Category: Art

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.

April Show at Ozo Coffee, Arapahoe Location

April 1, 2013

I’ve got a show up at Ozo Coffee’s Arapahoe Location ( til the end of April.

Some photos

Ooh, a quick flyer:
Ozo show flyer

My First Spray-Paintering

March 22, 2013

Here are some photos of a recent spray-paint project for my cousin in San Francisco.

This was a fun project. I’m down for getting more practice at this crazy medium.

Some Gift Paintings

March 21, 2013

Here’s part 01

Part 02

Part 03

Part 04

Part 05 at Yer Service

Part 06 – Put Some Green On It

Part 07 – Gettin’ Colorful

Part 08 – Deciding Which Way is Up

Part 09 – Signed the Backs So I Can Remember Which Side Is Up

Part 10 – Isolation Layer Before The Rye Layer (with a little bit of texture and OOMPH)

Part 11 – The Templetoning

Part 12 – The Final Varnishing This Time It’s WAR


Some Old Acrylic Paintings got Varnished

March 8, 2013

Large Black and White Abstract

February 14, 2013

I left a large abstract painting with some random dude* at my last job in Iowa before moving to Colorado four years ago. Here’s the painting on his office wall, I believe.

*Please note: Ben Dillon.

Collection of Ben Dillon.

And Some More Encaustic Paintings in Progress

November 27, 2012

Here are some more encaustic paintings and iterations. Four on wood arranged annoyingly and one on plexiglass.

I’m still working on all these. This is a weird medium and I need more practice with the flame-thrower.

This Jake Sutton Character

November 25, 2012

I received a certain motivation to start this excellent portrait of Jake Sutton.

Please note: The Sutton family are distinguished patrons, so they get bonus artwork.

I’m gonna need to work a bit on the FACE.

Gonna do a slight pink adjustment and after that: Fuck it, I’m varnishing these and they’re done.


These are very much varnished and done.

These Old Skull Paintings

November 24, 2012

I just pulled these out with the intention of painting over them, but upon further inspection I’m not certain what to do with them. Sure it’s impractical to own two gigantic paintings of skull faces, but y’all are rich.

Oh crap I have detail views

And then I varnished them

These paintings are reversible

Big Ole Paintings Submitted to a Juried Show

November 23, 2012

This show is at Pirate in Denver. It’s a juried show, so I have no idea if I’ll get in. But take a look at these old 36″x48″ paintings I need to show more often and ultimately sell for $700 of MONEY.

Employee Knowledge

Satan Eat My Spleen

Goddamn Tornado

More Encaustic Paintings in Progress

November 20, 2012

Here are some more encaustic paintings and iterations. Two on wood, one on plexiglass.

I’ll probably be working on these for at least a few more class sessions. This is a weird medium.

Some of these are looking like a fine cheese and tomato sauce so far. All delicious.