I love this one. Lime green glitter and soft red design. This one wasn't planned. It was improvised and I think it came out rather deliciously. I love when art just happens. It now lives in a gallery in Houston.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Here, above, is the strange baby cousin to the other Russian language records. It is 7-inches in diameter, just like a regular 45 rpm record. But the inner label and spindle hole are the size of a 12-inch LP. Weird and neat! You don't see that everyday.
This was called "Say it Correctly in Russian." Well, okay.
This record used to be Roger Williams' Songs of the Fabulous Fifties. It featured the songs: Mister Sandman, Mona Lisa, Goodnight Irene, and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.
This teal and brown paisley record went to live, appropriately, with a man who really loves oldies radio.
Friday, September 18, 2015
This is one of my favorites. It was painted as an anniversary present for my good friends, Amy and Tiger.
It lives in Los Angeles. Wanna see it close up? Sure you do.
Syntonic Research, Inc. Environments 10. Side 1: English Meadow:
"Bird should be heard, as if from a distance. Rushing water should just barely be heard."
(*Fun Rachro fact: My mother used to listen to this sort of ambient, biofeedback-ey, sound effect stuff, back in the 70's. She also had a record with whales talking, and swore that she could understand them. Oh......you hippies...)
ANYWAY, this record has gone to live with a newlywed couple, several states away.
I painted this record for the annual Theatre Off Jackson fundraising auction. The songs on this 10-inch record were all about love and the heart, so it inspired me to paint in red/blue heart colors.
The blue record above was painted for a man who *really* likes the color blue.
I turned this design into some really cool business cards.
The record above was formerly the Warner Brothers soundtrack to The Towering Inferno.
Whoever owned it previously circled the side number and the track entitled, "An Architect's Dream."
We may never know why...
The record above is base-coated with a super-glittery red, and painted with a "5 point plumeria" motif.
It was inspired by the pink Hawaiian label, full of the magic sounds of the islands.
This was formerly a Led Zeppelin album. It was lovingly painted with some wild blues and purples, with copper metallic accents. And now it belongs to the Teach Like a Rock Star folks!
This orange and teal 10-inch, green glitter beauty is the sister to the other Russian language record on this page.
This record has a shimmery, silver undercoat with light blue and black detailing.
It has gone to live in a blue and white room in the Seattle area.
The record above is crazy, crazy vibrant. The background has fluorescent red and orange edges (which unfortunately don't show up well on a screen), blending into a yellow center. The painted design is a kind of indigo-ey purplish blue, with metallic gold accents.
It has gone to live in Colorado.
This record is different from my usual style. The person wanted something asymmetrical, and they wanted the colors to exactly match the album cover. They wanted it to really convey the feeling of the album. So, I put the album on in my car, and took a nice long summer drive out into Port Orchard, Washington to really let the whole thing sink in at once. No breaks. This is the result, and I think it came out pretty great. I also had to switch to a different type of paint to get the exact color match that was requested, so the texture of the design is quite painterly and the blocks of color took several coats to achieve the desired opacity. It lives in Texas now, with its brothers and sisters.
The record cover that I was requested to riff off of was this: