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.
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 WacksmanDecember 13, 2007
Congratulations, Hal! An award well-deserved.
I love the "Persistent Vegetation" painting. Your sense of humor is award-worthy as well.
Zina SaundersDecember 13, 2007
Well deserved, Hal.
Richard AllenDecember 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 McCauleyDecember 14, 2007
Nice one Hal! That's a beautiful piece, well deserved.
Joe CiardielloDecember 14, 2007
Congrats on the silver Hal. It's worth repeating... well deserved.
Jim PaillotDecember 14, 2007
Woo-hoo. Well done, Hal. And well deserved. I love that piece.
Robert SaundersDecember 14, 2007
Hal, your new paintings prove you are certifiably insane. City Hall will be sending you notice by U.S. Marshall.
Christoph HitzDecember 14, 2007
I got all the free wall space and no cash!
You make me unearth my analog brushes.
Congrats and keep em coming.
Lou BrooksDecember 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 HunterDecember 14, 2007
congrats on the silver
and on all the great new paintings!
laura levineDecember 16, 2007
Congrats, Hal! I dig that Flaming Skull, oh yes indeedy I do!
Hal MayforthDecember 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 EnosDecember 16, 2007
And the hits just keep on a'comin'.
These are the best yet.
Victor Rice BurneredDecember 16, 2007
Joel Nakamura meets Gary Baseman. I 'll take a pass.
Mark FisherDecember 17, 2007
Good for you Mr Mayforth.
Leo EspinosaDecember 17, 2007
Flaming congrats! salud!
John DykesJanuary 16, 2008
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 WitschonkeJanuary 16, 2008
Great Stuff, Hal. And congrats on the Silver. Good to see new art done the old-fashioned way.
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