Hero of the Beach and a Rant or Two


Here is the story I put together for "Hero of the Beach": Ambrosio Lightfoot (The Master of Muscle Mystery) secured his destiny when he appeared as the  original model for “Hero of the Beach” This rare poster version was recently found behind a housing rebuild on the Boardwalk.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.

 

The first detail show the graphic drawing, that gives me a painting guide. I started this paining excatly one year ago on February 1st. 2016.

 

On the right I'm showing the first paints applied to the panel. To the right of the painted panel show my reference material. This is from 2/5/2016.

 

Detail showing the main face and walking cat. From 2/6/2016. This was my Facebook profile pix for about a month.

 

Then I took a brake and worked on the type. This is where I was last Super Bowl Sunday. 2/7/2016.

 

This show the full scale of the 36" x 48" hardwood panel. Added both arms and finished the walking feline body. Monday the 9th, 2016.

 

This detail shows more finish, the background filling in, "behind the cure" type and the beginning of the texture. Thursday the 11th, 2016.

 

Here is the finished product. February 13th 2016. BTW this painting is still available, drop me an email.

 

This shows the "Hero of the Beach" after I took it to the Clayton Fine Art Gallery last February 26th, 2016.


A Rant or Two

With a new Supreme Court nominee being forced down our throat here is the definition of a Constitutional Originalist: The theory that the US Constitution should be interpreted based on the intent of its authors, as determined by examining evidence of their understanding of the meaning of its wording in its historical context.

For those who need to know I am a lifelong member of the progressive liberal collation to make the world a better place.

Donald Trump is a deeply disturbed megalomaniac.

In their wildest dreams, ISIS could not do the damage to this country that Donald Trump has in one short week.

Although we can't use this yet. I have no doubt we will need it in the near future...

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

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February 1st, 2017