Wednesday, February 01, 2012

My New Oaxaca Painting Blog

In December of 1979, I took a BFA degree at UMass Amherst with a concentration in painting. Back then, as now, this degree plus a couple bucks got you a cup of coffee!

While I do indeed love painting, I've spent the ensuing 30 plus years as a cartoonist, pumping out an endless series of comic books and graphic novels.

Now, living in the sublime city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, I'm called to paint again. I'm going to cart my painting kit around town, looking for the odd juxtaposition of cool stuff that catches my eye. Don't expect beautiful scenes of splendor -- there are plenty of tourist brochures full of that!
Do expect odd scenes where the surreal details of Mexican life are underlined in bright colors.

I've started a new blog to post the paintings as I make them, called Steve Lafler Paintings. Did I mention I'll be selling the canvases? You bet! So keep your eyes peeled, art lovers!
This one above is called Calle Carranza, Old & New. It's a 9" x 12" acrylic.