Monday, October 27, 2008

Jesse Springer Spaniel

This is a portrait of my sister Suzanne's dog, Jesse, that I've done for her surprise birthday present. She always maintains that he has a strong resemblance to Antonio Banderas. I know that she is totally in love with Jesse and certainly has at least a crush on Antonio Banderas, so I hope I've captured whatever it is she sees in this painting!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vampire's Kiss

I did this painting nearly thirty years ago. It has always been one of my most popular works , but recently, for some reason we have been receiving more orders for prints of this one than usual. In addition we have also received a number of questions about the meaning of the painting. So, to answer those that have wondered, my thought is that the painting represents that in love there is here and there a little drop of pain. Just enough to remind us that we are human beings. So there you have it.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Just for Fun!

These are two 60's covers from memory lane.
I had so much fun doing those comic covers! Much more so than doing barbeque grills and refrigerators!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Poster

We thought you would get a kick out of seeing some of the preparatory work we did for our Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie poster.  Here is the first rough sketch:

And here is the second, more finished sketch:

And, of course, reference pictures! David Palumbo posed for Master Shake, Anthony Palumbo posed for Frylock, and Boris posed for Meatwad:

And, ta daa! The finished painting

Julie and Boris

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some of the work we did at the barn

We're working on our calendar for 2010 (That sounds so futuristic, right?). So here's a preview. We'll put up some pictures of what everybody else was working on in a later post.

Julie and Boris

Placemat Art at Lunch

Firing up the crayons!

A pretty girl in Paris by Rebecca Guay

Portrait of Boris and David by Anthony Palumbo

Some intricate mandalas by Irene Gallo

A devilish collaboration by Scott Fischer and Greg Manchess


Pumpkin faces

It was brought up by one of us that the combination of carving pumpkins in the fall in a barn in New England was kind of outrageously cliche, but it sure was fun!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Some Barn Moments

Irene Gallo climbed up really, really high in the barn regardless of the fact that there were screeching bats as well as serious evidence of mice,
and Scott Fischer brought an amazing robot that he built.

Julie and Rebecca Guay looking like sisters,
Arkady Rothman hanging out,
and Dave Sealy talking painting with Anthony Palumbo.

Cristina and Uno Dos Santos

Happy moments in our hike to the waterfalls before we broke off into small groups on the way back and got a little bit lost in the woods.  We felt like we were in an episode of "Lost".  
Julie overlooking a breathtaking open vista on the left.  In the group shot are (L to R) Greg Manchess, Scott Fischer, David Palumbo, Dan Dos Santos, Lars Grant West, Dave Sealy, Irene Gallo, Steve Stroud, and Anthony Palumbo.

Did you know that you can melt beer bottles in a campfire? It happened right here.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Left:  Boris 
Right:  Arkady Rothman with blood oranges

Dave Palumbo chatting with Lars Grant West
Eric Fortune, Arkady Rothman, Scott Brundage, Anthony Palumbo creating fire
Dog at the art supplies store with Anthony Palumbo
Scott Brundage

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Day 3

Wow! Time is flying by and we're already on Day 3. Last night we all gathered around the TV to watch the debate and then toasted up some marshmallows around a huge fire. An interesting science experiment followed the marshmallow toasting and now we're all back to work today! Hiking up to the waterfall is planned for this afternoon.

Till next time,
Julie and Boris

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Barn

Tomorrow morning we're going to our annual (third year!) artists' retreat.  Every year, in an undisclosed location (shhh!) at a really cool barn in the mountains, we meet up with a bunch of our fellow artist friends and all spend a week painting together, hiking, and having a blast.  It's a perfect way to get away and relax and still get our work done!  
We'll try to post highlights of our week as it goes along.

See you,
Julie and Boris