While I paint muscular fit guys, I don't usually do ones that are really 'jacked'. I did more physiques like this back when I used to do sci-fi and fantasy style pieces. Anyway, since for many guys especially gay guys gym and working out is a big part of life. And though I've done a few locker room themed paintings, until now I haven't really done one specifically about working out.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013
Many people think of a bath simply as a waste of time and water when compared to the efficiency of a shower. But any bather will tell you, a soak in the tub isn't really about washing up. It's more about well being than hygiene. Throughout history the act of bathing has been ritualistic and very often a social activity. Sharing a bath with a special someone gives you time together without distractions (leave the tablet and smart phone in the other room) and it forces you into self exposure, vulnerability and intimacy. Sure, it may lead to other activities, but you can always take a shower after.
My latest piece is also the first work in my upcoming exhibit (more on that below). While the original is available now for purchase through Lyman-Eyer, it must remain with the gallery until after my 2014 Summer show.
Limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase here at BREYETTE.COM.
Friday, October 18, 2013
While this is only a portion of the full piece, the painting will only be of the guys from the chest up. I thought of showing more, but opted for the intimacy that focusing on the faces and the embraces provides. Plus I'm in the mood to work on larger faces. Heck the last piece I did didn't have any face unless you count a jack-o-lantern.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Once Autumn came and dusk began to arrive early, men from town would take a late afternoon stroll through the nearby woods. It wasn't, as they often would say, to appreciate the fall colors, the crisp fresh air, or to clear their minds of clutter. In fact what was on their minds was very clear.
Of course the women of the town were afraid to go into the woods, what with all the wild animals and that frightening tale of the headless horsemen.
But the men weren't afraid. They knew of another tale. One with a bit more truth to it. In fact, they hoped for an encounter with Pumpkin Head, as he was referred. An anonymous gentlemen, as the story goes, who would don a hollowed out pumpkin for a mask and with great gusto, 'service' the lucky townsmen who wandered the eerie woods.
The Original as well as very limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase at the special first day pricing through Midnight ET tomorrow.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
While I have been fairly successful in my efforts to limit the number of paintings featuring men kissing (this will only be my second one in 3 years) I do have to indulge once in a while. I am also incorporating a few of my other favorites, bath tubs and soap suds!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
|It almost feels like a cosmic alignment. My latest piece celebrates a sexy beginning to Summer as well as a playful twist on gay marriage, and it turned out that the first full week of Summer saw the Supreme Court grant federal recognition of same-sex marriages by overturning DOMA while their action on Prop 8 resumed same-sex marriages in California. Happy Summer! |
The original as well as limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for immediate purchase at BREYETTE.COM.
Footnote: So those who have asked about a self portrait ...those are both me. So as not to have the figures look like twins I made additional alterations to the figure in turquoise.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sometimes times I have to take selfies to help me compose my pieces. It's something that many artists do. They don't qualify as self portraits really, but I am -or at least parts of me- do appear is some of my works.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It is a natural craving, an animal instinct, a driving force that can cause you to disregard all else until you are satisfied. Whatever it may take... a tall glass of water, an ice cold beer, or perhaps a big muscled hairy bear of a man... you have to quench your thirst!
Perhaps my recent visit to Provincetown and the upcoming annual Bear Week - which I've had the pleasure of experiencing - had something to do with my latest work, Thirst. Perhaps. All I know is that I started it right after getting back.