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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The Phantom from Flood Tide Co.

The Phantom from Flood Tide Co.

Super pumped to share this – “The Phantom” will be available for purchase on August 15th from Flood Tide Co.

A while back, fellow fly-fisherman and rad-artist Paul Puckett (check out his work) asked me if I’d be down to contribute some art to Flood Tide’s fall line of clothing.  Of course I jumped at the chance, as I dig what Flood Tide is doing and knew that dealing with them would be a breeze.  Paul was thinking Permit, and I was happy to oblige.

I don’t work with everyone, and I’m becoming more and more opposed to doing commissions unless I know the folks and support what they’re doing, or it’s a very unique and appealing project to me personally; I don’t have time to burn, and I don’t make a living off of my art.  I make my work for myself, and for the few people/companies/groups that “get it”.

With that said, I’m honored to have my art gracing one of Flood Tide’s offerings. I’ll put my art on that, I’ll add my name to what their doing, I support what they have going on; I believe in it.

Cheers to rad people doing rad shit – get some on the 15th!

Tight lines and horns high amigos.