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What the Hell is it with Caricature?

As my regular reader(s) knows, I have of late been using caricature as a starting point for my pop-culture paintings rather than regular portraits. And I’m having a lot of fun with it, but I’m certainly not the greatest caricaturist in the world. I mean there are amazing ones out there. But, as I’ve written […]

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Who the Hell Knew?

So I had an interesting week! It all has to do with the fact that I have very tentatively started to dip my toes into the online art market. I feel like I have a saleable product, but I’m also aware that it’s a niche market. In fact, when I really think about it, what […]

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What the Hell is my Damn Motivation?

As you can imagine, I follow a lot of artists on social media. It’s kind of a thing artists do. In fact, it seems that a whole lot of my followers on social media are fellow artists. It goes without saying that artists are having as much trouble coping with the Covid situation as anyone, […]

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Caricature? Why the Hell Not?

I wasn’t one of those kids who drew obsessively. When I was younger I had a friend that I would draw with, but just before I turned 12 we moved away and I mostly stopped drawing. I still drew cartoons occasionally—I never really cared to draw anything else, but I guess I needed the push […]

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Picasso’s Baggage, or What the Hell Did I Get Myself Into?

Last week I wrote about how I’m failing the Bechdel Test by painting very few female characters in my series of pop-culture characters painted in a style inspired by George Condo’s concept of Artificial Realism/Pshychological Cubism. The uncomfortable fact is, this style follows in traditions originated by Georges Braque as well as– wait for it–Pablo […]

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Damn, I’m failing the Bechdel Test! What the Hell Should I Do?

Answer: paint more women. Before I clarify, allow me to explain. The Bechdel test is a concept that tells you if women are properly represented in fiction such as books, movies and TV. To pass the test there must be at least two women having a conversation about something other than a man. Apparently only […]

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Wasn’t Gonna Write About Titling Again, but What the Hell?

You see what I did there? This is my 8th blog post and I’ve managed to get “Hell” into every title! Well, okay not the first one. But I did get “damn” in that one! Anyway, I guess it’s tradition now, so I’ll stop mentioning it. (Insert your own smiley emoji here—this blog is too […]

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