wet with Krink paint marker and black oil paint that had bonded to the Krink paint. As I continue to apply fresh paint, the scribbles/ swears/ phallic gestures continue to emerge making it a "living" and responsive painting. I will continue to experiment with this process.