Evergreen

Here’s Evergreen, acrylic and glitter on a 12×12 canvas board.

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Neon Subway

I’m pretty stoked that I’m going to be off on Saturdays now. I only worked a couple hours anyway.

Here’s Neon Subway, acrylic ink on 8×10 watercolor paper.


Autumn Solicitation 

We’re going to be seventeen for Thanksgiving again this year, plus my six-month-old niece, who won’t count until she gets big enough for her own chair. 

It will also be my first Thanksgiving off work in years. Sometimes it’s nice being out of retail. Sometimes I miss it, though. 

I am not happy with this painting. I completely understand the old artists painting over old works. I would not have a second thought at all about blacking this entire canvas out and pretending what I did today never existed. 

Honestly, I cannot think of a single second during this creative process in which I was pleased. 

BUT. 

I am okay with that. 

It is not a reflection on my worth as a human being that I have brought this monstrosity into the world. 

So that’s good, at least. 

Here’s Autumn Solicitation, acrylic and ink on 8×10 canvas board. 


Richter Scale

So here’s some news, also filed under strange but true. 

Someone stole the art out of the men’s room at work. Frame and all. Wtf, right?

I really loved that print. I haven’t been able to find a picture of it online, mostly because I have no idea who the artist is, but it was a good-sized watercolor of a bluebird on a branch with some rainbow splashy bits in the background. Super cute. 

Anyway, the manager agreed that I could bring something I painted in to replace it. I think this is it. 

Here’s Richter Scale, acrylic on 16×20 canvas board. 


Ambient Charisma

Today I worked for a fellow driver, my first day shift at a Johnny’s Pizza House in like fifteen years. It was a slow day, but since LSU is playing Alabama tonight, we picked up quite a good bit once five o’clock hit. 

Still, I feel accomplished. I worked ten hours, I rode with my sweetie, I ran 1.09 miles, and I painted. Now it’s time to shower and eat dinner. 

Here’s Ambient Charisma, acrylic on 8×10 canvas, done with a palette knife. 


Valentine

It’s the first of November. Day one of NaNoWriMo. 

I decided against it this year. This year I’m going to NaNoPaintMo. That doesn’t make sense, but it is what it is. I’m going to complete (and title!) a painting every day this month. 

Here’s Valentine. Acrylic on a 16×20 canvas board using only a palette knife. 


And hey, please do feel free to suggest subjects for future paintings.