I was going for a feeling of triumph with this and I think I succeeded. I'm making a series of these prints. This is #2 so far. My grandfather on my mother's side was in World War II in the Navy and I keep it in mind all the time. All the sacrifices and triumphs.
In a desperate attempt to appeal to younger women, Hillary Clinton has had her head grafted onto a Finch.
"I needed to be more cute, trusting, and friendly, so I had my doctors attach my head to this Finch. YOLO, you know? Chirp chirp Chirp. I only eat bugs and seeds now, so I'm like totally a Vegan too! I'm Hillary Clinton and I've approved this motherf&@ckin message. Flotus out. Chirp"
I saw a photo of my author friend Nikki Guerlain on Facebook and was really inspired by it. She was nice enough to allow me to work with the image. The two figures in black and white are coming out from the light tunnel from the past and into the future. The guy on the right is tracking her down. There's also a heavy Blade Runner influence with this one.
Here's the rough digital sketch for a painting I'm working on. It's going to be painted on an extremely black material that's used in laser science. It absorbs around 99.98% of light. It may not be the blackest, but it's very close. The outline of the coffin will be with glow in the dark paint and her eyes will glow as well. Should be fun.
I was up late around 3am and had this vision of a cloaked woman in a winter landscape by a river with part of the background forming a skull. Listening to Bathory had an obvious influence. Can you find the skull? Metal.
I had a vision of a beautiful horned woman of immense power. I thought it would be interesting to take the Wiccan deities The Goddess and the Great Horned God of the Hunt and merge them into one being. That's not done in that tradition and they are generally separated. Personally, I like how the two are separated. It's more natural that way. Blessed be.
Here face is almost done. I'm fairly pleased with the progress for a change. I applied the paint to thinly at parts, so I'll have to paint over parts when it dries. The pencil sketch is coming through at parts, so I'll fix that ASAP.
I had this vision of a couple holding hands flying through a cathedral in space. naturally, I had to paint it on a holographic poster board. I first covered the whole thing black, then scraped off the areas where the stars were revealing the glittering holograph underneath. It's a beautiful effect.
I'm very pleased t say that the Four Horsemen have arrived! I finally finished the Four Horsemen painting. It took me several months to complete it, but I am quite pleased with the results. Your first impression may note the perceived grim subject. Upon further inspection, however, you may notice that the Death Horseman's scythe forms a head. There's a face in the clouds in there. The sun has a cloud in the form of a hand supporting it, like a mother holding her child. Apocalypse is Greek for "Revelation" or an uncovering of knowledge. It has very little to do with an ending. I like to have my art open to interpretation.
I so tired of winter here in Massachusetts. It's snowing all the time and it's late February. Enough already! I guess this image is me expressing my frustration with winter. Those are Vikings about to kick some dragon ass. They already took care of the Frost Giant!
I actually achieved all of the things on my resolutions list for 2013, so to continue with this trend, here's my list for 2014. The key I've learned is to keep it short and make them things that are within your immediate reach. People, especially Americans want total innovation NOW. They want to lose 150 pounds fast. It can happen, but it's just rare if it ever is done. Look, I am not an expert on weight loss, but I can tell you from my painting experience that I did NOT make a 10 ft x 7 ft oil on canvas painting overnight. It took a long time. I did that by working in bite size chunks. One day finish the clouds, the next day finish the grass, and so on. Things I KNEW I could easily actually achieve. This methodology is called Kaizen and I highly encourage you to read up on it if you aren't familiar. So here are my resolutions for 2014:
1.) Start Grad School.
2.) Make the multi-media art I have planned.
3.) Start a band.
Here's a rough digital sketch of a painting I'm working on. I had the idea of a Cat Dragon and had to do something with it. It's huge and it's got a sorceress on it. Possibly it's master. Not sure really I just go with the ideas as presented. The sorceress is the legendary actress Soledad Miranda. The background will not be white. The surface I'm painting on is very psychedelic and will be left bare to exploit it's vibrant colors.
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