“666” series of paintings

2February 2006

To continue catching this blog up to the present, let us take a look at my past again…

When I was working on this, things were not going my way.  Just before this painting, I was selling my work on a regular bases.  I was also spending money like there was no tomorrow, thinking that the sales wave would never end.  It did, and as sales of paintings had stopped for several months, I was less than broke and fast going into serious debt to characters that I should have just stayed away from.  I started throwing parties where I sold paintings for next to nothing, just to get some cash together for food, which sucked as I was only eating rice because I could buy a 50 pound bag for twenty dollars.  If I was lucky, I had canned tuna to go with my rice.  Things sucked.

This six-panel work is a self-portrait from a previous studio.
It was painted to simply reflect the moment in a clever way. 

Adam M. Considine  1998

666 a
oil on canvas

666 b
oil on canvas

666 c
oil on canvas

666 d
oil on canvas

666 e
oil on canvas

666 f
oil on canvas

We all go through the self imposed lessons of being broke…
…It sucks, we find a way to survive and do better next time.