Category Archives: A la Carte

paintings and other art which are one-off, have no companions, themes, nor collection to join. as such, they hang out together for your enjoyment

Flowers (pink, on desk) / acrylic

paint-A la Carte-Flowers (pink, on desk) / acrylic
Flowers (pink, on desk) / acrylic

Flowers (pink, on desk)
acrylic on stretched canvas
2019, Nusa Ceningan

daveo + ryoko

Flowers (blue, on table) / acrylic

paint-A la Carte-Flowers (blue, on table)_acrylic
Flowers (blue, on table) / acrylic

Flowers (blue, on table)
acrylic on stretched canvas
2019, Nusa Ceningan

daveo + ryoko

Misquotes (various) / vol. 1

 Misquotes (various) / vol. 1

Inspired by cloth prints – often sporting papyrus typeface – spouting dodgy quotes which may or may not have been said (or accurately translated) by Dalai Lama 14 (or otherwise), Gandhi (which one?) sold at beachy templey gift shops (cough Bali cough), and by frequently misquoted analects attributed to Gautama Buddha (propagated by *experts* on PBS documentaries), i scribbled a few non-sensical mis-quotes in a notebook somewhere in Indonesia (or was in Thailand or Philippines?). No matter, just for momentary amusement. There are others, maybe i’ll find somewhere.

In the meantime: (Don’t judge me) Make your own, print em in papyrus font and see them hang in coffee shops and Malibu beach homes. 

To gain anything, first you need to lose everything
Lost in translation

Fresh (imaginary) / Flowers x 2

painting flowers blue
Fresh (imaginary) / Flowers x 2
Acrylic on stretched canvas, 2018-9

Made in collaboration with artist/singer/arborist
Ryoko Fujita (藤田良子)
of Okayama, Japan.

Self-portrait, with cheese / mixed-media collage

Self portrait with cheese 8x10 mixed media
Self-portrait, with cheese / mixed media collage

Self portrait, with cheese
collage / mixed-media
1993, Rhodt, Germany

Satan lives in Moab: painting + story (born from a song)

My pals in the defunct Provo, Utah band from the 1980s had a song called “The Devil Lives in Moab” and the Canyon Country Zephyr newspaper also had an article about Satan sightings in the area. With these facts in mind, i wrote a story about Satan living in Moab and (as the song dictated) sold hot dogs. Then, for a spoken word performance of the story, i (and Marty Kendall) painted this mixed media mural on a refrigerator box. Along with a few others, it lived in my VW bus for many years and now it is gone.

Arts and Crafts: Personal Paintings in Progress

A rapid tour of Dave’s paintings in progress with partially finished paintings (mostly from Europe: Spain, Portugal and Belgium) draped in various states of completion in a working kitchen studio.

High Camp Cabin (Scottish Lakes) / watercolour

paint-A la Carte-Scottish Lakes High Camp Cabin
Scottish Lakes High Camp Cabin

Watercolour pencil on paper
2001

Angry Piglet / Backdrop

paint-A la Carte-Angry Piglet – Backdrop
Angry Piglet / Backdrop

Angry Piglet / Backdrop
Mixed-media on Refrigerator box cardboard
circa 1989, Logan, Utah

Satan Lives in Moab / Backdrop

paint-A la Carte-Satan Lives in Moab – Backdrop
Satan Lives in Moab / Backdrop

Satan Lives in Moab Backdrop
mixed-media (with Marty Kendall) on refrigerator box cardboard
circa 1989,  Logan Utah