Inspiration from Guatemala

Just about a month ago there were news about a huge sinkhole in Guatemala. You can see some pictures behind this link


Very strange looking thing indeed. How did this sinkihole originate? Well, the scientists are not sure. That leaves some space for speculation and inspiration. Here is my impression. The painting is called The Meeting/Seizure at Sao Paolo (Reprise of Guatemala). The part of Sao Paolo came from the recollection how the buildings looked when seen from the window of an airplane. Gold and silver paint worked well with the thrusters/beam/ray.


Productive is what I am

I've been busy again. I just had this urge to use yellow and the result is this small (20cmX20cm) painting. The Meeting at a Swirl. Here is the same painting with different lighting. And of course the gold paint is there with the ufos.


Ufo trees

Did you know that the ufos comes from the trees?

According to this they do.

This is called The Meeting of Generations. The picture doesn't do justice for the colours. The trees are actually clearly turquoise but they look something else in the picture. Again, I had to use some gold paint to give the trees a nice golden halo.

Some details...


Surprise, surprise

I'm just about to give this painting to friends of mine as a house warming gift, again (a great way of finding these painting a new home).

The name of this one is something like A Meeting/Seizure Outside of Town. The colours selected are some of my friends favourites and they themselfs are also included in the painting. They are the couple emerging from the big doorway with the golden rays. The big, black thing is NOT a hill, a mountain or a tomb, like some people have guessed before. It's a ufo, of course.

The red things in front of the ufo are not flowers, like some people might first think. They are the local people (red men with dots on their backs) who have come to witness this great miracle of two humans. You can decide if the red heeled lady is having a fit or just greeting the locals.


Ufo attack

This time I went for something bigger (80cm X 40cm) and the space theme. I also wanted to use more of my metallic paints. That's why I have these golden ufos with silver windows and the big copper-red planet. I may have gone a little over board with the amount of the ufos but they a so nice to make.

Just that you know, that big red planet and some of the other planets have been hit by asteroids and that explains the not so round appearance...the space is a dangerous place.

The name is Spatial Meeting.


Loving the gold paint

This is The Meeting at the Pyramids. First I just painted the background with the gold paint. The pyramids just happened on their own with the ufos, of course. I like the colours in this one. Again there are some little green men represented by the green dots, this time also pink ones.

The theme seems clear

This master piece is called The Mass Meeting. I just wanted to paint something with a kind of blood red colour. So, I made the background with red. Then I was painting or mixing colour for something else and ended up with this extra dark purple colour and decided to use it on this red painting. I then toped the purple with white. Of course I had to make a planet to go with the ufos. The planet actually has 3 green men on top of it.

Here is another one. This one is quite colourful and that's about it. It's called Quite a Meeting. It did not turn out to be like I wanted it to be. I had problems with the lower part and I finally gave up and just made this pink growth. Well, I didn't have problems with just the lower part, I would say with all of it. I actually first painted something else under it and this one was done to cover it. (later the x-ray guys can see what the original painting looked like...).


Cones are cool

This one was inspired by my friends who were moving to a new place. The new area has a word "cone" in it's name. The painting has the earth, the cone on top of it and then the new house. On top of the building is the green alien guy with the orange dressed afro man. Orange dressed man was inspired by a guru man on a sticker that I gave to my friends. I was first thinking of painting my friends also on top of the building with the alien and the afro man, but then I was thinking that it would be too crowded on the roof. Instead I painted some figures watching out of the windows.

The building is really badly done, but I got bored of trying to make it right. At least the building is somehow recognizable. I like the blue colour and I had to buy gold paint for the ufos.

I gave the painting to my friends as a house warming gift and they commented: "after painting all the walls white, we were thinking of leaving the walls into this zen-style minimalism". But they both liked the picture book that I also gave to them.


Becoming a bad painter

Everything started with the sale. Art supplies were on sale and I decided that it was finally the perfect time to let the little painter in me to flourish. Many will suffer because of that sale.

My first real inspiration came with the Islandic volcano eruption. The whole Europe was halted by it, so why not make a painting about it. What would be easier to paint than a volcano? But volcano just itself was boring, so I needed something else and so I came up with the great idea of painting some 1950's style ufos with the volcano. I mean, who doesn't like ufos? And they are really easy to paint.

My first master piece is called The Meeting/Seizure of Katla. Katla is the name of the Islandic volcano that has not erupted, yet. Painting is very small, about 20 cm X 20 cm. Just to make it clear, the little light green dots on the right lower part are the little green men and the orange/white dot the local earth man.