Tag: rock & roll

The God of Thunder – Gene Simmons Skull Portrait

How about that shit! That is the craziest portrait I have ever done! It’s the second of my celebrity skull portrait series. This painting of Gene Simmons is based on his photo from the cover of KISS Alive II. He was a sweaty, blood-covered mess, and it matched the music on those two vinyl albums…

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The Last Ride of Captain America

This is not a portrait of the superhero of the same name, but the name of Peter Fonda’s character in the wild movie “Easy Rider”. When I first saw this movie, it rattled my, at the time, right wing brain. I thought it was entertaining but full of hippy propaganda. But the older I got,…

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Lament of the Lizard King

Everyone’s favorite version of Jim Morrison is the young and wild poet from the first Doors album. Not me. I like the older Morrison. The bearded, bloated, drunk blues singer from the LA Woman album. That is the Jim Morrison I am painting. He is looking far off with weary eyes. Is he in deep…

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Old Gods Die Hard, portrait of Lemmy Kilmister

This portrait was done for the Motorhead 40th Anniversary show held in Oklahoma City. This is the second time I have painted Lemmy, and the differences in the two painting shows how much my style has evolved over the years. This is the birth pains of the portrait. I love the pose. Elegant and tough…

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Joe Cocker, Earth Singer

When I heard that the mighty Joe Cocker passed away last December, I decided to start a portrait of him. I wanted to do it differently than my usual portraits. I wanted this one to be full of frantic movement and raw emotion, so I skipped the pencil sketch portion of my process and drew…

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The Transformation of Saint Lou – Final

I let the chaotic version win and this is what happened. This is a simple 2 color painting, but the shadows and highlights make it look like more. The best way to experience this painting is to put on Lou’s album, “Metal Machine Music” at a deafening volume and just stare until the blackout happens,…

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