Monday, May 26, 2008

Dial M for Madonna: World of Wonder Opening


Although I used to exhibit on a VERY frequent basis when I lived in Indiana, ever since I moved to California 9 years ago, my output of art has slowed down to a trickle. Too many other distractions. So, it was awesome to be contacted by the World of Wonder Gallery in Hollywood about having a few of my pieces in their exhibit, "Dial M for Madonna,” from 5/23-6/23 (6650 Hollywood Blvd., corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Cherokee). This is the kind of thing I need more of to get my ass in gear and back to the canvas with the paints. Here are some photos from opening night:









A cuff from Madge’s Drowned World Tour:



And the installation wouldn’t have been complete with M’s videos being shown on the wall:



Ru Paul and Norman Kopi were also on hand:





Everyone seemed to be having lots of fun, socializing, voguing, and sucking down their Kabbalah water:







Many thanks to Steven Corfe for contacting me to part of this exhibit. To see more of my art, visit my regular website. Here is a link to the show that will have 2 of my Madonna paintings.



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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 7: DONE!


A few days away was a good thing. I THINK I am happy with the result...it will take a few days for some perspective. However, it’s going up to Hollywood today for the exhibit, so as the famous line goes, "It is what it is." My thought on leaving all the trees, lights, and buildings out of the background was that I didn’t want anything to detract from Madge; thus the simple colors. To see more of my art, visit my regular website. Here is a link to the show that will have 2 of my Madonna paintings.



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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 6: The Finish Line


It’s almost there; a little more work on the hair. As for the background, it seems to be missing something...it just isn’t quite right. Maybe a few days away will help me come back and zoom down the home stretch. To see more of my art, visit my regular website. Here is a link to the show that will have 2 of my Madonna paintings.



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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Bradbury Building



The Bradbury Building is a Los Angeles architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway (3rd and Broadway). Commissioned by millionaire Lewis Bradbury and designed by architect George Wyman. It has been used for the films “Double Indemnity” (1944) & “Blade Runner” (1982).









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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 5: No Rushing


I REALLY wanted this done so that I could take it up to LA, but there is just too much I want to do with it to rush it through. A few more days... To see more of my art, visit my regular website. Here is a link to the show that will have 2 of my Madonna paintings.



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Monday, May 12, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 4: Doing Better


Feeling a little better on this one now that I have gotten much more under my belt yesterday. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 3: The "Oh S&*T" Moment


Whenever I do a painting under deadline, I usually come to what I call the “Oh S&*t” moment when I realize that I have a lot still to do. I have reached that point on this one. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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Friday, May 09, 2008

Balboa Park Cactus Garden



One of my favorite "hidden gems" of San Diego is the Cactus Garden located in Balboa Park. Feast your eyes on these images and you’ll see why.











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Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Hitchhiker Pt. 2


Moving slowly on this one; here’s a view from my first paint session on it. Still not sure how this one will turn out. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.



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