Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Surf Weirdos #4

I have a theory about 1960's vans.  It states that a '60's van looks best when painted the color of a Skittle or an M&M.  Supermarket M&Ms only, please. No special order colors allowed.  Except Electric Green.

The exception to this rule is if you plan to put a Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica. montage on your ride.  In that case, the appropriate base color is Licorice Black.

I would further recommend that the shag carpet interior be done in earth tones, but it's not absolutely required.  And for Pete's sake, bolt down that lava lamp!

Painted in watercolor, 8x9 inches.  Original painting available at Daily Paintworks.
Prints available on ebay.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Walking The Dog #3

You know how it goes.  You're walking down the street with your dog, and suddenly he gets distracted by something terribly interesting.  What was once a pleasant walk transforms into a Herculean tug of war as doggie tries to glean every particle of data possible from the subject of his interest, while you try to keep him as far away as possible from the thing, which is, in all likelihood, completely disgusting.  It takes at least three blocks to get Sparky back in line, though he still looks back every few steps, the thing seared into his tiny mind.

And you know you're going to have to use an alternate route when walking for the next week or so.

About 8.5x10.5 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available at Daily Paintworks.  Prints available at ebay.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Surf Weirdos #3

It's not as easy as you might think to surf a van.  They're more expensive than boards, surprisingly, sometimes costing thousands of dollars.  Maintenance is more costly as well, as there are more parts and more fluids involved than even the most finicky wood boards require.  The weight makes paddling out a Herculean effort, unless you can afford an outboard motor.  Steering on a wave is more hope and prayer than actual result.  Rust is always a worry, and draining after a wipeout can take weeks.  But nothing can replace that look on people's faces when you wash up on the beach after hangin' ten in a van.

Painted in oil on a 6x8 inch panel.  Available for purchase here.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Space Weirdos #2

"Roger that, Houston.  We have stage 2 separation."

Or, if you prefer, you can supply your own pithy remark about the International Space Station.

Painted in oil on a 6x14 inch panel.  It's available for purchase on Daily Paintworks.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Artie's Day Off

Artie likes to unwind after a hard week, and nothing relaxes him more than risking life and tentacle in his hopped up Phaeton.

I did this small watercolor as a bit of fun for a friend's art project, and I'm thinking I should do more of them.  "Watercolor Weirdos" has a certain ring to it, I think.

7x12 inches, watercolor on Arches cold press.

The original painting is sold.  Prints are available at ebay.