Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chewy Van Gogh

Chewbacca is the star of my latest painting:

a painting of Chewbacca

"Chewy Van Gogh", 2011

20" x 24", oil on canvas

I based this portrait of Star Wars' Chewbacca on Van Gogh's "Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin". At least the background of flowery wallpaper is based on one of Van Gogh's many portraits of his beloved postman. It would've been too much for me to try to paint the whole painting like Van Gogh, but I did try to loosen up and paint in a more expressive style. I painted quickly, and the whole effect for me is a painting that is "unfinished". But I am resisting the urge to embellish it any further. Below is the portrait of Joseph Roulin that inspired my Wookiee portrait.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Abnormal Art Show

I took some work up to St. Petersburg yesterday for an art show. The Art Pool Gallery is having an art show celebrating scary or dark art this month. The reception for the "Abnormal Formal" is this Saturday, the 22nd, from 8pm to 12pm. There is also a fashion show there that goes along with the art show at 10pm the same night. Should be interesting.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sarasota Punk Fest '99

I recently purchased a video capture device and, I've been capturing some old VHS tapes for myself and friends. I captured some footage of Sarasota Punk Fest 1999 for my friend Hal at Forever Escaping Boredom Records, and I posted the sets to Vimeo.

Reversal of Man:


Neuman Portentium:


Spirit of Versailles: