Wednesday, December 19, 2007

loose ends and women

i have finally fully recovered from july and the fact that miles has started pre-school .. as such, i am painting an white rocking chair with sunflowers for my mother-in-law and have just began a new series of 'women' .. i dig doing the sketching and painting of women - gives me a better view on a very delightful species .. more importantly, i think my wife really enjoys them .. cheers out there ..

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

On Location Shot

This is a frame reprint of an originally commissioned piece that is hanging in a conference room at the Alternative School in Grandview.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

selling the city in sun

got a call from the river's bend gallery in parkville that one of my paintings finally sold .. after having my work there for nearly 6 months, it finally happened .. on other fronts, i'm gearing up to do a nice, new series of 'women' paintings .. i dig doing themed pieces because it gives me that added insight that is so needed as a male, at times .. cheers out there ..

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Circle Paintings Lately

This has been my second 'circle' themed painting I have been commissioned for in the last several weeks .. the first one was a reprint of a commissioned circle piece I did for a person years ago .. this framed reprint will reside in the Grandview Alternative School .. across the hallways at the Center for Alternative Instruction in the Grandview School District, I made a piece called 'Circle of Courage' that is based off an actual design/credo .. they were happy with it .. other than that, i'm going to start painting an old rocking chair to continue my more subdued romp in the artworld .. cheers ..

Monday, November 19, 2007

Travel Paints in Old Belton

Miles and I got back into the groove this weekend and made about 4 drops in Belton over the weekend. It was the older, much cooler part of town. Also, I have picked up the materials for a new commissioned project I'm doing for the Grandview School District .. I miss the brush .. cheers.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bad Art Museum & More ..

I just had a friend tip me off to a new web site called - 'the museum of bad art' .. it's a haunting, yet delightful romp through all that is odd, found and bizzare .. take a look on your own - - also, i'm starting to really miss the regular intervals of painting .. got dirty in the studio this morning and it felt real nice .. also, i just framed a commissioned piece of art for the Grandview school district .. it's going to hang in a conference room .. keep on out there ..

Friday, November 02, 2007

Contests & Kid Room

I just entered my KC Landscape painting into a competition put on by Harrah's. The winner will get a 90-foot mural put on a downtown building and $10,000 - onto more realistic measures, I have tweaked and hung a night/day painting pair in Miles' room. I'm having a hard time finding some prized photo albums I need to get some ideas churning .. as I keep looking for them .. it grows delightfully colder/autumn outside .. enjoy ..

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Making Art for My Son - Small Travels

As the quietude continues, I realize that the only thing I have been doing for months is creating art for my son's room. It's quite nice and I'm just prepping myself for a new schedule and more time in the studio. As far as shows and such are concerned, the only thing that is still going on is the River's Bend Studio in Parkville, MO .. The other day I got some pics from some of my travel pieces in Hawaii. Also, Miles and I have gone to Peculiar and Harrisonville on some mini trips to drop stuff off .. enjoy your life out there, ya hear ..

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Lee's Summit Show

just got a referral from a woman in lee's summit that caught my TV interview this summer .. she referred me to a gallery owner in downtown .. gonna try to stop by sometime here soon and get the ball rolling on a new show .. in the meantime, i keep getting settled into the new studio spot .. gets tastier and tastier each time .. cheers.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Studio Digs

Just wanted to plop a pic of my new garage studio in the new home .. quite nice tucked into another corner to let the paints dry .. cheers ..

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

mile's room art

just finished up a piece specifically for miles and his new room .. thought I would test run this on him before hanging and he dug it .. good times .. so, yesterday I got my slides and returned check from the westport art fair .. nothing more in the empty package .. so, i survived as an alternate - maybe next year .. cheers ..

Friday, September 28, 2007

Resting in the Planning

it's been seeeloooow in the photo.paint camp lately .. a very much needed, yet odd kind of break from the veracity that has been going on for the last several years .. trying to come up with some new approaches, doing some art for miles' room and a coupla other commissioned pieces .. overall, it nice to ebb and flow when i want to do some work in the studio .. stay tuned ..

