Artwork: Richard Bledsoe

Richard Bledsoe “Fortunato” oil on canvas 20″ x 16″ Part of a series of literary alcoholics I’m working on-in this case from the Edgar Allan Poe story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” This is the first oil painting I’ve completed since moving my studio into my house in December of 2012. I actually finished this painting…

Quotes: Yep.

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” -Will Rogers The trick is to remember the mistakes and not repeat them. But I find both art and life are very forgiving when you are following the path of your ideals.

Quotes: Myths

“Myths are the world’s dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.” -Joseph Campbell Painting is among the greatest of symbolic forms.

Studio: A Production Goal

Recently I decided to challenge myself with a new body of work, inspired by the writings of Williams S Burroughs. The paintings will be acrylics on canvas, small format. The idea is to evoke the bizarre image cascade of his best books. So far I have created 4 12″ x 12″ canvases in 8 days.…