I spent the first 8 years of my adult life in the Upper East Side… so, it would seem fitting that my first painting started and completed in Minnesota would be this Upper East Side Town House. The source image was captured on the 4th of July… two days after my Independence Day — clandestine all around.
My goal was to treat this architectural painting as a portrait… breathing life into the windows. Several weren’t lit in my source image, but fortunately I was able to retrieve some after I left the city.
Here is the entire process in 80 seconds… if you love this beautiful track, performed and produced by MH the Verb, featuring Aaron Pfeiffer and Jules — you can buy it now. Fittingly titled “Running Shoes” — I spent many evenings running loops in the gorgeous Central Park.
Hello Dear Friend — Two weeks ago, we stuffed a 17-foot-truck, turned in the keys to our Manhattan apartment and hit the road. Our nomadic adventure has begun with a three-month stay in Minnetonka, Minnesota. On September 30th, we fly to Jackson Hole for another adventure — but here’s what’s happening right now…
Introducing “Mindscape Guggenheim”, aka, “Guggenheim #7”. In 2009, I completed and swiftly sold a 30″X30″ painting of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. In 2010, I found myself longing to paint the Gugg once more, but two canvases of the same subject felt opportunistic — so I committed to painting a new 30″X30″ Guggenheim, each year, for the ensuing 19 years.
Here is year 7, captured in time lapse, with a fantastic soundtrack courtesy of Stefan Zeniuk.
You can view the entire creation process in 90 seconds by clicking on the video above. Before we move on to the photographic recap, I’d like to give a special shout to Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda for the absolutely perfect soundtrack.
Every month or so, I send out a newsletter… There is much to share — including my biggest announcement to date, new work, a Bahamian adventure and some exciting press. 2015 is now officially a game changer.
1. Going Nomad
On July 9, 2011 — I married my dream girl. In our vows, we promised to raise a family, travel the world and share our dreams. And so, fittingly, on July 8th, we are hitting the road to do just that… here’s the entire story.
On Saturday, June 6th, from 6 – 10 PM — I’ll be showing alongside a group of spectacular artists at Livestream Public in Brooklyn. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook… and/or simply roll through. This will be my final public showing in NYC before I go nomad.
On July 8th, our two-year lease expires, but we aren’t renting another apartment. Instead, Erin, Coraline, Vega and I are leaving Manhattan and going nomad. Here’s the story… beginning right after college.