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The Art of SnowEyes: Meadow To Ashes

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Meadow to Ashes
36x24
Acrylic on Canvas
Click Here To Purchase on EtsyThis large painting is truly a colorful work of art. The light is low and brooding but is filled with a hopeful flourish in the red fluttering scarf and peering sunrise/sunset defiant in the face of a coming storm.
A deep orange-violet sky covers beautifully textured green swept plains. In focus you'll find three downed-brightly colored sunflowers days after their highest moments. They withdraw, for a storm is coming to this place, thick with warm-toned solitude near the last remaining tree in the last meadow near rough seas. Just behind that tree leaning behind thick trunk is a girl's grey-green shadow living out her finer moments in repose, crimson scarf fluttering in anticipation. The moon looks on in wonder.I started this by painting live at an art show March 18th in Downtown Los Angeles for a group that offered to host my art. I began the night by playing my accordion to create a mood tha…

The Art of SnowEyes: Two Loves

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Two Loves
20x20
Acrylic on Canvas
Click Here To Purchase on EtsyFor my birthday I was given a gift that allowed me to get this lovely square-format canvas. As I moved to Los Angeles I had a celebration by painting this work, entitled Two Loves. Over the course of two months I added layer upon layer to the finished work you see here.A world-weary moon looks lovingly at the heart of the Earth, a tree that valiantly stretches toward the heavens where Father Moon lives. They both linger in a wistful moment at sunset behind their soul connection. Splashes of color adorn this canvas, with rich yellow and orange hues creating the light versus dark motif found in the sky, richly shaded tree, emotive moon and flowing Earth moving beneath the two loves. Flourishes of bronze and blue spark the edges of subject, and just a hint of light hits the wise moon's eyes. My trademark Snoweye lives on the bottom right corner of the canvas.



There are many hidden symbols I've created a…

The Great Cartwheel of Life

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I’m back in Los Angeles after lots of great times in Tulsa. Since my last little blog update I sold three paintings to wonderful art collectors in Tulsa. I hand-delivered “Return of The Boy on X,” “Old Man on X” and “Dark Dream Nightscape” to their new owners and that certainly helped offset the auto-calamity that befell me here in Norwalk. I’ve still got lots of paintings for sale and I’m still in the process to putting some more up on my Etsy website. I’d love to sell you a painting.The second big chunk of the film wrapped up and I can’t explain how much fun I had on the set and in Tulsa with cast, friends and family. I didn’t have nearly the time for friends and little side excursions I planned on, but I enjoyed each small moment I could partake of. I loved hiking the trails of Turkey Mountain; photographing friends at music festivals; exploring the nooks of a downtown darkened, abandoned and reflected by the deluge of a beautiful midnight rain with open hearts; the delights of run…

Blarg.

The first bit of the filming is over and I got back in LA just a few days ago. So far, the film is going very well. I’m getting to work with some really talented folks and I’m being challenged in great ways as an actor. I feel like I’m in a great character groove and it is going to be a funny, sincere romantic comedy you’ll be seeing when it’s all wrapped up. I flew back the 10th and I’m happy to be home for a few days.

I’ve had quite the time in Los Angeles since I got back. Story time!

There’s a funny thing about parking in Los Angeles. There is no easy parking in Los Angeles...ever. We only get one parking spot at our apartment, so I'm always having to move my car around; especially since all streets here have at least one day a week where they street clean and the city will tow you for that. On those days there isn't one spot for blocks and you have to be creative. I parked in an unused lot on the other side of my wall from my apartment, where do…

From a bedroom on a day off

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Hi and welcome back! Pull up a tumbleweed. I’ve got a day off from the film but that’s not the end of my acting for the next two days. I’ve got an audition in less than an hour and a Murder Mystery on the 7th for a private party. I’m trying to work in some art, family and fun while I’m at it. Here’s a little production photo from one of the days we’re at a place called the Crystal Pistol. I did most of my work that night before a horde of extras came in. If you’d like to be in the film as an extra I’m sure we’ve got a few days coming up that we could really use lots of folks! I’ve been very busy and focused while working on this project. It’s got a long plot but just let me tell you that it’s funny, got a nice amount of heart and the actors that I work with are on their game. I’ve got another week shooting and then I play hop, skip, rest, Los Angeles, hop skip and four days later I’m in Tulsa for more.I wish I had more time to tell you about it but I’m a busy little lad today. Tomorro…

Teaching Faith Shoot

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Hi world. I’m in Tulsa but I’m busy busy with a film project, whose working title is Teaching Faith. I thought I’d update saying all is well. I’ve been put up in a nice cozy place in South Tulsa and even have a car during my stay here. Every day has been an adventure with the nice cast and crew. I started the shoot on the first and will be shooting mostly through the month. I’m very excited to get the chance to have a lead for a film and it presents intriguing challenges every day.I was happy to see some Tulsa friends last night as extras on the set. This wednesday we’ve got a few other shots that might need some background actors…I’ve actually got to run off to set but I’ll be posting pictures, thoughts and videos of the shoot while I’m here. In the meantime, head over to my flickr page and see some fun pictures I took in LA the week before I left. They’re intense!Have fun and I’ll be lookin’ for you.