New painting, done at long last. Years ago I shot this photo of an assemblage of aviator equipment being sold at an open air flea market in Chicago. Painting it was sheer pleasure – I never tire of the dynamics of realist painting – it’s not a fetish for exactitude, or a rigorous transcription of the literal… buy vicodin in los angeles it’s really a long, slow, conjuring trick – figuring the right mix of fidelity and abstraction, layer by layer, teasing an image into focus. Such ace gear too, no? The rich burgundy wood of the table, the saturated yellow googles, old log books, binoculars and an old leather saddle bag.
Gear, gouache on board, 12″ x 9″