Okay. This isn't funny anymore...

Apparently I've been away. I must have neglected to tell myself that there was a hiatus -a -um of sorts taking place, so I have maintained a rather blissless unawareness re: life in general and art in particular. I need to get my act together. Has anyone seen my muse...?

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But I have a plan!


Animal Nature newish Henry Crucifixion


There's nothing new in the world of Art!!!

Therefore we will make what was old new again!

That's right -- wine labels. Through the grace and majesty of Kings Hill Cellars, perched high atop a windswept hill between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys where the magic of grapecraft unfurls its crimson-stained banner with an unjaundiced eye and a practiced hand, we have been crafting our own various juices of the fruits of the vines for which also having to have made labels to give a better understanding of the liquid...

Unfortunately you can't buy any of this fine wine in quality boutiques throughout the world; you'll just have to come & visit...


Click away on the above to see all the handcrafted labelry-- front and back...


There are also, of course, beer paintings to consider. "It takes a lot of beer to make good wine" goes the adage, and we struggle to live up to and embody the spirit of the spirit, so to speak. So dig it if you can.... There is still one more Beer Painting to go for Woodyatt Station. Or is it two? Well anyhow, dig it while you can.

Here is the Six Daemon Spiced Ale painting:

Tumultuous Uproar Jack of the Green

And now an aging feature incorporating all the excitement and fantastical high-handedness you've come to expect...

the Drawing(s) of the Month! (see them all!)

Maybe there's some thing new here...





I swear I have been drawing and I'll try & put some things up to view someday...

  More Old Art



Look at ancient random art school drawings and a variety of various things?


Exhibit at Frame of Mind in Forestville, Calif.



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Monkey Pool
Or Monkey Pool?

Still lifey kinda stuff...

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... or a series of no longer secret Beer Paintings Beer Paintings
Bio Thing
 Still Lifes
And for a partially crafted biography, look here

Below are pages from a book of drawings I put together. I have one (1) left, but I should probably send it to my ex-wife, to whom many of these "drawings" were at the time dedicated. $40. You will regret it for the rest of your life if you do not buy one... this is your last chance.

Selections from "MyopticVisions (or My First Midlife Crisis)"

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You have missed the ill-fated 2 day exhibition (Mar 11-13) at the "Slice of Life" in Sebastopol.

Apparently it is a damn thin slice of life at this vegan eatery. This hanging, though expected to malinger for a couple months, was cut short due to the adverse reaction of the clientele and the owner of the restauraunt. We apologize for any inconvenience caused... (more)

Drop me a line & tell me all about it. Won't you?
 Send me a word...

Of course all these drawings, paintings et alius are copyright Tom Payne 1990-2009.

updated March 6, 2009