My Pitch

November 28, 2014 — 1 Comment
Idea Wall

Idea Wall

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  If you’re partaking in some economy building this weekend, please consider supporting small businesses, independent businesses and artisans when possible.

For those that have asked about purchasing my work (and/or already have) thank you for the support – the money I make from my art helps fund making more art. Pretty cool. I’m not inclined to sell originals right now, as I’m trying to build a body of work for potential future shows. I do have reproductions of my work on Society6 – the quality is great (I have several myself) and I keep the prices low/reasonable on purpose. I’m always open to commissions, but I’m picky about which ones I do mostly because my time is limited.

So, that’s my pitch.

Lastly, thanks for following this blog, and letting me know that my work is connecting/relevant.

Cheers!

STACKS

November 19, 2014 — Leave a comment
On the boards

On the boards

Well, the temps dropped well below freezing round’ these parts a week ago.  That means a few things; break out the space heater, stock up on materials, and dig in for the next few months…well, four months.  Maybe five.

I was born into this environment, and more importantly, I’ve consciously decided to stay in this environment my entire life, and have no intentions of leaving it.  Winters in the Northland mean something to those who embrace it, make it a part of their character, and decide not to complain about the conditions.  We take each Winter and stack it away.

So, I have a lot of ideas ready to be applied to a lot of surfaces. I need to take this Winter and make it mine.

Now, the work begins.

Slint’s Steelhead

November 11, 2014 — Leave a comment
Original - "Slint's Steelhead" | 2014 | 30" x 11" | Pen and acrylic on board

Original – “Slint’s Steelhead” | 2014 | 30″ x 11″ | Pen and acrylic on board

I finally finished a piece.

That in itself is reward.  Trading it for some art from a good friend will be icing on the cake.

I see more work like this in the future.

Cheers amigos.

steel

Stay strong out there amigos.  Pierce through the stormy clouds.  Keep it high frequency.  Love, then love some more.

…..Being stuff gets you good, Good stuff gets you being and wheelin’ and dealin’ and squealin’!!!!!
Shit lives forever! Cuz shit lives forever!!!!!!”  So sayeth Faith No More on their memorable track, Cuckoo for Caca.

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Orcas Island

August 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

                                       A few weeks ago I was here, and I finished these…

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Zane The Bringer of Gonzo (Necromancer 5)| 2014 |12" x 12" || Mixed media on wood |Prints available here: http://society6.com/jakekeeler/zane-the-bringer-of-gonzo-necromancer-5#1=45

Zane The Bringer of Gonzo (Necromancer 5)| 2014 |12″ x 12″ || Mixed media on wood |Prints available here: http://society6.com/jakekeeler/zane-the-bringer-of-gonzo-necromancer-5#1=45

I finally finished this piece, and I’m very happy with it. Here’s my punch list of why this piece matters to me:

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