INAPPROPRIATE FRUIT: Garter Pear (11×15)

Garter PearI began painting this MONTHS AGO, like maybe February or March. It wasn’t until this past Wednesday that I found the proper alignment of free time and motivation to finish it off with the purple lingerie and ink work.

Buy the Garter Pear here for a paltry twenty-five bucks.
(EDIT: SOLD. But please feel free to request a commission. The Inappropriate Fruit series will continue!)

This is the third in a series that also features the Naughty Apple and Sexy Pineapple.

In unrelated news, Gotham premieres on FOX tonight, followed by season 2 of Sleepy Hollow! Sleepy was the best show of the 2013 Fall season, and obviously, I eagerly await any series based on a young James Gordon.

50 States of Superman: Georgia

MULLETS.

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POSSIBLE FACT I HAVEN’T FACT CHECKED BUT HEARD IN 5TH GRADE & STILL HOLD AS GOSPEL 22 YEARS LATER: Although Georgia is famous for its peaches, most US peaches are from New Jersey.

JERSEY RULES!

50 States of Superman: Virginia

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Another one of my faves. One of the most proportionate-looking pieces to date. I think this is state #20 or #21 in my informal, cross-country, state-hopping trip.

Root Beer Float Friday

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A li’l sump’n I made for work. Except that it’s Friday the 12th. Oops.

Also, it’s my daughter’s birthday today. One year of keeping her alive! I did it!

Happy birthday, Bean. Maybe one day you’ll see this, and if you do, I love you more than anything. Even root beer floats.

MUPPET MONDAY: Animal II

Eeee ya ya ya ya!

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Animal is the third “double” I’ve painted from the Muppets (I also painted Statler and Waldorf for two separate commissions), and this one goes out to someone who stopped by my table at the Stony Brook Family Art Day last month.  Now if only all those Forgetful Jones fans would come out the holes in which they’ve been hiding.

Also, check out all the rest of the Muppets I’ve painted here. Some are still available, and you can also get a commissioned piece. Email mojosartwork@gmail.com for that.

50 States of Superman: Delaware

Delaware SupermanThis Delaware Superman is perfect to recreate that time Superman was stuck with a single lobster claw for a hand. Remember that? Crazy times.

MUPPET #50!

This is a special Muppet Monday, because this is the official 50th Muppet for the ongoing portrait project! I’d love to hit 60 by the end of the year. Only 400 more to go!

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I was only briefly into Sesame Street as a kid. I knew the staples like Big Bird, the Count, Bert & Ernie, and others, as well as 80s role players like Sherlock Hemlock, Forgetful Jones, the Amazing Mumford and Roosevelt Franklin. Sesame Street in 2014 is a much different world.

I’ve watched a good portion of the current season, and only Grover and Cookie Monster seem to remain as mainstays. (His segments, Cookie’s Crummy Pictures – spoofs of popular films – are hilarious.) Elmo still dominates the program, but his meteoric rise to fame was already after my time, so he doesn’t count. Bird, Count, Bert and Ernie are only around once in a while, and I’ve yet to see any of the other characters I already mentioned. I guess they’re retired. Sad.

In their place are characters like Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Murray and Ovejita. And somewhere between this new Sesame world and the one I remember, there is a whole rise-and-fall-of section of Sesame Muppets, characters like Rosita and Zoe. (I’ve yet to see either of them this year.) I know next to nothing about them, but in doing some cursory research for this ongoing portrait project (www.sesameGO.com), I thought Zoe was cute, and here she is.