Paintings

I’ve been busy.

Working away on many secret projects (I SOOO want to talk about them!) and other irons in the fire. As sometimes happens when I’m grinding away on a lot of work, I need a mental break, so I…make a bunch of other work. It may not make sense, but this outlet provides balance when working on several other unrelated projects. The fire to create is stoked and hot, but sometimes I need a break from the specific projects and need to redirect that fire rather than let it fizzle out. So, these collections emerge. And soon, you can buy them if you like.

This collection had a clearly defined theme. Skulls. In explorations in form, texture and color, I focused on the skull as inspiration. These were extremely satisfying to make. The combination of letting the ink washes dictate their own form on the paper and the several small steps each piece took was extremely enjoyable, and dare I say meditative. As a final touch, I broke out the gold leaf for some of the pieces for some added zazz. Two of the pieces were made on a custom substrate: hot press watercolor paper mounted to aluminum panel. I had these custom made from the good people at Trekell Art Supplies. While they normally only offer cold press watercolor paper mounts, I convinced the excellent team to mount my preferred hot press paper (Arches 300 lb) to some custom panels. It was a joy to work on these extremely rigid surfaces, with the added bonus of being solid and pre-mounted on completion. I documented the process of many of the works on my Instagram page under the “stories” feature at the top of the app. 

The works are available for viewing now in the storefront, but will become available for purchase tomorrow, Friday March 10 at a random time. To get the exact time for best chance to purchase, be sure to be subscribed to my newsletter, as newsletter subscribers get the inside drop time info. Thanks as always for the support, enjoy the SKULL SALE!

*UPDATE: Last minute addition:

“Skull Study: Forever”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on collage on chipboard, varnished.
6″ x 9″ (2017) $250
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“Skull Study: Cascade”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
11″ x 14″ (2017) $800
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“Skull Study: Accolade”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper mounted to aluminum panel, varnished.
9″ x 12″ (2017) $600
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“Skull Study: Synergy”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper mounted to aluminum panel, varnished.
9″ x 12″ (2017) $600
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“Skull Study: Veiled”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7.5″ (2017) $175
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“Skull Study: Distance”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
3.5″ x 5.5″ (2017) $75
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“Elegant Parasite”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“Skull Study: Knockout”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
4″ x 5.25″ (2017) $100
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“Skull Study: Sunken”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“A Hollow Side”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on hot press watercolor paper, varnished.
8.5″ x 11″ (2017) $600
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“Voyager”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.25″ x 7″ (2017) $125
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“Skull Study: Hollowfied”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“Skull Study: Eternal” original drawing on screenprinted sketchcard
Pen/ink & ink wash on screenprinted Stonehenge printmaking paper, varnished.
6.5″ x 9.5″ # 109 out of limited edition of 200. Hand signed and numbered. (2017) $125
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*NCW*

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How’s everyone holding up?

I’ve been away for awhile, and sort of…caught up in the recent political firestorm that now shapes our country. It would take a whole other blog post to get into all the ins and outs of my thoughts on the situation, and I may very well do that, but I’ll keep it short for now: I’m…upset. I’ve got a print release coming soon that will encapsulate my viewpoint about the state of things, and that is to say: a focus on compassion to our fellow humans. It’s the best way I can express who I am and be involved as a force for positive change, as I’ll be donating a portion of my upcoming compassion-themed print to the ACLU. It’s the absolute very least I can do to be an ally in this heavy time of xenophobia and fear.

On that…note? The first new completed work available for purchase this year is “A Slave to Your Devices.” The work is based around a broad theme that encompasses several various elements of existence, including smartphone addiction and the reliance on a closed-loop bubble sort of mindset that helped define this most recent election. Suffice to say, it was still a fun piece to make and it was nice to get back into drawing in painting, after what feels like months of working digitally. Digital works, partially for the upcoming aforementioned compassion-themed print, partially on so many other wonderful projects that I’m super excited for but can’t quite mention just yet. Suffice to say, big things are in the work for 2017, along with a strong emphasis on screenprinted work.

For now, enjoy“A Slave to Your Devices” and with your help, I hope to be able to contribute to positive change in 2017 and beyond. I’m ever grateful for your continuous support as it truly allows me to do what I do for a living, and I love each and every one of you.

Be good to each other.

ASlaveToYourDevices

“A Slave to Your Devices”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7″ (2017) $175
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*NCW*

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Post-MONDOCON Art Availability.

by ncwinters on October 27, 2016

All post-MondoCon artwork will go live for purchase online tomorrow, Friday October 28 at 9AM PST. All work will be available in the online store here.

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“Mortal Coil” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Limited edition of 80.
Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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“Mortal Coil” (variant colorway) limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Limited edition of 40.
Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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“From the Upside Down” limited edition fine art print
Print size: 9″ x 12″ Limited edition of only 30.
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, each print is hand signed & numbered.
$40 each.
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palerider

“Pale Rider”
Pen/ink on paper.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016) $175
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sullenparade“Sullen Parade”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
5″ x 7″ (2016) $125
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originstory

“Another Origin Story”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
9″ x 12″ (2016) $250
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thehollows

“The Hollows”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016) $175
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undecided

“Undecided”
Pen/ink on paper.
6.5″ x 9″ (2016) $125
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visage

“Visage”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
7″ x 9″ (2016) $175
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venomous

“Venomous”
Pen/ink on paper.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016) $125
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noxiousoccupant“Noxious Occupant”
Pen/ink on paper.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016) $150
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savagewisdom

“Savage Wisdom”
Pen/ink on paper.
5.5″ x 7.5″ (2016) $150
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equinox

“Equinox”
Pen/ink on paper.
6.75″ x 8.75″ (2016) $175
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sarawaits

“Sara Waits”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
5″ x 7.5″ (2016) $125
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adeadcaseofthecrumps

“A Dead Case of the Crumps”
Pen/ink on paper.
6.75″ x 9″ (2016) $125
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fellcommander

“Fell Commander”
Pen/ink and ink wash on hot press watercolor paper.
7″ x 7.5″ (2016) $175
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creepachu

“Creepachu”
Pen/ink on paper.
6″ x 9″ (2016) $175
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fromtheupsidedown

“From the Upside Down”
inspired by Stranger Things

Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, varnished.
12.5″ x 16.5″ (2016) $1200
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

 

*NCW*

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