Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Great Gonzo: Oil Painting

The Great Gonzo Oil Painting


Here it is. I've been talking about it for a while and now for your viewing pleasure the oil painting of The Great Gonzo. I did this painting based on the song "I'm Going to Go Back There Some Day" from the The Muppet Movie. It is a great song and a great movie. It took a while to get this painting done but when the smoke had cleared I look at this as one of my best paintings to date. I will soon be painting another Muppet of renown. But you'll just have to wait and see who it is.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Enemy Pig Prime Minister


Here is a sketch I did of Enemy Pig Prime Minister my niece's alter ego. I did a pencil sketch and then on a trip for work I started painting this bad girl up. That's right Enemy Pig Prime Minister is a girl. I should be getting that Gonzo painting up anytime now. So stay tuned.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bird House


This is a birdhouse I would like to build, Soon I will have a proper workshop in my basement and I will be able to start smaller projects like this. Hazzaaahhh!

Going on vacation with the family and I am very excited. See you all in a week until then. Internet silence.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Mad Rabbit


I did this sketch on the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver last year. When I was visiting the University of Victoria there was this infestation of cute bunnies, and man they were everywhere. This is my take on a enraged one "with terrible , sharp, nasty, pointy teeth!"

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gonzo Painting Colour Rough


Here is the colour rough I knocked out for the painting that I did of Gonzo for the Winnipeg Art Club Inspired by Song night. I painted it using a Nintendo DS using a program called Colors. I love doing this because I do not need to cart a paint set and paper when I'm on the bus in the morning and when it is -36 C and it's going to take you an hour to get to work it's nice to have handy. I got the Idea from two artists. Christian Pearce and Greg Broadmore, exceptionally talented artists from New Zealand they did 99 paintings each using the DS and then put on and art show called the 99 DS Challenge. Very sweet, some people may have seen it as a novelty but I see two guys who are obviously video games fans who found something they could turn into a practical artist tool. I use it for colour and quick compositions all the time.

So thanks compadres, keep on keep'n on.

I have a bunch more of these to post, some alright, some good and some not so good. None the less, they shall be posted.