I was staring at the DKNG blog this morning looking at screenprints and came across an entry about Kevin Cyr's vehicle paintings. I was, of course, slack-jawed and teary-eyed. I have collections of photos of cars and trucks, obviously, and my favorites that seem to transcend their purpose as reference for Everything Goes drawings are the ones that have some personality to them. Graffiti, decaying signage, special purposes, etc. Kevin Cyr paints these vehicles and my my my are they lovely paintings at that.
My favorite of course is the Ice Cream Truck series, one of which was on 20×200 a few years ago.
An extension of the previous sketchbook birds. These are two paintings in black & white on cardboard. The color is added later. It immediately reads to me as pages in a picture book. Now, for a story…
Painted three more robots over the weekend. One more in the japanese bad-ass series, and two a little different. I hope to get one or two of these screenprinted soon, and I might do a few other things as well. (More of the series here)
They don't have names yet, any of them. So if you have suggestions, feel free to contribute.
(On a related topic, having "painted" my work digitally for the past ten years or so, I am having more fun than I expected painting with paint again. I want to try a few actual illustrations out with acrylic or gouache or that acrylagouache that bz got me into last year. It all feels so good…)