The 2013 Belmont Stakes is almost here, and I created this special movie poster treatment of it which you can see HERE. I looked at a lot of great old Italian movie posters for inspiration. They were so dramatic and worked well in their job to entice the passerby to see the movie. I thought the Belmont Stakes could use something like that. So I unsaddled the horses, removed the jockeys and let them stampede toward the viewer, kicking up dust with NYC in the background. The track at Belmont is apparently called “Big Sandy” while the Belmont Stakes race is called “the test of champions” – hence my movie title. Hope you enjoy it!
I collaborated with my sister, Amanda, on a art piece for the Jockey Club’s website “Followhorseracing.com” centered around the Kentucky Derby. I decided to make an oracle which highlighted the horses with their different qualities and illustrate each one with their markings. Here is the result! http://www.followhorseracing.com/en/the-latest/blogs/2013/04/28/kentucky-derby-the-contenders/I really love what Amanda came up with the text on the Tarot cards- they are spot on if you’ve followed the horses. I’m still not sure who will win, and one of the horses on the chart isn’t running (Govenor Charlie) but I could swear the painting of “It’s my LuckyDay” winked at me, though I was putting in late hours to finish the art and it could have just been that my eyes were bleary.
Dean Haspiel helped enormously with layouts and computer work- Thank you! There is a print of the oracle for sale online at ETSY; here is the link:
WHO DUNNIT? Find out this Saturday at Medialia Gallery, where I’m showing my DUMBO comic collaboration with J.G. Thirlwell.
I’m showing my DUMBO comic collaboration with J.G. Thirlwell at Medialia Gallery’s FROM PANEL TO PANEL VII: ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER, opening Feb. 9th.
FROM PANEL TO PANEL VII: ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
An annual exhibit of comic & cartoon art sponsored by New Approach, Inc.
Nusha Ashjaee, Brumsic Brandon, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Christa Cassano, Jacob Chabot, Chuck Collins, Julie Condon, Theresa Coulter, Jennifer Cruté, Brummett Echohawk, Jen Ferguson, George Folz, Chris Giarrusso, Dean Haspiel, John Jennings, Seth Kushner, Jesse Lonergan, Shawna Mills, Stacy Robinson, Jess Ruliffson, Joey Salim, Brian Smith, Grey Williamson, … and more
Here is a quick video of me working in the studio, getting ready for the DUMBO art festival this weekend, and some thoughts I had about painting. Enjoy!
It’s that time of the year again! DUMBO Art Fest 2012 is happening next weekend, Sept 29/30 for open studios. I’ll be there with candy corn and some sort of beverages to share, so come on by and say hello. Feast your eyes on some very new work, as well as a bunch of never seen before gems from years past.
My studio is located right smack dab in the center of DUMBO, in the “peas and pickles” and gallery building at 55 Washington, 3rd floor. I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 pm.
See you there!
Also, Possum Paint Studio, my teaching program, is also having an open house too- which means there will be an art table and drawing supplies set up for any kids who wander in…
The summertime inspired me to paint this Mermaid, daydreaming and being held aloft by a sweet, giant whale. It’s available as a print at my ETSY store.
Local art, local wines! Come see some new paintings and sample some great New York wine~Brooklyn Oenology will be pouring “Friend” (the 2010 Riesling with my label art) at $2 off per glass~
“delerium imaginarium”- that which results from the integration of spirits and art-making.