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Awwwwwwww What’s in the Box!?!?

File this in the category of “Really?, This hasn’t been done yet?”. One of the best movies with one of the most F’d up endings ever. I just thought this design needed to be done, it was kind of askin’ for it. Enjoy.

And for those of you who aren’t familiar with the film Se7en, i recommend you watch this clip. I don’t want to ruin it for you but Brad & Gwyneth don’t live happily ever after.

SE7EN ending scene on YouTube

The Autumn Society & Gallery 1988 present 3B

It was going to be hard to top a show like last years’s 3G. ( Ghostbusters, Gremlins & Goonies ) As a fan of all 3 of those movies and a fan of Gallery 1988 this show was a blast and a real inspiration for me to crank out some art in the following year. So the second I heard about this years 3B show I got a little excited, not just because I’m a huge fan of Back to the Future, Bill & Ted’s and Beetlejuice, but because i knew i needed to be a part of this. Luckily The Autumn Society thought so too. I am so stoked to be a part of 3B. I really hope everyone gets out to Venice to check out the all the art that these people brought together. If you can’t wait until May 5th to check out a sneak peak of some of the artwork that will be on display, hop in you virtual DeLorean and/or phone booth and check out The Autumn Society‘s website.

As for my art in the 3B show, I went the pin up route. Why not, right? I hope you like them. The first one featured Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend from the original Back to the Future. Not that I dislike Elizabeth Shue, but I just think the first one was hotter. I call this painting “Oh La La”.

The 2nd entry was for someone a little random but very memorable. It’s a diptych of our friend who was cut in half from what I have to assume was a magician’s saw trick gone bad. I call my Beetlejuice entry “Hack Job”.

And as for my “Bill & Ted’s” entry, I have this double pin up of the two princesses from the Renaissance period that Rufus brought back to our most excellent heroes. I was playing with the idea of what would life for these two hotties be like if they got to live in San Dimas in the 80’s. But the part about this painting that I had a really good time with just was the icons for each of the fellow time travelers along the boarder.

After checking out just some of the kick ass entries that the other artists have turned in, I am convinced this show will blow people away. Even more so if you kinda like these 3 flicks. And if you love these 3 flicks like I do, then it is certainly not to be missed. I’m really excited and proud to part of such a talented group. Thanks to those who let me be a part of it. See you in Venice!!!

For info on how to get there check out this link.

 

 

 

 

Strange Things Are Afoot at the Circle K


Here are a couple of paintings inspired by the classic 80’s movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. This was one movie that I definitely grew up with. The weird thing being I haven’t seen the original for a long time, but it’s one of those movies where even though you haven’t seen it for about 10 years, you can still quote it. It’s not the best movie by any means, which is what makes it so good. Not to mention George (friggin) Carlin is in it! The first painting was a stab at trying to do their faces as simple as possible. I usually tend to put too much detail and line work into my stuff. I’ve learned there is such a thing as too much. Bill S Preston Esquire was the fun one because his face is has a lot of distinct characteristics, plus no one has ever seen that actor since. But as for Ted (Theodor) Logan, since it was Keanu Reeves, I struggled a bit. I didn’t want to do a portrait of Keanu, but tried more to get the vibe of his goofy carefree attitude, dude. Plus I through the phone booth in for good measure, inspired a little by Metallica’s Ride the Lightning. Really a time traveling phone booth? I guess it works because it is so ridiculous, like the movie. I, myself, would rather time travel in a DeLorean.
This next piece was something that came up after doing the first Bill & Ted’s piece. When I entered my pieces in the 3B show at Gallery1988, the curator Chogrin mentioned it might be cool to see a pin up version of the Princesses from Bill & Ted’s. SOLD!!! Awesome idea, and I went for it. This is my take on what those two “Historical Babes” that Rufus brought back from medieval times would do if they lived in the modern 1980’s. I also wanted to give subtle nods to the other time travelers so I through something for each of them in the frame. I thought about putting in something for Rufus, but I think he is more deserving to get his own painting. Add that idea to the list.

 

and THAT is what happens when SHE dies. It’s all very personal.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Yea, I said it. This may be a little random for some, but if you have seen Beetlejuice in the past couple of decades, you may remember that babe sitting on the couch waiting politely for her turn to talk to her afterlife case worker. Here is a pin up styled painting of our nameless friend. My guess she is a magicians assistant and the ol’ saw trick didn’t go as planned. Of course she doesn’t dress this skanky for her show, but I took some liberties with her outfit. But it was Stolle’s idea to make it on 2 canvases. Thanks for that, it kinda made the piece for me. And in case you don’t know there is an awesome art show coming up in May at Gallery 1988 Venice. The 3B show. ( Back to the Future, Beetlejuice & Bill & Ted’s ) But more on that later.

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