New Art- Hand that Feeds – oil painting

Hand that Feeds

‘The Hand That Feeds’ – Newest artwork!


18” x 24” x 1”

Finished sides needs no frame and ready to hang

(any shiny spots in the picture are just wet paint reflections, it’s seamless, I promise you. It also looks waaay better in person, because I ain’t a photographer, I’m just a humble painter. )

Here is the quote that inspired the work:

“I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown,” said Dill.  “Yes, sir, a clown…. There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I’m gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.”  “You got it backwards, Dill,” said Jem.  “Clowns are sad, it’s folks that laugh at them.”  “Well, I’m gonna be a new kind of clown.  I’m gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks.”  ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 22

 This work was such a struggle at times and at others a gift. I am realizing an episode of growth, a growth experience and it feels fine. I know I’m on to something when I dream about the work, when I can’t stop thinking about the work, and yet when I work on the painting, I fall into the hole of “I don’t know what I am doing!” Yeah…I tell ya, that’s the good stuff.

I am letting whatever happens…happen.  I am trusting the flow and going blind. I am forgetting everything I thought I knew and learning all these things I didn’t know – that I didn’t know. Sometimes it feels like my studio is in another slice of time, just like this one, only much, much better.

I think I am telling myself stories. New stories. I just might start believing in them too.

What story are you telling yourself? Do you believe it?

Magic lives in the answer.

I think I’m channeling hippies now. Groovy.

This work will be made available on my web site for purchase first, (where it’ll be less expensive) then off to the gallery. Thanks for being here today!


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