Wednesday, August 20, 2008

art for change, seattle!...

well- here it is! my piece for [art for change] seattle- a fundraiser geared to raise 7500$ [150$ per piece X 50] for the obama campaign.
i was torn as to whether to get political or not with the piece, so i kept it kinda light- hopefully not too cliche- it's called, "changing of the guards", and is supposed to represent our man obama running those _devils_ out of office. after a few sketches, i composited the characters in photoshop, traced onto canvas, painted it up with gouache, then ink, sealed, and framed it.
it was kinda tough, because the target price we were shooting for was 150$ per piece- _SO_ tough to judge exactly how much art is worth- will letch'all know how it goes.
the show is tomorrow night [august 21st] over in the lower queen anne neighborhood of seattle- will letcha know how it goes!

ps. apologies for the crumby photo- i'll figure it all out some day;)

UPDATE!! although i kinda dug my piece, i don't think it was bold enough to stand out in a wall of so much greatness, so i ducked out a bit early wtih my tail tucked. dangit!

... patenaude

1 comment:

Junkyard Sam said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Some points:

1) Funny that Obama here is white. Most people make him black - and he's 50/50 so I suppose you're just as right!

2) I LOVE how you did the wings, there are elements in how you did those similar to what I like about Deth P. Sun's work even though there's no real similarity. I just like them the same way.

3) I would love to see you painting in acrylic on canvas.

4) I think it's a really nice piece, but $7,500 is a bit steep.