Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Grey Gardens": Painting Backdrops For Rarely Done Productions, Syracuse NY February 2012

Back in January during the "Five" exhibition at the Tech Garden curator Ty Marshal made me an offer to paint backdrops for the theatrical company he serves as a managing director for, Rarely Done Productions. Intrigued partly due to my background in stage & theater -- I actually painted a set for a Town of Dewitt summer theater project in 1986 -- I could not say no, especially at the prospect of being paid for the work.

Turns out the play the sets would be for were "Grey Gardens: The Musical", an adaptation of the story of Big & Little Edie Beale and their crusty old mansion near East Hampton on Long Island. All I knew was that Ty had thought of my style when their production designer had indicated that one set would be a series of panels depicting a neglected weatherbeaten shingled wall.

Book your tickets at the link below! I'm going to the last performance on March 23.

At project completion with three of the four panels after a 32 hour painting marathon.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Szozda Gallery Syracuse NY, Winter Salon Exhibition, February 22 2013

Szozda Gallery
501 W. Fayette St.
Suite 106
Syracuse, NY 13204

Cows by my hero Phil Parsons and figures by John Fitzimmons

John Fitzimmons' scene-stealing painting, could not take my eyes off it.

Cayetano Valenzuela

Mr. Fred Wellner, who helped coax me out of my turtle shell in regards to my love of science fiction imagery.

Linda Easterly

Fred Wellner and Cayetano Valenzuela

Carmel Niccoletti

Donalee Peden Wesley

Lynette Blake

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Zombie Painting Update, February 10 2013

The Windmills power the Drones.

Wonderland #18: Vista Renoir

The Drones control the Zombies.

And the Zombies tend to the Windmills.
It is a perfect circle.

Zombie Sinus Pressure

Faerie Zombie Cow

Yarfing Zombie Nine Inch Nails Fans At Lollapalooza

Zombie Belly Itch

Zombie With His Arm In A Sling

Naughty Bondage Cosmonaut

Zombie Suicide Comet Cult Minister With Sleeping Pills & Applesauce

Zombie Irate Fast Food Customer

Zombie Jim Boeheim

Zombie Fireman 

Zombie Fireman #3 and Zombie Fireman #3

Blood of a Zombie: Evisceration Table #3


Zombie's First Date In Twelve Years

Russian Space Chimp With Bananas

Alien Cosmonaut With His Shirt Off

Zombie Russian Cosmonaut Smoking A Joint

Alien Cosmonaut With iPod Touch

(She's downloading that new David Bowie song using the Mars Rover as a wifi hotspot.)

Cosmonaut Trying To Figure Out His iPhone

Cosmonaut With A Hole In His Suit

Cosmonaut Fixing A Hole

Zombie Snowcoat & Leather Jackets

Zombie Agitated Retail Sales Associate

Yarfing Zombie Couple At Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

Zombie Splitting Headache & Projectile Vomiting

The Yarfing Cosmonaut

Zombie Bez

Zombie Mephisto aka Someone Fetch A Priest

Impatient Zombie Nitwit In Line At Supermarket Deli

Get 'em at Aldi's.

Toxic Zombie Cleanup Suit With Exploded Head Fragment


Toxic Zombie Sentry Duty

Yarfing Zombie Couple Outside Of Taco Bell

Zombie Han Solo With Hydrospanner

Zombie Russian Cosmonaut With Space Helmet

Varrick St. Zombie

Always remember ... the invisible basketball.