Thursday, July 23, 2009

This Is Los Angeles

So I've been trying to catch up on a lot of little projects, trades, commissions, and paintings for friends and loved ones, and now that the Ancient Book of Sex and Science storm is over I have the time to do it. This is a piece I did for Steven Gettis. He has a blog where he posts drawings and paintings from artists from around the world who do a little something in response to a literary inspiration they have. For me, one of my favorite book illustrators in the world is Miroslav Sasek. His work is stunning and I particularly love the books he illustrated as he traveled the world. Anyways, Sasek never illustrated a "This Is Los Angeles" so I thought I would paint this tribute piece using the concept of "This Is Los Angeles." My real hope is to start working on an entire book illustrating LA the way he illustrated his books. Not to try and carry the torch, but to honor his work in the best way possible, painting what's great, funny, and inspiring about life. I'll post more of my paintings of LA as I finish them.

"This is Los Angeles"
8" x 12"
Acrylic & Collage