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New Paintings: Simon, Sydney, And Richie

Today I have 3 new blockhead paintings to show you. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve probably already seen them. And if not, then you’re seeing them for the first time and that’s cool. There are a lot of things I would love to see for the first time again. For some reason, the movies Matrix and Fight Club come to mind. Or even The Sixth Sense. Anyway…I hope you enjoy these. If you’d like to add any of these to your art collection they are all available in my online shop.


“Simon The Owl”
3.5″ x 7″ – mixed media on wood
Available here.


“Sydney”
3.5″ x 7″ – mixed media on wood
Available here.


“Ritchie”
3.5″ x 5″ – mixed media on wood
Available here.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

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Chipboard Is My New Friend

I’ve been really into drawing and painting on chipboard lately. Chipboard is basically a thick paperboard made from reclaimed paper stock. It sounds fancy, but you see it used quite a bit for things like keeping photos flat when being shipped, which is actually why I have so much of it. I use it when I mail drawings or prints to people. Anyway, I think black ink looks great on it and it’s a nice alternative to the standard white paper. Right now I have 10 available and they are a mix of Sharpie marker, brush pen, house paint and acrylic ink. If you’d like to purchase any of these simply click on the picture and the rest is easy. Oh, if you do make a purchase I highly suggest using the Paypal option because the other option (Stripe) takes about 3 days longer to process. Here we go…


“The Repair Man”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“Floppy Bun”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“The Almond Milk Man”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“Donut Owl”
5″ x 7″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.

I made a quick time lapse of this next one.


“Benny The Owl”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“The Carnies Are Coming”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Barfly”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Pretending To Smile”
8″ x 10″ – $30, plus shipping. Order here.


“Lucky Laura”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Sleepy Harold”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.

I know that’s a lot to look at, so thanks for taking the time to check them out. If you have any problems ordering online let me know and I will help you out.

See ya!
– Jeff

New Owl Paintings With Titles From Jerry Maguire

It’s not as if I went out of my way to watch Jerry Maguire. I mean, who does that? The thing is, Coral found the movie for $1 at the local Goodwill. Personally, I would have saved my dollar, but it was Coral’s dollar and in her mind owning Jerry Maguire was a fantastic idea. About a week after we watched it I had a bunch of new paintings that I needed to title and that’s when I realized the true intoxicating power of Jerry Maguire. The temptation to name my paintings after things from the movie was inescapable. These paintings are all owls, so it should be obvious that the movie in no way inspired the making of the paintings, but I certainly had fun with the titles.


“The Ambassador Of Quan”
4.25″ diameter (not including the routered edge) – mixed media on wood, signed on the back.
$65, plus shipping. Order here.
This title came from Cuba Gooding Jr.’s emotional line at the end of the movie. See for yourself…


“You Complete Me”
4.25″ diameter (not including the routered edge) – mixed media on wood, signed on the back.
$65, plus shipping. Order here.
This line is easily the most quoted and recognized piece of dialogue from the film. What I did not remember was that it’s first appearance in the film wasn’t even spoken. It was said in sign language! There is a couple in an elevator with Jerry and Dorothy and one of them (the deaf people, not Jerry or Dorothy) signs it to the other. Or maybe they sign it to each other. I really have no idea what they are saying with their sign language. It may not even be accurate. For all we non-signing people know, the lady could be telling the dude that she could really go for a cheeseburger after work. Long story short, if I remember correctly, Dorothy tells Jerry what they said, which is why it is so impactful later in the movie. Aww, what a cute tie in. It’s impossible to believe that Jerry actually feels that way about Dorothy, but that’s a whole other blog post I will never write. Seriously, watch the movie again. Their love story is so weak I’m shocked anybody fell for it when the movie first came out. Personally, I find the line way more fitting coming from The Joker in The Dark Knight.


“The Kushman”
6″ diameter (not including the routered edge) – mixed media on wood, signed on the back.
$80, plus shipping. Order here.
Frank Cushman is Jerry O’Connell’s character and he’s some hotshot football player that every sleazy sports agent is trying to get in bed with. Jerry gets close, but loses out to his nemesis, Bob Sugar. I spelled it with a “K” because who doesn’t love a good marijuana reference? Also, a lot of people say my characters look stoned or I get asked, “What were you smoking when you painted this?” What was I smoking…c’mon, it’s like these people don’t even know me. Before I paint I snort crushed up Tylenol PM tablets, DUH!


