Posts Tagged ‘art’

junkman

The Junkman

October 20, 2016

The Junkmen that I saw were older Black Men with beater junkyard pickup trucks slowly wandering through the alleys of inner-city Milwaukee. The way they piled up the junk was a sculptural miracle, far better than any preacher’s art car. The radiator would pour out a little steam, the tailpipe a little blue smoke, mismatched […]

2016 | art, contemporary, printmaking | Tags: , , , ,
A Slight Doubt 2016, Rubber stamp, found paper ephemera, and gouache. 9 x 11"

A slight shift in direction

July 26, 2016

If you have ever been to Burningman in the Nevada Black Rock Desert, you will remember that the very best and most impressive art works were burned with fire to the ground at the end of the event. I often relish the courage it takes to part ways and destroy works of art. The idea […]

2016 | art, cartoon, Collage, Comics | Tags: , , , , ,
Hare
(after Albrecht Durer)
2016, Acrylic on panel,
29 x 35

CMYK process painting

July 21, 2016

If I were a painter I’d blow up famous paintings from art books, crop them, and paint them using a halftone screen in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.  

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Comics Blown-Up 2016, Acrylic on panel, each 15 x 15″

Comics Blown-Up

July 21, 2016

If I were a Pop Artist I would take a magnifying glass to the color Sunday Comics, crop my favorite characters, and make acrylic paintings using an ellipse halftone screen using just four process colors. L to R: Powerhouse Pepper by Basil Wolverton, Popeye, Batman, Little Nemo, Lois Lane, Olive Oyl, Superman, Flip, and Krazy […]

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Flip
2016
acrylic on paper
15 x 15

Flip (From Little Nemo)

March 11, 2016

This is a study for a new series of paintings concerning pivotal comic strips that have influenced my work. I am one of many Pop-based artists trying to deal with Warhol and Lichtenstein. If I was a painter in NY around 1963 (instead of a 4 year old child playing with matchbox cars in Wisconsin) […]

2016 | acrylic, art, artists, cartoon, Comics, contemporary, new, painting | Tags: , , , , , , ,
ARRRRGH!, 
2016,
4 color lithograph
11 x 14

ARRRRGH!

March 4, 2016

Gearing up for the Membership Exchange Portfolio at the upcoming Southern Graphics Conference in Portland OR. This lithograph will be my entry for the required 13 piece edition. Superman gets advice about love from two knuckleheads.

2016 | art, cartoon, Collage, Comics, contemporary, new, printmaking, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Smoke (with curls)

February 10, 2016

The collage on the left just needed something more. It might be a self-portrait after all and I thought it needed a few curls.

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Read All About It 2015, Linocut, found woodcut blocks, chine colle 14 x 14

Read All About it

February 10, 2016

Sometimes failure can bring about a new direction. For this print I was carving linocuts for the individual faces when I realized I never flipped the drawing on the block! This is a newbie mistake. So I salvaged what I could: Superman, Zippy the Pinhead and Dick Tracy – and gave them the pink floral […]

2016 | art, cartoon, Collage, Comics, contemporary, new, printmaking | Tags: , , , , ,
Bobby Sox 2015 Intaglio with chine colle 8 x 10

Bobby Sox Intaglio

February 7, 2016

This print is based on the collage by the same name. You might ask “Why make an editioned print?” The answer is to have more than one. Perhaps as much as I ween off printmaking it still rages through my blood; plus I am a bit greedy.

2016 | art, Collage, contemporary, new, printmaking, retro | Tags: , , , , , ,
Memento Mori in Apocalypsi, 2015, 8 x 9", etching with aquatint and drypoint

Memento Mori in Apocalypsi

November 13, 2015

I have been thinking about death – especially when death is not available. One of the most significant shortages on Death is during the Apocalypse. And what would an Apocalypse be without horrors so terrible that  ” . . . in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to […]

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