Archive for January, 2012

La Tristeza

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Right before the end of the year, I got back into a painting mood.  This mood change was prompted by the deadline of an upcoming show.

The show I was working toward is Kickflip at the Rendition Gallery in Fort Collins, CO.  The theme of the show as told by Rendition Gallery “An art exhibit themed on skateboards and shoes. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, and photography will be on display. Lots of hand painted skateboard decks will grace our walls.”

A few years ago I had ordered some blank decks, but the opportunity to work on them had never arisen before.  I stared worked on two decks, and regularly posted work-in-progress shots to my Facebook pages (Allan’s page and’s page) and got lots of positive feedback.  So much so that one of the decks sold before being completed while a third was commission in a similar style by an artist friend.  So I only ended up competing one skateboard deck to be included in the show.  It is titled La Tristeza, and can be seen below.  I will post more images of the other decks when they are done.  Again, my Facebook pages are the best way to follow my progress on uncompleted works.

The show opens Friday, January 6 and runs to January 27.  If you are in the area, stop by and see my deck along with the works of many other talented artists.

alarment La Tristeza 1 allan armenta


alarment La Tristeza 5 allan armenta