Monday, June 30, 2008
A Few Recent Commissions
Chib takes his art project to the exhibition in this scene from Philip José Farmer's Hugo Award winning novella Riders Of The Purple Wage from the 1967 Science Fiction Harlan Ellison edited compilation Dangerous Visions. He walks up a disorienting mirrored hallway designed by Grandpa Winnegan; at the triangular door is a hook near a sign which reads 'hang your head here.'
A painting of a scientist with dragonfly wings and pinned to a specimen card. Artwork for a CD cover for an album entitled The Scientist. Commissioned by the scientist, pictured.
A painting of the mother of a client.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
An Oil Portrait Of Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain With Pancakes On His Head
A miniature oil portrait of Republican Presidential candidate John McCain with a pancake on his head.
John McCain political bunny rabbit pancake art portrait - Ebay Art Auction
Wouldn't have happened if he had worn a pancake on his head-
McCain gets scrape after run-in with auto rooftop - Contra Costa Times
An incomplete collection of recent links to Faithmouse and posts of my paintings and cartoons by fans on various blogs and sites-
Gigposters - Portrait of John McCain with a pancake on his head
The Den of Ridiculousness - Republican candidate with flapjack on noggin (registration required)
Refugee Camp - Oolong pancake bunny (registration required)
Gaming Gutter - Neverborn St. Patricks' Day 'Snakes' cartoon
The Vote Nation - Blessed Mother Teresa painting - 'Long Live Albania' thread
Crumbalina1000 YouTube page - 'Gangsters For Life' used as background image
Sodahead poll - John McCain Muppet
Aaronbook - Pope John Paul II Artwork
Kreuzgang - Pope Benedict II Italy World Cup celebration cartoon
Slappyto - Image of hare with breakfast items perched on cranium
Grey Horizon - Rabbit balances flapjacks on browline (registration required)
I phone in Canada - Bugs Bunny sports fancy syrup-vehicle headpiece
Net Warriors - Jonathan the zombie kid 'I like turtles'
bRi MySpace page (private) - Joy
Tivo Community - I like turtles
Phantom Babies - Power of Christ
Perfspot Christina Smith - Neverborn Bad Ass For Life
Gopachy - Faithmouse Anti-Gay Marriage cartoon
Qube TV - Faithmouse Anti-Gay Marriage cartoon
Ar15 - Barack Obama Muppet fine art
Corvette Forum - James Cameron / Dude cartoon
Doggy Dog 76 YouTube - Bad Ass For Life cartoon, used as background
Where's George - Faithmouse at Culver's restaurant sketch
Infusion Mafia - Ganstas For Lyfe
Audi World - Neverborn 'Squirrels Gone Wild'
sarahSPACEFACE MySpace - Faithmouse 'Mitt Romney is a Mormon, Mormon, Mormon!'
Corvette Forum - Democrat Barack Obama painting
Digg Pet Animals thread - I like turtles (linked by 'Religion Is Bad')
HTGC2 - Coney Dons Griddlecakes image (registration required)
Interesantes pensamientos de Heidi (Chaotic Mum)- thanks to this local Minnesota blogger for the add
Hu and Jinyan' spirit page - Beijing Olymics Logo protest cartoon
Trapped Within - Baby In Womb picture
TV Tropes - 'I am not making this up' add to webcomics listing
Yahoo Blog 360 - 2008 Summer Olympics Logo
Underground Gamer - ACLU 'You Are Not My Father' Darth Vader George Washington toon
imdb - John McMuppet painting
The Writing On The Wall - Faithmouse, Vatican Kitty, George Bush, Pope Benedict XVI 'Popester' cartoon
Yahoo Answers - Mother Teresa painting chosen as Happiest Image On Earth
Legend Mag - John McCain POW picture
Starr Ann Chronicles - Eight Belles Horse Art
Shadows And Dust - 'I have found the greatest art...'