Friday, September 21, 2007

Healing 9-11-01 Via Art

My loverly wife Caroline had a very profound notion the other night about all of my cityscape paintings I have been doing lately .. she said it was my way of coping or healing after 9-11 and she's very right .. I wouldn't have ever consciously jumped into window frame scenes with city scapes as some healing mechanism to that day that likely scarred us all in ways our subconscious won't full let on about .. but, maybe I found the healthiest way my brain could find to come to that grand healing conclusion about a damned bad day around this country .. but, I was actually in Venice, Italy that day and didn't get home until a week later .. but, the pangs hit me in a very profound, yet different way .. at any rate, it was a good assessment of a nice series .. cheers ..

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Slight Emmy Win

In a very small, almost minute way, I was a part of an Emmy win the other day with my work through Current.Tv. The station picked up the award for “Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Television” and I was a small part of that with my Kansas Flooding piece that aired through July. Currently, I am trying to see if my 'Travel Photo.Paint' piece gets aired as well. No word yet, but for all of you voting and pulling for it, it's all well worth it. Tune in and enjoy it out there, kids ..

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More Travel News .. The Spreading

One of your pics is going to Ireland later this month. One was dropped in Sydney, Australia over the summer. I haven't gotten to check on the other yet, but one was suposed to go to Hawaii too. - Lori, Kansas City Troop Leader

I'm headed to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in mid-October and will be in Livonia (Detroit), MI, too, early that month. Send me several items because I'll be all over the country for work the next many months. Glad to help.
- Brian, Blue Springs, MO

This morning I ran into a friend while having coffee. He told me he'd received an email from a friend of his asking him to check out a web site that linked him to video documentary that included a photo of my neighbor Dan, who he went to highschool all that? Six degrees of separation, as always, led me to your the details of your project and I'd like to get involved! I travel here and there, but I have friends in faraway places that I think would get a kick out of your project. How can I get involved?
- Abby, Midtown Kansas City, MO

Thursday, September 06, 2007

business more art business?

Just wanted you to know that the Business Council for the Arts just had a meeting here at the firm and David spoke about how great the experience was to have your art here. I am hopeful the name recognition will lead to more Now Showing interest. Later. - King Tim

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Commisionner & The Lateness

just found out the other day that in my insanity to move and such in june/july, I missed the application to the unplaza art fair .. a bit chagrined about this becuase it was a very nice festival to be a part of .. but, they got my new coordinates - so next year will work out fine .. also, I think I may be on my way to doing another commissioned piece of work for the school district I work in .. it's a thing called 'circle of courage' .. i enjoy the paint and pleasure of the commissioned work - we'll see .. the work continues to begin again .. cheers ..

Friday, August 31, 2007

New Mexico Drops

Are you still accepting folks who want to leave art wherever they travel? We're going to Santa Fe, NM and Albuquerque Weds for 5 days and would be proud to drop off/document your project. - B

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vote 'Yes' For My Art

I have finally produced and uploaded what I would consider a well-rounded overview of the travel photo.paint project via video/sound/pics. This piece has been posted on for consideration to be aired nationally .. in the meantime, you can vote on this piece by clicking on this link - Click here to view and vote - and in the meantime, i'm readying myself to rid this self-imposed exile from the easel and begin throwing some paints around .. stay tuned and thanks for your continued support .. cheers ..

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Show Feedbacker ..

Hey Joey - Finally got down to Coffee Girls this weekend. The show looks amazing! This skyline series is (as you said) T-A-S-T-E-E and it's so fun to see them all in a nice row - like taking a giant postcard tour of the city and beyond. Hope you and your familia are doing well. Hi to you all - judi

Monday, August 20, 2007

Art Alternate

I got word from the Westport Art Fair coordinator that I'm an alternate for the fair that is coming up in September. Kind of feel like I'm back on the baseball team and the starter might come down with the stomach flu and i'll come flying in with all my paints and canvases. So, gear up, I'm selling baseball shirts with a smudge of paint for the low price of sixty cents a piece. Odd and interesting, this art world in KC is ..

