Thursday, October 27, 2011
This is part of my search for the unusual.
When you see a gasser style hot rod, most often it's either a '40'sWillys or a tri-five Chevy. Why not a Cadillac, or a Packard? You're pretty much guaranteed to stand out from the crowd wherever you are. What are the odds that there's going to be another 1955 Packard Gasser at any event you go to? Think of it this way; according to my crude math there were twice as many Chevrolet Del Ray club coupes produced in 1955 as there were Packards. That's the entire Packard line versus one lowly Chevy model. And how many of each survive today to be converted into gassers? I don't have figures on this, but I can only recall seeing one fifties Packard in 20 years of car shows, versus many hundreds of Chevys. Admittedly, I live in the sticks, but I don't imagine the ratio changes much in Los Angeles or New Jersey. As for the Willys, you can pretty much make your own from scratch these days. How exclusive is that?
Painted in watercolor, 14x21 inches.
The original painting is available here. Prints are available on ebay.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sometimes, you get a lot of little ideas, and all by themselves, the ideas are a little weird. Then you start putting the little ideas together. The weirdness multiplies. Sometimes it multiplies exponentially, and you end up with a painting depicting a woman with wings and horns posing next to a Dodge Power Wagon set up for a ten second quarter mile up a vertical rock face. It's sort of like a photo you might snap on a road trip, only with a hefty scoop of "what the...?".
Painted in watercolor, 14x21 inches. The original painting is available here. Prints are available in my ebay store.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We're presenting something a little different this week, a change of pace. Something without merfolk or disguised tentacle-y mind control beasties. No, today we present a perfectly ordinary, everyday scene.
This truck's been floating in my reference pile for about eight years. She almost made it into my Space Hitchhiker painting, but I decided to go another way. Now she's here, for your viewing pleasure, basking in the early evening sun.
Painted in Glorious Watercolor, 9.75x22 inches. The original painting is available here. Prints will be available soon.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Introducing the Busmarine! The ideal transportation solution for hardcore surfers and marine biologists.
This is the second painting that Meriwether has appeared in. He's the shark in the foreground, clearly amazed by the V-Sub's deep sea maneuverability. The shark in the background is Daedalus, and this is his first appearance in a painting. Don't ask him about his eye patch, he's a bit sensitive about it.
Painted in watercolor, 9x12 inches. The original painting is available here.