Thursday, December 24, 2009

Year end favorites.

I really liked the way my pieces for Garter Belts and Gasoline at the Alternative Cafe in Seaside, CA turned out.

Here they are if you haven't seen them.

I also did my first acrylic since high school. Which was for a banner to raise funds for the Bothwell Center an art center in Livermore, CA where I grew up.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

P is for Pumpkins!

Last night and early into this morning I had an extended modeling session with one of my favorite fall subjects.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

If it's October that means Pumpkins! and birthdays.

My brother, father and myself have birthdays in October. The 3rd, 5th and 9th respectively.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Open Studio with Bill Sala & Friends September 26 & 27

Coming Up this weekend - Open Studio w/ Bill Sala & Friends, @ 17628 Vineyard Ave., Castro Valley, Ca 94546
September 26th & 27th 10AM-5PM
Meet the Artists, Demonstrations and Refreshments.
Featuring - Doug Desmond, Jason Griego, Ruth Hussey, Big AL Lopez, Mark Mertens, Ron Norman, Bill Sala, Barbara Stanton and Bill Weber.

I'll be doing caricatures and showing some of my newest art.

Livermore Artwalk 2009 Banner Auction

I painted this in August. It's my first acrylic since high school.

There was a theme the artist's could follow if they chose: Peace, Love & Recycle.

I incorporated the "Peace, Love & Recycle" by recycling themes I've used over the years (tikis, pinups, and objects - Livermore's Centennial Park Totem Pole which I drew back in high school).
I used reference of Bettina May and go-go Amy of the Pretty Things Peepshow for the lovelies hanging about the tiki.
The tiki was inspired by the totem pole at Centennial Park located on the North East corner of 4th and Holmes. It is so named because the Centennial Time Capsule was buried there in 1969. Later the time capsule could not be located, even by sophisticated metal detection equipment. It turned out that it was located under the totem pole.

My banner is hanging at 2nd Street between J and K Streets near Tommie's Deli in Livermore, CA 94550. There are banners on 1st Street, 2nd Street and North Livermore Avenue. Many artists created banners. They will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center on October 10:

Here's the business side of the banner.
Please come out to Livermore on October 10th and support the Arts and Artists who are in and around the area.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hell's Belles Pinewood Derby, Shooting Gallery SF, September 26

September 26th is going to be a busy day for Big AL. I'll be in Castro Valley for an Open Studio event during the day and at Hell's Belles 4th Annual Pinewood Derby and Silent Art Auction in the evening.

Here's my show car. A big bad wolf I call "El Lobo Loco".

One side of the car has a toothy grin and the other a classic tongue wag.

I also donated my "Xmas Bettie" for the silent art auction.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Garter Belts and Gasoline 2 - Now Showing in Seaside, CA

Showing through mid August.

Garter Belts and Gasoline 2 was curated by Tanem.

Featuring work by Big Al, Eric Joyner, Mike Giant, Mark Gerardi, Susan Heidi, John Maclachlan, April May, Glen McDowell, Matthew Rens Nellen, Dale Sizer, Tanem, Jessica "Tink" Whiteside, Derek Yaniger, and Anselm Yew.

More info at The Alternative Cafe.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Last Tuesday was awesome!

I'll have to write more about it later, but here's Susannah and myself with the final image.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oh Susannah! Big Al drawing tonight at the Double Dutch in SF.

PinUpShow LIVE - Tuesday, May 5th 10PM-1AM in SF

Big AL will be the featured artist at Double Dutch Tonight.
The Double Dutch is @ 3192 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

What will happen when Big Al gets together to draw and paint Fine Art and Photography Figure Model Susannah Marie a.k.a. THE NAKED MUSE live at Double Dutch on May 5th? (P.S. Susannah will not be nude at the Double Dutch much to her dismay.) She said she'd don some fishnets for some of the poses!

The piece created WILL go home with one of the nights attendees through a raffle (need not be present at time of ticket drawing ... come early and check it out).

Here's a watercolor and some revised sketches of Big AL's from the last time they crossed paths.

PinUpShow LIVE - Tuesday, May 5th 10PM-1AM in SF

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 30th- May 3rd - The Essential Nude: Figurative Fine Art

April 30th- May 3rd - The Essential Nude: Figurative Fine Art

The Livermore Art Associations first show focused on the figure! There will be two receptions. Thurs. April 30th 7:00-9:00 and Sun. May 3rd 2:00 - 4:00. Come enjoy the beauty of the human form. Meet the artists during the receptions. Bothwell Art Center, 2466 Eighth St. Livermore, Ca., 94550.

This is a closeup of one of 4 framed pieces for the show. I'll also have 10 unframed pieces for sale.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

PinUpShow LIVE - Tuesday, May 5th 10PM-1AM in SF

For a whole buncha Tuesdays Double Dutch will feature Tuesday Art Live.

The patrons pay 5 bucks a ticket for a chance to win the creation of the evening.

Come out and support art & the artists that create it!

I'll be the featured artist on Tuesday, May 5th. I'll be drawing Fine Art and Photography Figure Model Susannah Marie.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Showing now at Catwalk - Brentwood, CA 94513

Two of the Ferocious Fantastic Foamcore Femmes and other art.
Created in 2003 these 32x40" Foamcore Femmes were first on display at ECHO Gallery in Chicago.

This image is based on burlesque star and PinUp, Dita VonTeese

This image is based on PinUp and Glitteress, Asia DeVinyl

Catwalk can be found at 306 Oak Street Brentwood, CA. 94513

Monday, March 16, 2009

A couple of Ferocious Fantastic Foamcore Femmes from 2003.

Kumi Monster

... and Mistress Persephone

These are 32x40" watercolor on foamcore