“Call Me Sugar”
4″ x 6.25″ oval (not including the routered edge) – mixed media on wood, signed on the back.
$65, plus shipping. Order here.
This was named after Jerry’s back stabbing protege, Bob Sugar. But check this out. The other night I watched Reservoir dogs for the first time in I don’t know how long and there is a car scene where Chris Penn references an old TV show called Get Christie Love and they joke about how she would say, “You’re under arrest, Sugar,” so now I think of that when I see the title for this painting. It took some digging, but I found this for your enjoyment. You might want to skip ahead to the 50 second mark. Or just watch the full clip because TV intros from the 70’s are fantastic.


“You Had Me At Hoot”
4″ x 6.25″ oval (not including the routered edge) – mixed media on wood, signed on the back.
$65, plus shipping. Order here.
Of course, this is really the most quoted and remembered line from Jerry Maguire. I don’t know what I was thinking earlier when I said “you complete me” was the most popular line from the movie. Dorothy says “you had me at hello” after Jerry gives his big emotional “come back to me, you complete me, wah wah wah, I’m a big baby” speech. This is an owl and we all know owls say “hoot” instead of “hello”. So, for this painting, we had her at hoot. If somehow you’ve forgotten this scene (you haven’t) here is a reminder for you.

Thanks for looking and reading. Remember, these are all one of kind original paintings. Once they are gone, they are gone forever. Or at least until Sotheby’s has them up for auction. Before that happens you can purchase any of them directly from me through my online shop.

Thanks for all of your support!
– Jeff

Two New Paintings, A Sketchbook Spread And My Ultimate Crush

A few days ago I showed you some works in progress and I am happy to report that they are now completed and ready for your viewing pleasure. Two of them are even ready to hang on your wall. You know, if you’re into kinky stuff like that.


“Love Each Other”
5″ x 7″ – mixed media on wood
$100, plus shipping. If you’d like to purchase this painting you can place your order right here.
BONUS! Use code EARLYBIRD to get 20% off this painting. Offer expires at noon on Jan. 15.

And now a little story. For some reason I really wanted to write “love each other” on this painting, which is strange because off the top of my head I can only think of two paintings I’ve made in the last 4-6 years with words in them. And one of them doesn’t count because it was my sister’s name on an iPad cover I painted for her. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m just not that into using words in my art. I probably should though and after making this one I feel like I might add it to my repertoire. The thing is, I have awful handwriting. I also have this self imposed rule not to sketch on my paintings first and to just dive in with paint, ink and a paint brush. I’ll admit, I have made a few exceptions, mostly on commissions where I was asked to paint something very specific. In other cases, but not often, I might sketch with a pen or brush on a scrap paper just to get the feel for how to put the line down before I try it on the actual painting. Forming muscle memory, I suppose. When it comes to writing text I over analyze and scrutinize every little detail, which is silly because that totally takes the fun out of it. But, when you don’t do it often it just feels awkward. Check out my scrap paper for writing “Love Each Other”.

That’s just ridiculous. I felt like a neurotic little girl writing my name over and over again with the last name of whatever boy I’m crushing on. Let’s just call him Jake Ryan. We love each other, damn it! He just doesn’t know it. Yet.

Anyway…
My other painting is a new “fat bird”, as I lovingly call them. Most of my fat birds are 4″ squares, but this one is an 8 incher. I really love the wood grain in this one. I was tempted to paint a border around the image, but decided not to because I wanted as much wood grain to show as possible.


“King Of The Castle”
8″ x 8″ – mixed media on wood
$120, plus shipping.
If you’d like to purchase this painting you can place your order right here.
BONUS! Use code EARLYBIRD to get 20% off this painting. Offer expires at noon on Jan. 15.

Have you heard of the Early Bird Special yet? Sometimes when I put new things up in the shop I offer 20% off for the first day or two. These are one of a kind originals and once they’re sold they are gone forever. If you happen to purchase one within the first day or two that I have it available I think you deserve a little something, which is why I started doing this. Be sure to use the code EARLYBIRD during checkout and you will get 20% off these paintings. This code is also valid for the three new paintings I posted a few days ago.

And last, but not least, here is the full page sketchbook spread. It took a couple of days for the spray paint to lose some of its stickiness.

Years ago when I was obsessed with drawing in sketchbooks I never would have thought to spray paint in one, but I like it. This Moleskine paper can take a lot of abuse and the paint didn’t even bleed through at all, which is awesome.

