Ok. I have been sitting on this one for a very long time. Months and months ago I was commissioned to do a new version of a very old screenprint of mine, but this time in watercolor form. It was intended as a surprise birthday present and so I haven’t been able to show it publicly so as not to ruin the surprise. But the official gifting was over this past weekend and now I can show you one of my favorite things I’ve made.
This is one of the larger and more ambitious paintings I’ve done. Like, top two? Maybe the most. And I’m not going to go into any kind of explanation of why the content of this image speaks so much to my feelings about the state of the world in 2019, but if you get it you get it. And now: process!
I also have to think now about making the companion piece to this, which is General Grant’s “Lick ‘em Tomorrow”. (I wish that phrase didn’t come off so weird in modern parlance…) I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I am happy to entertain further painting commissions. And I would be extremely remiss, if I didn’t point out that prints of this piece are available for sale immediately.