Saturday, March 24, 2018
My portrait of former Paul Wellstone campaign manager Jeff Blodgett of Wellstone Action with a stack of confidential pancakes on top of his head.
An intriguing story; the two sons of former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone removed as officers from a political operative training organization which bears his name because they questioned finances which they were not allowed to review-because they would not promise to keep that information confidential. Jeff Blodgett is the founding director of Wellstone Action. The Wellstone sons have asked that their family name be removed from the organization. Mr. Blodgett has called their assertions of bad practice 'specious'. What a mess! But I like my portrait, which is one of a few recent things where I try to limit myself to just primary colors and mix directly on the canvas. I came just short of ruining this one with the additional work, but I decided I needed a better likeness.
Monday, March 12, 2018
My portrait of Dr. Now Nowzaradan of the TLC program My 600 Pound Life glaring at a delicious stack of pancakes.
The US cable television program is now in its sixth season. My wife is addicted to this show. By osmosis I have become familiar with his Houston clinic, the dreaded corner scale that the principles are frightened of and the small consulting room with two chairs.
Dr. Now actually has a little less hair in his part than I've given him here. He deserves it.
Via my Instagram post the image has started to appear here and there. Pictarum, for example.
The original painting has been sold, but canvas prints, which I make personally in my studio, are available on my Etsy. The smaller 8 1/2 by 11 inch print is listed below, but there is also a larger 12 by 16 inch print. They are 20 and 40 respectively. Motivational kitchen art.
Dr. Now 600 lb Life Art - Etsy
Thursday, March 01, 2018
My portrait of Attorney General Jess Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod J.Rosenstein, and Solicitor General Noel Francisco enjoying a late night pancake dinner.
Pancakes courtesy of Central Michel Richard in Washington DC, which is located nearly directly across the street from the Trump Hotel.
This is a 16 by 20 inch stretched canvas acrylic painting on canvas board.
Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Noel Francisco Pancake Dinner painting - Etsy
Monday, February 26, 2018
My portrait of US White House communications director Hope Hicks, wearing a dark pancake and a tiny red MAGA ( Make America Great Again ) baseball hat, and also sporting a current boyfriend / former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter spouse-style shiner. In keeping with the spirit of Rob's denial of spousal abuse, the black eye in this portrait is completely accidental.
This is an 18 by 24 inch acrylic portrait on canvas board. Thanks to local photographer Billy Briggs for salvaging these canvases previously used for community school use for my reuse. He dumpster dived them. I am grateful. I still owe him at least 2 paintings for the 40 or so free canvases. They were covered in tempera paint but washed off easily.
I started this painting a few months ago but knew it hadn't arrived so sat on it, figure of speech. Recent events brought it out again. My hope was that this would be a funny painting. It is just a painting.
Hope Hicks Rob Porter Accidental Shiner Pancake Portrait - Etsy
Monday, February 19, 2018
My painting of the Minnesota Vikings 'Minnesota Miracle'- Stefon Diggs catch of the Case Keenum pass which propelled the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs only to be crushed there by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles responded by beating the Patriots in the newly constructed US Bank Stadium and inspiring the theft of a seat. Many millions spent on security and an entire seat walked out of the stadium. Terrorists bring things in; burglars take items out. I think it should be standard courtesy for the host of the Superbowl to offer the winning team a complete row of seats as a goodwill gesture. It would be a nice thing to do. The bar in St. Paul which threatened to throw beers at visiting Eagles fans is a blight upon the memory. Seriously, why. This game also featured the halftime show wherein Justin Timberlake threatened a hologram of Prince and was instead cowed into performing a fakey duet beneath a bedsheet.
This is a 3 by 4 foot acrylic painting on a stretched canvas. Stefon is embraced by Cayleb Jones from the training squad. Caylebs face was very difficult to paint ( I worked from screenshots ) so after the second try I took a pic of my own face in a similar position and painted from that. It worked.
The original painting, and canvas prints of the painting, are available on my Etsy.
