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T-Shirt Tuesday – T-Rex Edition

A bit of a change of pace after the parade of guitars the past few weeks. Here’s a sequel to my old Struttin’ T-Rex shirt:

Struttin 2.0 Shirt

And you can find it in my RedBubble store .

Cheers.


So. One month of 2012 is done already. Not exactly one of my better ones, though I’m slowly coming to accept that maybe January will always suck.

Anyhow, January’s done, so February’s a (minor) fresh start, right? Lots happening artwise, as is often the case. There’s a whole raft of metalflake paintings that will hopefully be finished soon. Including a piece I called “For a Dancer” (after the Jackson Browne song of the same name):

What you’re seeing here is a mockup, of course. I first envisioned this painting back in August after one of those life-changing late-night conversations. But when I mocked up the whole thing up tonight, I have to admit I was taken aback just a bit. This is a very personal piece, so it’s gratifying to see the emotional impact it has.

Inspirational verse:

“I don’t remember losing track of you,
You were always dancing in and out of view,
I must have thought you’d always be around.”

Moving on to the next item on the agenda, I’m sharing this from Franziska San Pedro’s blog, entitled “How The Internet Can Change Your Life.” Interesting reading.

And finally, I’ve posted a couple new t-shirt designs to my RedBubble store just in time for Valentine’s Day:

Carry on, then.
Bret Taylor
Day 762/1000.


Wow, it’s been quite a night here. As you may recall from previous installments, I’ve been planning a series of paintings for a show sometime this year – all simple, iconic white lineart over glossy, deep, metallic surfaces. The title of the series is “Metal Flake”, so the common subject is rock ‘n’ roll.

Since December I’ve been filling a sketchpad with thumbnails:

And of course, I’ve also been doing the heavy-lifting portion of the first three paintings:

Anyhow, this first one came to a head tonight. I masked off the necessary areas and laid down the white lineart:

And when that was done, I promptly posted this last photo on Twitter, Facebook, etc. etc. The result? Within 17 minutes the painting was sold and financial details were sorted. God, I love the internet.


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