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

Mixed Resolutions

My latest painting… sorry the photo is a bit ‘off’ (‘computer issues’ and ‘operator issues’ don’t play well together). You get the idea, though. Kinda.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hansel (*holding computer above head*): “We’ve got thirty years worth of files, right here, in this computer, that are going to bring you down! (*throws / smashes computer*) Where did all the files go?”

– Owen Wilson – Zoolander

About this image: acrylic painting on 8.5″ x 24″ MDF 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

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

Of a Feather

I actually finished a painting in under a month. Which is warp speed… for me, anyway.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: “Helm… warp one… engage!”

Patrick Stewart – Star Trek: The Next Generation

About this image: acrylic painting on 12″x 24″ canvas

The New Fives

Hopefully this painting reminds you a bit of a U.S. five dollar bill. Or part of it, anyway. Crackle/distressed background texture(s), lightly rusted line-work and shinny copper sides… just F.Y.I.

Me: “Honesty, Abe… you took forever paint, too!”

A.L: “Dude! Nearly four score and seven years!”

Me: “Dude!”

A.L: “Dude!”

(my original Abraham Lincoln piece here)

About this image: acrylic painting on 10″x30″ canvas

Fresh Fruit

You might be thinking, “Is that… a little… um…” Well, maybe. But it’s completely made-up, so you get to create your own narrative. Which is more fun anyway. Right?

Ned Plimpton: “You don’t know me. You never wanted to know me. I’m just a character in your film.”

Steve Zissou: “It’s a documentary. It’s all really happening.”

Ned Plimpton: “Well, d**n you for that.”

Owen Wilson and Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: Replicated supermarket ad created in Adobe Illustrator then printed, stained, distressed and collaged on 16″x16″ canvas – large text painted in acrylic and distressed – figure and fruit painted in acrylic – sides painted in white crackle/distressed acrylic with some torn bits of ad and painted text wrapping around

No. 10

I don’t think I’ve posted a painting in some time, so… let me start by apologizing to your cones and rods (I’ll find something a little less saturated for everyone’s recovering retinas tomorrow).

Today is an experiment. Back in the day (when I produced a successful marginal webcomic), I drew a strip referencing Andy Warhol / Pop Art. The outcry was… surprising. Honestly, I’m indifferent to most Pop Art, but if poor A.W. was still alive, the majority of my audience would have called for his white-haired head.

It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. Should you find yourself wanting to strangle me, please remember, my lungs are already full of spray paint from the above project. *cough cough wheeze*

See? I’m suffering, too.

About this image: Enamel & Acrylic on 24″x30″ canvas

A Second Hand Travel Log

In an attempt to keep things balanced (as they never are around here) I’ve decided to post a mixed media piece today. Or four. But they pretty much go together. I think.

I’ve never been to any of these cities, but I did sell the pieces… so that was pretty cool.

Now where did I put that Dramamine?

About this image: mixed media – graphite drawings of structures / maps & solvent transferred ‘stamps’ – scanned / combined with digital type – gel medium transfer onto (4) painted 10″x10″ panels