Blood Multimedia Paintings

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Willie Little 2017-18 Oxidation Paintings

Red Canyon
Oil and Rust Medium on Panel
48 x 60 x 2
Available at Rice Polak Gallery Provincetown, MA
Scooner Bay Totem
Rust Medium on Panel
12 x 48 x 3, 2018
Available at Rice Polak Gallery

Scooner Babies Diptych
12 x 24 x 3 each
Available at Rice Polak Gallery Provincetown, MA


Jade Forest

48 x 48 x 2
Oxidation Painting on panel Available at Rice Polack Gallery
 Provincetown MA

Jade Forest detail A


Jade Forest detail B


Hint of Turquoise
Rust Medium on Panel
24 x 48 x 3, 2018

Lake Way
Rust Medium on Panel
48 x 48 x 2, 2016
At Robollo Home
Lakeway, Texas

Lakeway Detail

Scarlet Storm
48 x 60 x 3

Marine Layer 12 x 72 x 2
Oxidation Painting on Panel 2016 at Rice Polak Gallery
Provincetown, MA

Marine Layer Detail A
Marine Layer Detail B


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Willie Little 2016 Multimedia Paintings

                                            Jade Falls

                               Multimedia oil, wax medium and rust medium on canvas 2016
                                                                     30 x 40 x 1.5 Sold  Rice Polak Gallery

                                                                      Detail Jade Falls


                                                                 Blood Tangerine Storm
                                             Multimedia oil, wax medium on canvas 2016 Sold
                                                                             Rice Polak Gallery

Detail Blood Tangerine Storm
Detail Blood Tangerine Storm

Turquoise Intersection
                                   Multimedia oil, wax medium, rust medium on panel, 2016
                                                    48 x 48 x 2.5 in plus wood frame Available

Detail Turquoise Intersection



                                                                Red Canyon 1
                                   Multimedia oil, wax medium, rust medium on panel, 2016
                                                                48 x 60 x 2.5  Available


Red Canyon 1 Detail A


                                                              Red Canyon 1 Detail B



Blood Multimedia Paintings at Rice Polak Gallery

Blood Orange 40 x 48 x 3, 2013 Sold

Detail image above

Dual Panel Abstract A, 12 x 16 x 3, 2013 Sold

Dual Panel Abstract B, 12 x 16 x 3, 2013 Sold

Red Hot, 24 x 48 x 3, 2015 Sold

Detail image above Sold

Blood Multimedia oil and wax medium paintings

In this series the title can have multiple meanings to many different people:
Mainly used in the UK, "blud" comes from bredrin (brother) or blood brother blud,
doesn't have to mean a literal brother, more like a friend, "how you blud?" "safe blud."
Urban “blud” means homie, bro in the hood or gangsta bros. However, the word Blood
strikes a specific cord to me.    

In 2013 I suffered a near death illness. During my recovery, these multimedia paintings beginning with Blood Orange metaphorically reflects my intense anger, rage, passion
and desire to dig myself out from near death with a resilience and determination to
gouge and scrape away- digging for blood,from the surface, the dark disparity into
the light of life, survival to thrive, give thanks and have gratitude to be alive.

Willie Little

Artist & Storyteller

All the work sold Summer 2015 at:

                                                              Rice Polak Gallery
                                                           430 Commercial Street
                                                         Provincetown,MA 02657
                                                            Marla Rice.Director

In the Hood Highlights

                                                                     Tea Bagger Gown
                                             Multimedia Assemblage adorned with over 1000 tea bags
                                                                           Life size

Tea Bagger Gown detail

                                  Jemima Red, Abstract Diptych, Oil, wax medium on panel
                                                             24x 72x 3, 2014

                                                               Jemima Red Detail

                                                             Minstrel Doll Chandelier detail
                                                    Multimedia crystal chandelier (working)
                                                                   35 x 35 x 55

                                                    At exhibition in Charlotte, NC 2014
                                                      in front of  my 20ft tall Klan Hood

These pieces come from the In the Hood installation that opened at the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte in 2014. The suggestion that the Tea Party, in many ways tantamount to the new KKK, in subversive ways mock race today in ways just as damaging as the black face entertainers of the 1830s and 1950s. See more with


Reviews and blog comments in link below

No Tea, No Shade Multimedia Paintings

                                             Shade, 30 x 40 x 2.5, 2015, $5000

                                                            Detail Image above

                                   Breathe..., I can't,  30 x 40 x 2.5, 2015, $5000

                                                                    Detail image above

These paintings are part of and inspired by a large scale installation called In the Hood, a socio political satire suggesting the right wing faction of the Tea Party is the new KKK. The installation opened in Charlotte, North Carolina in the fall of 2014 to cause a stir in state known for voter suppression and other racially charged issues.

The exhibit invites the viewer to cross over, to engage with one another as well as the work. Rapper Common stated eloquently about the 2015 film Selma about an epic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 , “it awakened my humanity. “ This work invites us to do the same but also look deep inside at today's American racial divide as it rises in the 21st century.

link for exhibition images:

No Tea, No Shade... Multimedia paintings
The multimedia paintings use a graffiti inspired form of abstract expressionism as it turns phrases of urban slang and responds to words of hate. It flips Eric Garners' phrase--the victim who was put in a choke hold by NYPD. And it artfully plays with the gay urban slang shade as it can be used in clever ways to tell us like it is...
Urban Dictionary definitions:
No Tea No Shade A phrase meaning: I'm not trying to come for you or offend you, but this is what its really like.

All Tea No Shade
Tea is the meaning of gossip and shade is in the form of a diss.

A shortened version of "disrespect"

Why you be dissin' me?