Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a hearty stew

enjoy Jakes mind mixing with paint and the NZ landscape at his first solo show at Utopian Slumps openng this Thursday

Nothing Wrong
by Michael Harrison
on now at Brett McDowell Gallery

pink still life

Scott Reeder

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

been fluey lying on the couch enjoying the autumn show outside the lounge here in Brunswick, yummy colours changing by the day
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Jalal ad-Din Rumi

thanks Rumi found a few on the couch just here

been painting the guy in this Esquire 1974 cover again. really love rocks, water and falling in the nude. thats everything to me
falling falling
by the fall in fall
splashy splash dash up there and do it again
fally fall weeeeee pshhhhhhh glug glug glug dangly bits movin with the cool river yaaaaaaay!!! sit on the moss

Monday, April 11, 2011

when jakes not making pictures he's taking pictures of people making pictures here
with the first visit on Grand Master M Rod

nice uncle rice studio visit and lengthy interview

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

found these old painting ideas from a few years ago

Painting Ideas
-My sister lent me a book on anxiety it was covered in ‘happy’ contact so neighbouring train passengers could not see what she was reading. ‘Favours’

-Chromer’s plastic bag and can, quite beautiful objects left on the path next to merri creek. ‘Inexpensive getaway’

-Nude man frail figure leaning on backyard seat and table,
‘who knows what we do in private’

-Carrie, rock and roll daughter practicing bass on family couch. Teenage dreaming. ‘I think about only you’

-White painting, wet bath matt, post shower, morning remains maybe razor Remnants from morning rush.

-sprawled Cat, poof, magazine mug of tea arrangement, phone, domestic arrangement ‘all bases covered.’ Comforting scenario

-Floating sculpture smiley face above ny city skyline (empire state view photos), numbed face happy with ever expanding concrete jungle ‘this could go on forever’

-Small Lap Dog, dressed with wig of flowing hair and sun hat. Looking absurd- ‘ I don’t even relate well to people’

-rotten fig leaf barely covering genitals ,new religious painting

-male head nuzzleing female groin area with nice curvy bottom nice fit.

-Feminine man holding female, maybe give him blue eye shadow.

-Paint a silly collage as a collage maybe screwed up or folded.

-Old dude printed out lying down rose in hand ‘throw down your guns’ domestic objects around him.

-Blonde hair bookmarked in sleazenation, with flower photographed on street side for face, flower face.
- Anxiety irrational thinking everybody is thinking about me when in fact theyre fairly disinterested.
- Large painting of a starling, tribute to an unpopular bird, seagull etc sparrow, sptted turtle dove.
- Dude with hat over eyes.
- Two dudes wearing shades
- ‘It’s in your mind’ text piece.
- ‘What a bunch of shit’ text piece written in the sky.
- Bearded men floating in asian skies.
- ‘I love buttons’ text piece
- ‘a screen’ stare for hours

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

been romanticizing about having a studio in Trinidad like Chris Ofilli here

a relaxing porcelain figure, unfortunately it cracked in firing