Cold Water Extraction – Done

I think I’m happy with this painting and consider it “complete” now. A reminder for anyone seeing only this entry that the painting was very difficult to photograph accurately because it is painted with iridescent pearl pigment. With this completion I don’t have any major painting projects on the go, so now I have to decide what to tackle next.

Click to zoom in, and this painting is currently unsold if anyone want to make me a reasonable offer.



  1. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    Glad you finally got the time to finish it.
    Wish I could see it in person.
    Hope that it ends up with the right person. :)

    Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  2. Nicole wrote:

    It looks awesome!

    Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  3. ASSid23 wrote:

    nice nice:))

    Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm | Permalink
  4. cirrin wrote:

    I like the extra snakes too.

    Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Francesco wrote:


    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 4:33 am | Permalink
  6. tim wrote:

    and if i was not a poor college student with no money
    not to mention the fact that i have no room
    then i would buy it myself

    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  7. ash_issom wrote:

    Just wondering, (not offering wish i could) but how much do your pieces go for, i would really like to own one but don’t think its within my price range, what have you usually expected?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    It takes me 10 to 30 hours to do a painting, and about $100 in supplies, so I charge based on that…

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
  9. madison wrote:

    hey there,
    do you do painting commisions? I’m not sure if thats the right word.. something along the lines of an idea or request? just out of curiosity.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  10. herreras wrote:

    Shannon can you please explain how can I do the cold water extraction and what pills do I need to use?

    Monday, March 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  11. Shannon wrote:

    Madison – I do sometimes, yes.

    Herreras – Um… ok… Well, if you have pills that are combination pills that have aspirin or tylenol in combination with an opiate like codeine, and you just want the codeine, you can dissolve them in cold water. Because the opiate is far more soluble of the two, if you then filter them, the water will be “codeine water” with very little aspirin/etc in it, so you can take legal over-the-counter pills and convert them into a fairly strong painkiller or euphoric drug (if you didn’t do this, you wouldn’t be able to take enough of them to get a strong codeine effect without the other components making you sick). If you’re actually going to do it — which I don’t recommend! — you should use an aspirin based one not an acetaminophen based one, because an aspirin overdose (if you filter it wrong) is far, far less toxic.

    Really, you shouldn’t be doing this! I’m explaining it just to explain the painting!

    Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm | Permalink
  12. herreras wrote:

    ok shannon thanks for the explanation, and no, I will not do this, first because my body is too sensible for drugs and second cause I dont know the exactly amount of aspirin I should use, hauhauahuaha. But thanks anyway and congrats for the painting it looks really amazing.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  13. herreras wrote:

    By the way, I once read that you did (or tried) to do a research on the effects of lsd on painting perception and making. Do you still have it on your data base? can you please pass it to me on my e-mail? I found the subject really interesting so I will be glad if you can share this. Thanks again.
    Ps: What about the eyeball tattoo?, i didnĀ“t
    see any updates about that does it turn out ok?

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  14. Shannon wrote:

    The LSD thing was in high school (seriously — very cool teacher!) so I don’t have it any more. I haven’t touched LSD in fifteen years.

    Eyeball tattoo turned out fine, for what it was. More is needed.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  15. herreras wrote:

    I never touched it at all……. do you know anyone who can send it to Brazil? hauahuahuah kidding, but I thought that it was a more “seriously” research,like a thesis or somenthing like that. So thats it, congrats again for the painting and the good work on modblog & bme. by the way if you can (and if anyone who reads this wants) add me on msn:, I need to pratice my english. see ya.

    Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 7:22 am | Permalink
  16. Wow, yeah another one.. That is very impressive.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:36 am | Permalink
  17. B. wrote:

    I love your work. If I had more money / more room I’d make you an offer I’m sure!

    If you do anything on a smaller scale though I would probably buy that. 48″ x 56″ is a tad too big for my place

    Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  18. robster wrote:

    I actually love this piece, the first piece of art I’ve seen in a long time where I’ve said “I want that!”

    I’d definitely want a print of it, will you only be selling the prints in the same 48″ by 56″ dimensions or would you be able to scale up? I’d love a huge one!



    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7:23 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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