Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Limited Edition Prints

I just got the artist proof from the limited edition prints of my Mail Me Art submission!  Where can you get your very own limited edition print of my artwork or one of the many other artists that participated? Well I'm glad you asked, just head over to the Mail Me Art website where you can purchased one for your very own self. They are beautiful giclĂ©e prints, printed by Darren Di Lieto of The Little Chimp Society complete with a certificate of authenticity and registered with artreg.it. I think they will also be available at the gallery show along with the new book Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet. Go get some.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mail Me Art - Short & Sweet

Looks like it's Mail Me Art time again! This is my second contribution (here is the first) to the Mail Me Art project run by Darren Di Lieto from The Little Chimp Society. You had to be invited this time to participate and I was lucky to be one of the chosen. There will be a gallery exhibition and book launch later this year at The Framers Gallery in London, England featuring the envelopes of the 200 artist from all over the world that have mailed in artwork. I just took my envelope to the post office today, hope it arrives safely. Godspeed little envelope that I spent 3 nights in a row staying up until 2am painting this week. The title of this piece is "Algernon Shovel and the Snow Beasts of Wellington County".

Thursday, November 29, 2012

IF: Whiskers

Another Illustration Friday contribution and a good excuse to use my new Wacom Cintiq!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

frankblackfrancis - part 2

Before I started the frankblackfrancis painting, I had an idea to take a photo at different stages as I was working on it and somehow turn that into a short movie I could post here. It was actually a pain shooting the photos as I had to first, remember to stop and take them, and when I did it messed with the trance I tend to work in. I've never taken photos of the progress of a painting before but I'm glad I did as it was fun to see how it all came together.

Once again I asked my super talented brother Dave Coleman (see our other collaboration here) to create some music I could use for this movie to make it cooler, and man did he do excellent job! I just wanted something fast and punk-ish to go with the quick changes as the photos race by and he delivered. Dave scored his first indie feature length film called Android Re-Enactment and has awesome music you can listen to here and here. Thanks for helping me Dave, you rocked the h out of that s!

It is so exciting to do these little projects together that we talked about starting a production company and doing some serious work. Like for money. Anyway we've called it Like the Stove Productions and there is a story there I'll tell you later.

Oh and you might notice that there is a guitar headstock penciled in on the right side of the painting for most of the movie and then it gets covered over. That was due to a birthday deadline I had to meet so I took it out in the final hours to finish on time. Just in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

frankblackfrancis - part 1

Okay, it is safe to say I have been obsessed with the Pixies/Frank Black (AKA Black Francis) for about the last 2 years. If you aren't aware of how amazing they are you should do yourself a favour and check them out. My brother and I got to see the Pixies in Kitchener, ON this past April, on their Canadian Doolittle tour, and man it was the best concert I have ever been to. That's right I said it, the best.

It could have been that night after the concert that my brother and I had a conversation about artwork and how he might like a print of something of mine for his apartment. It wasn't until about a month before his birthday that I got the idea to paint something just for him. So after many late nights painting and stressing over whether he (and his girlfriend) would really want a picture of the Pixies frontman in the living room, I finished the above painting. It is 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas.

I think he liked it and it did in fact find a home on his living room wall. Happy Birthday Dave. Oh, and there was a little inside joke on the painting to his wonderful girlfriend Kato, but you'll have to ask her about that.