As always, thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Three New Paintings

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…I’ve got NEW paintings to sell. The year is off to a productive start and these are the first available paintings I’ve made. All three can be purchased in my online shop. And as a bonus…get ready for it…

That’s right. Store wide FREE shipping! And now, on to the art…


“Kimchi The Kitty”
6″ x 6″ – mixed media on wood.
Order here.


“Raymond The Owl”
5″ x 7″ – mixed media on wood
Order here.


“Alfred The Owl”
4″ x 4″ – mixed media on wood
Order here.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING offer this weekend. Be sure to enter the coupon code FREESHIP during checkout.

Thanks for looking and happy shopping!
– Jeff

My Ongoing Owl Obsession

I just keep painting owls. They’re fun to paint and as it turns out I’m not the only one obsessed with them. Here’s the latest of the owl paintings I’ve made over the last couple of months.


“Read Me Poetry”
6″ x 6″ – mixed media on wood.
$100, plus shipping. To add this to your collection, purchase online.
I’m pretty sure owls like to have poetry read to them and I think it’s safe to say that Shel Silverstein is probably their favorite poet.


“I Play Piano”
8″ x 8″ – mixed media on wood
$145, plus shipping. To add this to your collection, purchase online.
In addition to loving poetry owls are also very musically inclined. They are known to play violin, harp, and piano. On rare occasion you can find an old school owl busting out eerie love ballads on a harmonium. Owls are huge fans of Penguin Cafe Orchestra.


“Don’t Mess”
6″ x 6″ – mixed media on wood
$100, plus shipping. To add this to your collection, purchase online.
This owl is not one to mess around with. If you cross him he’s sure to strike back.

These next two owls have found loving homes. They have essentially flown the coop and are living very happy lives in their new homes.

Those last two were 4″ squares, which has been a super popular size. I’ve had quite a few commissions for that size and am always accepting more. If there is a particular color scheme you’d like that I don’t have available let me know. The 4″ square owls are $50. If you’d like to commission one send me a message.

Hoot! Hoot!
– Jeff

Old School Art Revisted

Here are a couple of old school drawings (circa 2004) resurrected from the depths of my storage bin. From time to time I happen upon old drawings on loose paper and sometimes, like an old toy, it’s fun to dust them off and play with them for a bit. Some of these drawings I come across get brought back to life by being mounted on a wood panel and then get coated in a clear glossy resin. Then I put them out into the world at dirt cheap prices. Like this…


“No Friends”
6″ x 6″ – mixed media on wood
$30, plus shipping – Purchase here.


“Sad Gang”
5″ x 7″ – mixed media on wood
$30, plus shipping – Purchase here.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Pretty Sneaky. Better Not Turn Your Back.

These two paintings have been sitting around for about three months. They weren’t quite finished, so I had them stored in a shoe box during our move. Like a hidden treasure I found them buried in the garage under a pile of trash bags filled with clothes that we haven’t unpacked yet. Here’s the first one.

I’m calling it “Pretty Sneaky” because, let’s face it, that dude looks quite mischievous.
It’s $65, plus shipping and is available online at:
www.etsy.com/listing/162184273/original-pretty-sneaky

This next one I thought was hilarious because it turned out looking like a blue Jabba The Hutt with an afro.

I’m calling it “Turn Your Back” because that’s what he wants you to do so that he can rob you. You can’t trust an afro wearing Jabba The Hutt. I don’t care how strong the force is with you.
It’s $65, plus shipping and is available online at:
www.etsy.com/listing/162174530/original-turn-your-back

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Three New Owl Paintings

Yes, still addicted to owls over here. These three are the latest. All of them are available to purchase from my etsy shop.

Mr. Rager
“Mr. Rager”
4″ x 4″ – mixed media on wood
$30, plus shipping
To purchase, please order online.

Sing Me A Sonnet
“Sing Me A Sonnet”
4″ x 4″ – mixed media on wood
$30, plus shipping
To purchase, please order online.

I Eat Mice
“I Eat Mice”
4″ x 4″ – mixed media on wood
$30, plus shipping
To purchase, please order online.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

New Painting: Night Owl

Night Owl

I am having a love affair with this white ink! It’s so nice to be able to use black in the background. I painted this little night owl this afternoon. Isn’t the internet awesome? A person can make a painting, photograph it and upload it to the internet for sale all in a matter of minutes. Well, the actual painting part takes more than “minutes”, but once that’s done the rest of it goes pretty fast.

This painting is called “Night Owl” and is 4″ x 4″, acrylic and ink on wood with resin coating. It’s available in my etsy shop for $30.

Hoot hoot!
– Jeff

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