Pictures from guest-artist show at Capiz Studio
Northrup King  First Thursday Open Studios.

May 4, 2017

May 4, Al Porter painting showing with Stephen Capiz at Capiz studio Northrup King Building first thurdays

Event Photos

Paintings Shown at Event

Battle Weary

Acrylic on raw on canvas construction, 2009–2011, approximately 30 x 60″

A medieval aging warrior returning from yet another brutal battle, hanging up the armor once again. Not throwing it out, because there will be more battles to fight.

It’s about struggle, hope, and the possibility of resurrection and redemption. See project page for more.


Next Piece

Oil on canvas, 2007, 30 x 40”

Ethereal forms and texture. Dreamlike bordering on surreal. An earlier piece that was moving in a direction I wanted to go with my work. Was an important Next Piece in my painting journey.


Eleven Eleven

Mixed media on raw canvas, 2008, 48 x 48”

A lot of action. Time of great change and chaos. Big bold stuff. Is that the Flux Capacitor from the movie Back to the Future in action?! Maybe it is. Is there a seagull flying from a cavern to the light? Why, yes it is.


Very Close

Oil on canvas, 2007, 36 x 36”

Bold strokes. Buttery texture. Not so subtle blending. Holding the world in a vast and uncertain universe. It’s about caring, connection, and observation.


Parental Guidance

Oil on canvas, 2013, 30 x 30”

Strong, sharp playful marks. Working with, and scratching out, the delicate nature of generational family communications. You know, family life…right!?


Mouth Kiss

Oil on canvas, 2012, 36 x 36”

Rough edges, uncertain, bold moves. Raw. Should I make a move? Can’t hold back. Some might say crude and sloppy, but they don’t know what love is (not like we do, right!?).


We’re Buddies, Right!?

Oil on Canvas, 2013 30 x 30”

Bold bright colors, soft but contrasting edges. Close and dynamic personal interaction. Maybe wrestling the way kids …or lovers do.


Family Time

Oil on Canvas, 2012 30 x 30”

Soft, subtle comfort. Evening in the woods glow. Maybe a childhood family camping trip; the time when you’re all in the tent snuggled-up telling ghost stories and bonding.



Oil on Canvas, 2012 30 x 30”

Soft, smooth, rubbed in marks, About tender personal contact.