Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Netflix and LOVE

 If you haven't watched the new series "Love" on Netflix, then you are missing out. Your only excuse is not having Netflix, or not having a family member with it that you can mooch off of.

"Love" is a great story of life and dating between two great characters, Gus and Mickey. One of my favorite aspects of the show is how much of this show doesn't even involve the two of them interacting. You really feel like you know these people by the end of the series, especially after diving deep into their everyday lives. Paul Rust and Judd Apatow created the show and its feel is very reminiscent of the realness of Freaks and Geeks, which Rust said he was a big fan of.

Take a look at the portrait I made of Gus and Mickey, set to the theme song by Lyle Workman from the KILLER soundtrack(the score/music selection for the show is a big plus).

This footage of from a night long live stream I did on twitch.tv/mikespicy

Thanks for watching!


Here's a crappy iPhone photo

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Two New Paintings/Videos

It has been a lot easier for me to compile time lapses lately thanks to Twitch. It always feels like such a waste running a camera on art while it dries, with Twitch I don't have to blink an eye about computer disc space or camera batteries and I love it!

Here are two paintings I made last month and their time lapse videos.

The first is a commissioned piece entitled "Speak Up" that is a mix of decopage and acrylic paint. The prompt was to add a visual to Proverbs 31:8-9. After reading the text I felt a woman in despair would be appropriate to use to depict what the text was saying. I don't want to specifically say how she is in distress because I feel that the writing can be translated to mean many things to different people.

Youtube didn't like my music selection so the music for Speak Up is just some instrumental royalty free music that YouTube provided.

My newer painting is a little less serious and revolves around the video game Far Cry Primal. I loved the visuals and the time period of this game and jumped at the opportunity of painting someone with paint on their face sine that look would go well with my sloppy methods. Check out the time lapse below.

This video uses the song "Soultwerk" from the album Pizzacult by Graz! You may remember Graz from my Pizza Party Month last year involving my Stupid Little Squares and his new album.