Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Hawaii #5 “Valley of the Ghost Hand Puppet”

I was finally able to finish a painting. The last seven months have been very busy tattooing. 

It is called Hawaii #5 “Valley of the Ghost Hand Puppet”

I had a really good time painting this. It reminds me of snorkeling, floating in the water, peering down beneath rocks and reef, and periodically looking at the mountains reaching deeply into valley. There’s more to it than that but this painting was simply fun. At one point I felt like the painting itself had failed and I had to rescue it from itself. 

I have been so crazy busy doing tattoos at the shop that I’ve just had no time to really finish this piece. Which I believe was good because it gave me time to contemplate how I was going to rescue this painting. 

Below are a couple photos of the stages sometimes I post those sometimes I don’t. 

This was really fun and I’m glad to have completed my fith painting in the series. I am not sure how many of these I have inside me until the series is complete but I will make the attempt to just keep her going. 

2018 was the best year of my life, and i am looking forward to producing more work in 2019 as time allows.