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Paint-By-Numbers Leopard

Here’s an “altered” paint-by-numbers leopard I did for Jo David and Marlow Harris’ Bumber By Number group show, which will debut at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival— The painting is acrylic and 12 X 16 inches– Buy this painting here

Shirley Partridge

Commissioned portrait of Shirley Jones as Shirley Partridge from The Partridge Family– 30 X 30 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas–

John Coltrane

Charcoal on 100% rag paper– Buy the original art here— Buy a poster print in 3 sizes here

Oliver Reed

Charcoal portrait on 100% rag paper– 

Nagel Reimagined Nos. 1 & 2

These custom matted and framed Patrick Nagel prints were purchased at thrift stores for under $20 each– “Extra texture” applied using deck stain, dirt, and guns–

Warren Beatty

A commissioned painting of Warren Beatty as John McCabe in Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller– 16 X 16 inches, acrylic on hardboard–

Customized Chicken Little

 Customized Chicken Little figurine I did for Alt Terrain and StreetVirus’ “influencer marketing campaign” a few years ago– The figures were done up by 30 artists and auctioned off for charity– So far, this is my only foray into the world of cute plastic figurines–

Ty Cobb

Acrylic portrait of “The Georgia Peach”– I started this painting by flinging an entire 8 oz. jar of matte medium at the working surface–

Sterling Hayden

A commissioned painting of Sterling Hayden as General Ripper in Stanley Kubrick’s film Dr. Stragelove– 20 X 20 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas– Buy a giclée print of this art here

Diabolik

Diabolik, Eva, and the Jag– Acrylic on 36 X 60 inch stretched canvas–

Icon Soup At Snoose Part Dieu Through Oct 7

It’s always a gas to work with Tim Hayes, who used to run Seattle’s Fallout Records– Tim’s now orchestrating art shows and music at Snoose Junction Part Dieu in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood– Snoose is a snazzy joint that serves up high-qual Italian + booze + absinthe + vintage vinyl– I’ll have 18 recent paintings on their walls from September 10 through October 7– Opening night is Friday, Sept 10 at 7 PM–

Laughing Squid

A postcard design I did for San Francisco’s Laughing Squid a few years ago– I still have a small stash, send your address for a freebie–

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel– 30 X 30 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas– Get a poster print of this art here

Diseased Norwegians

I recently drew some diseased Norwegians to illustrate an article about the rampant complacency and conformity in Norway for Oslo’s Natt & Dag magazine– The illustrations were based on Norwegian Facebook photos, and it seems some of the folks featured in those photos saw the magazine and were none too pleased! The magazine received a letter from a lawyer regarding the illos, and they are now appearing on the Natt & Dag website with black censor bars over their eyes! Umb bubb Umbbub–

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Here’s a look at my piece for Roq La Rue‘s latest group show, “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright”– I call it “The Tiger & The Princess”– The show opens Friday, May 14, and is up through June 30– Also in the show are Audrey Kawasaki, Robert Hardgrave, Travis Louie, Lisa Petrucci, Isabel Samaras, Robert Burden, Jason D’Aquino, Nouar, Angelique Houtcamp, Bob Dob, Anthony Ausgang, Ann-Marie Manker, Yumiko Kayukawa, and Jaw Cooper– Get a poster print of this art in 3 sizes here

Kinski / DT’s at Boundary Bay May 29

Here’s poster art for the Kinski, DT’s & Boss Rhino gig at Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewery on Saturday, May 29– This show will also serve as a closing reception for my Icon Soup art show in the Boundary Bay Bistro Room–

“Lost” Mooseheart Faith album out now!

This just in from Larri of Mooseheart Faith: their Memories of the Future album, which was mastered 10 years ago but never released because of “creative differences” with the record company, is now available from iTunes– Here is a look at the front and back cover I did– Also now available from iTunes is Mooseheart’s Magic Square of the Sun, one of my favorite psych albums ever recorded– Go with the Stellar Groove!

DT’s At The Shanty March 13!

 A poster I did for a DT’s show at Seattle’s most unpretentious bar The Shanty Tavern–

Ian Curtis

Commissioned pen & ink portrait of dead Joy Division singer, Ian Curtis–

Harry Dean Stanton

Commissioned pen & ink portrait of actor Harry Dean Stanton, who currently plays Fundamentalist Mormon elder Roman Grant on HBO’s Big Love–

Vince Lombardi

Acrylic on board– This portrait is doing double duty: it’ll be featured on the invitation for the 2010 Dennis Eichhorn Super Bowl Party, and the original art was a birthday present for my father (a Packers fan from way back in the Ray Nitschke days) who turned 80 today-

May Lillie

Pen & ink portrait of May Lillie, a bronc-ridin’, buffalo-herdin’, sharp-shooter from the early 1900s– She once said “Let any normally healthy woman who is ordinarily strong screw up her courage and tackle a bucking bronco, and she will find the most fascinating pastime in the field of feminine athletic endeavor. There is nothing to compare, to increase the joy of living, and once accomplished, she’ll have more real fun than any pink tea or theater party or ballroom ever yielded.”

The Reel of St. Robert

My psychotic pal Kevin can’t resist a good deal on a 24-track recorder– He recently drove down to Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA and bought the very recorder they used to tape music and hours of Rev. Schuller’s watered-down psychobabble– Then Kevin got it in his head that he needed a custom-painted Robert Schuller tape reel to properly anoint his new machine– Of course I was up for the job– Behold, the Holy and Most Sacred Reel of Saint Robert!

Personality Parade Opens Sept.11

I’ll have a dozen brand new Pop Cult paintings and who knows what else at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle from September 11 till October 3– All of the new paintings were done using a technique that simulates the grid effect of the “sticker paintings” I did for Roq La Rue years ago– 

Lemmy Says Thumbs Up

My Maple Valley homie Metal Marty got the one and only Lemmy Kilmister to sign a gicleé print when he crossed paths with him at a Head Cat show in Ballard– I owe you one, Marty! This portrait is available as a poster print in 3 sizes here

Mutant Amour At Jinx Art Space May 1-31

I’ll have an exclusive blend of paintings on canvas and framed goodies at Jinx Art Space from May 1 through May 31– The show is called Mutant Amour, and the opening night shindig will be on Friday, May 1– A belly dancing troupe and 3 electronic music bands will be in the downstairs area, and my show will be upstairs with bro Richie Boyer spinning the punk and free jazz wax! Let’s get it on, god dammit!

Lou Reed

Commissioned pen & ink portrait of Lou Reed, circa 1973–

Afro Venus Painting

Acrylic on stretched canvas, 16 X 30 inches, with faux fur frame– 

Margulies Vs. Schenkkan

Pen and ink portraits of Pulitzer winning playwrights Donald Margulies and Robert Schenkkan I did for the Winter 2009 issue of Lexus magazine, which goes out to owners of Lexus automobiles–

Op Art Painting No.3

Acrylic on 40 X 40 inch stretched canvas– Created for my Spaceman Cometh show in Portland–