Monday, February 26, 2018

Hope Hicks / Rob Porter Accidental Shiner Pancake Portrait

Hope Hicks Rob Porter Black Eye Trump Dark Pancake

My portrait of US White House communications director Hope Hicks, wearing a dark pancake and a tiny red MAGA ( Make America Great Again ) baseball hat, and also sporting a current boyfriend / former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter spouse-style shiner. In keeping with the spirit of Rob's denial of spousal abuse, the black eye in this portrait is completely accidental.

This is an 18 by 24 inch acrylic portrait on canvas board.  Thanks to local photographer Billy Briggs for salvaging these canvases previously used for community school use for my reuse. He dumpster dived them. I am grateful. I still owe him at least 2 paintings for the 40 or so free canvases. They were covered in tempera paint but washed off easily.

I started this painting a few months ago but knew it hadn't arrived so sat on it, figure of speech. Recent events brought it out again.  My hope was that this would be a funny painting. It is just a painting.

Hope Hicks Rob Porter Accidental Shiner Pancake Portrait - Etsy

Monday, February 19, 2018

Minnesota Vikings Stefon Diggs Minnesota Miracle Painting

Minnesota Miracle Vikings Stefon Diggs painting

My painting of the Minnesota Vikings 'Minnesota Miracle'- Stefon Diggs catch of the Case Keenum pass which propelled the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs only to be crushed there by the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Eagles responded by beating the Patriots in the newly constructed US Bank Stadium and inspiring the theft of a seat.  Many millions spent on security and an entire seat walked out of the stadium.  Terrorists bring things in; burglars take items out.   I think it should be standard courtesy for the host of the Superbowl to offer the winning team a complete row of seats as a goodwill gesture. It would be a nice thing to do.  The bar in St. Paul which threatened to throw beers at visiting Eagles fans is a blight upon the memory.  Seriously, why. This game also featured the halftime show wherein Justin Timberlake threatened a hologram of Prince and was instead cowed into performing a fakey duet beneath a bedsheet. 

This is a 3 by 4 foot acrylic painting on a stretched canvas.  Stefon is embraced by Cayleb Jones from the training squad. Caylebs face was very difficult to paint ( I worked from screenshots ) so after the second try I took a pic of my own face in a similar position and painted from that.  It worked.

The original painting, and canvas prints of the painting, are available on my Etsy.

The Vikings are trying to trademark the term 'Minnesota Miracle'.  Paul Allen was the first to use the term in his call, so I'm not sure how that could happen. Big money=big greed=disruptions in spacetime.   

I posted the image of this sports painting originally on my Twitter last week.  Making an effort to catch up on blog posts...the hand coding makes it difficult to want to do. I use clunky and dysfunctional computers.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Presidents Day Painting / President Donald Trump Angry At Pancakes

President Donald Trump angry at pancakes painting

For Presidents Day- a painting of US GOP President Donald Trump Angry At Pancakes.  This is the first painting in a series called 'President Trump Angry At Pancakes.'

This is a 24 by 30 inch stretched canvas painting in acrylic.

The original painting, and canvas prints of the painting, are available on my Etsy.

This image is also posted on my Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr accounts.