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30 January 2013

Upcoming Group Show

115-1/2 East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor - 
Raleigh, NC 27601 - (919) 838-6692

Friday, February 1st 2013
Opening Night Reception From 6 - 9 pm

Show will be up from Feb 1st - 25th 2013

celebrates the first 5 YEARS 
with a
5 ARTIST group show featuring:

Joshua Flint
John Gall
Will Goodyear
Wayne Trapp
Tisha Weddington

Thank you for all your support.
We look forward to seeing you
on Friday night.

If you are in the Raleigh, NC area go see a great diverse show of art on display at Adam Cave Fine Art.
The gallery represents regional, national, and international artists, photographers, and printmakers.

If you can't be there in person go check out the website: Adam Cave Fine Art.

I'll be showing a range of still life paintings, those are my floating dried roses in the middle of the set of images above.  These artworks are my way of developing technique, unlocking different ways to apply the paint, trying new color schemes, and just plain exploration.  They keep painting fresh for me as I work on larger narrative paintings.

 - Josh

15 January 2013

Happy 2013

Welcome to 2013, albeit I am probably a little late in that.  Regardless, welcome to the new year and thank you for dropping into my little corner of the internet. The year rolls on with a studio upgrade that is shown below.  No, not the bulldog but the wall easel I built behind her.  I got the idea from from an Alyssa Monks interview that also showed a couple images of where she makes her great paintings.  Her studio walls had 8' lengths of 2"x4"'s attached vertically onto the wall every few feet throughout the length of the wall.  On these lengths were round post holes drilled in every foot or so to hold the canvas in place, which can be moved based on the size of the canvas. It all seems very adjustable. Something I like as a painter. Give me options!!!

In my case here the length between the studs in the wall didn't permit the same type of system much to my chagrin, which would have been easier to build. As an old warehouse space the studs were measured every 4 feet. Meaning my wall easel system could only hold a painting larger than 4 feet, based on how the holes would have to be drilled into the vertical lengths.  My solution was: Create a series of cross braces, with the same accompanying post holes, to hold all manner of sizes since I don't paint large canvases very often.  This way the easel can handle small works like the 18" x 18" in the photos up to 6' x 6' canvases. I can then move the canvas up and down every eight inches to paint large areas more easily.  Or, if I am working on an area of detail and need the canvas at a certain height, it's now possible and more comfortable.   Is it fool proof?  Can it be adjusted to any situation?  Probably not, but I have to see what type of problems I run into as I use it.  Lastly, there is room for more cross braces further up the wall if I need it to hold a giant canvas.  

It is already proving to be very useful.  All in all it took maybe $50 for the wood (4) eight foot lengths of 2" x 4", the screws, a 1" drill bit, a 4' length of a 1"round dowel, and 12 L brackets. Not too bad.  I had a drill, a circular saw, and the extra wall paint to finish it off. 

Ms. Talulah guarding my painting space. 

The wall easel in full flow. 

Also, A few studies done in gouache. All are 8"x 6",  exploring color and its emotional content. 
If interested in purchasing one of these contact me at

See you later.