Saturday, March 26, 2016

ThrillsVille Lost

Quite some time ago I had a blog going called ThrillsVille Deluxe which I abandoned in 2011, it was just becoming more of a chore to keep up with. I came up with an illustration as a header for the blog way back when and I was pretty pleased with it, in fact, it’s still in my portfolio as of this writing, but this new one may be replacing it soon, I haven’t decided. Anyway, I was going through some old files and came across a version that was a rejected roughs, but I still kept it. I had completely forgotten about it, but when I ran across it I decided to finish it up and see how it came out, and this is the result. It was inspired by a place my family used to go on the Oregon coast called The Surftides, it had some really cool mid-century architecture, including an amazing restaurant called Over the Waves, which is sadly gone now. Actually, most of the cool stuff has been refurbished, but the pool which is similar to the building in the background is virtually unchanged, and is just as cool as you can imagine.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tiki Head Revisited

Lately I’ve been revisiting some old works and re-working them. I just finished this one—although a few things may still need refined—it’s from 2010, and was inspired by a gouache painting I did for a tiki art show (as far as I know the original is still hanging in someone’s home tiki bar somewhere here in PDX). I changed the colors and completely re-did the background. I’ll have a few more of these updated pieces in the coming weeks.