Sunday, March 1, 2009

Painting for the day: Coffee/Comix


"Coffee/Comix" ..... oil ..... 10"x10" ..... SOLD

Sunday without the full color comics? Unthinkable.

17 comments:

  1. I just love this one. Your idea here is wonderful everything about it is great.I love these posts but then I love all of your work.

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  2. Aw, Thanks Dominique! I'm blushing!

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  3. This is Really Righteous R. I love how you flipped the comics and have that wee bit of creamer dispensing in the coffee. U R Awesome.

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  4. Thanks Sheila! U R always so very kind!

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  5. Thanks, Jala! The crosswords and comix went over so well that I've trying to get some new ones set up. Sudoku, anyone?

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  6. I haven't been blogging or visiting blogs lately, but came back to it today to find your beautiful and topical paintings. While the internet is a wonderful thing opening up new vistas, I am concerned about a world without newspapers.

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  7. Just found your blog tonight. Such wonderfully fun paintings!

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  8. Hi MK-- Nice to hear from you again! I wondered where you might be.

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  9. Hi Becky,

    Thanks for your visit and kind comment. Your watercolors are outstanding!

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  10. Very nice work......love the 3d effect.

    the artist
    http://4oneaday.blogspot.com/

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  11. Just was wondering: when you sell this, can you get in trouble by the comics writers for copyright infringement? Or did you make up the comics yourself? I really do love this. :)

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  12. Hi Jala, That's a valid question, and I did consider it when doing this. As I understand it, if the printed piece is used in part (vs. a whole) as part of a composition, and without the intention of reselling the painted image as an original of the said depiction, then it's admissable. There is a fair amount of gray area. However, used in in this way, as a bits and pieces background, is quite different than some one doing Calvin and Hobbes knockoffs (like the vinyl die cut I still see on cars of an 'evil' Calvin). There are many examples of artists using various types of printed materials in many pieces of art; art with packaging and logos, such as Warhol's soup cans (see Otto Lange's blog for a beautifully updated rendering of this and other labels as part of art.) I'll look for some more.

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  13. I love all these coffee paintings you do! And you're absolutely right about the comics. The only good thing about the Rocky going under is that now we get the comics from both papers!

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  14. Sudoku, sports, classifieds--you could get quite a series going here!

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  15. Thanks Kari!

    and Thanks Cheryl-- I do have some others planned.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.