Saturday, January 24, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The story takes place as a snowstorm strands people at a diner in Kansas City that also serves as a bus stop. The main characters have to spend the night due to the raging weather. Cherie, a sort of hillbilly type attractive young woman is the nightclub singer trying to make her way up and out and Bo is the naive and boorish cowboy who is convinced that Cherie is meant to be his wife even though she has zero interest in him. Romantic relationships ensue between the young would be couple and several of the other supporting cast.
I didn't have access to a stage version, so I found a copy of the film at the library. It apparently takes quite a few liberties with the script, but captures the essence. I decided to focus on the romantic/comedy angle and proposed two options to the theater. One was more romance and the other was more flirty and fun. The theater chose the flirty angle and I jumped in head first.
I knew I wanted a little bit of a retro feel with a nod to the pinup art of artists like Gil Elvgren. I made a more finished drawing and then painted it in Photoshop. The result is what I guess I would call my first pin up girl!
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
|Showers Over Lone Pine - 9" x 12" - Oil by Greg Newbold|
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
|February Chill - 8" x 10" Oil by Greg Newbold|
Shoveling the driveway? Brrr. Good thing tonight's festivities only involve games, snacks and movies inside. Whatever you are doing tonight, enjoy your loved ones and have a Happy New Year!
This painting is available at Alderwood Fine Art
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
this previous tribute that I posted at around the time of his passing in 2010.
|This is the full lot of Friberg studies|
|Finished Friberg painting for the Potlatch paper company|
|the back has some tape residue that needs attention.|
As you can see, there are a few condition problems including slight paper loss tot the corner and some tape and tape residue on the back that I want to address. I am in the process of getting feedback on how best to proceed there. Then will come proper conservation, framing and finding the right spot to showcase it in my home or studio. It has become the highlight of my small but growing collection since it is the first I have acquired by a non-living artist. I could not be more pleased.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Autumn Dusting - 60" x 36" oil on canvas by Greg Newbold