Monday, December 28, 2015

In Color And In Black And White For Bog

Years ago I saw a show of paintings by Robert Rauschenberg where he attempted to make the same paintings twice. This is an amusing concept mainly because it cannot be done, unless perhaps one is a forger and is being tedious about it.  When I was asked to do these illustrations I thought about the idea with one simple change. I wouldn't try as hard as Rauschenberg did, I would make one in color and the other in black and white.

I was asked by two extremely polite young men who go by the name of Bog when they perform blue grass doom metal duets. Mr. Ian Burns on guitars and vocals and Mr. Trevor Robison on drums and vocals. I listened to their Demo while making these two paintings of identical subject matter for their cover.

Their music can be downloaded on Please do check them out. Very original ideas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Sometimes in order to get myself ready to work I knock out quick little portraits that take twenty minutes or less to execute. I guess this is like a musician practicing scales or a basketball player just shooting hoops.

Here is a little picture I did of one of my favorite artists ever, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lessons In Beekeeping

The Hangman And His Cat

Another very large (six by eight feet) childish drawing done in crayola wax resist on fashion photography backdrop paper from the mid-eighties. I didn't realize until today that I originally had the idea of cat walking way back when. Recently I did a small illustration on the same theme. But I had completely forgotten about this one. I like this one the best. This cat hasn't been neutered.