Monday, January 24, 2011

New Painting of Marsha Ambrosius

The whole reasoning behind why I did this painting is kinda cool. I had this weird dream the other night where I lost a one on one game of basketball to Marsha Ambrosius. And because I lost I had to do a portrait (I wonder what would of happen if I won.....). So the next day I'm on twitter and I randomly tweet about this dream and at the same time Marsha was tweeting about "Love And Basketball" and how if it wasn't for a injury she'd of been a basketball player. Tripped me out cause I was competely unaware of her tweeting that. Till one of my friends pointed it out. So I tweet her saying, well I guess I owe you a painting and she said do it, so...this is born :)

Say Yes (Live)

Far Away

Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)

Some Type Of Way

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Martin Luther King Jr. Painting

I saw this picture on my homie Jase page and decided to paint it. Found a canvas hidden in my room so used that.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Painting "untitled"

I was reading one of my older poems and I came up with this idea to paint to images. One side me in kind of agitated or just thinkin, and the other me happy, smiling. While using the colors and shadowing to show a deeper feeling meaning...all thats bull lol. But this poem did spark a poem I wrote.

I Could...

The way my brush strokes cross the canvas
I can capture your soul’s true colors
The way my pen inks cross the page
I can capture your emotions
I can express my inner feelings
With the most simplest of motions
And still I feel
Burden my this notion
That I could make the universe cry
With a string of words
And I could bring back life
When paint drips on this world
That I’m deeper than the roots
Of the oldest of trees
And still I can’t make the world
Care to know me
Or look past the image
Ignore their own thoughts
I can’t make you wear these shoes
Can’t force you to take my walk
I can give you the keys to my mind
Even open the door
But still they view pass the eyes
And ignore the score
I can create an image that says it all
Or write a poem
Whose impacts so huge
Yet the words are so small
And still I’ll be alone
For no one to see
Cause they can’t get pass
Who they think is me
So I’ll never be deep
Never paint that perfect song
Never write that potent image
Even if I did it all day long
I’ll never be more than what the eye sees
And that doesn’t frighten me
Cause in the end
That’s who I’ll always be
Even if I could change
What you think or see

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Art @ Lynn University - Knights Unite "Celebration Of Life"

Me with Dr. Phil Riordan VP of Student Life, really appreciate meeting him and the things he said about my art...and Yes I always wear the ratty Buccs hat, its my good look hat

Yesterday was a incredible crazy day. I'm just going to use exerts from my facebook status(s) to explain bare with my spelling lol. It was a extremely honoring and humble experience. I was truly grateful to be a part of it. I thank and love everyone who has supported me. What a way to start off 2011, I wonder what happens by 2012 (provided the world doesn't end lol)

Had a great time got tons of compliments & encouragement...met the University Prez and VP lookin 4ward 2 comin back...oh and a sold a painting :) next the stage
16 hours ago

Comin back from lynn right of 95 & pbl my car stops do to overheatin...stranger helps pull it over to the side as gratitude i give him a paintin then he tells me it my be a chance meetin cuz his best friend is an art dealer so we exchange info..who knows
15 hours ago via Mobile Web

I truly cannot begin to explain how crazy a day it was & how God stamped his mark all thru it, hit The Stage & it's crazy Sophia would be there talkin about being in Haiti pregnant during the earthquake, just 2weeks prior i ran into her & she told me her tale & I told her I had something 4 it was great 2 present the painting to her right b4 I performed....oh yea I performed 2 lol

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Live Hip Hop, Live" Painting

I've been listening to Nas "Hip-Hop Is Dead" album alot, in particular the title song and the last track "Hope" featuring Chrisste Michele with the orginal beat (The Beatles sample). I kept thinking about that end where Nas is talking about Hip Hop and it's death and Michele singing "Live Hip Hop, Live". So I whipped up a little something.

The Grim Reaper's rocking black face cuz it feels like alot of rappers wear blackface, his robe is listed with the things that contributed to the death of Hip-Hop. The tombstones says 1978-2006, 2006 was the year Nas dropped Hip Hop is dead.

But to me Hip Hop isn't dead, it was buried in the underground but now its coming back. Which is why the hand with the mic is coming out of the ground. You got artist like Lupe, Kanye, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, the return of Eminem and many more...all showing Hip Hop is alive and well.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Start off 2011 with 3 New Paintings

Had to use yesterday to make up for not painting anything Jan 1st and 2nd, so painted 3 things. Two of the are for the upcoming Lynn University event.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My last painting from 2010 Chrisette Michelle

I happen to really like Chrissette Michelle's music, so the last thing I painted for 2010 was her. Mostly because I was listening to my mp3 and Nas "Can't Forget About You" came on where she is featured. So I decided to go ahead and paint her.

Chrisette Michele - Epiphany (I'm Leaving)

Chrisette Michele - Best Of Me

Love Is You

Chrisette Michele "Blame It On Me"

Nas feat. Chrisette Michele - Can't Forget About You