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An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. – Charles Horton Cooley

 

Did a couple of Tottenham Hotspur paintings over the weekend, these will be the last 3 ever produced.  The stencil died.  That’s the thing about painting with stencils, eventually they wear out and rip, tear, or just become unusable.  So, enjoy looking at these, as no more will be created.

These have been made available in the store.  Please stop by and take a look.

“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. – Hedy Lamarr

 

Until December 9th, I’m offering 20% off everything in the store.  Use coupon code (wampuscat) to get your discount when you check out.

Over the weekend, I decided to work on a few Tarzan sketch cards for Cryptozoic.  Also, I did another original piece.  Mike Napoli swinging for the fences.  Check them out in the store as well, they are available.

On wood.

16×20 on canvas x2

On newspaper on wood.

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. – Charles Horton Cooley

Cryptozoic Entertainment has a Tarzan trading card set on deck and set for release sometime in 2012.  I’m pretty excited to be included in this set as a sketchcard artist.  I’m really going to try and mix things up on this set with a mix of some very vintage material with a bit of modern twists.  Stay tuned and I’ll make sure to share my cards when I can.

Unless [artists] can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.

Unless [artists] can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man. – James Thurber

This may be the coolest art/autograph experience I’ve ever been a part of.  This past Saturday the 12th, at AutographsInk, Mike Adams relief pitcher for the American League Champion Texas Rangers was appearing to do an autograph signing.  As everyone who stops by is aware of, I’ve done a couple of paintings with Mike Adams as the subject.  I thought it would be pretty cool to get his autograph on a painting.  I don’t generally hang my own art on my own walls, but with an autographed piece I can definitely make an exception.  It’s something that will be a part of my small personal collection.

The signing was scheduled for 11am, so I got there a bit early.  I have to admit I was a bit nervous going in because you never know how someone is going to interpret a piece of art.  What some people think is a treasure, others may think is complete garbage.  I didn’t want to go in and have him not sign it because he thought it was terrible.  And some athletes these days are such prima donnas these days and won’t sign original art work or items they really don’t care for.  Or in some cases charge extra for autographing original art.

So, I grab the art and hit the store.  After shooting it with a guy I used to work with, I proceed to the autograph area with painting in hand.  I place it on the table in front of him, and before I could say a word, he looked up and asked me “Are you Jason?”, I took a second and said yes, and he told me that he had seen the painting online and wanted to see about getting the one I did with the paint splatter on it.  Needless to say, I was pretty stoked that a) he knew who I was and b) that he liked it enough to want one.  Luckily I had the one he wanted in the car with me.  So I went out and got it and brought it in for him.  We talked a bit and I took off, probably with a grin as big as Tyler had when he told us he made first chair in band.

A couple of miles down the road I realized that I didn’t get any photos of him with the art, so I turned around and went in and got a couple of shots of Mike with his new art work.  This was without a doubt the best experience I’ve ever had with a professional athlete.  He seemed genuine, he took the time to talk to everyone, and overall was a pretty cool guy.  I wish more athletes had his attitude today.

 

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. – George Santayana

 

Here are a couple more Mike Adams paintings.  All are original, 16″x20″ and are on stretched canvas.  Please check the store for availability.  These are not prints, each one is hand crafted goodness.

 

 

 

 

 

“An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.”

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. – Paul Valery

More original paintings on wood, all hand painted, with a polyurethane coating for additional protection and pop.  Approx 5″x7″

Just flat out simplicity.

Han Solo and Chewbacca

Venom based on the Venom #5 cover by Tony Moore.

I’ll have these at FanDays with me.

Thanks for stopping by and checking these out.