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

Tile with Flowers

Starting tomorrow I will be away, attempting to photograph… a wedding. I’ve never attempted event photography… please wish me luck… I’m not the best with this many moving parts (I really, really hope I don’t screw it up)! Have a great weekend, everyone – see you in a week or so!

Walter Sobchak: “Dude, are you f*****g this up?”

- John Goodman – The Big Lebowski

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

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

Glam Flower

Did I just rock a bedazzled backdrop? Because… it seems like… that… just… happened.

Deb: “Okay, hold still right there. Now, just imagine you’re weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses. (*takes photo*) That was the one. I think that’s gonna come out really nice.”

- Tina Majorino – Napoleon Dynamite 

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

Permeable Area (and Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge 2013)

Permeable Area © Robert Jay Matejcek

Today’s post is a vague reference to cartooning legend Bearman’s green-haired avatar… and his annual charity challenge! If you haven’t already, please click here to find out how Bearman is once again donating his very own green to some great charities including: The Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank,  The Brandon C Gromada Head and Neck Cancer Foundation and Crayons to Computers. It’s a good deal from a good dude.

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in iPhoto)

Orange Mist

Orange Mist © Robert Jay Matejcek

This wasn’t orange. At all. But it is now. So… that happened… I guess.

Billy Madison (of his art project): “I drew the duck blue because I’ve never seen a blue duck before, and to be honest with you, I wanted to see a blue duck.”

- Adam Sandler – Billy Madison

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Back-Lit Bloom

Back-lit Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

More spring bits. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maximillian Cohen: “9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn’t know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see.”

- Sean Gullette – Pi

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Contrasty Dandelions

Contrasty Dandelions © Robert Jay Matejcek

Roses are red, Dandelions are yellow… unless I convert them to black and white and boost the contrast… er… whatever.

Sam Shakusky: “That sounds like poetry. Poems don’t always have to rhyme, you know. They’re just supposed to be creative.”

- Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Complements of Spring

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A flower-dealy finally showed up outside, so I thought I’d introduce some CrAzY complementary colors today. Eye-protection might be helpful. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Francis Whitman: “You love me!”

Peter Whitman (with Francis in a choke-hold): “Yes I do!”

Jack Whitman: “I love you too, but I’m gonna’ mace you in the face!”

- Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody & Jason Schwartzman – The Darjeeling Limited

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