Coke Bottle with Flowers

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I intended to paint the Coke. But then I drank it all. It’s kinda my thing.

(Also…tomorrow Annabelle and I kick off our Big MFA Program World Tour. 2013. Hopefully I won’t say anything too ridiculous. See you in a bit!)

Marcus Burnett: “Mike… Mike… please, man… can you go down… have a Coke and a smile? Please!”

- Martin Lawrence – Bad Boys

About this image: acrylic painting on 9″x24″ MDF panel

Stumped

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It’s a Two-for-Thursday! Because… you know… I couldn’t make up my mind. I just hope you weren’t expecting pens.

James Bond: “… not exactly Christmas, is it?”

Q: “Were you expecting an exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that anymore.”

- Daniel Craig & Ben Whishaw – Skyfall

About this image: digital photographs (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Orange Crush

This was a very delicate operation. Or… something like that.

‘ Follow me, don’t follow me…

 I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush

Collar me, don’t collar me…

I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush’

- Orange Crush – R.E.M.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop, printed and re-photographed digitally (Canon 600D) through ‘splattered’ glass – edited in Adobe Photoshop

Albino Alligator

So… you might be ‘used to’ my level of ‘random’. Er… I hope.

Frank Reynolds: “Well… I don’t know how many years on this earth I got left… I’m gonna’ get real weird with it.”

- Danny DeVito – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: acrylic painting on 18″x18″ MDF panel

Broccoli in Pink Gloss

A highly questionable source of vitamin… anything (something tells me the FDA would not approve). From the, “Honey… you’ll never guess what the neighbor is spray-painting now!” series of randomness.

Jason: “Well, I’m gonna go make a protein shake.”

- Jason Segel – Knocked Up

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Conjoined

Random fun with mechanically fastened fruit. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Julius Benedict: “My name is Julius and I am your twin brother.”

Vincent Benedict: “Oh, obviously! The moment I sat down I thought I was looking into a mirror.”

- Arnold Schwarzeneger & Danny DeVito – Twins

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Here’s my latest painting (with apologies to the good people at Kodak, and the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada).

Trent: “They’re gonna’ give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?”

Mike: “Do you think we’ll get there by midnight?”

Trent: “Baby, we’re going to be up five hundy by midnight!”

Mike: “Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!”

Trent: “Vegas baby! Vegas!”

Mike: “Vegas!”

- Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau – Swingers

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic

Window Shopping

So… here is a painting… that… I… painted. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Shop assistant: “Hello, can I help you?”

Vivian Ward: “I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.”

Shop assistant: “Oh.”

Vivian Ward: “You people work on commission, right?”

Shop assistant: “Yeah.”

Vivian Ward: “Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.”

- Dey Young & Julia Roberts – Pretty Woman

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic

Pinch

Behavior this odd (more cherry shenanigans here) just might get me excused from unpacking groceries in the future. So… that’s nice. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Gina: “Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant be-havior.”

- Renée Zellweger - Empire Records

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

NDSCS A101

I painted this for the folks at Horton Hall (North Dakota State College of Science). Somewhat ironically it’s the first time I’ve used a compass in about a bajillion years. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Lois: “Have you designed any buildings in New York?”

George Costanza: “Have you seen the, ah… new addition to the Guggenheim?”

Lois: “You did that?”

George Costanza: “Yup. Yup. It really didn’t take very long, either.”

- Renee Props & Jason Alexander – Seinfeld

About this image: acrylic painting on 18″ x 18″ panel