This is the first painting in my “Rage Painting” series in which I painted a blue peony in fast, aggressive strokes. In each painting I chose to use a very limited pallet and just using the white of the canvas, light washes, and thick layers of paint to achieve the tonal values.
Very little planning was involved in creating these pieces. Although the person or situation that inspired the rage will remain a mystery to the viewer, rest assured they are “dealt” with mentally via hypothetical conversations (and generally just fantasizing about telling that person off). The goal is to turn those negative feelings into something beautiful.
THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL AND HEALTHY!
While the original is still for sale, high quality Giclée prints are available here.
I’ve been commissioned to design some Save the Date cards for a wedding. The theme is “peacock”.
I am really starting to hate peacocks now.
Commissioned logo specifically for beer glasses and coozies.
A black and white abstract painting I found.
Here’s another found abstract painting.
Started rifling through some papers and stumbled upon some old abstract paintings.
My life is incomplete without my other animal obsession.
So, as many of you may know, I am kind of addicted to applying my designs to physical objects. Even more recently, society6 has stopped carrying kids’ sizes, which will be a huge blow to my sales. I went in search of another print-on-demand company that does. We all know of the CafePresses and the Zazzles of the world, but I’m still a little butt-hurt my Geometric Fox design was stolen and put up for sale there. This is not their fault, but the fault of one Mattjkruse. The thief.
OOH! and FUN FACT! You can use coupon code MATTJKRUSE at my etsy shop for 15% off your order! WHAT A STEAL, amirite!?
Anyway, long story short, I have started to get REALLY into fabric swatches. Here is a closeup of my first design that will be available as wallpaper or fabric once I proof the swatches (there are about 15 different color variations of this because
I have trouble making executive decisions I AM AN ADULT AND WANT CHOICES!!!).
I know, I know. It’s a kraken. Shocking, right? Well, it was that or foxes…
HOW COOL IS THAT!?
**UPDATE** Kraken leggings are now for sale! You’re welcome!
It has been added to my society6 page so you can now have ALL THINGS ROBOT!
This is an experimental sculpture I’ve been working on for a while. Made with a combination of paper mache and a homemade paper clay recipe. Painted with acrylic, and sealed with a polyurethane.
Now I just have to figure out how to mount it. #thatswhatshesaid #iveseenenoughhentai
Trying something new. Vectored.
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Here’s a second version with NO lines:
Gotten into playing Ingress, lately. The meaning of portals has slightly changed as a result.