Sunday, August 30, 2009

Brett Favre Pancake Unicorn

Today's painting was created specifically for a local Comedy Club where I thought I had a pre-arranged invitation to make an unvieling, but upon arrival I was told that I could have five minutes in a month and a half. In lieu of waiting I have instead chosen to make this presentation to you, my loyal and long-time online audience.


painting unvieling

A 24 by 30 inch acrylic and oil painting on stretched canvas of Brett Favre poised on a unicorn and holding a pigskin which looks sort of like local sportswriter Sid Hartman.

painting unvieling

Brett Favre Sid Hartman pancake unicorn painting

Brett Favre Pancake Unicorn- Ebay Art Auction

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Michael Jackson Performs

A painting of Michael Jackson performing

An oil and acrylic painting of Michael Jackson performing.

Michael Performs- Ebay Art Auction

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Michael Jackson In Acrylic

Just to try something different, I've painted this portrait of Michael Jackson performing in concert completely in acrylic.

an oil painting of Michael Jackson in a hat, looking dapper

Michael Jackson Live Blue- Ebay Art Auction

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mancow Unicorn, In Progress 2

Still working on that Mancow unicorn painting I started a few weeks ago-

Mancow unicorn in progress

Two New Michael Jackson Paintings

I've been sick for a few days, but I'm feeling a little better and trying to catch up on a number of obligations.

Two new Michael Jackson portraits-

An oil portrait of Michael Jackson smiling and with colorful reflections in his hair.

an oil painting of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Color- Ebay Art Auction

An oil portrait of Michael Jackson wearing a hat and looking dapper.

an oil painting of Michael Jackson in a hat, looking dapper

Michael Jackson Dapper- Ebay Art Auction

Friday, August 21, 2009

Barack Obama Replacement Pancake Painting

Barack Obama replacement pancake painting

Barack Obama Replacement Pancake- Ebay Art Auction

Painted as a replacement for a previous painting of Barack Obama with a pancake on his head that I thought was lost, but was then rediscovered. This is a larger 8 by 10 version of the previous painting. The pancake is larger also.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Michael Jackson Eye Shadow

An oil portrait of Michael Jackson with one eye in shadow.

an oil painting of Michael Jackson with one eye in shadow

Michael Jackson Eye Shadow Painting- Ebay Art Auction

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Michael Jackson Roar Two Painting

Michael Jackson Roar 2 painting

Michael Jackson Roar Two Painting- Ebay Art Auction

This painting is very similar to an MJ portrait I painted a month or so ago. It was painted as a replacement painting for an Ebay buyer in Great Britain who didn't know that their portrait was being held by Customs.

For this and other reasons I'm pretty unsatisfied currently with US portal delivery to England. I'll probably change over to some other service for mailing overseas, perhaps FedEx.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dr Orly Taitz, Pancake Birther

Dr. Orly Taitz, pancake birther

A new oil painting which I have titled Dr. Orly Taitz, Pancake Birther.

Dr. Orly Taitz, Pancake Birther - Ebay Art Auction

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Mancow painting, restarted.

Someone just interviewed me from a radio station in Oregon, but it came and went so quickly I'm not sure who it was.

My computer is full of art and keeps crashing, which is irritating. It shouldn't be this difficult to transfer large PDF files onto disk.

Basepair's Mulder With Pancake painting

BeckieLou's comparison of her painting with original photo.

Thanks to British comedian Stephen Fry who recently twittered one of my Obama unicorn paintings.

I'm painting an Obama unicorn painting on the theme of Mancow who interviews me tomorrow, but I decided I didn't like the first version, so I'm trying it again. The first version seemed a bit snarky, which wasn't what I was going for. I can't get his program in my area, and all I know about the fellow is that he conceeded to be waterboarded, which I admire.

Mchapman's replacement for a broken Fonzie/Happy Days mirror.

I like this thead about my work on Reddit, and particularly this comment-

Dan is an ex-conservative, kinda: Simplifying greatly, he lost his faith in political conservatism when the cons went apeshit over some of his work. He's greatly influenced by Robert Crumb, whose inspiration may ultimately be difficult to fully integrate into a modern political conservative perspective. Crumb's influence shows up a lot more in his Faithmouse comics, which have ranged from pro-life Catholic themes to some very naughty NSFW romps.

