Saturday, August 27, 2011

finished portraits and roses, metal drums and good times

Living in Los Angeles, I've been doing more and more black and grey tattoos and learning every day.
Finally finished and took some healed photos of Cameron's arm- at this view are a couple of portraits and roses...

Cameron and I worked on a trade for some art and this sick kit- metal to the core! He surprised me with the finish and custom drum head, this thing is amazing!!!

Taking short breaks at night while painting just made a little more sense...

Thursday, August 25, 2011


After having a few conversations with other artist friends, I think that I'm going to stop updating, posting and generally spending any energy or time with social media. I'm keeping my twitter account for a while- but going to slowly get away from all of it- facebook included. I have little to no time to actually respond to my own emails, let alone the thousands of messages and comments on facebook, etc. it's just not worth the energy and I just want to relax, paint and tattoo. Other people's bullshit doesn't concern me and I really don't want to even acknowledge it's rampant sewage that spews in our face and behind our backs.

I work, have fun with my friends, that's it.

I will be spending most of my online energy updating only my personal website, the studio website and this blog.
Thanks for the support.>

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I worked with a company a few years ago, Acumen Entertainment/Movie Goods- a company that I met through the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco that produces affordable prints and posters. At the time, I knew it wasn't necessarily the best thing to do with my art, but I tried it- and have continued to be bummed out on making that decision. Other artists at the time that made posters with this company were Ron English, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang and a few others.
I have told them to stop making these things- but I see them pop up on Ebay from time to time and they are not worth more than $20 each. DON'T BE FOOLED.

These are NOT giclee prints nor were they 'limited edition'. They were 'print on demand'. They are 'posters', that were produced by Acumen/Movie Goods. Claiming that these are giclee's is incorrect, misleading and false. These were made and sold as cheap posters at $20 a pop.

We did do some larger scale, limited edition giclee prints of value with these specific images-
'Portrait of the Artist, Genevive Zacconi'
'Portrait of the Artist, Gregory Mocilnikar'
'Juan Puente's Machine Collection, The Arsenal'
'Portrait of the Artist, Kerry Mcracken'

These were all printed in limited editions of 75.

Everything else from this company was printed as a POSTER.