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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Father's Day! Love, Carly Simon

This sweet record was painted for a father in Gig Harbor, who happens to love Carly Simon.  I am deeply amused by that.  This family is pretty awesome, on the whole.  I wanted to paint something simple, but bold with vibrant colors that was very flowy and flowery.  It came out lovely.  Happy Father's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Seen enough fences to last a lifetime.

For a fun change, I reverted to painting in my spontaneous, freewheeling style from a few years ago. I love the glossy black against the colors.  It gives me flashbacks of growing up in our Texas house, whose contents and appliances were lovingly painted with psychedelic designs by my beloved late Aunt Betty with her abstract designs in the 60s. What?  Didn't everyone have a refrigerator in their dining room painted with fluorescent pink and turquoise seaweed and anenome?

My aunt was a pioneer of innovative coloring books for children, and believed that people needed to keep their creativity alive in their leisure time, by avoiding the conventional and expected.  The usual coloring books of the day that kids spent time using were stifling to young minds (you know, before everything was electronic and made of plastic, and back when people used their HANDS + BRAINS to do and make things).  And she was totally right.

***BONUS FREEBIE: Here, have some of my Aunt Betty's printable coloring sheets for FREE!

Please remember that they are copyright protected and strictly for non-profit and non-commercial use.  Click the link to be taken to the Pinterest link to the DropBox folder. 
Betty Schaffner's Designs to Color.

This far-out record went to live in an incredible house in California.  It is comforting to know that it is surrounded by beautiful works of art and lovely people, so it will never be alone.

And then the whole world will seem brighter.

This record was painted for my beloved friends, Karen and Gretchen, who got married recently.
This record lives in Seattle.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Modern Medicine Fall Short of Your Complaints

Here is the other record that now lives in Canada with the beautiful Siobhan.  Super colorful and perky, like the lovely person that owns it now.  It happens to hang on a violet-colored wall and it looks f-ing great.  Godspeed, Kajagoogoo. And hush, hush.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The mind's true liberation

This record is The Age of Aquarius, by The 5th Dimension.  Oh, I love this record.  The song Aquarius has special meaning for me.  I grew up singing and performing an "Aquarius medley" (in a musical theater group in my hometown of Houston) as a young teen many, many, many times.  (Oh, the days of "medleys" theater people still do those?)
Thank you hippie people, for writing this awesome song from Hair, and letting The 5th Dimension record such a fabulous edition of it.
This record went to Colorado!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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.

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.

Big Country Hits with Burl

This record was Burl Ives' The Big Country Hits, but now it is very psychedelic.  A funny connection to Burl:  my uncle Irving was once one of Mr. Ives' private physicians.  So I felt a closeness to this record as I painted it, because Burl Ives was a great guy.  I've heard the stories.  You are my sunshine, Burl.

It's been a hard days night, y'all.

The Beatles' Reel Music, full of songs from their movies.  Super purple and vibrant up close.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And now it lives in Austin!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

These Boots...

My love for Nancy Sinatra inspired this wacky and lively heart design.  Here's a little secret:
One night, a few years back, I drank a handful of Gray Goose screwdrivers and watched about 3 hours of just Nancy Sinatra videos on YouTube.  She is a special lady.

This record recently got auctioned off by a friend in the Art Car community of Houston, in honor of my sister-in-law.  In case you didn't know it, Houston is THE art car capital of the world, and my extraordinary artist sister-in-law, Eve, is the Creator and Queen of the Sock Monkey Mobile.

Back in 2011...I got some glitter paint.

This record is secretly one of my favorites.  The base is yellow and green with some intense green glitter.  Topped off with some funky black.  I was watching a lot of children's television programming when I painted this one.

Roger and the Frog

The botanical-inspired special request above has a hidden frog in it.
It currently lives in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We could walk around all day long

Another vibrant 45, courtesy of John Cougar Mellencamp.
This was done in a flatter, non-glossy style as an experiment.  Inspired by my incredibly talented friend, OneSevenNine, who is my favorite local artist and the coolest chick in all of Seattle, I'll tell you what.

Shoot that poison arrow

Super vibrant greens, blues, and brown on this ABC 45.
Although I was never a huge new wave fan, it takes me right back to the old 1982 MTV days of my youth.  We high school freshman were the generation MTV was invented for.  We watched it launch from the launchpad, followed by the Buggles. And now MTV isn't even MTV anymore and we are the demographic it couldn't care less about.  Things change...

Sippin' on a cherry soda pop

Brandy, by The O'Jays.  This record is pretty like shiny candy!  It is one of my smaller paintings, done on a 45 rpm record.

What is Life?

Here is a record painted in honor of Ray Charles, one of my heroes.  It hangs in an office now.
I had the privilege of seeing Ray Charles for my 11th birthday, at the now demolished Tower Theater in Houston.  It was one of the biggest thrills of my life.  Part of his encore included playing The Yellow Rose of Texas and the crowd went insane for it.  You know how proud Texans are...

Eyes of the World

This Wake of the Flood record was specially requested for a Grateful Dead lover living in Portland, OR. 
I really love how it came out.