Monday, July 25, 2011

Mural Work this Weekend

     Got the opportunity to visit an old mural I did back in '06. The school asked if I could come back and touch it up a bit. I ended up painting the whole thing again, the acrylic had faded somewhat and I felt it needed a  brighter pallet. I had forgotten what an undertaking this was the first time painting on cinder block and the sheer size of it ( 36') I must have been nuts. They have recently added some climbing equipment in front of it so it makes it hard to photograph but here's a look.
    Cool thing is the teachers tell me the kids have all picked out their favorite characters and they have made up games to play on the wall during their outside playtime.




     

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shop Cat Photo

Officially she goes by the name "Ringo-Donut"but she's the shop cat no doubt.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Quick Share and a Look at What's on my Workbench

I recently took in the Tim Burton show at "LACMA" here in LA, it was an awesome show. I think what I got out of it most was not to hold back. I sometimes withhold on some of my wilder ideas thinking they are too out there and no one would relate. So that was a share from the past, from here on I'm committing to being self expressed in all situations and sharing.
    At the show I  saw a glass case which held the various heads used for the "Jack Skellington" puppet from the movie " "Nightmare before Christmas. Each head was about 2" round with a different expression and mouth position . They would replace the whole head during the filming process. I really liked how much expression they got out of this little featureless head with it's vacuous eyes. So I thought I would give it a try and make a my own little expressive skull heads. Here's a look.

     

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shaman Sculpture

Wow! Summer time is taking every bit of my attention. Kids, cousins, swimming pools, the beach it's hard to find time to do any sculpting. I find I have to wedge it in where I can. Heres a look at another little character I'm finishing up though. He looks kind of shaman looking with the skull and jar in his hands sort of an alchemist. It's an "Apoxie Clay" sculpture about 9 inches tall I do intend to paint him soon.





Saturday, July 2, 2011

Painted At Last

Well here he is ready to go! just in time too, going to see the Tim Burton show at LACMA tomorrow.