Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Two Dancers (wow, I abused the white paint)

This was a final for one of my painting classes... a few years ago. It was an interesting process as to how this 'magnum opus' came about. The teacher I had at the time, Mario Moreno, always had a theme for us, his students, to work from when composing our paintings. For the final's theme each of us had to pick an instrumental song, and making a representational painting of that composition.
For the next three weeks, all of us listened to our songs, over, and over, and over, and over... Some of the other student's swore that this assignment killed their love of their song of choice. I won't forget one of the old dogs borrowed his granddaughter's CD player, and without shame wore that pink and purple electric device.
At one point I found myself stumped with something. That male figure was so darn hard to figure out! I couldn't get anything right. So, biting my tongue, I hired a male model. First time I ever hired a live model to help me with my painting, and the first time I had a guy shirtless in my bedroom (don't freak out, ma!). He was promptly paid in In 'n Out food.
By and by, the song that I used was Philip Glass' and Ravi Shankar's haunting song, Offering. The whole album, Passages, is certainly a excellent source of inspiration to the muse.
But even to this day, I still have to skip Offering.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The long track to Destany (Incomplete)

The protagonist, though battle-weary, moves through the dead terrain to his MacGuffin. This painting suffers from a lack of a photographic reference for a couple of things (no, I"m not going to say where). I'm hoping that sometime, maybe this fall, I could get this puppy finished.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gunmen in Jungle

Wayne Thiebaud says from time to time that would deliberately 'steal' from other artists. Who did I steal this from? Well... I'm not the type who kisses and tells ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tri Painting

11"x13" on mix media. Purple, orange, and green (or in any order you want it), painted on textured surface for a fun, yet comprehendable, interest. Would make a nice wall decoration in a warm room.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The REAL story of Eiffel's Tower

Alexandre Eiffel: Mah confidontz, I haz created ze icon of gay Parie fer dez World'z Fairr!

Everyone else: Bravo! Bravo Eiffel! It iz magnificont, but izn't it ah wee'z bit... droopy?
Alexandre Eiffel: Droopy? Zis iz de directionz you told moi to do. Gay and free moving like we (oi...? lol) French are!
Everyone else: True, buuuuut we don't wantz an embarizment like Crystal Palace.
Alexandre Eiffel: Very well, but can I getz a raize-
Everyone else: NO!
Alexandre Eiffel: Okey...