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Friday, March 9, 2012

Shelby



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Shelby

Oil on Chinese food take-out container, 2012, 10.5"x 10.5"x 3"


This painting of a friend I made on a Chinese food take out container. I consider these as "ready made" forms to paint on. You can unfold them and then refold them into any shape you want. Here I just made a simple bowl shape which distorts the face in a crazy way. I've been concentrating on portraiture as of late, just to try and get a handle on it. There are endless possibilities for shapes when using these containers. I made a series using this format of still images from the original movie of King Kong. Every still in that movie is beautiful like a gorgeous painting with a violent but innocent ape as the subject. I also did a few skateboarder ones based on the photos of Glen E. Friedman of skateboarding legends Tony Alva and others in the 1970's skating empty pools in California. Here is a link, http://www.andrewkrieger.net/chinese-food.html.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Untitled Guy



Untitled Guy

Oil on Birch form, 2012, 4.75" x 3.75" x 2.5"


Todays painting is of a guy on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit. These paintings are a lot cooler in person, the effect of the face on the corner of the painting really brings these people to life.



Saturday, March 3, 2012

Culkowski



Culkowski

Oil on Birch form, 2012, 4.75" x 3.75" x 2.5"


Todays painting is of my friend Jake Culkowski, I've done a few paintings of Jake already, but on a larger scale. He is a local musician and plays in various bands around town. Hanging around Jake is like hanging around a time machine, because he seems to have stepped right out of the 1970's. It reminds me of that movie with Brendan Fraser (Encino Man) when he was a recently thawed caveman hanging around some high school kids teaching each other life lessons. Actually I never saw that movie and I'm totally guessing at the plot. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Figures On A Beach




Figures On A Beach

Oil on Birch form, 4.75"x 3.75"x 2.5"

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Todays painting is from my found photo series, it's of some friends together on the beach. I had drawn the image for this quite a while ago and set it aside, but after a recent bout with the winter blues (I'm tired of being cold) it started telling me to finish it, so I listened and I do feel better. Summer is coming! The title is an insider reference to a Detroit band from the early to mid 1980's. Thanks for the title guys and cheers to you! here is their song Swimming.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Picking Teams, Summer




Picking Teams, Summer

Oil On Birch panel, 2012, 4.75"x 3.75"x 2.5"

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On a day like today where it feels like spring and the sun is shining, although it is still winter, I should feel warm and have a brighter outlook. I don't. So, I thought I'd cheer myself up with a summer painting. I play softball in the summer with a bunch of great characters and people. The first thing that happens besides opening a beer is to pick the teams. We usually play two games, and in this painting the sun is getting low in the sky as the second game is about to be sorted out. I painted this on one of my right angle panels. I enjoy painting on these sculptural forms.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Girders, Rivets, Shadows, Sky


Girders, Rivets, Shadows, Sky


Oil on Birch panel, 2012, 5"x 5"


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Todays painting is a close up view of a junction between two steel beams on a railroad truss bridge. The sharpness of the light and the shadows that they made struck me.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Portrait of El Chupacabra


Portrait Of El Chupacabra

Oil on Birch panel, 2012, 5"x 5"


Todays painting is a painting of a portrait of El Chupacabra. A legendary bigfoot type creature. El Chupacabra roughly translates as goat sucker. There are some red flowers of some sort here too.