"Are you not aware that I get farty and bloated with a foamy latte?"
Just a few of the wise words from famed fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu. Is he really a bad guy though? Maybe he is just misunderstood. I mean how can anyone who invented the piano key neck tie be bad? Zoolander is one of my favorite movies and anything Will Ferrell does usually ends up as a Halloween Costume. This one might have been the most successful costumes though. Enough for my friends to vow never to go to West Hollywood again with me because of stopping every 2 minutes for pictures with people. At least that's what they tell me, I was so wasted I don't really remember.
Anyway this painting of Mugatu, and his dog Kiva ( Obey his Dog ), should have been done a long time ago. But for some reason I had the urge to knock it out this weekend. I like that all paintings don't have to be detailed epic pieces that take months to finish. Word on the street is there is a sequel in the works for Zoolander. All I got to say if Mugatu isn't in it, don't bother.
A few people asked me to do something hot with "Katinka", Mugatu's female assistant, maybe a pin up style. That might be hot enough to actually make happen. Actually anything that Milla Jovovich does would be good for that. But as for this painting, I think it's the kind of thing even the Prime Minister of Malaysia would appreciate. And by the way, did you know this movie was banned in Malaysia? Don't say you never learned anything on the internet.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
When One Eyed Willie set up all those booby traps I don't think this is what he had in mind. And I'd reckon Chester Copperpot wishes he hung around a little longer if he got to this treasure. This is my number 3 in a series of hot girls from nerd movies. Andy may not be the hottest thing to come out of the 80's but luckily she landed a movie that was cool enough to make this a must have for this series. I'm still looking for a good name for this painting. If you have any ideas let me know!
I have another idea for a Goonies painting on deck. I'm thinking something with the main 4 boys on a Mount Rushmore thing on the Oregon coast, Sloth up in the clouds, and of course the ship setting sail of into the sunset. I think it will balance this piece nicely.
I'm excited about the next Girl for this series. Casandra from Wayne's World. I already have a good name for that piece, ..." Schwing". Yea, I know. Too easy. But it must be done.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
No Ladies, THANK YOU for being a friend.
It only took me a few years to decide how I wanted to do a painting based on the Golden Girls. It's easily one of the best TV shows of all time. Hard to think of another show as well written as it. But I needed the right way to do this painting, I didn't want to just spit out anything. I couldn't decide which way to go at it. Just a portrait or a collage would be too easy. And then it hit me to do the "Birth of Venus" painting and give it a little twist with the girls from Miami. People have asked why I decided to put Dorothy as the main focus, because she is the SHIT. I love them all but she takes the most crap out of all four of those ladies and always has the best zinger to throw back at them. Dorothy Zbornak is my favorite Golden Girl. The poor lady has been compared to a man her entire life and I felt it was time she got her time in the spot light. And the rest just fell into place.
Hope you enjoy Blanch, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia, if not I will send you off to Shady Pines, Ma.