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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Batman Puzzle


Batman Puzzle, 36 x 30, oil on linen, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Batman Puzzle. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16

Basic puzzle:  pieces are intended to be put together in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.

British engraver and mapmaker, John Spilsbury, created the first jigsaw puzzle in 1700 when he mounted a map on a sheet of wood which he then sawed around each individual country.  Spilsbury used his product to aid in teaching geography.

My Batman Puzzle was manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1966.

The Batman Cookies (also a puzzle since they are pieces put together in a logical way) were baked by me last week.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Buck Rogers Books


Buck Rogers Books, 36 x 30, oil on cradled board, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Buck Rogers Bookst. The painting will be shown at  CK Contemporary Gallery.

I love books. I collect books. I have lots of books. Oddly enough, I rarely have books in my paintings.

As a first step in remedying the situation I gathered up my Buck Rogers Big Little Books for this painting.

Buck Rogers first appeared in Phil Nowlan's science fiction tale titled Armageddon—2419, published in Amazing Stories in August of 1928. The Big Little Books were published between 1933 - 1943.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wonder Woman


Wonder Woman, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Wonder Woman. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16

Wonder Woman is not technically a Super Hero because she has no Super Powers. She's just your ever day Amazonian who is as Beautiful as Aphrodite, as Strong as Hercules, as Wise as Athena and as Swift as Mercury.

Like Superman, Wonder Wonder disguised herself by putting on a pair of glasses. She instantly became Nurse Diana Prince.

This blue game piece represents both Wonder Woman's plane and the plane that Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island

Rounding out the painting is the Golden Lasso of Truth and the bullet deflecting Bracelets

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Maltese Falcon


Maltese Falcon, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This is a detail of my painting  Maltese Falcon. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 21.

This painting is my homage to San Francisco. The iconic hard-boiled detective, Sam Spade still lives on in the City by the Bay.

 The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue.In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wonder Woman Comic


Wonder Woman, 30 x 30, oil on linen, detail

This is a detail of my painting Wonder Woman Comic. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16.

The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941. Created during  World War II,the character was initially depicted fighting  Axis Military forces as well as an assortment of colorful supervillains.
She wore a golden tiara, a red bustier, blue underpants and knee-high, red leather boots.
Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Batman Game



Batman Game, 30 x 36, oil on linen, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Batman Game. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16.

This 1966 board game by Milton Bradley is based on the Batman television show starring Adam West as Batman and  Burt Ward as Robin.

The box shows Batman, Robin, The Joker, Blockbuster, the Batmobile and spaceships. Spaceships?? The object of the game is to be the first player to capture six  different Villains.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Merry Puppet


The Merry Puppet, 20 x 40, oil on linen, detail

This is a detail of my painting  The Merry Puppet. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery.

The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi 1883 is one of the creepiest children's stories I've ever read. I love it!

The mild Walt Disney movie animation was released in theaters in 1940.  It was initially a box office disaster.

In 1939 Milton Bradley created this board game based on Disney's motion picture.The box top depicts images of Pinocchio and his protector Jiminy Cricket.