Double Dose

I’ll have two paintings featured in the upcoming 33March exhibition, presented by MySLArt.  The reception will be Friday, March 31 at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves from 6 to 9.  I’ll be busting out two of my favorites for this show.

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Skittles is something of a color dream (I just made up that term).  The finished piece is a mashup of two separate ideas I’d been churning around in my head.  One idea was a rainbow monster.  I thought it’d be neat to have a character with a sort of rainbow blob for a head.  The other idea I’d been mulling over was doing a riff on the logo for the Chicago Bulls (the big funky bull head).  Neither idea quite worked until I added the other to it.  I made the bull into something more of an equine, and then placed a giant rainbow “helmet” over his head.

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Action Comics was a way of paying tribute to some of my favorite comics I’ve been reading over the past couple years.  Though I’ve been reading comics all my life, I’d never really given Superman a real shot.  Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist from the 50’s to the 80’s, has become a true favorite of mine.  The whimsy and weirdness of those stories really hit the spot.  I popped a Clark Kent hat onto the painting to seal the deal.

The show will be up through April 10th, but the real action will be at the opening reception on Friday, March 31st.  Be there or be square.

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