Paintings are available and for sale during the Opelika Songwriters Festival. To purchase a painting, click on the image above, complete the checkout process, and pick the painting up at the end of your time at the festival. Must show ID and proof of purchase.
5-6 years ago I read a story Tony Paris wrote in Creative Loafing. Turns out Abe was playing at 30a Songwriters Festival. I am one of the staff photographers at 30a. We met, talked, and I saw him live. I bought a couple CD’s and several /Mixed Media paintings, then bought some more. I believe I own around 30 of Abe’s paintings. We chatted one day after and I noticed he was doing amazing work on everything from a bottle to a banjo. I asked if would he like to paint on Lou, Bruce, Rotten, and others. He said, "yes!" So here we go...
Can’t wait to see what you all think.
Abe's mixed media art is made with roofing tar that is thinly applied to plywood, musical instruments, old damaged vinyl records, and whatever else he can stick tar on. It is cured for 30 days then he carves his images in the tar with a screwdriver or an ice pick. Finally, he paints the tar with acrylic paints and seals it with a clear gloss acrylic sealer.
In this collaboration, Abe uses his technique as well as adds in Rick Diamond's photographs, sealing them with epoxy resin.