Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dolly as the Red-Headed Wench


World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard is at it again; this time, their exhibit will feature art celebrating Dolly Parton. Big hair, teeth, and...naturally, I thought to combine Disney & Dolly and ended up with the Red-Headed Wench from Pirates of the Caribbean. Keep your fingers crossed, folks...hopefully this will be a bulls-eye! The painting will be 24"x36" and today is day one of its creation with my sketch directly onto the canvas. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.


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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Marilyn on Mailer


The pose of Marilyn Monroe that I worked from to create this painting many moons ago graced the cover of Normal Mailer’s infamous book. Although the text is extremely questionable, the selection of photos is incredible. The interesting thing about this particular photo is that depending upon which book you see it in, it can look entirely different. Some of the exposures make Marilyn look half dead, while others (like the one in the particular edition I owned) emphasize the over-accentuated glamour of her Hollywood persona. As I have grown older, I tend to prefer to paint Marilyn in a more "natural" state and not so plasticized. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.


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San Diego Santa Fe Train Station



As I have gotten older, my appreciation for trains has increased; classic trains that is, and especially the classic stations/depots that used to dot most towns across this majestic nation. One of these classic stations if the Santa Fe Station in downtown San Diego. Feast your eyes on this marvel of yesteryear.















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