Thursday, March 29, 2012

Grandpa S.

He's old, arthritic, makes funny noises, and occasionally leaks.  He needs to be jump-started at the most inopportune times.  There was that time he had a breakdown in front of your friends at the beach.  And don't even get me started on the fire.  But it's Grandpa, dammit!  He's family. so just make some room in the garage and toss sawdust on the floor.  Because that's what family does.

Digital photo, lomo-ated in cactus juice and vacuum tube fluid.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Prototype

There are a lot of merfolk who want to participate in the surface world's car culture, but many of them are unable to breathe air.  For them, we've developed the Self Contained Out of water Breathing Apparatus survival solution.  The durable and flexible exoskeleton is built to withstand heavy abuse and maintain the approptiate internal pressure for maximum comfort.  A sophisticated O2 exchange system keeps the internal water layer oxygenated, while a patented radiator grid in the fin keeps it cool, even under the blistering desert sun.  UV rated eyepieces are adjustable and can be ordered with night vision and IR packages for deep, dark water car enthusiasts.

10x19.5 inches, painted in watercolor (what else?).  Available here.  The painting, not the suit.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Finders Keepers 7

This is the seventh piece in the FK series, and the first one that doesn't feature a mermaid (if you count the girl in FK6 as a mermaid; opinion is split on that issue).

It's a bit of a strange piece, really.  I just put two drawings from other projects together, added some floating rocks and Voila, painting.  The basic story is pretty much the same as in all the other FK paintings; girl finds unattended truck, girl claims truck as her own, unseen owner is confused at the absurd image of a mermaid or blindfolded angel making off with what was his truck.  Of course, in FK6 the booty was a Cadillac ambulance, and FK9 features an Airstream trailer.

What madness will FK10 reveal? Do tentacles play a role?  Stay tuned.

14x21 inches, painted in Glorious Watercolor.

(Insert copyright notice and threats of disembowelment here.)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Low Power Wagon, In Glorious Color!

The color version of this post.  The idea is that this is a barn find, discovered after about two decades under a leaky roof.  After being extricated from beneath a pile of gunny sacks, the truck is simply cleaned, polished, and given a mechanical once over.  No new paint or other cosmetic work.  Not sure if you could match that color, anyway.  It was a custom mix, and no one can find the original recipe.

Of course, the question remains; is it possible to do this to a four wheel drive Power Wagon and keep it four wheel drive?  If it is, it would be awesome.

Painted in watercolor, 10x21 inches.