Art Gallery: “A Portrait of Harvey Milk”

“Milk”, approx. 18″x12″, paintmarker and acrylic on cheap prefab stretched canvas

In honor of KASEY’s excellent recent series on art and queer culture, I decided to share another painting of mine loosely related to a similar subject.  This portrait of Harvey Milk was done from a photograph taken of him while he was campaigning for election in San Francisco.  It was done as another surprise birthday gift  in dimensions allowable to be stored in carry-on luggage when I flew home recently.  It seems like most of my art ends up given as gifts, does that mean I’m a cheapskate when it comes to gift-giving?  Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “Astro-Zombie Clown”

“Astro-Zombie Clown, approx 18″x12”, acrylic and paintmarker on cheap prefab stretched canvas.

A lot smaller and a lot sillier than most stuff I’ve done in the past, this painting was done as a surprise birthday present.  The key factor was that it had to fit comfortably in my carry-on luggage so I could deliver it in person while I was home on leave.  Anyone familiar with the ubiquitous Misfits skull logo plastered on every kind of mall merchandise imaginable, will recognize the base for this silly character.  The clown wig and nose should be pretty straightforward, too. Read more of this post