This is another picture (not done) drawn up while i was in Flyod, its supposed tobe a pond in a swamp and there are droplets hitting the water, i like the swerly snake spouts in it,
One thing i saw on my way out there to Virgina was the John Alexander show in Beuamont, last May, I would say his work and Atitude had an effect, I met him along time ago in Houston in the UH warehouse system he gave a slide show and afterward we ran into him and talked, what struck me about Alexander was what a Redneck , ordinarly Houstonian type. I always felt the "art world" wouldn't tolerate these types and it was refreashing to see some one sucessful like him , it made me think,
"well damn if an asshole like this guy can make it then ther might be hope for me" at the time i was a psyche major in rinky dink junior college barely making the grades, but i loved painting, its basicly the only thing i am good at next conversating.
Alexander also has an unbelievable painting in the San Antonio Museuem of Art, its mesmerisingly large and swamply abstract. i like his Abstraction he is kinda like a Texas coastal Jack Lavine in his larger work.
the only thing i find objectionable to Alexander was his leaving Texas for a better more exciting place, humm