Friday, July 31, 2015

The Tyrell Owl from Bladerunner

Just finished this painting for Howl Gallery's Meowl Show. Its a scene that wasn't in the movie. I imagined it took place after Deckard finished giving Rachael the Voight-Kampff test. It's really hard to tell what is happening with those buildings seen from the Tyrell HQ window in the movie even with a screen grab from the Blu-Ray release. Oh well, I fudged them a little.

"Tyrell Owl (Bladerunner)", 2015

20" x 16", oil on canvas

Here is a recent pic of Sean Young and an Eurasian Eagle Owl like the one in the film.

The owl was even the logo for the Tyrell Corporation.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

SWFL Lives! 6th Annual Group Show

Yes, I have work in yet another show at my favorite gallery, Howl Gallery in Ft. Myers. I believe I've been in everyone of Howl's SWFL Lives! shows from 2009 to now. Anyway reception is tonight 7 til 10pm.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nosferatu (The Vampyre)

"Nosferatu (The Vampyre)", 2014

24" x 20", oil on canvas

My latest painting was inspired by the film, "Nosferatu the Vampyre", Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of the old silent film by F. W. Murnau. It stars Klaus Kinski the depraved count, who decides he wants to relocate from his Transylvanian Castle to house on the Baltic Sea. For the most part Director Herzog tried hard to follow the plot of the original 1922 film, but there were differences, such as filming locations. Instead of filming at Castle Orava in Slovakia like in the original, Herzog used shots of a castle ruin to represent the exterior, because as the gypsies warned Harker, "The castle only exists in the minds of men. It is just a ruin, a ghost castle." The interior shots of the "ghost castle" were filmed at Castle Pernštejn in the Czech Republic. 

Here is a scene from inside Castle Pernštejn.

And here are some photos I made on a trip to Pernštejn some years ago.

Besides location differences, some scenes were added by Herzog that were not in the original, such as the one below.

Anyway, a great film whether you like Herzog films, or vampires movies, or both.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Untitled Show

Tomorrow night is the opening reception for a new art show at Howl Gallery in Ft. Myers called simply, "Untitled Group Show". It will feature both national and regional artists, including yours truly. Here is some more info. And here are the two paintings from me that will be on display.

"Rachael (Blade Runner)", 2014

24" x 20", oil on canvas

"Roy (Blade Runner)", 2014
24" x 20", oil on canvas

See you there!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Emča of Prague

Here is a portrait I did of a little Bichon Frise. The dog's name is Emily or Emča. Emily and her mommy live in Prague. I painted a silhouette of the "golden city" behind her. And yes, I know that St. Vitus Cathedral is not next to the Church of Our Lady Before Týn. The two Prague landmarks are on opposite sides of the Vltava from each other, but aesthetically it works. Even if painting little white dogs from poor photographs doesn't.

"Emča of Prague", 2014

20" x 24", oil on canvas

Now, how many stamps is it gonna take to mail this to Prague? Hmm...