Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spoilers!: Blaster

The Spoilers! show at Fête Coffee the other night was a surprise success; I didn't end up selling my piece (but it's still for sale!), but there was a decent sized crowd which was great. So now that it's over, here he is:

A portrait of Blaster, from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Acrylic on 11"x14" canvas, in a gold wooden frame.

It's been years since I got the chance to paint traditionally, let alone on canvas. So when I finally put my name in for the show, I figured it was time to make something different than my usual. And even when I did paint, I never painted people, so getting back into it after all these years was a challenge, but I managed to do this in 8 straight hours.

And for those curious of my process, here's this:

There's a few photos missing in the painting process because I didn't take any when I hated how it was looking (his skin was solid green at one point, thanks payne's gray). Also, the canvas I actually found sometime last year, with a crappy unfinished painting of Converse on it, which I gessoed over for this piece. And yes, because my easel is at home, I held the canvas up on my wall via a newspaper that was stapled to the canvas then taped onto the wall. It held for a few weeks.


  1. Haha this is the stupidest question ever but like... this isn't still for sale, is it?

    1. I mean, i would like to say yes, but unfortunately I no longer live at the same place the painting is, so getting a hold of it myself would be an issue. the asking price was $350 though.