Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"I am 8 bit" acrylic paintings

title - "Bring me the head of Mario & Luigi"


here's the very thought out sketch

Here is the first of hopefully two acrylic paintings I'm doing for the show next Thursday. I really love to paint but I have to be somewhat inspired to do it (so it doesn't become "a job"). And I need to have enough free time. Those two things usually don't coincide so it's not often I get to do it. The more I work digitally, the more I miss the sometimes chaotic & loony process. It's really liberating and therapeutic for me.

Being a fan of Mexican folk & naive art, whenever I paint I like to be as organic, dirty and expressive as I can (the complete opposite of Sandra it seems). I try to use cheapo brushes and half the time I'm finger painting like a 3 year old. And loving it! I try to tell a little story with every painting. Sometimes it only makes sense to me, which I have learned is not such a bad thing.



9 comments:

Fulanita said...

Oh my lord. It looks REALLY good!!! That blue and red pop so well. I guess you sorta do know what you're doing, huh?

Eric "The Gute" Gonzalez said...

Super chingon!

Did you play the game with this much anger and passion?

Fred Osmond said...

Amazing Painting! You have outdone yourself sir.

I agree with fulanita, the contrast between the blue and red make it pop right off the canvas. Great!

damon said...

that looks really cool

i love all the skulls

Jay D Smith said...

heh, awesome!

*daisy said...

ha ha! I love that his lips have stubble. That'd be pretty gross to kiss. Although kissing a decapitated head is already kinda gross as it is...

Mukpuddy said...

Bloody love it dude!! Can't wait to see the other one!

aaron said...

so good! hells yes.

*daisy said...

Saw all your pieces at the show tonight- they looked wonderful- so good to see them all in person! : D Great job!!