This is a smaller version of my submission for a special exhibit at Art Basel in Miami this September. The exhibit is about Consumerism. The write up for the exposition is below the painting:
Musician who became popular in the 1960’s. 1940 -1993. From the Wiki:
He was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.
In private collection
Muiden is a small town near Weesp. It’s castle protected the entrance to Amsterdam from the southeast. There’s a large lock controlling entrance to the Vecht River where the moated castle is located.
Pechersk Lavra is also called the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves. It is an Orthodox Christian monastery located on the cliffs overlooking the Dnieper River in Kiev. There are extensive caves which were occupied by monks. There are beautiful church domes.
Giclee print (highest quality available), 12 x 16″, 30 x 40 cm, signed 1 of 100 $60
Unlimited edition, 12 x 16″, 30 x 40 cm, high quality paper, printed signature $35
I joined with two other artists in Valencia to hire a model with whom we enjoyed working. She is able to hold long poses. Over three hours I painted her in acrylics and later added the clothing and background. I took as inspiration for the background the landscape paintings of Van Gogh, with a twist.
In the Park in St Petersburg Russia is set in a popular park along the river. The ghost-like appearance of some people really struck me. Russian faces, a bright brass steeple, a Kupka inspired background.