Gopachy - 'Liberals Are Made Of Cancer' cartoon
Sodahead - Poot spot
Miguel Diocuore's Cerrco Townhall blog - Mitt Romney cartoon
Sassy Chic - link to Pyscheout's 'Faithmouse Friday' thread
DeBlondePerle Jappy - Neverborn 'Personhood' pro-life cartoon
Guest_Special Girl Love - 'Hoodlums For Living' cartoon
Atomic Kim - Pope Benedict XVI
Watt Flyer - long eared rodent loves slapjacks hat
Danny 24 MySpace - Barack Obama painting posted alongside John Lennon photos
rafay khan Tagged page - mature fetus in vitro picture
goozen-no-goo - China Games picture
Wide Awakes - The Doors 'The End' Hillary Clinton cartoon
wee teeth MySpace - Happy Birthday
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Eight Belles Last Run Racehorse Art
A miniature oil portrait of racehorse Eight Belles, running her last race.
This original piece of equine racehorse art is 4 by 6 inches in size, painted in oil on a canvas sheet. Inspired by a photo taken during the Kentucky Derby.
Eight Belles Last Run Art- Ebay Auction
A previous Eight Belles painting can be found at my Eight Belles Kentucky Derby post.
White Arabian Horse Equine Art
A miniature oil portrait of a white Arabian horse.
This original piece of equine art is 4 by 6 inches in size, painted in oil on a canvas sheet.
White Arabian Horse Art - Ebay Auction
Gus The 2008 Ugliest Dog Contest Winner
A miniature oil portrait of Gus, current winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the 2008 Sonoma-Marin Fair.
Gus has lost one leg so far to skin cancer and an eye to a tomcat. Otherwise, he's feeling fine.
World's Ugliest Dog Winner 2008 Gus-Ebay art auction
Ugliest dog: 3 legs, 1 eye, no hair, all winner-Baltimore Sun
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wally's Choice, Completed
A painting of Canterbury Park champion and 2004 Oklahoma Derby winner Wally's Choice, riden here by Luis Quinonez and owned by Wally the Beerman and Curtis Sampson. Click image above to view larger Wally's Choice painting.
CHARLEY WALTERS: Joe Nathan remains confident about Minnesota Twins' chances to contend (with blurb regarding the return of Wally's Choice following 2007 season ending injury) - TwinCities.com
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Stillborn Indian Baby Comes Back To Life At Cemetary - Fox News Story
Click for larger Fox News cartoon.
Neverborn in a Fox News story 'stillborn baby comes back to life at cemetary' cartoon.
Baby Girl Awakens One Day After Being Declared Stillborn - FoxNews
Baby Comes ‘Back From the Dead’ - Fox
Barack Obama Just Wants The Aborted To Truly Live For Once, In Progress
Just a new 'Barack Obama just wants the aborted to truly live for once' cartoon, on the subject of abortion, featuring Timothy A. Bear and Neverborn, the aborted baby turned angel.
Just one more panel...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Faithmouse Happening
A parody video I made of the current M. Night Shyamalan eco-horror film The Happening, which features hapless human beings committing mass suicide as a result of vengeful plant farts.
An Anti Gay Marriage Cartoon, Gone Awry
An anti California Gay marriage cartoon....gone awry.
Group loses court appeal to stop gay marriage - InsideBayArea.com
Monday, June 16, 2008
John McCain Loves Abba
Larger John McCain Loves Abba cartoon.
Republican Presidential candidate John McCain loves the Swedish pop group ABBA.
John McCain: Presidential candidate, ABBA fan-Arizona Republic
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wally's Choice Painting Update
The Wally's Choice oil continues. I'll post a pic of the completed canvas by Monday.
Had a chance while I was painting to meet David Evert, organizer of the ongoing '1,000 years of Minnesota History' mural project in Wadena, Minnesota. Each mural is painted in the shape of a puzzle piece and then installed on various buildings throughout Wadena; when completed the project will constitute the world's largest picture puzzle. Perhaps when David's project is completed we can coax the talking Paul Bunyan at the nearby Brainerd This Old Farm to amble over and terrorize the picturesque town of Wadena in a misguided although hilarious attempt to reconstruct the entire puzzle in the local Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot. Watch Paul lose his patience and use his mighty axe to make the &%$# puzzle fit together.
