The “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibit is officially hung and ready to punch you in the eyeballs.

I’m super happy with how the show turned out and I’m extremely honored to share a gallery with these 11 amazing artists. I’m very proud of what we have created and I’m excited to unleash the 12 FINGERED HAND on Halloween night.

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Photo by Marc Bosworth

I have 6 brand new abstract paintings finished and ready to feast your peepers. I’m surprised to say that I’m really happy with ALL of the work I’ve created for the “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibition. It was the first time in a very very long time that creating work for a gallery exhibition wasn’t a nerve-racking and soul crushing experience. It took me a long time to get the engine warm but once the machine was moving it went full speed ahead with ease and precision. Maybe I have a few more gallery shows left in my bones. It doesn’t hurt to have 11 super amazing artists sharing the walls with me. I’m showing with a group of artists that inspired me to up my game and create better work. I’m confident that I’m bringing my best work to the table. I’ve never felt that way before. I always have a few duds in the pile. I’m a calm and happy turtle.

Here is a little peek into the future.

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I asked all of my fellow artists in the 12 FINGERED HAND exhibition to design a poster to promote the exhibition and here are the amazing results…

12-fingered-Hand-PosterPoster by Dustin Parker

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Poster by Lauren Fitzgerald Miller

1966263_10204117832198756_4623033264425666691_oPoster by Ian Stewart

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Poster by John Pirtle

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Poster by Brad Ruder

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Poster by Kevin Wildt

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Poster by Lee Shiney

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Poster by Hannah Scott

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Poster by Marc Bosworth


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Poster by Charles Baughman

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Poster by Chris Frank

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Poster by Sarah Stewart

The prints arrived safe and sound this afternoon and I signed both prints with a brand new Pigma Micron pen. Signing prints is always extremely nerve-racking because I’m always afraid I will smudge the ink or misspell a word in the title and fuck up the print. These motherfuckers aren’t cheap!

Tomorrow I will drop off the prints at Harris and Company Frame Shop and let Mike Harris work his magic.

You can see the prints and Mike Harris’ awesome framing skills on Final Friday, October 31st at Diver Studio when we unleash the 12 FINGERED HAND.

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Tonight I made zero progress. I was exhausted and burnt out and the muse was visiting some far away dimension. I need to recharge the battery and throw some gasoline on the fire.

Instead of painting, I watched a few episodes of “Boardwalk Empire” and  listened to Devo’s “Something For Everybody” while I washed dishes and put fresh litter in the kitty cat’s shit boxes. My life is very exciting and dangerous.

Here is a detail shot of a painting that is almost finished that will probably be titled “Planned Obsolescence.”

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I am happy to report that my Frankenstein Monster is 100% complete and ready to be unleashed into the world of man. I’m super happy with the end product and I can’t wait to unveil my twisted monster on Halloween night.

Tomorrow night I will return to the analog universe and begin working on a fresh batch of abstract paintings. I already have one new painting finished and I hope to finish a dozen more before showtime.

Here is one of the many awesome Frankenstein illustrations I discovered while searching for reference images / ideas for my Frankenstein Monster illustration.

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Last night digital illustration #2 took a dramatic turn for the better. 5 minutes after I decided that digital illustration #2 was going to be another Abraham Lincoln portrait I realized my drawing of Honest Abe was only 72dpi. I tried to salvage the drawing with a little photoshop magic but my wizardry failed to save Abe from getting another bullet in the head. So Abe is dead again. And another monster has risen to replace him. I’m happy to say that digital illustration #2 is 90% finished and I’m happy with the monster I have created. The illustration is inspired by vintage Marvel comic book covers and vintage plastic halloween masks. Here is a little sneak peak of the work in progress. If you want to see the final product you will need to visit the Diver Studio on Halloween and party with the 12 FINGERED HAND.

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