Saturday, January 30, 2016

Agent Mulder David Duchovny X-Files Pancake (reworked)

This is a reworking of a painting from a few years ago of actor David Duchovny as Agent Fox Mulder of the US science fiction television program 'The X-Files' with a pancake on top of his head. The show is currently enjoying a renewal.

The repainting was done directly over a canvas print of the original file. I added darker blacks over the background, refined some detail on the face and largely overhauled the pancake.

David Duchovny Agent Fox Mulder X-Files painting

larger x-files painting

The original painting is not available, but I have made a new canvas print available on my Etsy.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Smiling Bernie Sanders Pancake Portrait

A painting of a smiling US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with a pancake on top of his head-

Bernie Sanders smiling pancake portrait

Larger smiling Bernie Sanders

Thanks to the art forum at Reddit which last week posted my original Bernie Sanders pancake portrait. The imgur link has been viewed more than a million times.

I have another Bernie Iowa themed painting which I started before the above and which I may have completed later this evening.

Both the original painting and canvas prints are available at my Etsy.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Katamari Damacy Gun Collector Obama

A painting of US President Barack Obama as the Prince from the Playstation Katamari Damacy game, collecting all of the guns of the world on his Katamari ball as his father The King Of All Cosmos looks on.

Katamari Damacy Obama Gun Control painting

Katamari Damacy Gun Control Obama painting (larger image)

This painting was recently purchased by a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon, who wondered if it was in response to President Obama's recent intention of employ executive action, independent of the will of Congress, to enact tougher gun registration.  It wasn't.  I had actually been thinking about this image for the past six years, and it was a request by Politico Magazine for the use of a number of images of past Obama paintings for possible use in their current 'The Obama Issue' which made me think of it.

Obama Art Hurricane Sandy Pancake painting

Obama Hurricane Sandy Pancake art, as featured in a Politico slideshow. This was one of two similar paintings.

Perhaps I'll get around to that 'Obama Balloon Boy' painting I've been long thinking of as well.

Imagining Obama: The Art Of The First Black President

The Katamari Damacy image above is a reworking of the original post on Twitter.

An 8 1/2 by 11 inch canvas print of the above is available on Etsy.

Thanks to the video game collective blog attract mode for posting my Katamari painting.