Monday, May 31, 2010

The weird guy in the faux painted wall

11 years ago my sister faux painted my bathroom and right in front of the "you know what" I have seen this little toreador guy.  He just about speaks to me-he's so real.  I don't mean realistic real but it's like it's a creature that is begging to be released from the wall.  I have said over and over to myself, "I've got to draw that little guy sometime".  Well, I finally did. This is what he looks like.  He's a strange little fellow that evolves right in front of your eyes.  You can see more than one set of eyes and things appear where they aren't supposed to be.  I can now see how Picasso could have been inspired.  I have to admit to the world that this art history major and artist has never liked his work.  I don't care if you pick the later works or the earlier.  I just don't care for it.  Now that I can understand how he could have been inspired to do Cubism I have a little more appreciation for it BUT I still wouldn't put his art at the top of the list of what our world should be known for.  Just not my fav.

Now here's another inspiration for you.  Last night I tried to talk to my son, Kip, on Skype.  His webcam is really doing awful things, picture clarity wise, but cool in the impressionistic painting department.  So, I took a picture of how bad it was to send to him.  I could make a very fun painting out of this.  Don't you think?  It's kind of like Kip looking through a rainy window.  It's got such a pointillist/Seurat kind of feel to it.


  1. In the late 1960's I went to a big show of Picasso's 'recent works'. They were mostly badly stretched, and much of the paint hardly dry. I think in his later years he was just raking-in the cash. Still, I'm not as adverse to his main body of work as you seem to be. It's all a matter of taste; thank goodness.

  2. Your Guy is indeed weird but at the same time funny :) he has a lot of faces !

  3. I love the little weird guy with the arm coming out of his head. He makes me feel happy.

  4. Thank goodness is right. If I had a choice for a fabulous original I would pick something by Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth and other early 20th century illustrators. I just love them. But Picasso has his place and I'm going to talk about that for a bit today. Funny about his later works. I bet they were still highly priced whether good or bad.

    I'm glad you like him, Frank. He is kind of a cheery little guy that keeps you company when you are, ahem, sitting. Ha ha!

    I'm glad you guys enjoy him. I just had to do something silly.

  5. That skype would make a great painting.

    What an odd character, but very intruiging. I like it.