The Vikings are trying to trademark the term 'Minnesota Miracle'. Paul Allen was the first to use the term in his call, so I'm not sure how that could happen. Big money=big greed=disruptions in spacetime.
I posted the image of this sports painting originally on my Twitter last week. Making an effort to catch up on blog posts...the hand coding makes it difficult to want to do. I use clunky and dysfunctional computers.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
For Presidents Day- a painting of US GOP President Donald Trump Angry At Pancakes. This is the first painting in a series called 'President Trump Angry At Pancakes.'
This is a 24 by 30 inch stretched canvas painting in acrylic.
The original painting, and canvas prints of the painting, are available on my Etsy.
This image is also posted on my Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr accounts.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
A painting of the Hurricane Irma chainsaw nun.
This acrylic painting on a 16 by 20 inch stretched canvas is painted in an impressionistic style. It could have much more detail, but life is short and I like it they way it is. The chainsaw represents faith, as does the nun, the brush behind her, the act of painting, and the very day of the week in which it was posted online-Sunday. This is a nice painting, devoid of pancakes. It isn't that I refused to include pancakes; as an act of faith they simply didn't happen. That doesn't mean they do not exist within the image..they may be within the brush or the nun, or perhaps tucked away neatly inside of another oncoming hurricane. The style of this image is very fluid, which is a change of pace from a number of more rigid paintings which I have been developing, most involving Prince. I have spent most of the past year and a half painting Prince; it has been a journey.
This painting of resolute Christian Faith And Initiative in the face of the merciless calamity of Hurricane Irma as captured in a viral online video become an inspiring internet meme is currently available on Etsy.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
This is meant to be a nice Melania and Donald Trump double portrait. The pancake suspended in the air between them is merely incidental.
I understand that some people do not like breakfast, therefore, I have posted a pancakeless version of the above painting to my Etsy.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017
Larger Trump Tower and White House Melania Trump portrait.
This painting was sold on my Etsy last month. I've used this blog so little in the past few years, relying instead almost exclusively on my twitter and instragram. I'll try to catch up by posting both largely unseen things and newer paintings.
I also still post on Flickr, and less frequently on Tumblr. Here's this same portrait posted on Tumblr.
Thanks to Everlasting Blort for recently featuring this image of the tower reclusive Mrs. Trump.
Larger Dylann Roof painting
This painting is currently listed on my Etsy
For the past year I've largely taken a break from contemporary painting, instead focusing on painting many portraits of Prince, as I live relatively close to Paisley Park. It has been and continues to be a very fulfilling experience.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
By request-a painting of Bill Nye The Science Guy with a climate changed pancake on top of his head.
This is a variation on part of my Bill Nye With A Pancake On Top Of His Head Vs Creationist Ken Ham With Smiling Bacon And Eggs painting from two years ago. I printed just the Bill Nye section of the painting on a sheet of canvas, and then directly painted over the image with acrylic to create the new image.
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Larger Donald Trump Pancake Fuhrer image.
Cross posted to a few of my regular haunts, including Flickr.
Reoccurring head cold again, ugh.
I have no will to start a larger project, but I have a number of 11 by 14 inch canvases which I may doodle an image upon. They aren't too expensive, so perhaps this would be a good habit to develop.
Still need to paint a monkey pancake.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A portrait of Taylor Swift with pancakes on top of her head. Painted last weekend.
The stumps in the background are of pop stars past or becoming. I may revise one stump to demonstrate that it is in the process of forming.
The double pancakes represent Taylor's two album of the year Grammy awards.
It seems as if I am cleaning my coffee maker every two weeks now.
I very much doubt that Hitler had a micropenis.
My ideal weight is supposed to be 165 pounds so I would like to lose at least another three pounds by Saturday. That would put me only five pounds above my goal weight.
I worked on this painting for about an hour at a McDonalds in Inver Grove Heights.
I would like to start a painting called Infant Of Pancakes for Lent, but I need a photo of an infant to look at. That, or an infant.