Sunday, September 25, 2011

Self Portraits

One of the toughest challenges are self portraits. Staring at your own face for hours is not something I prefer to do.

Years back, my then primitive and ugly website featured one self portrait...Nevermore! However, I do model for myself in a couple paintings... go to my official website and see if you can spot some of me in a couple of them. Hint: click on the 'Concept' series ;-)

Upon request, and instead, I will post self portraits here. These were all done between 2007 and 2009, click on the image for a larger view.

The painting above shows the collar bone surface piercing I used to have. I miss it :-(


Friday, September 23, 2011

Bird 2

Another small animal.

The body was still warm when I picked it up. A reminder that anything can happen at any moment. Life can evaporate into thin air. Treasure the moments.

Currently on a leaf bed, sitting on my balcony now, I hope to be a bit more careful with this one.

An update about the squirrel- my schedule has prevented me from spending adequate time back in my hometown Los Gatos to properly re-dig the body, so RIP forever in the earth little guy.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Birds and Bees

A great show at STUDIO Gallery starting now!

Presenting Brandon Smith: The Birds and the Bees

The show runs September 15th - 25th, 2011, but also join us at the opening reception: Sunday, September 18th, 2-6 pm

There is a benefit silent auction on Sunday September 25th from 4-6 pm.

Located at 1815 Polk Street (between Washington & Jackson)
San Francisco, CA 94109 415-931-3130
Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 11-6, Mon-Tue by appt.

The image above is called "A Bird and a Poppy" oil on canvas, by Brandon Smith. Click on the links for all the information and images of Brandon's great artwork!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Hi-Fructose is a great site/ magazine to check out! So much great art and inspiration!

A little bit about Hi-Fructose:

Hi-Fructose is a quarterly art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is relevant, informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world all of which help to define the future of art in our culture.

I am happy to find a blog post about my army! Thanks everyone for the support!