April 27, 2008
I painted this from a photo of Scarlett Johansson on the cover of New York Magazine.
I'm not a superfan, but I think she's pretty.
I picked this photo because she looks like a classic pin-up.
Don't mind the dried spaghetti sauce on the stove.
April 26, 2008
I did these after I bought The Great American Pin-Up which is the greatest book ever for anyone interested in the history of pin-up art. It also has tons of huge, full-page color photos of most of the paintings.
I did most of these from looking at paintings in the book:
April 14, 2008
Dorian Grey Art Show at the Rhode in Kenosha
Me with a half-finished Scarlett (bottom) and my bald Britney painting.
Free wine. I got a little saucey.
My cousin Kyle and his girlfriend (left) and giants were welcome too!
I was pretty saucey by this point so you may see me on his show at some point this month doing a whole lot of giggling.
He asked me to give a word of advice to aspiring painters and radio personalities and I said "Just do it...like Nike....I love you all!"
Here are some photos from the day we went to hang the mural.
When we were there, a janitor popped in to tell us that 100 ghosts live in this room.
His explanation was that Al Capone used to live here and that the ghosts are people who he had killed. He said that some of his co-workers won't even step foot in the room.
We are pretty sure that the janitor who told us this was himself a ghost so we didn't know whether to believe him or not...BUT -- I looked it up -- and Al Capone did live here a while.
I took some pictures and got some creepy ghost orbs too:
(I don't know why these pictures are so fuzzy)
April 9, 2008
April 8, 2008
This is my first real caricature, I spent a good hour on this one. I figured they'd be easy to start with because they are technically the most attractive people on earth.
A close-up of little Jimmy from The
Grand Geneva Resort.
I did this one as a sample, to hang up on my display at the Grand Geneva because I figured little girls would love it. BUT they didn't. I'd say a good 7 or 8 girls did this when they walked by on their way to the indoor Waterpark:
Dad: Look at that one Skylar-- it's your favorite, Hannah Montana.
Daughter: Ugh, that doesn't even look like her.
What can I say, 8-year old girls can be mean. I got my retribution though; when their parents weren't looking I gave them the finger and mouthed "You're Fat."
**Note: If you are interested in hiring me for your child's birthday party, please disregard that last sentence. All children are precious.