Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Most days I will write down interesting words I read or just hear on the radio and save them for inspiration. Today, the word cocoon was on top of my list, and though I wasn't real sure what I wanted to do with it I thought this felt pretty cocoony.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
"an apple a day keeps the doctor away
apple in the morning, doctor's warning.
Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright.
Eat an apple before bed
knock a doctor on the head.
Three each day seven days a week,
Ruddy apple ruddy cheek."
I'll spare you all the lyrics to it, but
this image is my take on the rhyme
the Hokey Pokey.
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is one of the pieces I did for a group show at Varnish a few years ago. I sold the original and thought I must have accidently pitched the files of any record of the art -until I found it today! So, just sharing the original inspiration for A is for Acorn from one of my early posts.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Jill St.John and Audrey Hepburn.Can you guess who's real last name is Oppenheim? who had a nose job, who dated Henry Kissinger? who has a genius I.Q.? who took ballet lessons with Natalie Wood and Stephanie Powers? Who starred in Jim Bond film 'Diamonds are Forever'? Yeah easy I know...
post: I was so bothered by that Jill ST. John.....it came out looking like Cher's weird sister or something so I had to rework it some....sorry for the obsessive - back to work.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Pete 'the big oak' Heinman passed away quietly at his home in Parma, Ohio yesterday. In the late 50's Pete played for 3 years in the short lived Mansfield Hockey Alliance League. Pete was selected as a starter for the league's only all-star team. Known mostly for his often clumsy and unorthodox skating style and vicious body checks, Pete was a fan favorite wherever he played. "Oh he was a beast on the ice" remembered his coach Cal "Shady" Shade, but once he was on the bus he was a total gentleman."If we didn't keep him pruned every once in a while, he could turn hell on a uniform and pair of skates" Shade remarked. Heinman wore a league record 41 new uniforms in a single season.
Mr. Heinman leaves a wife Maple, and 3 sons and will be planted in Mansfield Memorial Park
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
This less than polished sketch is here mainly because I just caught the tail end of a bad Jerry Lewis movie and it reminded me of Stella Stevens in the original Nutty Professor- definitely first team all hair-do. Pretty straight forward but hey, AMC is showing the Brain that Wouldn't Die in about 2 minutes so time to go!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
If you're ever up in my little neck of the woods and it's getting to be lunch time you know the first place I always suggest is The Diner. Great food, local folk,Johnny Cash on the jukebox, bacon smell in the air...love it.
Well tonight I had to get out of the house, having been cooped up there since my massive head cold set in. So I drug my poor wife to the diner for a quick bite to eat. Fail. I soon discovered that the dinner shift at our diner is a whole 'nother breed of folk. Night Folk.
I won't go into a whole lot of detail but let's just say that I think hair belongs on your head and not in your eggs.
After about a hundred starts and stops on this painting I think it's finally done. No, it's done because I'm sick of looking at it. Miss Mod progress has been very slow due to everything else I seem to get involved with! I've got a few ideas from sketches to paint and those will be alot of fun to do. I'll post a sketch later tonight.
Acrylic 13" x 16"
Thursday, March 12, 2009
She was one of the original Hollywood bad girls. Married 8 times,the first actress to get a million dollars for a film, that kooky relationship with Michael Jackson and so on..BUT back in her day ,absolutely one gorgeous lady.
This started out as a Sleeping Beauty piece and then the cold medicine kicked in! I've now wound up with this strange amalgam of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty and who knows what else thrown in here! Ah, but that's what sketch day is for. I'm officially saying good night to the the nursery rhyme/fairy tale theme... for now- a few more I'll re-visit later. I'm on to retro movie ladies.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Make up day!
Everyone knows that Jack was able to chop down the giant beanstalk causing the great giant to fall to his death.Hurray!
Well after all the vacationers came and went, after all the "dead giant" tchotchkes were sold in all the souvenir shops, Jack abruptly skirted out of town telling no one where he was going and leaving what remained of the great giant for the locals to deal with..
His mother believes it was all due to the magic bean pyramid scheme he got caught up in.
Next we have the 3 Little Pigs who are obviously feeling a bit relieved due to the demise of their nemesis Mr. Wolf....he does make a pretty snappy looking rug.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
something always fascinating about birdhouses. Little birds in their own little cribs probably watching the A-Team reruns, or Taxi or somethin'..eating ham salad sandwiches...what a life.
I was going to start a new series on famous Blues singers but !... if anyone has anything else to suggest for a good sketch topic I'm up for it!