Thursday, January 24, 2013

Marine Weirdos #10

This is one of those pieces that evolve without me ever really knowing the story.  I start with some hot rod reference photos and a blank panel,  then something happens,  and I end up with a painting and a bunch of questions.

What's the intrepid explorer guy doing in the deep with a T-bodied Ford?  Are those mers good or evil? Does that toolbox contain sandwiches?  Just what deep recesses of my mind-brain are generating ideas like this?  This is one of those rare times I don't have it all figured out.

I wonder if Leonardo ever looked in his sketchbook and thought, "Where did THAT idea come from?"

Painted in oil on an 8x10 panel.  Available for purchase here.

Friday, January 18, 2013


"It's awful quiet around here.  Too quiet.  I can hear myself think.  Gonna have to do something about that.  I think I'll give that killer whale a call for starters, have him bring his band."

Messing around with color a bit here.  I wanted something less than the usual bright blue summer sky I typically throw into a scene.   So I added some transparent red iron oxide to my sunny sky mix of pthalo blue, white, and a trace of Naples yellow.  I think it worked out well.  It has a sort of vaguely gloomy underwater quality, like the pregnant moment before a storm, when all hell breaks loose.  Which I guarantee will happen once that killer whale gets here.  That whale ROCKS!

6x9 inches, oil on panel.  Available for purchase here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Space Weirdos

To go boldly where no Weirdo has gone before!

Maybe they're looking for those joyriding spaghetti creatures.

6x6inches, oil on panel.  Sold.