I wish all of you a happy and healthy 2009. I'll be appearing at Wonderfest (Louisville, KY) and Monsterpalooza (Burbank, CA) this May, so I hope to see many of you there.
Frank with horror authors (and best pals) David J. Schow and Larry Blamire.
Linda was humble regarding her own talent, yet generous in her praise of others. A real class act. Rest In Peace, Dear Linda...
This was a Monet duplication. The idea is not to "copy" what you see, but to "imagine" what is was the artist was looking at when he painted it. There's a lot to be learned from the Great Masters...and the Great Monsters!
And the final painting, with the oil paint loaded up nice and thick, but the tones still holding.
Love that Andree...
The original painting...
The revised version...
And the final, glazed painting.
Once this monochromatic stage is completely dry, the glazing stage can begin. Using "transparent" colors such as Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Indian Yellow with a glazing medium, the color is layered on the existing tones. The result is quite striking, and very different from a traditional oil painting.
If you're wondering why my signature is so big...it is because the painting was so small! The actual canvas was only 5 x 7 inches, and was sold during my Gallery Show in October 2006.
Oliver Reed from CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, sketched with charcoal pencil
Lon Chaney Jr. and Elena Verdugo from HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, graphite pencil.
And Chaney again, this time in simple pen and ink.
Even an artist who is pure in heart...
Top: Roddy McDowall from CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Bottom: From 2000, Maurice Evans as the crafty Dr. Zaius.
Frank accepts his Rondo Award in Louisville, Kentucky.It is a great thrill and true honor to have my work recognized by the fans at large. It means the world to me, and I do not take it's importance lightly. I vow to continue to encourage and promote the work of other classic monster artists, particularly those who are just starting out, as I have done on the Classic Horror Film Board this past year.
Bernie and Frank
Caitlin and Tabitha Dietz in the Library with the lead pipe.
Jennifer Blaire and Trisha Geiger.
Brian Howe, Cinematographer A.J. Rickert-Epstein and Dan Conroy.
Producer Mike Schlesinger and author David J. Schow.