I like his Faithmouse comics a lot, especially after Dan started to expand beyond his original conservative mission and explored themes like the sexual fantasies of gay Catholic clergy, Faithmouse's naughty sister, etc. Dan doesn't do much Faithmouse now; his pop culture paintings (pancakes, naked Obama, etc.) are so popular, I guess he doesn't have much time for the comic. A shame, 'cause his comic is a lot more interesting than his paintings. I would link to some examples, but Dan doesn't make much of his best work easily viewable by the general public.

Faithmouse is the best thing I've ever done. It helps to look at the entire run of the cartoon instead of individual strips to appreciate it.

Beckie's Wall Of Obama, with eight of my paintings.

I'm developing a stage piece which utilizes my paintings. I approached our local Minneapolis Acme Comedy Club but they have yet to respond to my inquiry. It would be sort of a prose/poetry rendition, accompanied by pictures of Barack Obama Nude On A Unicorn.

Mancow painting, continued...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Free Republic & Democratic Underground Pancakes

Free Republic and Democratic Underground pancakes

Free Republic and Democratic Underground forum pancakes. I need to do a little more detail work on this painting before posting it to Ebay.

I would like to apologize for the Ann Coulter Burning Pancake Bra painting in the previous post. I'm taking this monstrosity on a long working car drive today; it will either return in better condition or I'll leave it in a lake.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Ann Coulter Burning Pancake Bra

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Monday, August 03, 2009

This And That

Four paintings in progress-

four paintings in progress

From upper right: A 70's 'Sears' style family portrait commission, a portrait of Michael Jackson which I'll put up for auction on Ebay, a commission of Buddy Christ with a pancake over His head, and a a portrait of John Ritter, also by commission. Currently I'm asking 75 to 125 for a 5 by 7 inch portrait, with or without pancake, depending upon the complexity of the painting.

unicorn painting in progress

I put aside yesterday's unicorn painting and decided to work on a previous unicorn painting instead. I bought some expensive high opacity lead white paint yesterday, and was curious to see how well it would cover darker underpainting. Well worth the price.

The blogpost of my Comedy Central painting at Tosh.0 is closing in on 900 comments.

One of my favorite painters is Chib.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Thanks, All 250 Or So Of You

I very much appreciate the posts. 250 is roughly the number of sites which have posted regarding my paintings during the past few days. The unicorns actually went viral a day before the Comedy Central show, starting with a post on Wild Ammo.

Just for the record, I've mentioned in the past that the Universal Health Care Obama Unicorn portrait was a commission from a goon on SA; his name is Daniel Wood. He's the person who originally dreamed up the concept of the painting. Kudos to Daniel.

Also, the painting of Obama leading the woman on the horse was a commission as well. The identity of the rider is confidential, hence the identity-hiding flare which doesn't appear on the original painting.

Something I don't think I've ever mentioned on this blog or anywhere else online is that I do quite a lot of painting in my car-

painting in my car

I do this out of necessity, just because time is always at a premium. My wife doesn't mind driving since she usually needs to be in the car at the same time anyway. Here I am starting a new Obama unicorn-

a new obama unicorn painting

Once I develop the acrylic underpainting I'll apply a few layers of water based and/or highly pigmented oils, both of which dry quickly. I've painted a large number of my oil-based pancake paintings completely on the road, using as an easel a large styrofoam board (never know when the airbags might go off) and an empty pill bottle for thinner. The more detailed unicorn paintings are finished at home. Minnesota's roads expand and crack in the winter and need extensive repatching in the summer. Makes it harder to paint unicorn eyelashes.

The drive was to the Minnesota Rennaissance Festival site, where Chris had a wedding to perform at. The festival isn't happening yet but you can still rent the site for weddings and such-

Minnesota Renassiance Festival site

The Renfest wedding. Chris used her celtic harp, which was appropriate-

a Renfest wedding

Click for a larger view.

When the wedding was concluded we visited 'Lady Kate's rock,' named after her persona-

Lady Kate

I've been asked by a gallery in Thailand to contribute up to three unicorn paintings for an upcoming show. Not sure if the painting I started today will be one of them or not, but with this request and all of the recent interest in my paintings I'll be ramping up unicorn production during the next few weeks.