Having opened my Ridgewood studio as part of Arts In Bushwick 5th Annual Open studios which also served as a first unveiling for of the painting (S)EA, the first painting of my ten painting series titled 10 (S)ubjects.
Pre-opening I had to put a few last finishing touches on the main painting.
As I took a quick shower Tom took pictures of some of the randomness that is around the studio. Here is the Wall of Color.
Freebees and take homes.
Random paint brushes.
Art Sucks buttons free for the taking.
Some of my paint testing swatches.
Cleaned up it was time to print and sort the title lables.
Chris "Inkspot" Caruso tweeting about the studio being open.
This is the first thing people would see when they enter the building.
Google Street view.
The hallway leading to the main gallery.
The no.6 puppet from 6 Degrees of Sesame.
Poet Rimas Uzgiris.
My actress girlfriend Molly Roberson hanging out in the kitchen.
Cojo with art critic Bruno LeMieux-Ruibal. Photo by Mary LeMieux-Ruibal.
Photographer Tatiana Starchevsky.
Poet Britt Melewski.
Fashion designer Meiling Chen.
Chris Caruso, Poet Paula Neves, Britt's girlfriend Krissy, and painter Andrea Cukier.
Molly's famous drunken mermaid punch. Unfortunately we couldn't find sherbet, so we went with strawberry ice cream.
Environmental Stand-Up comic Jackie Eco was coaxed into doing a few minutes of her act for us. The photo above is her impression of Michelle Obama clapping for a Hilary Clinton speech.
In center, actor, Ryan Scoble.
The painting (S)EA.
Some paintings from a previous series of mine titled The Blue Show were represented in my mini-gallery.
Documentary photographer Thomas J. Dougherty aka NICKELEDGE has been following me around for the past few years. He shot 99% of the photos in this article. He also had on display a video slideshow timeline documenting the studio starting with Molly and I moving in. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO SLIDE SHOW and here are the STILLS from the Painting shoot.
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