Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Veni, Vidi, Vici

"Veni, Vidi, Vici", 14x11, oil on panel
Fresh off the easel and curing for the small works 2011 Holiday Show at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. Here are a few details.

Reportedly uttered by Julius Caesar 47 BC as a comment on his short war with Pharnaces II of Pontus in the city of Zela. "I came, I saw, I conquered."

This painting is unapologetically campy and was much too fun to paint, although it was a challenge to paint the figure blurry enough when they are normally the focal point of my paintings.
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  1. Haha! It took me a while to see the bra! I like it! Great reflective light on robot! Wonder if he has fetish issues.......!

  2. Thanks Belita, maybe SHE has fetish issues ;)

  3. So fun! It has two of my favourite things in it as well: Scantily clad girl and vintage sci-fi robot. Awesome:)

    (I really like the palette too)

  4. Thank you James, I love the sci-fi stuff too. And how liberating for me when I discovered for myself that it was ok for "serious" art to be humorous.

  5. This is great - you've captured the blurred woman perfectly. This scene just makes me wish I had been in the room 30 seconds before to know more of the story! Ha ha! Fun!

    1. Haha. This is how I entertain myself, thinking these scenarios up during the long process of painting. Thank you. The blurred woman was the hardest part!

  6. Wow! Fun interpretation and gorgeous painting!



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