I love that flocking autumn blackbirds through the crack in the South Dakota barn wall hunting pheasants with dad and brothers circa 1990s...

These pieces began as a sort of Pop project. I always thought it would be fun and fascinating to make a painting out of nail lacquer, what a palette and surface! After a recent trip abroad I came home and thought, why not now? What the heck? If you do the math, I my age most of us have about 10,000 days left, which would put us in our mid-80’s, so as a motivator I thought, why not now? Hence, the first ever Nail Lacquer paintings!

If you’d like to read more about the development of this process — a deeper dive — please go to patreon.com/stevesasschwartz