Saturday, November 20, 2010
Not really a car, but in the day they made trucks sooooo cool with lots of jet-age chrome! Remember those tiny chrome cake decoration balls? I always worried that they would chrome my insides when I ate them. Maybe that's where this facination for shinny stuff comes from. acrylic latex on illustration baord 22" x 28"
Friday, November 12, 2010
I have in the past few weeks painted 24 images in the series "Car Parts" to go with the remaining 4 or 5 paintings in this series from a year or so ago. I have destroyed 9 of the original paintings (by fire), having moved - on in style etc. Will in a few days paint more painting to be able to assemble a show ( of 24 ) from the remaining paintings to submit to galleries. You see, I have 24 frames, well, it is complicated. Those 24 frames are scheduled to hold shows at Museums in 2012, am trying to find venues untill then. In this series, I really take myself to a clinic on the reflective surfaces, and cropping images to the very minimum! Color is emotional, I play with perspective and proportion while concentrating on value and surface. At the end of the day, I still let the paint be PAINT! Run, drip, splat! Big brushes, bold marks! What great fun! So what a car should not look like........
How can you not love this face, what a reflection on their time, the "space age" and jet powered future, in chrome! The challange here was to trancend the very "carness" of the old Stud. , and make it fly! 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.
I am from now on, the self proclaimed "American Painter of Head Lights!" It is my pleasure to transport you back to the era of the amber glow of 6 volt lights, and the age of chrome! Let the LEGEND start here. I may end up with print shops in malls across the country! I so very enjoy the challange of reflective surfaces, and capturing the "whole" with the "least" 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.