One of our favorite haunts in Peekskill just got a kick ass car ass. “Jackie” (78×40 inches) was installed on January 7 and was followed on the 8th by a gathering of friends and locals to celebrate its unveiling. This painting was commissioned by the restaurant Gleason’s, located in downtown Peekskill, and was obviously inspired by the actor Jackie Gleason, who owned several Lincoln limousines.
Elements of Gleason’s obsession with the paranormal are included in the layers of this new work but you have to get up close and personal to view these objects. Pay a visit to Gleason’s and check it out in person.
Gleason’s is located at 911 South Street, Peekskill NY.
My latest project will be on view in early January. Join me for the unveiling and a drink at Gleason’s, 911 South Street, Peekskill, NY. Thursday January 8th at 6pm.
It has been a while since I’ve posted or made much art. A break from the studio, a connection with the outside world (friends, nature) and some time working on a vast ta-do list was much needed. And that is still the plan for the rest of the year (sort of). I did however create one new piece, a departure from the cars, I will post that later+>
In the meantime, if you’re in the vicinity of Peekskill, NY and missed my massive show at the Ossining Library, you can check out some car paintings at the Peekskill Coffee House through the month of July. Git’ yourself a iced drink and cool off in this very lovely coffee house, the beating heart of Peekskill.
I have found movies a great resource for painting subjects. This piece was inspired by the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The task of trying to create a mood or evoke an emotion, from a mostly metal object, can be a challenge. But challenges can be fun and the research involved in creating this piece was just that…fun.
A friend who is familiar with my obsession with “rear ends” stumbled upon this sweet little car up around The Catskills. It had been left to the devises of mother nature and was starting to turn green with moss. This may be the closest to life size as I’ve gotten with this canvas at 72 inches wide. Big painting for such a tiny car.
My show in Ossining has come down and I have spent the last few weeks (er, more like two months) adjusting to a new schedule of long neglected projects. I realize now, there are a few paintings I created in April, May and June that have not yet been posted on this site. So here is the last painting I completed for the show. I will post a few more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
“Joy Ride” – My first Yogi inspired car painting+> Driven by a Yogi and accessorized with sun symbols. Cute as a button. 12 x 12 inches.