What a wonderful life!
Not only do I get to paint constantly, and paint what I want to, I also get to post them here for people to look at!
This is a slide show of an exhibit I did called "Multiple Personalities" .
They are quite honest portraits of myself and some friends who submitted their goofy selfies so I could paint big 30 x 40" portraits of them.
Although they haven't been exhibited as a whole, as a "Multiple Personalities" exhibit, obviously due to the short-sightedness of the gallery owners and curators (haha no offense), they have been exhibited individually in some high quality shows.
Most of them are in private collections, with the remainders waiting to go into OTHER private collections. Your move.
"Origins" an inexpensive exhibit at CHOC...."Coffee House on Cherry Street" in March 2020.
I'm working on a new collection of 12 x 12" acrylic paintings I'm calling "Origins".
Although it appears to be totally random, it's not. I have been developing paintings dealing with "origins" subject matter for several years.
All the symbolism is in your head.
Is it shamanistic? Is it hunting magic? Is it a celebration of life? Are men on an equal level with the animals or just the opposite? Or is just good colors and patterns applied in stream of thought consciousness?
I don't know. You don't either.
Just had the first painting returned when one of my favorite galleries closed.
It's a 24 x 24" acrylic on canvas, called "Big Meadows Lake", and was painted in 2014.
The second painting below was created along the same lines, in 2015. It's also 24 x 24" acrylic on canvas.
I had forgotten how loose these painting were, and, once again, they are both done with red, yellow and blue.
I love the pure bright colors. That might be due to the fact they were painted before I had cataract surgery. Ha ha.
Anyway, this is the way I like to paint.
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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