oilpaintings

This Saturday evening (April 30) I will be at @redtruckgallery in New Orleans for their “Arcana” tarot show! Here’s a full shot of my double-layered portal painting “The Chariot” If you are in the area come out and see the incredible lineup Red Truck has curated and say hi! #arcanaredtruck #mabgraves #thechariot #oilpainting #popsurrealism #childrenofthenephilim

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Forgetting the scent / Dimenticare l'odore

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The stuff I’ve been working on isn’t fit for viewing at the moment so here’s a better picture of a small, recent sketch.
Oil on Canvas 6" x 6"
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SIGNS YOU ARE RIDICULOUS: You paint a scene from Will Graham’s Lithuanian Love Quest. And guess what? Someone actually BUYS it. Gives you money for something you’ve created. You should feel happiness and pride. Instead, you yell “NOOOOOO!!!! NOT THE LITHUANIAN!” and immediately begin to paint yourself another in order to fill the void.

WIP “Lithuania, Revisited”

Ridiculous.

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PAINTING SET 1
A Sherlock Clinic, based on Thomas Eakins “A Gross Clinic" 
PAINTING SET 2 
La Grande Adlerisque, based on Ingres "La Grande Odalisque”
PAINTING SET 3
Self Portrait of Moriarty, based on Paul Gauguin’s “Autoportrait avec portrait de Bernard, ‘Les Miserables’”

All are now hanging in my apartment, and they’re my roommates’ pride & joy ;) ;)