Dog Tired Studio and Gallery first opening of the season on Friday December 2nd from 6-9 will also be featuring Vernon Farris, a native of southern CA, showing his latest work "Sea Punk". Vernon began creating art with his first box of crayons at the tender age of four. Fast forward to California State University at Long Beach where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after graduation, Vernon took a job in the surf wear industry creating countless beach related pieces of art. Today, back to his passion, he imagines and produces a multitude of canvas paintings. The current collection, inspired by the ocean, is named "Sea Punk." Vernon creates an underwater world where robotic sea life swims through a rusty garden of metal objects.Read More
Great show at the Gallery tomorrow Friday January 1st 6-9....come meet the Artist Monica Loncola from San Francisco and see her amazing work and hear about her amazing journey through this work ! Artisanal eatables will be provided by Provisions of Key West and owner/Chef Callie Morehouse and some delicious bubbly. What a great way to kick off the first day of the year !Read More
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery is having it's first big show Valentine's weekend featuring George Petropoulos who is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever met. If you are in the area or would like to purchase one of his works in the show please contact Dog Tired Studio and Gallery for more information, or come to the opening and meet this amazing artist.
16x20 Watercolor on cradled aquabordRead More
This watercolor is 12x12 on cradled aquabord. When I completed it I sprayed it with UV adhesive and then triple varnished with a glossy varnish.Read More
Painting progression of a dog portrait. The whicker is a very difficult painting process.
Progress on dog portrait. The wicker is going to be time consuming, but I enjoy repetitive patterns and get lost in the process.
This was a collaboration with four emmy award winning writer Garin Wolf and my model was amazing oil painter and friend Greg Little. AIDSHELP of Key West has an art auction every year and this years theme was "Out of the Box" so I asked my artists friends to work with me on it and this was the result. Wolf's poem is below for the piece and is in relief in the painting.
…and in the hoary morning it dawns like the white stained radiance of a ready towel. that life remains a fight, and the blows that box my ears to the truth (all tied up in a riot of red ribbons) remind me that the rounds of love and longing ring the triangle i really stand in; stay anchored. stay aware. stay alive...
This is a portrait of my Mom who passed away a couple months ago. I am so grateful to have been her son and proud of this painting.
Based on Andrew Wyeth painting Barracoon which he painted with a white woman and an African American woman and I thought it would be interesting with a male.
Watercolor for my show "In my hands" on 300lbs Arches Hot press paper.
Acrylic collage on board using hand stained and torn pages from Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. This is my version of the Old man looking back as a young fisherman.
Watercolor on Aquaboard
Watercolor 12x12 on Aquaboard varnished.
This is the first of a series of painting I am working on called the Hemingway series.....basically all underwater acrylic or watercolor paintings where the background sea will be collaged in with text from pages of Hemingway books that will be stained in different hues of blues and hand torn and applied to the painting. This is the first one and very happy with the results. This one is acrylic.
Started this painting today. it has been a while since I painted mangoes but enjoy their brightness and color combinations and they grow like crazy here in Key West
These grow in giant trees here in the tropics, and a friend and I picked them on a walk many years ago and I have wanted to paint them ever since. This was painted on a cradled artist panel that I painted with watercolor ground and then sealed it and varnished it....it is 16x20.