Part of my Random Vending Machine Photo series #5, this one depicts a couple all dressed up posed in front of the old grandfather clock. She is wearing a long dress and he is wearing suit and bow tie. I used acrylic paint and acrylic ink on canvas.
This is #4 in my series of Random Vending Machine Photos repainted by me in my own style. Two young couples sit posed together on the couch all dressed up for a night out, maybe to a school dance. I printed the photo on the printer and then traced the outlines through tracing paper onto canvas. Then I painted thin black lines over the tracing paper, filled the shapes in with color, and went over it again with black lines.
I was experimenting with a new medium, acrylic inks, and made a colorful background. Then I mixed the colors with some acrylic paint and painted a portrait of my daughter based on a photo.
This painting is based on a collection of random photos purchased from a vending machine in a curio shop in town. The photo is of a young woman and young man, posed to be looking over their shoulders at each other. They could be brother and sister, having holiday photos done. Or they could be a couple. I decided to use pointillism on this one to give it more movement.
At a family gathering, the eldest begrudgingly helps granny in the kitchen. The family prankster, eager to show of the new instant camera they got, barges in on them, yells “Say cheese!”, and poof goes the flash before anyone can do anything else but look up. The photo does not go in the family album, but eventually ends up in a mysterious vending machine with a bunch of other random photos, which is “purchased” by chance by the wife of an artist who find the photo so bizarre he must make a painting of it.
*Updated Version* I decided to give this painting the full Cloisonnism treatment with all the black lines and also repainted and redid some elements. The granny looked to amused in the first version, now she looks confused.
One way to keep one’s artistic muscles is to sketch what you see with whatever materials are available. So here it is, a sketch of my hand using pen and highlighter.
Almost every time I cover for the receptionist at work I draw something, and since the receptionist has a small mirror I usually end up drawing myself. So two times this week, two drawings.
Now until the end of Fall artwork will be hanging at the Macy’s in Burbank in a show titled “Dreams.” It features artwork hand-drawn by local children and members of the Burbank Art Association. Below are some fuzzy photos from my phone.
Below is the flyer for a new event for kids & new art show opening entitled “Dreams” July 28th, 2018 2-4PM at Macy’s in Burbank, California. Kid’s art events are in the Children’s section on the 3rd floor and the art reception is in the First Floor Elevator Gallery.
Sunny and warm at Point Dume in Malibu, California — a great day to paint with the Warrior Painters.