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Travel Paints in Hawaii

I am A Friend of Dan's Here on Kauai. I Wanted to let you know that I am A PROUD owner of one of your paintings:) I love my painting it is beautifle and Abstract, Just my Style! Thanks so Much. Heidi

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

iowa travelin' home

my trusted confidant, inspector beaudoin, deposited several of my paintings up at a ball field in iowa during some rock and roll shows .. here's his report:

Hey man,
Your art has now traveled to Des Moines, Iowa and Principal Park. In the first picture, I posed your piece of art near an empty Iowa Cubs kiosk. In the second, we use the Jumbo Tron as a backdrop. I dropped off your piece in left field GA during the first show, Collective Soul. By the time Third Eye Blind came on, it was gone....hopefully in the hands of someone not gouging their eyes out because Third Eye Blind was playing.

This is just the beginning, Joe.

Just the beginning - jfb

Monday, August 06, 2007

the quaintness

quiet on the showfront on friday, but the small group that came out to see the show was very nice .. good work .. the show is still up for another 27 days or so and there's only dibs on one piece .. so, tell your pals and enjoy the drying paint in the window frame .. cheers ..

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Coffee Girls Show - LIVE for First Fri.

the coffee girls show was officially hung last night and it might be one of the tastier ensambles i've had in a long, long time .. so, come on out on friday in the early to mid evening to get a taste on the tongue and eye ball .. i have a gallery on my site of some interior shots - click here to see them all - otherwise come out in person .. please remember to drive fast and talk back to the cops .. enjoy ..

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

july coffee girls mix-up

just wanted to drop a quick line to everyone that the july 6th first friday at coffee girls has been postponed due to a scheduling screw up to august .. it's likely one of the very few times that i will tell a televised audience a lie, but that is the way it is .. no sweat .. we are moving and vacationing well in july and that is more important than anything .. enjoy the heat out there .. cheers ..

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

nyc skyline escape

if i can't go there anytime soon, i'm gonna paint it .. here's the new NYC skyline .. it'll be in the new coffee girl's show for all the kids to see .. i'm gonna get the family up to the finest city on earth some time in the next 5 years, i'm hoping .. cheers

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

American Skyline

a new window pane painting has been finished and posted .. getting all the pieces polished for the upcoming coffee girls show .. that show will be on the first friday in july - the 6th .. enjoy ..

Monday, June 11, 2007

Post TV Thoughts

i told my loverly wife caroline before this TV interview that my perception of what was going to happen and what was to actually happen was going to be huge .. and it was .. i thought i was going to interviewed on my 'photo.paint travel' bit, but it turned out that i was being interviewed about my upcoming coffee girls show and my youngest son miles .. i ended up taking control of the interview and it all turned out to be good publicity .. also, i got yelled at a bit by the producer for missing my pre-interview bit .. this was becuase she was poor at communicating exactly where I needed to be .. those poor people in network news are so nasty, overworked, under-paid and waiting for the big 'paris' dream to fall into their laps .. it's hard to talk to them about their reactions - but, it all happened .. click here for a rather low rent look at the interview and a cleaner copy will be done soon .. thanks again for everyone's continued support ..

Friday, June 08, 2007

On TV Tomorrow - June 9 @ 8:30 a.m.

I just got final word that I will be on KCTV 5 tomorrow, June 9th, during their 8:30 a.m. morning segment .. I'm going to discuss the travel project that is growing and spreading around the globe .. tune in, DVR it or watch later for a rip that I will put up on the site .. cheers ..

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Final Film Posted

the weeklong taping of my 'kc bridges' window painting is finished and fully edited .. there are two versions .. click here for version #1 with Moby music .. click here for the Patrick Watson music mix .. it gives all a good view of the very beginnings and final end of a painting done in the photo.paint series .. enjoy ..

