Wednesday, November 28, 2012

more excitements

tomorrow daniel and I will board a plane for L.A.
unexpectedly I've been invited into another
exciting new recording project.
I'm sure you will want to hear all about it,
but for now I'll have to wait until it's announced.

after L.A. daniel and I will fly to amsterdam
to see if 200 guitar players
can actually get in tune together.

meanwhile, here's another new painting.
acrylic, spray paint, masking tape. 30 by 40
november 7, 2012

remember: click once on the painting to enlarge it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

my portrait of david bowie?

I wasn't meaning to do a portrait of someone
but as often happens this painting slowly developed
like a polaroid before my eyes into something
resembling the thin white dude.
for the ghostly eyes I pasted paper on the canvas

then peeled most of it off.

acrylic 24 x 30
painted on october 24, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

my final engagements of the year

will be december 5 thru december 11 in amsterdam, netherlands.
they're centered around the Electric Guitar Heaven Festival.

on dec. 7 I'll be part of the opening show
which is at Rabozaal Melkweg

on dec. 8 I'll be playing a solo set as part of a double bill
with andy summers and ben verdery at a nice venue I know
called Bimhuis,
last year I did a television appearance there.

on dec. 9 the main event is a piece of music for 200 guitarists!
that's right, 200 guitar players will be playing tom trapp's AID
the piece is 16 and a half minutes long.
I'm struggling to learn it now. (phew!)
tom will be conducting. I will be the guest soloist.
I can't imagine playing with 200 guitarists. mind-boggling.
the venue is The Max, Melkweg
same as the first show.

then on dec. 10th I'm honored to be doing a seminar
at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
1:00 sharp.

daniel and I are psyched to go back to amsterdam!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I should feel like a fish out of water

painting things.
since I have had no training
and very often don't know what I'm doing.
but I love it!
it's so much like making music.
it's alchemy.

here's one from september 14
acrylic, kitchen cabinet liner,
and a photo of an eyeball.
30 by 30

Monday, November 12, 2012


I began covering over a painting or two I no longer cared for.
september 9, 2012
acrylic 24 by 36.


for bigger images click on the paintings.


I had one more 30 by 40 canvas left
so I decided to do something different.
don't ask me what it is.

september 12, 2012.

and a third...

september 5, 2012

painting again

I enjoyed doing the first one.
it felt so rewarding to be painting again.
I liked the form of the first painting so much,
having the dancing figure surrounded by
five areas to treat differently.

so I decided to do a second one.
september 2, 2012.
acrylic 30 by 40

hi there. remember me?

my first new post since august.
I'm a baaaaad boy.
but if you were here like the proverbial fly on the wall,
apart from the horror of having spikes and a thousand eyes,
you would see my creative motor is in super high gear.

it's just that musically I'm doing something
which has never been done and I cannot say much.
except that daniel and I have been very busy
and new music is pouring out of me.

alongside the busy days of recording and writing
I began painting again at nights after our sessions.
so since I cannot yet share the music with you
I thought I should at least share the new paintings.
this is the first one I did on august 31, 2012.