I started a recent portrait and quote series this year. I’ve been painting the originals as large 24″ x 30″ canvas but the prints are available in 8″ x 10″ and 12″ x 16″ sizes in my Etsy shop. If you click on the photo it will take you to the direct listing. Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any suggestions for who to paint next.
Of course I had to paint my favorite Frida and I added a two quotes:
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” – Frida Kahlo
I always loved Bob Ross growing up and so I had to pay homage to him. My kindergarten teacher was the first one I remember using the words “happy mistakes” and I know that came from Bob. There is a firefighter EMT that lives in town that I used to see walking to work with a Bob Ross lunch box and it made me smile every time I saw this grown man walking with a green happy tree lunchbox.
“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah they’re birds now.” -Bob Ross
Johnny Cash and one of my favorite quotes from him:
“I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey courtship, marriages, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love and mother and God.” – Johnny Cash
And of course Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the notorious RBG:
“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for you having lived.” -RBG
And one of my favorites: Snoop Dogg. This is one of my favorite quotes and it was part of a speech Snoop gave when he received his Walk of Fame star. Slay.
One of my friends asked me to paint Post Malone with this quote and I love how he turned out:
“Now they always say congratulations, worked so hard, forgot how to vacation, they ain’t never had the dedication, people hatin’, say we changed and looked we made it. Yeah, we made it.” – Post Malone
I’m a huge fan of the music drag artist Flamy Grant and I love this quote:
“Yes: Do fight. And also: live your joyful life. There is a balance to be found in all things, and you are the balance to the hate, fear and oppression we see bubbling up around us. Your joy, your pursuit of happiness, is what the world needs. There is no argument that can stand against joy.” -Flamy Grant
It’s been 50 years since the appearance of Ziggy Stardust. Here is my version of David Bowie:
“Turn and face the strange,” – David Bowie
And last but not least, the Queen of everything: Dolly Parton. A woman came in my store recently and I over heard her say, “That’s the least looking Dolly I’ve ever seen.” I said, “But you knew it was her.” This is a young Dolly….from a photo of her in the 1960’s….she’s going through many stages of appearance and I love her in every stage.
Okay back to painting…you can find all my prints here!
All original work can be found here and I’m adding new pieces every day.