This was just published in the local and awesome weekly newspaper.
and a portrait of Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. people usually seem surprised to know i love that show. but i just went to see Randy and Mr. Lahey live, and could only watch their shenanigans for an hour. Bubbles was the missing ingredient.
This is the second project for my Portfolio class. Having struggled with graphic novels in the past, I tried to work in a more natural voice. My story had so many changes in the beginning, but I knew I wanted to use fantastical surreal imagery in a Dust Bowl age setting. Inspirations are mostly Dorothea Lange photography and Grapes of Wrath- movie and book.
The paintings are 12" X 15" acrylic on cold press illustration board. While painting, I tried to: begin with light wash, stay flexible, and relax. At someone's suggestion of staying painterly in this project, I feel it worked for me in the end.