A blog of my artwork, featuring mostly painted records and mandalas, using watercolor, acrylic, oil, and ink. My art pieces are generally in the psychedelic and abstract style. I also create functional art items.
Hi, everyone! I recently set up a Big Cartel store, to offer a few of my pieces. I hope you'll take a look and share the link. The site is where the actual art is sold (not "print-on-demand" products), so when you buy there you're buying the original pieces and not prints. If there's an available piece you would like to buy and it's not currently offered on the site, please message me privately through my Facebook page and I can probably make that happen. :)
I love this mandala. I'm not sure whether the flying creature is a butterfly, dragonfly, bird, or alien life form. That's up to you. But it is colorful and happy, and deserves to be framed and hung on a wall to inspire freedom.
It is for sale on my Big Cartel shop. Please click on this link to view it there and purchase it.
Not a record, but what it lacks in circular shape, it more than makes up for in color! This is a cute little flower painting, created with the brightest ---almost glowing---RED, along with vibrant blues and greens. The background edges are a very deep, saturated blue. It is painted on wood and has a hanger attached to the back. It measures 4.75"x6.5". It is available for sale on Big Cartel. Here is a link, which will take you to my store:
What if you wanted a certain Rachro record but someone else already got it? Bummer. It happens.
If you really loved a certain record but the original is no longer available, don't despair - because now some of my previous designs can be printed on merchandise.
It's not a record, but it's still just as cool.
If you have a personal request for a specific record in my collection that you'd like to see in my merch store, please contact me and I'll see what I can do to help. But check this out. I must say, the journals and pillows look super cool with a record mandala on them.
I love the hardback blank books, too. So many nifty doodads.
I knew that when I had Quincy Jones as my record muse that this one would turn out totally freaking cool. And it did.
The colors on this painted record are much richer in person. The brown design is a reddish chocolate color and the background colors are a beautiful pale aqua, light blue, and dark blue. The edges are an orange/rust color.
If you want to hear an incredible, mostly acoustic version of What's Goin' On (made famous by Marvin Gaye), then get yourself a copy of this record. Unfortunately, this one was too scratched up to listen to, but there's always YouTube or your local record store.
The whole time I was painting this record, I kept getting stuck on the Badger Badger earworm. If you've never heard it, well, here ya go (*also be sure to check out Weebl and Bob- "When come back bring pie...").
Hurts So Good, by John Cougar Mellencamp. This is a 45 record - a departure from my usual LP paintings.
Seeing this song takes me back to my young teen years, back when my Gen X friends and I were the young teen generation that MTV was invented for. We started high school right as it launched, and we went from a family with 7 local television channels with an 18-hour broadcast day that shut off at midnight to an entertainment explosion 24-hour cable family with 200 channels of never-ending insanity.
What an exciting time. It changed us all. The Gen Ys and Millennials that followed us were born into a time of round-the-clock global availability of just about anything and computerized everything at the speed of light. No need to ever learn about ....w a i t i n g..... for things.