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Gil Elvgren Tribute Show “All Pinned Up”

When it rains, it pours during. February is turning out to be pretty busy with the art shows. It’s a good “problem” to have. This one is a tribute to pin up artist Gil Elvgren, “All Pinned Up”. If you are in the neighborhood on February 8th, stop by Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim and enjoy our opening reception. We will have a bunch of artists showing their take on the works of Elvgren. As usual, I will wait and premiere my piece as we get closer. But put it in your calendar, hope to see you there. And thanks to Amy for letting me participate!

Art by Dan Almanzar


Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with a good name for a painting. Not so much with this one. I kind of knew what it would be before I even started to paint it. It’s too ridiculous not to use. Anyway, if you are just joining us, this new painting of Cassandra from Wayne’s World is the 4th in a series I like to call “Sultry Sirens of the Silver Screen”. Take a gander at the pieces below to see what I am talking about. The Jennifer painting from Back to the Future got some good attention from being a part of the 3B show at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA. And the  “Andy” painting was featured up in Astoria, Oregon as part of the Goonies show at Lunerboy. When this series started my idea was to get 12 of them and do a calendar. Well, only 8 to go i guess. So anyway, “Cassandra”, I am a fan of Tia Carrere.  That part “Ballroom Blitz” scene at the end of the first Wayne’s World always made me feel kind of funny, “like when you used to climb the rope in gym class”. I’m just not sure if she is worthy enough to be a part of this group of hot ladies from cult movies …NOT.

Hope you like this series, drop me a note below and let me know what you think.

Now sit back, relax and travel back to a time when Mike Myers was funny.