Well, I hurt my back last Sunday and I can't believe that it actually affected my painting process but it did and as a result I feel old. I am sure that will pass by this evening when I go see Dark Knight and become a 13 year old geek again. Ah yes!! Seems like yesterday I had a Batman party at my mom's house before the first Michael Keaton movie. Wait!! That was back in 1989!! I AM OLD!!! Until tonight!! I am so confused now. What kind of tangent am I on anyway. It might be this really strong coffee I am drinking while pretending to be busy at work. ANYWAY, here is my latest painting. Donald Duck of course. This one is 20x24, acrylic on canvas. Now I will take a little break from painting, straighten my studio and then begin my Peter Pan. Looking forward to that one.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I feel a bit like I am cheating with this work. The Mickey Mouse painting done in the similar style was done spur of the moment and it wound up being well praised and sold VERY quickly. Converting that to dollars per hour was huge!! So with Disney wanting more, I now have Goofy ready to go and Donald on the easel. I should probably keep my mouth shut about them taking only about 3 hours each to render the final painting. I know I am inviting criticism and such my way for both pro and con sides of this argument. But then again, I never considered myself to be too bright. Don't get me wrong, I do find these paintings to be fun and a good departure from my usual approach and that is as much as I like to normally like to think about that but I have to write SOMETHING here for you all to read or I am cheating in that arena as well. When will it all end????? I don't like cheaters. My brother used to cheat all the time, especially at Monopoly. So much so I still refuse to play with him now. Maybe that's why he keeps buying me different versions of it for birthdays and Christmas. Who knows. I don't even know what I am writing about any more.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Been a while I know. Things have been hectic in life. My wife was away to help out her mom, I had my toe finally fixed and it is recovering nicely (don't ask!) and I am currently sore from cutting all my hedges in 95 degree heat in July in Florida. Anyway, I came across these pics that may or may not have been on my website back in the day. I still like them but I would probably render them differently now. Enjoy!