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

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

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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

Victory Belle

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I finally finished my ‘nose art’ painting (Glenn Miller, anyone?)!

Captain Miller (of propaganda): “… ‘The Statue of Liberty is kaput’ – that’s disconcerting.”

– Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan

About this image: acrylic painting on aluminum flashing riveted to 24″ x 32″ hardboard panel

Comparable

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I’d hoped to share a milk droplet photo today, but after several hours of complete failure set-backs I decided to take a break and post some vector art instead. Take that, foodstuffs. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Ron Burgundy: “It’s so damn hot… milk was a bad choice…”

– Will Ferrell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

From Russia with Love

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I’m painfully slow, but this painting took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Due to its scale I used a pin to paint quite a bit of the background (St. Basil’s Cathedral –  a building I’ve always had a crush on). Partially inspired by ‘From Russia with Love‘ and instant film  it seems pretty cool that 1963 was significant in the history of both… (according to my… um… ‘research department’, anyway).

Tatiana Romanova: “The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?”

James Bond: “Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.”

Daniela Bianchi & Sean Connery – From Russia with Love

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 – ‘date-stamp’ is a gel medium transfer of digital text

Plastic Porter

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I might have jumped a little. Full-disclosure. Although, on second thought, I’m pretty sure I could out-run this dude. Still, such creepiness will probably affect the tip.

Wes Mantooth: “What, you guys can’t say one thing?! Even the guy that can’t think said something! You guys just stand there?! Come on!”

– Vince Vaughn – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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

Twain (in progress)

Friday is Mark Twain’s birthday so posting one of my author drawings seemed appropriate-ish (Poe here and Alcott here). I’ve been transferring these drawings into 3-D / Mixed Media pieces (about 95% complete) which I hope to finish in a decade or so. If I’m lucky.

Mark Twain: “Are you ever gonna finish one of these confounded ‘projects?’ I swear, son… you are slower than molasses on a winter’s morn’!”

Me: “Mole… asses?!” *giggle*

Mark Twain: *sigh* “I do declare… that boy may be a bit dull, but at least he’s plain-spoken!”

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board

Of Reposts and Shameless Self-Promotion

I usually don’t repost things, but I was so shocked pleasantly surprised to learn this photo made it into The Antique & Classic Camera Blog Image Contest I decided to make an exception! If you’ve got an extra minute or two please consider checking out all the other great entries (featuring some beautiful equipment and processes). And, if you feel like it, please vote for any of the eight images you like best. Although, if entry No. 4 happens to be your favorite… I wouldn’t feel too badly about that.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop