Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January 31st -
These 2 oil paintings were done under a very tight deadline. Yes- galleries have deadlines too sometimes! I would have liked to spent more time on the compositions and painting itself, but time forced me to work fast. I was tempted to return to my use of Copal Drier but I am really trying to avoid it. The stuff is so toxic, but it works fast. I switched over to Galkyd (on the recommendation from Greg Manchess) and it seems a lot less brain damaging and speeds up the drying process. Not as fast as Killer Copal, but I think I will live longer. I am actually boring myself as I write this, and reading this is probably as painful as watching paint dry. See - even my jokes are relevant, yet still void of any entertainment value. I apologize.

Both these paintings were for gallery shows based around the theme of Valentine's Day, with a focus on the darker end of love and relationships. Here is the info on the galleries:
The Strychnin Gallery for their Dark Hearts & Broken Vows show at their NYC gallery. Check the flyer here

Also I will have a piece for the Untitled Love Project

And the images :




Detail:

17 comments:

Leslie Sealey said...

Scott, these are outrageously good! I love the top painting with the guy who looks like a Dr. Seuss character gone bad. Very cool, inspiring work!

Tom Kidd said...

Nifty! I love that you added close-ups. It's very nice to see how you're working the paint. I can almost smell its delicious deadly aroma. Like Leslie said, there's a subtle wicked undertone here but I'm drawn to it.

Mike Dutton said...

"See - even my jokes are relevant, yet still void of any entertainment value. I apologize."

I must have a really bad sense of humor, because I was terribly entertained. haha. These are beautiful Scott. Nice to see you added your own twist on the theme too.

Cameron Snow said...

sweet you finished the girl in the cage-tree painting, the colors are the complete opposite of what I envisioned the completed painting having, yet they work so well. Shows what I know, HAH!.
both look great scott superstar

LauraBraga said...

HI Scott!!
I found your blog...and wow!!!!
your last picture in very interesting!!
I really love your style and colors!!
Great work!!!!!!

Laura:)

cody said...

nice stuff dOOOOd... really like the hands in these pieces. good luck @ the shows, much respect home-skillet!

Julien alday said...

Wow, Scott !!!
You impressed me to be THAT productive ! How do you manage your time ? That is impressive. I like a lot those last pictures. The "tree-man" with the girl on it carry something very strong, emotionally. Thanks for the beautyful pictures. And good luck with the show.
J.

Ryan Wood said...

Whoah, fantastic color & stylization, Scott. The smokestack hat guy in the middle rules!

marcobucci said...

Man this stuff is so great. Where are you exhibiting? I'd love to see these live!

Adam Ford said...

Too much goodness in one hit, I can't take it! Excellent, Excellent!

Mark Behm said...

Really nice work. I love the candy-striped hat guy!!!

Killer Copal. Heh heh.

Juan Man! said...

This is my first time on this blog! Amazing ilustrations!

Todd Harris said...

great color in this. Really great work and like the detailed close ups. Nice job.

Marjolaine said...

Cool illustrations :D

Drazen said...

beautiful
the hatter rocks

ELiza J├Ąppinen said...

Really beautiful breath taking work. I love the mood expressions and color. Very moving stuff.

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!