Well we (Cloud Cult) are on the road again and I am really looking forward to painting on stage each night and to the audacious experiences that touring offers.
Tonight is the first night of my new easel ME2010. I have spent the last several weeks designing and fabricating this stage easel in the garage with my brother-in-law Joe. After several long nights grinding, drilling, welding, and filing this easel gets it's maiden voyage. The easel is designed specifically for my stage performance and yes it even has disc brakes! Thanks Joe for all of your hard work on this project.
The tray is designed that the paint will not fall on to the stage floor. This is a issue I had in the past due to excessive jumping, singing, and dancing to the music. As you know if you have been to a Cloud Cult show you just can't help yourself.
Arlen taking some much needed down time before the show. He also drums for the opener tonight so rest well my friend. We are lucky to have Arlen on the Cloud Cult crew. He gives everything to the show and the results are nothing short of amazing.
Sarah E. warming up in the green room before the show. Sarah is the latest addition to Cloud Cult. The french horn is one of my favorite instruments and Sarah being a multi instrumentalist ( piano, trumpet, vocals, accordion, & french horn!) adds a wonderful depth to the music. Again this Cloud Cult crew is a gifted bunch!
Shawn Neary warming up on the acoustic in the greenroom. Another amazingly gifted singer, songwriter, & multi instrumentalist. Not to mention one of the kindest people you will ever meet.
As they appear
36 x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas
This is a shot of the painting after the show. These paintings are taking a new turn in my progression. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think of the new works.