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Kid Art at Autism Clinic

this morning, i donated a stack of 'kid art' to the autism and behavioral therapy clinic i take miles to every thursday .. the idea is to laminate these and decorate the blank walls for the kids to smile a bit more .. these are my favorite sorts of donations .. good luck out there ..

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

taping the time lapse

been spending last weekend and this week filming quite extensively the stitching together of one Kansas City window painting .. from picking out the canvass, to sketching to painting .. it's coming together quite well .. I plan on hopping over to Moby's web site for some quality music to layer within the short film .. I'll post as soon as it's done .. by the way, i'm trying to get some slide film developed for a submittal i'm doing for the westport art fair and not having much luck .. these old school folks need to graduate to the 21st Century and leave the archaic and expesive slide film alone .. it's a completely uncool request these days to make folks spend 9 bucks for a roll of 24 and about 10 bucks to develop them, if you can find a photo mat that will do it .. let's graduate to 2007, judges .. bye bye .. joe

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

time lapsed painting construction

for a good long time now, i have been wanting to speed up a time lapse of me doing a fairly large painting from start to finish .. the next big piece i do will be the one .. should be good times .. in the meantime, i'm considering applying for the westport art fair and attending a conference for disabilities this summer .. still waiting for some responses on some other things to keep the summer thunder rolling all smooth like ..

Monday, May 21, 2007

Nightime Skyline & Parkville Gallery

just put the finishing touches on my first nighttime skyline piece .. i'm content with the outcome .. also, I just put 5 pieces in the 'river's bend gallery' in downtown parkville, missouri .. the plan is to have these pieces on consignment for about 3 months .. so, hop on your horse and head to the charming downtown parkville to see this workin real time .. it's up the hill on main street .. cheers ..

Friday, May 18, 2007

another peppermint stack

i had to do the peppermint stack in a window frame .. it had to be done .. these windows are really unraveling well .. i'm going to parkville tomorrow to meet with a gallery owner to discuss hanging possibilities .. also, i'm going to send my application in for a summer art festival at the hyatt downtown .. cheers

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

los angeles in acrylic

can't tame my california dreamin' .. put LA down in paints on my newest window frame piece .. need to find a good summer gallery home for these .. possibly parkville, mo? cheers ..

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

student travel piece is siezed

i have started to teach computer classes again to students in the school district i work for .. been doing this for about two months now .. well, this weekend miles and i dropped off a piece at a local park .. we have been putting them on pic nic tables in park areas .. one of my students asked me what my full name was today and smiled wide saying he picked up my piece over the weekend .. he's gonna take this sucker to california for a nice photo.paint travel ride .. feel like i won the lottery in a small way .. cheers ..

Friday, May 11, 2007

newphew art winner

my nephew, nick, won 1st prize in his entire school for a very cool sleek black sculpture he put together .. also, he won a 3rd prize for a replica of van gogh's starry night .. they are both quite impressive .. several times i have tried to sit down with nick and show him a thing or two, but he has it within him .. he's aiming for a career in the video game arts and he's on his way .. good work, sir .. cheers ..

Thursday, May 10, 2007

koi kash in a klip

went in today to pick up the last of my publicly displayed artwork at the blu koi .. while there, a manager handed me a wod of bills in a paper clip .. felt like i was involved with some underground bullshit as i slipped the wod into my front pocket .. it felt nice in that illegal, legal sort of way .. so, i'm officially hanging no where and am currently drumming up business .. keep your eyes open for new shows .. cheers ..

auction silence

haven't heard anything back from Our Lady of Peace School or KCPT on the most recent auctions that went by .. in the art world, no news is good news .. if you get a call, it's to pick up your stuff that didn't sell .. so, for those who own these new pieces and are reading this - hang the piece well and recommend my stuff to your enemies .. i'll gladly take their money and ensure they aren't as much a pain in the ass as they are now .. cheers ..

