Recent Acquisitions

 Posted by on January 27, 2008  Artists, Friends  Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 272008
 

I want to share with you some of the great artwork that I have come by in the past few weeks. My grimy little dump of an apartment is not worthy of these pieces, or the other great stuff I have bought recently. I don’t even have enough wall space to hang it all… and yet it makes me feel so good to own a growing collection of artwork by my pals…

First up is a great picture that my pal Rhode gave me as a Christmas present before I went home to Australia. It was wrapped in Christmas paper but I didn’t want to carry it on the plane and I didn’t want to wait till the new year to open it, so I sneaked a peek at this AWESOME pic just before leaving on my trip… only to behold the power of YODA and RHODE combined on the one piece of paper! TWO masters for the price of one… it was a powerful omen that this would be the best Christmas ever (and it sure was!) Getting a scan of this pic was pretty tricky because this piece BURNED MY FINGERS when I took it out of the frame. Get me an oven-mitt cuz this pic is HAWT!!

Next up are two magnificent pieces that I won at the last Maverix charity art Auction, that raised $9,500 for the Children’s Creative Media Arts Center of Glide Community Church.

This beautiful piece by Patrick Awa is called DRUM THUNDER GIRL. No scan can do this painting justice. Finished in Gold paint, it dazzles the human eye. I wanted this picture from the first moment I saw some early sketches on Pat’s blog and I battled fiercely at the live auction to win it.

At this particular auction I resolved to spend the money that I had budgeted for TWO auctions, because I had gone home empty-handed the last time, and so I was empowered to be an aggressive bidder at the live-auction…

Behold this whimsically beautiful pic of Rhode’s. I had bid on his artwork at each auction before, and had always been denied when others pushed the prices beyond my budget, but not this time my friends, Oh no! I was determined to possess one of his artworks (not knowing that I would get another for Christmas) and verily, this time it was I who prevailed, winning this great Rhode pic in yet ANOTHER live-auction battle.

  6 Responses to “Recent Acquisitions”

  1. These really nice pieces. Rhode’s interpretation of Yoda is priceless!

  2. That Yoda is killer. Rhode is SO good. Love the auction piece you got as well.

    Yeah, the gold paint on the Awa is pretty impressive. you SCORED last auction. Nice work.

    Reminds me, I need to post the Chewbacca I drew after being inspired by your own Star Wars characters.

  3. Anson>> Glad that you like it too.

    John>>If I have inspired anyone to draw their take on the Mighty Chewbacca, then my work on this plane of existence is already done.

  4. That Yoda is off the hook. Damn you Rhode!!!!!

  5. rhode’s yoda even includes the lil’ snake that came with the kenner yoda action figure!!!! rhode!!!! why do you persist in making me like star wars again – why??

  6. GiantMonster>> Points to you for noticing that the little snake was from the TOY.

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