Just finished this painting for Howl Gallery's Meowl Show. Its a scene that wasn't in the movie. I imagined it took place after Deckard finished giving Rachael the Voight-Kampff test. It's really hard to tell what is happening with those buildings seen from the Tyrell HQ window in the movie even with a screen grab from the Blu-Ray release. Oh well, I fudged them a little.
"Tyrell Owl (Bladerunner)", 2015
20" x 16", oil on canvas
Here is a recent pic of Sean Young and an Eurasian Eagle Owl like the one in the film.
The owl was even the logo for the Tyrell Corporation.
Yes, I have work in yet another show at my favorite gallery, Howl Gallery in Ft. Myers. I believe I've been in everyone of Howl's SWFL Lives! shows from 2009 to now. Anyway reception is tonight 7 til 10pm.
My latest painting was inspired by the film, "Nosferatu the Vampyre", Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of the old silent film by F. W. Murnau. It stars Klaus Kinski the depraved count, who decides he wants to relocate from his Transylvanian Castle to house on the Baltic Sea. For the most part Director Herzog tried hard to follow the plot of the original 1922 film, but there were differences, such as filming locations. Instead of filming at Castle Orava in Slovakia like in the original, Herzog used shots of a castle ruin to represent the exterior, because as the gypsies warned Harker, "The castle only exists in the minds of men. It is just a ruin, a ghost castle." The interior shots of the "ghost castle" were filmed at Castle Pernštejn in the Czech Republic.
Here is a scene from inside Castle Pernštejn.
And here are some photos I made on a trip to Pernštejn some years ago.
Besides location differences, some scenes were added by Herzog that were not in the original, such as the one below.
Anyway, a great film whether you like Herzog films, or vampires movies, or both.
Tomorrow night is the opening reception for a new art show at Howl Gallery in Ft. Myers called simply, "Untitled Group Show". It will feature both national and regional artists, including yours truly. Here is some more info. And here are the two paintings from me that will be on display.
Here is a portrait I did of a little Bichon Frise. The dog's name is Emily or Emča. Emily and her mommy live in Prague. I painted a silhouette of the "golden city" behind her. And yes, I know that St. Vitus Cathedral is not next to the Church of Our Lady Before Týn. The two Prague landmarks are on opposite sides of the Vltava from each other, but aesthetically it works. Even if painting little white dogs from poor photographs doesn't.
"Emča of Prague", 2014
20" x 24", oil on canvas
Now, how many stamps is it gonna take to mail this to Prague? Hmm...