“Anarchy in the USA (A letter to Rush Limbaugh)”
I don’t think I’ve ever been so insulted and disgusted than I was after hearing Rush Limbaughs ignorant, non-sensical, and offensive tirade against birth control and Sandra Fluke. It’s unbelievable to me that these extreme right-winged conservatives are still at war with woman’s rights, and debating things which they have time and ime again displayed a very vague and misinformed understanding of. We are regressing from forward movement in equal rights. I’m offended at the notion alone that a hate filled man like Rush Limbaugh is respected as such a figure of political and social guidance in the states. Here’s my cheeky response, depicting a young woman, nearly nude, sticking her hand down her pants and making horn fingers, while laying on her back, legs spread, surrounded by birth control pills. It has become anarchy in the states to want to use birth control, both as a contraceptive and for other health reasons. So, let anarchy reign.
Oil and acrylic paint on canvas
“Prague - View from balcony”
This was another assignment, landscape. I chose to paint from this photo I took from the balcony of my hotel in Prague last summer. The rooftops were amazing, colour wise and texture wise. I also liked how the business of the urban setting below contrasted against the clear blue sky. The birds were a personal addition. The yellow house on the right is a bit wonky…
Oil on canvas
“Cigarette Burns” 1/3
This is the first in the series of my friend burning his own tongue with a cigarette. I asked him to model for me, to do something interesting for me to paint. He came up with this idea all on his own. Made for a very interesting series of images. What a good guy. I decided to do this first image in a realistic style, capturing the tense moment right before he burns his tongue.
Oil on canvas