You can help fund the mural project by taking a tour of the Alley Arts studio the next time you pass through Wadena.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wally's Choice, In Progress
An oil painting in progress at Minnesota's Canterbury Park of racehorse Wally's Choice for Wally the beer man. This painting is further along than pictured, with more than half of the acrylic underpainting completed. Should have this completed by Father's Day on Sunday.
My art studio in the front lobby.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Bill Murray Tries To Warn Barack Obama About Scarlett Johansson
Click above to view larger Barack Obama Scarlett Johansson Bill Murray cartoon.
The Scarlett (Johansson) Letter is "O" for Obama - Village Voice
Bill Murray tries to warn Barack Obama against exchanging emails with Scarlett Johansson, but his message gets Lost In Translation.
Worthy of a follow-up cartoon I may never get around to, which would feature John F. Kennedy stuck in a Groundhogs Day-like timewarp with Marilyn Monroe.
I'm a Bill Murray fan, so I hope his current divorce mess comes to some sort of amicable conclusion.
Michelle, take note.
Oolong Pancake Bunny Art
Oolong the pancake bunny - Ebay art auction
A new miniature oil of Oolong, the bunny who wears a pancake on its head (actually, he sports a double stack.) My third and most detailed painting in this continuing series.
A previous painting of Oolong is currently #1 in a Google image search of pancake bunny, bunny rabbit with a pancake on its head, and Oolong the bunny (all with 'safe search' on for some reason,) toping hundreds of copies of the original images which inspired the paintings. Many times these small oils end up ranking very high in Google image search categories. Your winning bid may truly become a collector's item.
'I have found the greatest art' - Shadows and Dust
A revision of my painting from last week, featuring Barack Obama riding a unicorn.
Unicorns Are Real!- Wired.com
Barack Obama On A Unicorn - Ebay Art Auction
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Paul Newman Portrait
Paul Newman Portrait -Ebay art auction
A miniature oil painting of Paul Newman, actor, director, former race car driver and founder of Newman's Own, as food company founded for the sole purpose of funding charities. One of these charities includes The Hole In The Wall Gang, a camp for children with cancer. The name is taken from the Paul Newman / Robert Redford film Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
Paul Newman IS Battling Cancer, Says the Actor's Friend - Cinematical
Paul Newman is a WWII veteran who served in the Pacific theater. Earlier this year, he celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary to wife Joan Woodward. They have three daughters.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Bush Dance - Ebay Art Auction
A miniature oil painting of President George W. Bush dancing. Inspired very loosely by this video of President Bush dancing at the White House during Malaria Awareness Day.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Ted Kennedy's Tumor Proves My Point That Liberals Are Made Of Cancer
That's to Scheherezade at Something Awful for inspiring this 'Ted Kennedy's tumor proves my point that liberals are made of cancer' cartoon.
A Big Brown Horse Art Painting
I have a new Big Brown painting currently on auction on Ebay. The auction ends on Friday, April 10.
New Big Brown Painting - Ebay Art Auction.
A miniature oil portrait of a big brown horse, similar to the one who recently lost his bid to become the first horse racing triple crown winner in thirty years. Better luck next time.
This painting was actually part of a previously posted larger canvas which also didn't turn out as planned. However, I was able to save this section of the painting, which in my biased opinion makes for a pretty nice miniature. The color and depth is more impressive than pictured here.
Yes, this is the Big Brown, but there are lots of big brown horses in this world. This could be almost any of them.
I have my hands full painting at Canterbury on the weekends, so my current modus is to post most of the miniatures on Sunday or Tuesday for either a five or seven day auction culminating on Sunday. Some of these paintings do end up selling for one dollar, which works out for me because I try to make a certain average for all paintings sold.
Big Brown racing horse artwork - Ebay Art Auction
Vladimir Putin With Shades
A miniature oil portrait of a current Russian Federation Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Second painting I've done on this theme and incorporating a different pose. The skin tone isn't quite as green as it seems here; I'll try to post a better image.
Vladimir Putin wearing cool shades art - Ebay Art Auction
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Stop The ACLU / Mr. ACLU Ferret Wedding Picture
Click above for larger Mr. ACLU Ferret cartoon.
