My illustration of the Paraiba Catfish plus four additional illustrations I have created for clients will be on display at the Manchester Arts Courtroom Gallery located in the Manchester Police facility. There will be eight other illustrators and graphic designers showing their art. The opening is Friday September 16,6-8 p.m. The address is 2nd floor 200 Highlands Blvd. Dr.,Manchester MO 63011 which is near the intersection of Highway 141 and Manchester Road. I hope to see you at the opening.
My wife and I visited the St.Louis Art Museum this week to view the show titled “Self taught Geniuses” and outside we noticed flags on Art Hill that represent “fallen heroes” that served in the US military and that died in recent fighting at various locations around the world.
After seeing the show at the museum we walked around the flag display.
To me, the sound of the dog tags striking the metal flag poles was like listing to music; perhaps sad music,but peaceful. Reading the names on the Dog Tags made me think of the loss for the families and our country. I think about the many millions, in the world,that have died in wars, during my lifetime, that don’t have flags flying for them.
This drawing is based on a recent photograph that I took of train boxcars parked on a siding ,while I was driving on Highway 19 in Missouri. The size of this drawing is 16.5″ wide by 8.25″ high.
Last weekend my family had a reunion at our daughter Christy’s house in Mexico ,Missouri and driving home on highway 19 I saw many graffiti painted train box cars parked on a side track. My wife was driving and she slowed down for me to take photos. One of these might end up as a painting.
When I looked at these photos on my computer I noticed these bright yellow rectangle shapes on some of the train cars. It was sunset and I think these shapes were reflective
tape,or something was sending me a coded message.
This is one of a series of paintings that are based on photographs I took while visiting New York City in 2008 and 2010. The photograph reference for this painting was one of a series taken in 2008 while walking in Times Square with my wife and a friend. I have added a texture layer to the photo. I created the texture traditionally by painting on a piece of canvas. I scanned the texture background and placed it on a separate layer with the photograph.
I had the digital file printed on canvas wrap and then painted over it with oil paint.