Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mickey's Painted Mess

This is one of those few times when I can show you an actual multimedia painting I've done. It is utterly crazy, but that's the style that makes me happy. The background layer is cutup pieces of the balloon I was given at my retirement party two months ago. The balloon played the song "Celebrate" whenever someone tapped it. The balloon was a very gaudy rainbow and black striped mylar material. I'm not sure how I ended up with the Mickey Mouse theme, but he seemed to fit the craziness. Yep, that's a real paper plate and bubble wrap piece you see. I used the paper plate for a palette on a mermaid painting, and the bubble wrap I used with paint to create texture on that same mermaid painting. They seemed too colorful to waste by throwing away. Besides, Mickey really seemed to like them! I knew how much he liked color, because the 3 colored Mickey heads you see are actually paint color samples I picked up at a Home Depot store. It's times like this when I feel like I'm a real artist! (Crazy, but real.)  :O)


  1. That would look cute hanging in Corben's room.
    I save all that kind of stuff too, thinking I will use it all in a piece someday. You pulled it off nicely. Well done!

  2. Unique and creative, Bill. You IS da artiste!