Showing posts with label painted vinyl album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painted vinyl album. Show all posts

Friday, March 1, 2019

Are You Really Mine?

Finally done! And this one is going to a fabulous person at MoPop (the museum formerly known as Experience Music Project a.k.a., my old job) today.

I've included a picture of what it looks like under black light. Wooooo......



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Friday, September 18, 2015

So happy together

The rainbow record above lives with me in Seattle.  Not ready to part with it just yet.

Sketches of Spain

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:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Monday, July 14, 2014

Under the Tin Umbrella skies...

This perky album now permanently resides at the Tin Umbrella coffee shop in Hillman City, Seattle, WA.  I adore Tin Umbrella and their delicious coffee, and other fun goodies. And did I mention that their story WON AN EMMY??  The owner, Joya, is a truly inspirational person.  Make this place part of your visit to south Seattle, for sure.

Steve Lawrence, featuring Tango of Roses and Tender Moments

Plenty of pink and plum on this one.  It looks like yummy candy, with flowers.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

When Smokey Sings

I had a lot of fun making this record for the lovely Amy in Los Angeles.  It was inspired by the colors of the old  psychedelic 60's Peter Max art (love that guy), with a theme of peace, love, and flowers.  The underpainting has shimmery violet iridescence added to it, which the camera sadly doesn't pick up.
But trust me, when you tilt it into some light, it glows like a happy, glowey, tripped out butterfly.

Here's a close up.  One more super cool thing about this record: It used to be Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.  Amy wanted to give it to a friend who was born in the late 60's.  
I found this album and it was made in 1968.  PERFECT.
Year of the monkey, baybee.

You, You........You

This record has fluorescent hot pink outlines.  Wooooo!  It used to be a Slim Whitman collection.
Songs on this side of the album include, "I'm Walking Behind You," and "You You You".
This record now belongs to the Ark Lodge Cinema.
Built in 1919, it was a former Freemason lodge and is now the super niftiest movie house in Seattle.  One of my favorite places in the city.

You are so beautiful

This record has lots of bright metallic silver to enhance the vivid greens.
It used to be a Billy Preston album - and it's hard to get cooler than that.
It has gone to live in New Hampshire with a very cool person.

We've been a while

This record is totally far out!  It is a 10-inch, red vinyl album.  Very rare and so beautiful!  It was painted with browns, reds, and metallic gold for a guy who is possibly the coolest dude in Seattle (thanks, DC!).  The record was originally sent to me unexpectedly from a friend in Columbus, Texas.

Show 'em how we do it now.

This record was formerly Peaches and Herb.  It is going to live in Colorado.
It wants you to shake your groove thing.

Paganini Rhapsody

This record is unique, because I didn't choose it.  It was sent to me with the request to paint it.
It was Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.  It has lots of silver!

The night is young and full of possibilities

I don't usually paint 45s, but this one came out really perky.  Anita Ward - Ring My Bell!
It lives in Edmonds, WA, with the fabulous Elliot and Jodi.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do.

This record has come through the pod bay door, Hal.
It was formerly the soundtrack to 2001:  A Space Odyssey.  (One of the best films ever made, in my opinion.)
And - -  just like the 4-million-year-old black monolith that emits a single, very powerful radio emission, the origin of this record is a total mystery.

It now lives in Los Angeles.

Whispering Hope

 The Mom & Dads - - Whispering Hope.  My mom said that this record looked "fresh".
Well, alright alright alright..
It went on its way to some lovely folks in Texas.

The charm of spring

This record was inspired by the cool, blue Paris label and the fact that it is FINALLY spring.  Everything is blooming.  April in Parrrrrrris....

He was called Satchmo because of his...??? (I know the answer. Do you?)

"What a Wonderful World".
This record is a 45 with a small (and unusual) spindle hole and it was pressed in 1968.  It came all the way from across the pond in England!  Normally, I'd count this as a collector's item and not dare paint on it, but it had an enormous scratch going across the entire song, rendering it useless for listening to.
It is the favorite song of a very special guy, to whom this is being birthday gifted, from his lovely wife.  The yellow rosebuds were a special request in the design.
It is headed out to central Texas, pronto!

And if you know the story of how Louis Armstrong got the nickname "Satchmo," well then...2 extra coolness chips in your jar, my friend.  One of my favorite songs of all time is Skokiann.

Leavin' on the Midnight Train to Georgia

This beautiful purple-violet-green gem toned painting was formerly Gladys Knight and the Pips!  This was made for a strong and feminine gal, who is giving it to her own strong and feminine friend.  Viva la woman!  I think it came out super cool and I do love me some purple.

Slow Ride...take it easy...

 This crazy Foghat album, on the Bearsville label, is being auctioned off at the Scott Daniels' Musical Memorial to raise money for his young daughter, Emma Rose.  Jay will be performing several Joint Chiefs, Fleshmop, and Dresden 45 songs at the show!  Psyched for the performance (not so much for the outdoor Houston heat in August, but whatev...we'll be there).