Monday, February 27, 2012

I Dan Lacey Painter Of Pancakes Nude Query The George Washington Chicken McNugget

A painting of myself-Dan Lacey, The Painter of Pancakes, nude and querying the famous George Washington Chicken McNugget on the floor of my vast basement art studio.

I cannot say what in my delirium I asked the indolent McNugget.

George Washington Chicken McNugget nude

All I recall is that the initial knowledge requested of my heart was refused; for like Obama in a Jon McNaugton painting the McNugget could only offer his back as a cold, crusted, and somehat oily answer. "Why are we so alone?" perhaps I queried, knowing that I was not addressing the soul of one chicken but a composite of many, disinfected and bleached, and now shaped by chance into the father of a country he would not today recognize, and likely to deem completely free only following the event of his own consumption. His powdered wig, long since breaded; his noble authoritarian nose, long since breaded; his frilly ruffled shirt, long since breaded..conspired to offer no solace or direction.
The only answer I received was the cold hard floor beneath my body, except in the places where I kneeling on painty carpet remnants-this and the muffled sound of a thousand rickety franchises complaining mightily as they threw themselves against the fists of the hard Minnesota wind.

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This is the second in my series of nude self-portraits, and is available on auction on Ebay at a starting bid of 99 cents.  This is a 2 by 3 foot acrylic painting on stretched canvas.  I'll post better photos tomorrow.

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Update - a photo of the completed painting in natural light and ahead of the storm-

blue mcnugget

Thanks today to Buzzfeed for their 33 Insane Portraits Of President Obama post.

I Dan Lacey Painter Of Pancakes Nude Query The George Washington Chicken McNuggett - Ebay Art Auction

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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Back from Chipotle...


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Line describes...
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Starting my 'Chicken McNugget that looks like George Washington' painting.


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Few Outdoor Photographs Of My Blue Pancake Whitney Painting

So difficult to photograph this painting, so I took it outdoors.  Better, I think-

painting outdoors

painting outdoors

painting outdoors

painting outdoors

This painting isn't so much about Whitney as it is a self-portrait regarding a person I didn't know who died, a famous person who I have some sympathy for, and for whom it would be nice if I could save in some way. But I can't. God is the pancake in the sky; our own construct. It is the thought that counts.


dan lacey pizza portrait in progress

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Okay, Kevin. Here comes the syrup and the roo..


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Sketches For Paintings

I've accumulated over the course of the past few years hundreds of sketches for paintings. Here's five, which include two sketches for a new commissioned Michael Jackson / Whitney Houston painting-

sketch for painting

sketch for painting

We usually associate heaven with clouds, but what about other elements?  Water is 'life' and clouds are water vapor...pure water above, stagnant water below.  The creature grabbing Whitney is a Bobby Brown dirty water kraken-not sure if I'll include that in the final painting.

sketch for painting

A sketch for a new Obama unicorn painting which I'm calling 'Obama Hairshirt Sweatervest Unicorn.'
You can see notes for the symbolism I might incorporate.

sketch for painting


sketch for painting
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Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd refuses to wait for me to finish a portrait of Prime Minister Julia Gillard dousing him with syrup, resigns.


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Continued...


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Detail of my Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard / Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd pancake painting.




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Happy Pancake Day! / An Updated Gallery Of Paintings Of Cats With Pancakes On Their Heads

In honor of today being Pancake Day ( more traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday ) here's an updated gallery of paintings of cats with pancakes on their heads-

a painting of a cat with a pancake on her head

Paintings Of Cats With Pancakes On Their Heads


Thanks to Adelina60, also known as ссылка at Блоги@mail.ru for posting a collection of my Блины кошки картины. Thanks as well to Islander for posting similar last Friday at the death metal No Clean Singing blog.


Still have that painting in progress for Bryan of the two most recent Australian PM's having a syrup slathering; I should have that completed and posted later today.





Friday, February 17, 2012

A Patriotic Presidents Day Art Gallery / Many Portraits Of Barack Obama With Pancakes On His Head

I put together an art gallery for Presidents Day featuring a number of my paintings of Barack Obama with pancakes on his head-

Presidents Day patriotic art

I've sold almost all of these portraits as Ebay auctions; I should have a few new Obama pancakes online sometime on Sunday / Monday.

Thanks to The Washington Post for including three of my paintings in a Presidents' Day: Presidential art throughout the ages online photo gallery.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston Memorial Pancake Painting Art Auction

A Whitney Houston memorial pancake painting-

A Whitney Houston memorial pancake painting

Very difficult to photograph this and capture the color and detail. I'll make another try tomorrow in daylight. I've revised this every time I've tried to take a photograph, so there's a good chance I'll put another hour or two into it tomorrow. All just blue and white acrylic and mostly drawn rather than painted.

This is my first large scale ( 2 by 3 foot ) painting that I've posted for auction on Ebay, with a starting price of .99 cents. 

A Whitney Houston Memorial Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction

Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston Memorial Painting, In Progress

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Have to sleep a bit before before putting a few final hours into my Whitney Houston memorial painting. Nearly there.

Once completed, I'll put the finished painting up for auction on Ebay. This would be my first larger scale stretched canvas that I've offered on auction.
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Detail of my Whitney Houston memorial painting, in progress.

I'm unable to paint for some reason, but I've always been able to draw. So I'll draw myself out of it, or maybe I'll forget I was trying to.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Whitney, continued..


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That's my painting water, Marco...


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Culver's dinner break with Chris; back to the Whitney...


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Start of my Whitney Houston painting.


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Think I finally kicked the lingering funk out.

Returning to a painting for Bryan of current Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard slathering pancake syrup on previous PM Kevin Rudd while riding a kangaroo.

Have a few new paintings started, including a Whitney Houston and a thing with a woolly mammoth.


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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Faithmouse With Neverborn / A Susan G Komen Cartoon

Faithmouse with Neverborn (the soul an aborted fetus)  in a new Susan G Komen Foundation cartoon-

Faithmouse and Neverborn in a Susan G Komen Foundation cartoon

Click above for a larger version.  Much larger.

Changes to the characters weren't planned; they just occured to me while drawing the cartoon for the first time in a number of years.  Faithmouse has a much larger cross, and Neverborn is blue, with slightly altered eyes.

The artifacts in the graphic are intentional, a combination of merging both optimized gif and jpg versions. I like the fact that three sizes 'read' differently.  The medium size looks the most homespun. 

Fixed the link to the 2011: The Year In Pancakes banner.  Apologies.