Original: Acrylic on Masonite
A big part of me getting inspired to paint is having a tall cup of coffee. It comes from growing up in Seattle. It's just a daily part of our routine up there. Actually, I really owe the habit to Circe Wallace, who is a serious coffee connoisseur. She got me an espresso machine back when she used to work at Starbucks and got me completely hooked.
This painting is a product of jet lag. I was up at three in the morning over in Munich, Germany one time, and drew this into a book I'd brought with me. It was just a simple pencil sketch. I like to go through my old art books sometimes to rediscover old ideas for new paintings. I came across this one a couple years back and really wanted to paint it, just for myself, just to see it come to life on a full canvas.
Later Mark Landvik asked me if I had any paintings he could use for a board graphic, and this one popped into my head. He put it on his 2008 pro model.
28" x 36"
70 limited-edition signed and numbered prints