Sunday, January 31, 2010

alex garcia does gray ladies.

even though i downed a cup full of fizzy, lemony sleepy time medicine for my cold, i can't sleep. instead i'm burning my eyeballs online in the dark and lusting after alex garcia's work. not only does he paint these amazing gray ladies, he tattoos like a dream. i recently purchased some really lovely birch wood panels from a friend of a friend who owns the most amazing wood shop / magical saw dust den that used to be a casket factory. some of the panels are in thin long shapes and i've been thinking of just painting an arm or hand. i immediately recalled this above piece 'promises promises'. i love it for so many reasons, the honey comb, the scissors, the tattoos......
xo.

5 comments :

danielle v. said...

Mmmm... i can hear your sleepy, chamomile glazed voice right through this post... i can't wait to see what you create on those long slices of wood... i, too, love love love the honey-comb heart... (the bees escape). X

danielle v. said...

or, maybe, the bees repair the heart...

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Georgeous! I love the combination of the stark graphic tattoos and the masterful realism of the bees. And of course I can't go past anyting with scissors in it.

The Stapelia Company said...

Wow. This piece? Wonderful. I love the scissors cutting the honeycomb. I can almost smell this painting and it smells like lilacs and dust and sugar. Love it.

. c h o k l i t . said...

Absolutely brilliant.