Sunday, January 27, 2008


Some rarely seen pirate paintings.
Created for some specific purpose or simply for the sheer love of the subject matter? Um,..It's been way too long to remember.
If anyone cares I'll see if I can dig up some more.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Blue Monday

Never heard of a phenomenon called Blue Monday.
But that is the term I suddenly hear this day being called on the radio. Something about gloomy weather and generally pessimistic outlooks. The most depressing day of the year they say. In case I hadn't been alerted to the fact now I can know for certain that today is meant to be a bummer.
Mission accomplished.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Birthday Buggy

A 1-year birthday invitation for two boys born the same day in the same hospital. Was tricky to paint big, smooth, identical baby heads. Things with warts and scales and fur are much less challenging. I like that the aft end of the dog issues forth sweet-smelling exhaust bubbles.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Musical Dumpty

Some time ago I got it in my head to paint a new angle on Humpty Dumpty. Why this nursery rhyme character?
Because he's a living organism carrying the embryo of another organism inside of his own body?
Because he can be destroyed and recreated?
Because he shamelessly has both vaguely suggestive words Humpty and Dumpty as parts of his name?
You got me.
These memories are lost forever like tears in a turtle-shaped wading pool. Or something...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Miniature Painting

First painting of 2008. Small study for a bigger piece to be done someday -- soon,....this year.
Needs a title.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

What the Hell?

I've got piles of this stuff. It's cascading out of my flat files and building up in geologic layers on my art table. I'll be posting some old conceptual burblings as well as whatever my most current time-sucking-after-hours pursuits happen to be.

I promise to add some links to the work of my inspiring colleagues and I'll pretty up that stock title bar one of these days.

Stay tuned.


Saturday, January 05, 2008


Tuesday January 8th, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosts the opening for a group show called “Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee”. 100 artists painted works based on the creations of Stan Lee and "The Man" himself will appear at the opening early in the evening. The show will hang until February 1st.

Behold, cowering mortals, my tiny contribution to the high-spirited falderal. It's listed under my lesser known pseudonym, Steve Purcell. GO BUY IT!