Category: Art

I Built This City for Justin Brancato

February 23, 2014

A certain Justin Brancato character suggested:
For your next show you should install the paintings as if the sides were the FACE of the canvas. You have my blessing.

So I built this city of paintings in progress for the benefit of one Justin Brancato.

New Panels for Kevin

February 8, 2014

These portraits of weird-looking white males are for Kevin Kooyman’s Panel Project in Iowa.

Some Autumnal Drawings

November 16, 2013

Here are some recent drawings done with my sweet multicolor pens (Pilot G2s, FYI).

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Twenty Small Paintings at Colorado Conservatory of Dance

September 28, 2013

I put up twenty small paintings at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance with my good friends and patrons, Heather and Jake Sutton.

These are for sale and the prices range from $40-80. The goal for this year was to try out smaller, cheaper, less skully paintings, and this will be a good chance to test ’em out in a kid-friendly setting yep yep!

Special thanks to @tcabeen for providing some of the titles.

Check out the fancy label

Check out the fancy label


Running Man / Moonwalk Triptych Canvas Prints

August 18, 2013

Hey, this triptych printed on three 12″x16″ stretched canvases is available for $200, y’all.

These will be prints on canvas. The sides of the canvas will be black.

These paintings are about dance moves, and they were done quickly in late 2008.

Contact info is michael at if you’re interested.


Here is a photo of the actual prints. Dangit, the black color on the bottom of the originals screwed up the bottom.

Paintings at Luscious Nectar, Fort Collins

July 7, 2013

Checkemitout I’ve got paintings showing at the Luscious Nectar smoothie bar up in Fort Collins, Colorado during July 2013.

I was not able to attend the opening, but there appears to have been some breakin’ dancin’.

I will be live painting July 19 at this location.

I think both these photos were taken by the promoter and DJ, Chris Whitman.

Big 'ol Wall Spin on yer Head


Alright, the live-painting is done as of July 19, 2013. Here are three photos. First two are from Luscious Nectar and Chris Whitman, and the last is my photo.

Michael Herring Live Painting - Stage 1 Michael Herring Live Painting - Stage 2 Michael Herring Live Painting - Stage 3

Another Update

Got a good close up of my painting with proper light and alla that, courtesy Chris Whitman.
See it:

It's a close-up.