For the Sunday Funnies at Stop The ACLU.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Big Brown Horse Racing Artwork, In Progress
The underdrawings for a matching set of Big Brown racehorse paintings, which are progressing swimmingly. In this photo you can make out the graph I sometimes draw on the canvas to plot out the dimensions of the subject.
Big Brown tries for the triple crown at Belmont today.
Big Brown is the color of choice - Chicago Tribune
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Jesus Found in Bushes in Detroit, Returned Home
Pencil sketch for a two part cartoon in progress featuring Barack Obama, Faithmouse and Neverborn, and using as a tableau the recent theft of a Jesus statue from Messiah Episcopal church in Detroit, Michigan.
In this photo you can see my TinTin mousepad and Camp Snoopy mug. The sketch is being drawn with a Winnie The Pooh pencil, pictured. Drawn while wearing Spongebob boxing shorts. Photo unavailable.
Stolen Jesus statue returned to Detroit church -AP
Big Brown Racehorse Artwork Paintings
A painting of Canterbury Park champion and 2004 Oklahoma Derby winner Wally's Choice, riden here by Louis Quinonez and owned by Wally the Beerman and Randy Sampson. Click image above to view larger Wally's Choice painting.
My studio in the front lobby of Canterbury Park Racino in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Miniature equine art of Big Brown.
A recenty completed painting of probable Preakness and triple crown winner Big Brown.
Oil on canvas, 16 by 20 inches.
A commissioned oil of jockey Kent Desormeaux riding number twenty postition Big Brown to victory in the Kentucky Derby. This piece of horse racing artwork is also sixteen by twenty inches, painted on canvas. Both were painted at Canterbury Park racetrack in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Obama Victory Unicorn
The Barack Obama Victory Unicorn.
I'll be selling these to the crowd outside the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Minnesota later tonight.
Fast Eight Belles Racehorse Acrylic Underpainting
A real-time video; I paint an acrylic underpainting for a new Eight Belles memorial portrait, similar to the miniature oil I auctioned on Ebay a few weeks ago.
Qu Appelle at Something Awful posts-
I'd also love to see the steps you use to paint a painting if feasable, from start to finish - the beginning drawing, the different layers, etc. Even though it's a different medium, it's still painting, and I think I'd learn a lot from looking at this.
Wish I'd wore a hat.
Similar equine paintings and portraiture can be seen at my front lobby studio at Canterbury Park racetrack and card room in Shakopee, Minnesota. I'm painting during race times.
Art studio in the front lobby of Canterbury Park racetrack and card room in Shakopee, Minnesota. Behind the easel you can see two paintings in progress of probable future triple crown winner Big Brown.
Stop by, say hi!
Monday, June 02, 2008
Hillary Clinton, The End
Hillary Clinton, Jim Morrison of the Doors sitting in the bathtub, Puerto Rican Muppet Rats, and Parisian Neverborn-the end.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Sydney Pollack Memorial Painting
A miniature memorial oil portrait of Tootsie director Sydney Pollack.
Sydney Pollack: an actor's director - Baltimore Sun
Sydney Pollack Memorial Portrait - Ebay Art Auction
Thanks to Simply Streisand for linking to the Sydney Pollack painting.
Heath Ledger as The Joker
A short list of some of the sites displaying my recent Heath Ledger as The Joker artwork-
Bambini!! MSN LiveSpace page - Heath Ledger as The Joker art.
blondie MySpace - who I'd like to meet
godfather1fan YouTube - as background image
Pursuit of Reality
Todos Querem Ser Heróis - Jokerizao
Joker vs. Joker: Who Played the Better Joker in the Batman Movies? - Sodahead
A few of the sites currently displaying my Dark Knight artwork-
&&& ReNaVaTioN &&&
Rotten Tomatoes (Cowboy/Joker cartoon)
Oh No They Didn't LV
Heath Ledger Is Not Dead
A miniature oil portrait of a smiling Palomino paint horse.
Smiling Palomino Western Cowboy Art- Ebay Art Auction