I'm late, I'm late...so very late in posting the remainder of my LD Fashions collection. This is Giggling Gertrude swinging happily in the enchanted forest as his doppleganger squirrel pals look on with glee. I won't be able to get to the fifth LD Fashions model for a few weeks due to a last minute solo art show I'm scrambling (and stressing) to get prepared for, but he'll be posted here in all his frothy frou frou soon. Medium: ball point pen on hotel stationary, digital color.
Do you live in a large home and find that most French maids aren't enthusiastic enough to get the job done? Do they show up in their skimpy outfits and spend more time posing seductively than actually working? Are you fed up? If you want the job done right, then this is the guy to call. When your doorbell rings, you'll open your door and French Maid Frank will practically knock over you in fevered anticipation of cleaning your home. Don't be alarmed when you notice your walls and windows rattling, that's just French Maid Frank gleefully dusting your furniture as he skips and pirouettes from room to room while pretending his duster is a magic fairy wand. Frank's speciality is cleaning wood paneled walls and calico shag carpets from the 70's. Medium: Ink and marker in moleskine sketchbook.
Meet one of the models from the captivating Sissy Fashions website. They specialize in creating over the top petticoats, little girl party dresses, french maid outfits and formal gowns for adult men. The clothes are amazing (and I plan on ordering this dress to add to my own wardrobe), but the site's real gem is the gallery showcasing the happy (and at times, not so happy) customers pictured in their frilly new outfits. I chose 5 models to paint for various reasons and will post one each day this week.
Above: "Morose Priscilla and the Dirty Laundry Basket". This one caught my eye because despite the fact he's gone to all that trouble to acquire a custom-made frilly wedding cake of a dress and then present it with a curtsy, he still can't muster a smile. If I were him, I'd be skipping through the daisies in joy. Medium: gouache and charcol over torn pages from old copies of Weekly World News and board.
Continuing my series of Glistening Super Stars of the Internet, I present to you Uncle Dirty. A few years ago, Uncle DIrty's nephew posted a photo essay of his 86 year old ex-body builder uncle and I was immediately enthralled. Uncle Dirty loves his body and walks around most the time wearing nothing but a homemade thong stuffed with various unknown material. He also makes homemade porn using photo collage of body builders and often uses himself as a model. Despite his eccentricities and dirty mind, Uncle Dirty is devoted to Aunt Alga, his mentally disabled 91 year old wife.
Medium: liquid pencil on paper, digital color. For Kamala.
Being the devoted people watcher, I've kept a desktop folder full of strange and unusual photos found while wandering about through the depths of the Internet. The folder contains dozens of categories, notes and cross references. I've amassed enough to begin a new series of paintings: Glistening Superstars of the Internet. In an age where anyone can attract attention and fame simply for just being, I decided to paint the portraits of some of the more interesting humans I've come across.
This week's focus examines Men Who Enjoy Wearing Brassieres. Donald spent hours in front of the mirror gazing upon the vision of womanhood staring back at him. Marveling over his new rubber bra (so realistic!) while admiring the way his tight lycra shorts seemed to slim his legs, he reached for his prized tube of Revlon Cherries in the Snow and sloppily applied a thick smear of scarlet below his bristly mustache. Tired from so much primping and preening, Donald soon flopped across his comfortable old sofa and relaxed while his cat Marilyn sat vigilantly warding off any potential predators.
Title: Erect Lycra CatMedium: gouache, acrylic on paper.
If you google "men in bras", this is one of the top images that shows up...and what a delightful image it is. I imagine he had his bra special ordered to reflect his dual personality. One cup features bright and cheery polka dots to represent his girly side while the other cup is crafted with a more masculine camouflage fabric. Either that, or he found it tangled up in the lingerie bin at the Goodwill. Whatever the case may be, he appears satisfied with the way the bra reshapes his moobs into rounded beauty curves.
Title: Exquisite Form Medium: Acrylic on paper, bits of text from vintage bra ads, digital color.