Our friends John and Momo threw a surprise tiki-themed birthday party for our pal Sven. I painted a bunch of decorations on newsprint to help take their bungalow to the tropics.
Here’s a sample (warning for slight nudity):
Tiki over the doorway
The birthday boy
A nod to Gauguin
To see all of the paintings, including some more risque ones, follow this LINK
I just finished the second gouache and ink drawing for The Super Trash Show. Ravine Opossums was inspired by a block of urban woods across from my family home in Burnaby, British Columbia. We called it Sherwood Forest, and it had everything a kid could want: blackberry bushes, a murky creek, and a rope swing of questionable fitness.
The Super Trash Show
A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Glamorizing Lowbrow Trash CultureSuper Wonder Gallery
99 Sudbury St., Toronto
Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Facebook page)
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I finished a new goauche and ink drawing today. Destined for the Super Trash Show (March 29 at Super Wonder Gallery), the work features a pair of trouble-making raccoons hanging around a gas station. I like the details in this one: the 1980s Big Gulp drink, the BMXs, the freeway signs.
Gas Station Raccoons, pencil and ink tracing.
Gas Station Raccoons, outline completed on stretched Canson Mi-Teintes Paper.
Gas Station Raccoons, partial painted face.
Gas Station Raccoons, completed, 14″X16″. Click to view large.
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