Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Paintings by Molnar C., Pal
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
We have one of these at home. You can play the Gibson Mando-bass upright or sitting... like this woman in the picture. It's a beautiful piece of furniture. I might have to work on my drawing of the bear - not quite there yet.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Check out talented Robert Armstrong's
page at Frets.com to see close ups of his painted instruments!!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog is such a great blog. It is well-read across the world. That's because they continually post about wonderful artists day-after-day-after-day.
Anyone who enjoys the history of the graphic arts, comics, contemporary illustration, painting, and drawing will love this blog. Thanks to Johnny for posting about the Blab! Show today:
Blab! Art Show - 4 days left
"You have four days to catch the Blab! Art Show at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The show features 18 fantastic artists and illustrators including Drawn! favourites Amy Crehore (shown here), Gary Baseman, Ryan Heshka, and Tim Biskup. The show closes this Saturday, October 21. " (Johnny, Drawn!)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I have been working away on some new drawings. I'm trying to expand my new blues gal series. It's interesting how some of my motifs overlap. Early blues and hokum stringed instruments are often the same as the Hawaiian ones: National guitars and ukes (banjo-ukes and koa wood ukes). Cats in the woods, why not? Waterfalls in the woods. Ditto.
Monday, October 16, 2006
I did a painting for the Women With Issues Show at M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs, CA. It opened on Sept. 23, 2006 (same day as Blab show). The show was a Valley of the Dolls theme show and I think they also had vintage photos for sale of Patty Duke and Sharon Tate.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
By Cory Doctorow
Scarefactory's Haunted Furniture page is chock-a-bloc with amazing haunted props for your haunted house. Makes me want to redecorate.
Reposed possessed girl flails up to begin violently thrashing front to back side to side to swirl & contortatop the bed. Includes steel queen sized mattress frame, character, mech & pneumatic pkg. Link (via Cribcandy)
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
My bookcase is filled with inspiring art books. I have three of Max Ernst's surrealistic collage novels. One of them is "Une Semaine De Bonte" which is a Dover book on Amazon for only $12. The other two must be harder to find because Amazon doesn't even have pictures of the covers and they are now in the $55.-$140. range - used. I love these books!
ErlingWold is a composer in San Francisco. He ordered a couple of my Little Pierrot prints recently which prompted me to go look up his website. Very intriguing!
By the way, he was also the winner of my blog guessing game...so I sent him an additional print. He, in turn, sent me a CD of soundtrack music that he composed for the film, "The Bed You Sleep In" (director, Jon Jost). It's darkly moody and also enchantingly spirited.
Apparently, he has done some surreal theater pieces including this chamber opera (as described in his extensive bio):
"His critically acclaimed work A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, based on the Max Ernst collage novel, was presented by the Paul Dresher Ensemble and ODC in 2000. It was given its European premiere in a German version by the Klagenfurter Ensemble in July of 2001 and toured to Max Ernst's hometown of Brühl. "
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Walter Minus is one of the artists in the Blab Show this year. His paintings are very large and striking. Hanging next to each other, they seemed to have some sort of magnetic power.
Walter wrote me a nice note from Paris the other day telling me that he appreciated seeing the photos on my blog of the art show because he could not be there in person. He has a new Blab Storybook out now called "Darling Cheri". It's nice. You can order it from Amazon or Fantagraphics.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I came across this story online recently. About two years ago, last October, Picasso's huge curtain masterpiece, which he painted for the 1918 ballet, "Parade", was hung for 10 days in a glitzy shopping mall in Hong Kong. It was to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between France and China. I love this period of Picasso's art. I love this curtain.
Jean Cocteau wrote the script for "Parade". Erik Satie was the composer. Picasso designed the sets and costumes. Some of his cubist-style costumes were made of cardboard! The painted sketches for the costumes are inspiring pieces of art in their own right. Great designs full of color and mischief. Jean Cocteau added crazy things to make noise such as a typewriter and a foghorn. Satie and Cocteau were labled "Cultural Anarchists" and Satie went to prison for 8 days. It all took place in Rome.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006