Alcoholic

I suppose I should expound on this title. I started the series on “alcoholics” 11 years ago in Los Angeles. All the subjects I have drawn so far are self-proclaimed alcoholics in recovery. They are sober and have been since their sobriety date which may have been years ago but they identify themselves as alcoholics as part of their treatment. This is not some kind of study in causality or a before and after contrast. I did not know them when they were actively in addiction but I wanted to see if there was something in common I could see by the drawing. I usually end up hearing something of the story of their recovery as we sit for these drawings which last about 30 to 40 minutes.12-15-2012_Erin001

River rain

River rain. Oil 18″x36″

Study for a new graphic novel about the rise and fall of a black family, in their struggle to establish an orange grove and an identity in Palatka Florida from the 1880’s through 1960’s, with the St. John’s River as the spiritual center of their world.

The Baron and Baroness really enjoy a good execution

Photo shoot reference of The Baron and Baroness Wellseg, for the Graphic Novel ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods”.

The Wellsegs entertain guests while they witness the graphic dismemberment of the “Duke” in their parlor, from the effects of infinite gravity field from their newest toy, the black hole generator. An invention of the Professor Gruberstoch.