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

donkey art: jackass style

there's a donkey down the way here in grandview that the kids and i feed regularly .. his name is ebeneezer and months back i painted up a piece .. then, more recently, i met the owners, ben and victoria, to do a story on the donkey in a local publication .. click here to read the article - also, i just posted a video out there that is a compilation of the donkey's scream when we approach the fence to feed him .. click here to watch - that's our story and we're sticking to it .. other than the donkey, i'm trying to drum up some new shows for the rest of the year .. maybe in parkville, maybe in lawrence, maybe in a shop nearst you .. cheers, joe

Friday, May 04, 2007

long week and one sign

it's been a hugely long week and i was fixing up loose ends .. not a lot of paints flying in the studio .. what did happen was .. : i painted a sign for miles' occupational therapists that says 'massage' with a bit of a pond flower at the end, got the mile's MRI pics/paintings framed, cleaned my studio up a bit, took down the cerner show and talked with a local reporter about the travel photo.paint project that will be profiled in print here in the next coupla weeks .. she is actually going to be a part of the venture when she takes a coupla my pieces to colorado - by the royal gorge - to drop some off and report on it .. in the meantime, a new travel photo.paint picture gallery is posted - click here to enjoy - and get some damned sleep, people .. joe

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

haggle for kc in paints

last night, several neighborhood fellas came by for a nip of drink and some laughs .. somehow, they ended up in our bedroom talking about a painting over kansas city from the kck riverside .. one of my better pieces .. they tried to barter the piece for beer, but i told them i didn't drink .. then, they said, 'why are you drinking that beer?' and i said, 'hmm, i forgot' .. sure, let me think up a quantity that would befit this piece and i'll get my receipt pad .. they left later forgetting they asked anything about anything .. i'm wondering through the dean morriarity style insanity of their talk if they even thought about making a valid bid .. cheers ..

Monday, April 30, 2007

skyline series

the tradition of skylines continue with a new one of chicago .. i'm going to do a series of window panes with newly strewn canvass as the weeks unravel .. enjoy the city out there and tip one back for me .. cheers ..

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

auction weekend approaching

the spring auction brigade is in full swing .. i will be in a weekend, televised auction for KCPT .. click here for more details .. also, i will be in zen boy's school auction at our lady of peace on april 28th for a fundraising dinner .. in that auction are 3 sets of photo.paint greeting cards, along with a wood cross painted and emblazooned with a pic of the church .. i used wood from their reconstruction project to garner my goods .. click here for more on that one .. other than that, i'm just painting in the garage .. cheers ..

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

finally the sun sets

i think i'm finally comfortable with a sunset via watercolor .. been a while and i've tried oil, acrylic and watercolor to capture a cool dusk shot from the winter time .. no damned way i could ever capture the essesnce of this particular eve, but it was worth a hat trick to come up with something i dig .. cheers ..

Monday, April 23, 2007

surprise koi sale

over the weekend, i went over to the blue koi in the 39th street district to pick up some food and had a bit of a surprise .. about 4 of my pieces were hanging in the back of the restaurant for the last 3 months and one of the pieces sold .. it was the italian umbrella piece and it was purchased about a week ago .. no one got in touch with me becuase they said they didn't have my contat information .. makes me wonder what would have happened to the pending check and existing pieces if i never made it back by .. ? enjoy the mysteries out there ..

Friday, April 20, 2007

brain scan art

it's a long time coming with this - but i finally sat down and got some watercolors of mile's mri brain scans from the summer - click here to view the gallery - i want to try to get these up in a hospital or another sort of adventurous spot .. cheers ..

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ouija arts

some months back, i got an ouija board for zen and i to give it a spin .. we did it several times successfully and got a fella named 'hewig' .. it was and is rather odd to potentially channel spirits, but better zen does it with dad than strangers .. now, the experiment is over and converted into art .. enjoy