Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wally-hol 2


Post #2 of my Wally Boag/Andy Warhol tribute. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wally-hol 1


For the Golden Horseshoe Revue Reunion in March, I am doing at least one painting, hopefully 2. My first painting will be what happens when you cross Andy Warhol and Wally Boag: Wally-hol. You’ll be watching this one as it progresses. Dimensions are 24"x24", medium is acrylic.



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Friday, January 25, 2008

Atlanta



Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being the city that I was somewhat excited to visit, yet most disappointed by. I felt like I had to work too hard to have a good time or to find much worth visiting...still, I did my best and came up with a few interesting sights. The first shot is a detail of the Candler Building. A trip to Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to Coke; this particular beauty is near Underground Atlanta, probably the biggest disappointment of the trip. I expected rich hidden history; instead, there’s a horrid tourist-trap mall.



My best meal of the trip was probably at Mick’s...love the fried green tomatoes!



A nearby house of worship provided a few nice photos:





Although a little on the cheesy side, I did thoroughly enjoy the Cyclorama:



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Baryshnikov


I really couldn’t even begin to tell you what inspired me to paint this one; maybe it was the way the two dancers intertwined...no idea...most likely I just needed to get some paintings done to fill out an exhibit and this seemed like a nice shot to try. Have no fear, the canvas and paint have been furnished...should have some progress photos to post soon. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Ennis House & Frank Lloyd Wright



For years I have wanted to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Angeles, and finally stumbled upon it somewhat by accident. The building itself is everything I imagined it would be; the lot it is situated on is not. I pictured a large sprawling lot and a long winding walk to this architectural wonder, with plenty of overgrown shrubs and Junipers along the way. The reality is much different; up a long winding drive (kinda' close...) where homes are built with practically zero-lot lines...you finally get to the Ennis House. It stands out like a sore thumb...in a good way. Its neighbors are somewhat of a hodge-podge. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my first visit and hope to see the interior some day. Many will recognize the Ennis House from movies and television, most notably from “Blade Runner.”



Once you get to the gate, how could you not want to enter with this view awaiting you on the other side?





Love the aged/weathered concrete blocks, even though they are probably in horrible shape, there is something beautiful about the way the concrete is becoming part of the environment in its deterioration.





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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Los Altos Hotel & Apartments



On my last trip to LA, I found a hidden treasure as I sought out the building used for the exterior of the now defunct series “Angel.” The Los Altos Hotel & Apartments Building is from 1925 and has undergone a top-notch restoration. Here are some views of this architectural gem, including a few of the Julia Morgan designed Hearst Suite.









The Hearst Suite:











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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Pee Wee Herman


The first time I saw “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” I just didn’t get it. But, like a fine wine (or something like that), my appreciation increased with age. A lot had to do with watching his Saturday morning TV show; what a classic; a great show for kids that adults could sit back and do a little wink-wink-nudge-nudge with the double entendre humor. One of the few kid shows that really encouraged creativity. So, natch when I saw this Rolling Stone cover, I had to paint it. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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