Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pride Show Sneak Peeks

In 2 1/2 weeks "4 Equality: A Show of Pride" will open. I am in the middle of a painting frenzy, creating a journal-like installation made up of various paintings. That's all I want to give away for now. Over the next 2 weeks I will post small "sneak peeks" of the components in progress.

You're welcome to take guesses on (and comment) what each sneak peek might be a part of.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fierce Liberty!

Fierce Liberty
acrylic on canvas/24" x 36"
On exhibit at Artomatic and available from the Art Monkey's Artomatic Etsy Store.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Art MonkeyHabitat at Artomatic Complete!

Friday (May 18) is the grand opening of Artomatic 2012!
1851 S Bell St, Arlington (Crystal City) VA.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Flamingo Painting...continued.

I warn you, this is a long one. LOL
If I seem out of it it's just the toothache that was kicking my ass.
I took the day off to visit the dentist. She prescribed some antibiotics and pain killers.
A root canal is in my near future...yay.

In spite of my toothache, we managed to complete our flamingo painting and we're thrilled with it. You can't really see the glitter in it in this picture. We have special plans for how it will be displayed at Artomatic, but I will save that for another post. ;-)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pride Paintings in Progress

I can't think of better inspiration/motivation to create new works for Studio 4's upcoming 4 Equality: A Show of Pride exhibit than North Carolina's vote on Amendment One.
While these bumps in the road to equality no longer surprise me, it does baffle me how people can vote (with a seemingly clear conscience) in the year 2012 on whether their fellow humans deserve the same rights they freely enjoy.

Below is a detail of a Liberty painting in progress. This particular detail will remain as is. I actually like it so much I might attempt recreating it as its own piece.

Below is the initial line drawing for a piece called Moms.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Around the Corner: Artomatic & Pride!

I am happy to say that this Spring is filled with artistic adventures! My studio-mate and partner in art mayhem MG Stout and I will be exhibiting at this year's Artomatic in Crystal City, VA. Artomatic opens on May 18th. Find Mary and I (The Art Monkeys) on the first floor, room #113, conveniently nestled between the cabaret stage and the downstairs bar (PAR-TAY!)
We are also in the midst of creating a parade of paintings for Studio 4's upcoming 4 Equality: A Show of Pride. Get updates or RSVP to this event on our facebook event page.

by John Gascot & MG Stout
acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Liberty (Black & Pink)

Liberty (Black & Pink)
acrylic on canvas/10" x 30"

This piece will be on exhibit at Artomatic in Crystal City, VA.
To purchase it online click here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Art Monkeys' Artomatic Adventure Begins!

Well, actually, it technically began the moment we rushed home to our computers to register a few weeks back. But this is the first of a series of update videos on our on-site art adventures. Today we began transforming our space, Room 113 on the first floor.