Howdy gunslinger.

Before making and selling my paintings, I seriously only painted like once in my life:

A project for art class. A lighthouse near the coast.

It was terrible. I hated it. I never seriously painted again in my life.

How I got into painting, I don’t really know…

Actually I do.

See, in March of 2017 (not too long ago) I was watching a video from H3H3Productions about “How to Make Modern Art.” The video was satirical about how simple things become hailed as modern classics and that it all stemmed from the work of Jackson Pollock (which might be true, but I’m not 100% sure).

The video, as funny as it was, actually piqued my curiosity. I’m not one for structure, and drawing figures has never been my strong point, and so after seeing Pollock’s work, I set out make one of my own.

The results? Well. Nothing like it.

My first painting was Duality and was a couple of brushstrokes and a bit of splash.

While it wasn’t bad, it was far from “good.” But after finishing it, I felt proud of it. I hung it up, and showed family and friends. They liked it too. And I was hooked.

Flash forward, and I’ve made hundreds more since, each one refining my style a little more. I started with drip paintings, then moved into poured, then kind of settled on scraped and dabbed.

My paintings are extension of my philosophy of life itself:

Attempting to add structure to an otherwise chaotic, ever evolving world. Every day starts out similar, but ends differently.

So does every painting.

Over time, my style has evolved from a style similar to Pollock’s to one that was reminiscent of Gerhard Richter, until I finally found “my style”:

Dabbed gloss enamel paintings.

If you like what you see, be sure to follow me on social media, check out my original works, and if you need anything, let me know.

Have an amazing day.

Coty Schwabe

PS. If you find a piece that you like, but need different sizes, colors, etc, contact me today! I’ll make you the custom piece in less than a week, and if you don’t like it, you don’t buy it! It’s a win-win!

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