Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The hardest thing about doing a portrait painting

Is getting the subject to either sit for drawings which is nearly impossible and or to get a good quality photo from them. Sometimes getting this done is harder than the painting itself. If only.................... we are in the age of disposable mind sets. Flat screens burn out and smart-phones fall into toilet bowls. I heard a guy talking about investments and he was touting tangibles like gold, silver, and art.
Yes art is an investment A painting can be forever.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

City of Austin Power Plant

It takes a unique individual to acquire art.

City of Austin Power Plant
Cityscape Painting
20 by 24

Inspired by New Deal Painting 1934

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Zen -o-scape

Be whole, be one in the universe, be one with the universe, the circle of life,
nothing, nothing, center, center,

Be one, be whole, center, nothingness, solid mass, hole, empty, within you , without you, black stone blacker yet the hole, one, the universe, with, let go, just an allusion to an illusion

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Open Your Mind Like the Lotus Flower - Labor Day Part X

But listen to the
color of your dreams
It is not living

Let the waves wash over you

Labor Day

A Girl and Her Dog - Labor Day Part IX

Minutes later she would jog passed me.
Is it past or passed, i don't care it's in the past'
I am here now thinking about the past.

Can You See Him? - Labor Day Part VIII

I will appear to you in the form of a bird. This bird Has Flown.

Raking In The Water - Labor Day Part VII

An Elephant;'s Ear Droplets on A Date Tree - Labor Day Part VII

Shower In A Rain Shower - Labor Day Part VI

Rainbow - Labor Day Part V

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Rainbow Appears - Labor day Part IV

Where once the Egret Flew, The void is filled by the Arch of a Rainbow
It is shining

Lay down all thought
Surrender to the void
It is shining

Sudden Summer Sprinkle - Labor Day Part III

Swimming in the rain, an early morning sprinkle was followed by a Rainbow and a full fledged shower.

Turn off your mind, relax
and float down stream
It is not dying

The Egret Flies Off - Labor Day Part II

Goodbye John

That you may see
The meaning of within
It is being

Snowy Egret - Labor Day Part I

"Tomorrow Never Knows" I was thinking of the lyrics and the song.
I think John Lennon said that after his death he would visit in the form of a bird.
Relax Your Mind this is not living, this is not dying.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Attention Burning Man 2010 Participants

Dear participants of Burning Man Project, this painting is missing.
A friend of mine has told me that I should try to reach out to Burning Man Project participants. He thinks that the painting may be used as an item to offer in trade for goods and or services. If you see it don't trade for it contact me.

this is the missing painting if it has not been destroyed it will turn up somewhere and someday i will hear about it.

These are the theories.

Someone anyone in attendance at the fundraiser could have grabbed the piece and outright sold it as there own for any amount. I do mean someone or anyone but definitely in attendance.

Someone anyone could have the piece and are planning on taking it to burning man as an item for trade barter.

Someone anyone like a drunken college kid took it on a whim and they have destroyed it for fear of being discovered.

Bottom line my work was touched and moved without my knowledge or consent. My work is damaged my work is stolen. The exhibit space was not open until and only during the event. If the work had not been moved it would not have been easily damaged or stolen.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stolen Art, Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Slowly but surely through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Flickr, Google I have pretty much figured out who, when were responsible for allowing my work to get jacked and damaged.

This is really no thanks to anybody associated with the venues.
The name of the event was

Don Jon's MoBoho RoadShow Fundraiser @ Spider House Cafe!


First Rule - You Rule at Spider House
Second Rule - We Entertain at Spider House
Third Rule - MoRoadtrip Hits the Road
Music: Net, dj Navidson, dj drawdE, and more.

Come out and support your local artists!
Help us raise $1000 to create living art on the road!

Create art with us on our manipulatives table!

Art for sale and on display
Live poetry
Live music
Live fire performances
+ come out and say hello!

During this event the group went into an exhibit space and decided to bring down my artwork without notifying me. In the process one painting was stolen and an other painting was scuffed and several frames marred. No one from this group , despite being aware of the violation has ever attempted to contact me and apologize, or offer information or offer to recover my painting. If the paintings had been left on the wall they would not be missing or damaged.

To go to an exhibit and remove and replace artwork without permission is simply unacceptable and unprofessional. From top to bottom this situation reeks.

It was a self centered pompus tactic.

Damaged Painting

Missing Stolen Art "Kristy"

Stolen Art

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stolen Art

Taken from U.S Art Authority

stolen art austin texas, stolen painting austin texas, stolen from calzadilla rick, calzadilla ricardo, stolen during a fund raiser for of all things a travelling art group at U.S. Art Authority, at Spiderhouse Cafe.

My initial contact for hanging my art work has asked me not to communicate with her anymore.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Missing Stolen Art " Kristy" Spider House cafe U. S. Art Authority

If You have this painting it does not belong to you. it has been stolen. If you know the person who has this painting it was taken without my permission. Look that person in the eye and say "Thief"

If you know of a group called Moe's Bohemian Art Show, or Mo begg'n, or Mobegg'n, or Mo Beggeing please let me know. Apparently they felt it was okay to mingle their show and works in with mine. I would like to know their names so that I can notify the police department. They had a fundraiser last night in this space and now I have a missing painting. My Painting was taken off the wall at U.S Art Authority ? Spiderhouse Cafe!/profile.php?id=100000179589938

I know of a place where I would not hang my Art in Austin Texas.