Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buck Rogers Crayon Ship

Buck Rogers Crayon Ship, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Buck Rogers Crayon Ship. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16

This is "school crayon" No. 019 made by American Pencil Company New York in 1936.  One side of the box depicts Buck and Wilma looking through a porthole . The opposite side depicts "Buck Rogers Crayon Ship" with die-cut square on right where pencils are visible and completes the ship design. The box contains six  multi-colored pencils.

The 'chalk drawings' (yes, these are painted with oil paint) are also based on the graphics from this box.