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New Paintings
posted: December 13, 2007
Boo!...
Here are some new paintings that I've managed to get to between work, family (3 teenaged boys running amok) and exercise. I recently had a bump in my spirits when I received a certificate from The Society of Illustrators that one of my paintings, Flaming Skull Visage won a Silver Medal for the Uncommisioned Category. I know what you're thinking. Hey, didn't  A. Richard Allen win the silver in that category? Apparently there are more than one silver handed out for that category. I've corresponded  with Richard via email and we've decided not to rumble for ultimate bragging rights. We might raise a glass, however.

New paintings are here.
Flaming Skull Visage...
19 comments
laura t. December 13, 2007
congrats hal!! see you at the party :) although you and a. richard allen should officially duke it out then. i'll bring the pudding.
Steve Wacksman December 13, 2007
Congratulations, Hal! An award well-deserved. I love the "Persistent Vegetation" painting. Your sense of humor is award-worthy as well.
Zina Saunders December 13, 2007
Well deserved, Hal.
Richard Allen December 13, 2007
IT'S MINE I TELL YOU, MAYFORTH! GIVE IT BACK! Well deserved, Hal. Your paintings are tops. I look forward to putting you in a choke hold and watching you wet yourself on the floor of the SoI in March.
Adam McCauley December 13, 2007
Nice one Hal! That's a beautiful piece, well deserved.
Joe Ciardiello December 13, 2007
Congrats on the silver Hal. It's worth repeating... well deserved.
Jim Paillot December 13, 2007
Woo-hoo. Well done, Hal. And well deserved. I love that piece.
Robert Saunders December 14, 2007
Hal, your new paintings prove you are certifiably insane. City Hall will be sending you notice by U.S. Marshall.
Christoph Hitz December 14, 2007
Hal, I got all the free wall space and no cash! You make me unearth my analog brushes. Congrats and keep em coming.
Lou Brooks December 14, 2007
What a way to start my day! Thanks, Hal, great stuff. A tip: I've found that giving up sleeping adds hours to your sked (although with all that running amok, you might be ahead of me on that one).
Linzie Hunter December 14, 2007
congrats on the silver and on all the great new paintings!
laura levine December 15, 2007
Congrats, Hal! I dig that Flaming Skull, oh yes indeedy I do!
Hal Mayforth December 16, 2007
Thanks for the posts, folks. I'll be strutting around my studio with my chest puffed out for some time to come. Or at least until reality's cold, hard bitchslap. Laura T, I'll be there. It will be a pleasure to meet you. Could you bring flan instead of pudding? Richard, You don't want to go there. I know alot of people. You'll never work in this country again. Rob, Thanks for the observation about my mental health. This coming from a man who plays jazz. Lou, I find that sleeping more keeps me well rested for the next curveball the kids throw at me.
Randall Enos December 16, 2007
And the hits just keep on a'comin'. These are the best yet.
Victor Rice Burnered December 16, 2007
Joel Nakamura meets Gary Baseman. I 'll take a pass.
Mark Fisher December 16, 2007
Good for you Mr Mayforth.
Leo Espinosa December 17, 2007
Flaming congrats! salud!
John Dykes January 16, 2008
WOW! Great news, Hal! I must have been asleep or something when you posted this.... May I buy you a beverage at the opening?? (Please present this coupon, offer ends 3AM, void where prohibited).
Alan Witschonke January 16, 2008
Great Stuff, Hal. And congrats on the Silver. Good to see new art done the old-fashioned way.
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