Saturday, May 30, 2009


"Ken," I say,  "I am trying to make these all different, bring a new approach, a new experience to each of the pieces." 
"Well " replies Ken, " maybe you should make some of them the same."
Note on painting large series: Trying to make them the same makes them different.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2 photos of all 2,009 Reindeer paintings,

Here are two photos of all 2,009 Reindeer paintings, now they are all started. However, only two are finished (not pictured) and even those are only almost finished. It is Wednesday may 20th, 09.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This group of paintings are going to be amazing!

The thing is, just to keep going. At one point recently, like 2 weeks ago, I thought that painting Reindeer was really stupid. However, I also knew that I was going to think that, so when it happened I was able to immediately get past it. I seriously was able to think, well I knew this was coming, I knew it from the beginning, since way back in January when I started this project, and I just moved past it. Unfortunately, I moved instead to thinking my whole life was sort of a waste of time. I also know this must happen to most of us at some point, so I was glad it happened when I was in Tahiti. 

Tahiti was good, I set up a studio on a surfboard under a tree house and I got to hang out with my friends Frankey and Stewy, who I met in the graveyard in Mundaka Spain (where a bunch of castaway surfers were camping) back in 1978.  We caught some good waves back then, and we caught some good waves on this trip too. 

So, I was able to move past some self doubt and keep going, which is the point of this post. Nice as it seems, I do know that I am really going to struggle with this from time to time, but tonight I actually think this group of paintings are going to be amazing!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A meeting with...

South Pacific, Stewy, Franco and others. Undisclosed Islands, old friends and new legends. Vanilla plantations and 22 years without electricity. A meeting with Mr. Crawley, denied, disclaimed, anonymous, yet revealing. For those of you who know what I am talking about, I've probably said too much. Less soon, 

(Poll results 22 yes, 4 no, 6 maybe)