February 19, 2009
I stopped by O.G. southwest artist Ed Mell's studio yesterday to talk about art, check out his latest work & pick up a lithograph. For the last three decades he's been one of the most prominent Arizona painters, known for his angular landscapes & skies. Beautiful work. This guy is an inspiration.
February 15, 2009
This is a new painting I've just finished called "Song of Songs". I spent a few weeks working on this and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. The title refers to the Thai text in the halo, which is an excerpt from the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament:
Who is this that grows like the dawn,
As beautiful as the full moon,
As pure as the sun,
As awesome as an army with banners?
(Thanks to the enchanting Dianne Garcia for the calligraphy help!)
My good friend, outstanding artist, and fellow scorpio Kofie from Los Angeles came to Phoenix this month thanks to a Scion art show tour, and we painted this mural together for Pravus gallery. This was the first time we've collaborated together and I was excited to finally make it happen. Good times!