Gary Newman at Cruel World Festival

I was absolutely blown away by Gary Newman’s performances during this weekend’s Cruel World Festival in Pasadena.

I last met Gary in ‘97 and he doesn’t look a day older. His dancing exudes to much raw power as his body lurches around like a reanimated corpse. And the music is stunning. He even plays electric guitar! So much for any pre conceptions I may have had about an 80’s synthesizer band.

I also love his band. He seems to have dug up the parts for these guys from various graveyards and then assembled them into two of the most macho guys I’ve ever seen wearing a skirt.

I hope these versions of my electric paintings honor the great man.

Donald Trump

I painted this one of Donald Trump this week to mark the occasion of his arraignment in court. Although I’ve never been a fan of the former President, I can’t help but feel sorry for him. So I depicted him as looking melancholic. Perhaps he’s wondering why he ever bothered?

President Trump in court this week

Acrylic Painting from start to finish.

I previously posted digital paintings in this style. But I really wanted to prove to myself that I could still paint like this in acrylics.

After painting the person, I added the broken umbrella as an afterthought. Adding a touch of red to the hat. I figured the painting needed a small touch of red.
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