May 1, 2012

Famous Mouse

Acrylic on Panel - 24 x 20 inches - NFS

This is for a present for someone who's a huge fan of this character and his magical kingdom. I found a reference to this image in a textile catalog, and decided it would make a fun painting. I picked the gold because it reminded me of the way Warhol used it to iconify Elvis and Marilyn.

It was fun to do, if a little tedious, and the gold needed two passes to achieve the right opacity. This definitely appealed to my more precise inclinations, but even so I tried to go with the flow and keep it looking hand done. I also left a 1-inch border of gessoed canvas around the edge because it seemed the thing to do.