Monday, April 30, 2007

"Trash to Treasure"

...another show from the guys from ISM. We were to pick something from the trash, garage sale, thrift store, etc. and breathe life into it again.

I found an old ukulele at a swap meet and thought it'll be fun to paint. it was pretty beaten up with parts missing. I sanded it down and just started drawing in one corner, letting it take me where ever it would go. I soon ended up with this image. It was so much fun, I'd do it again.


olga m said...

Oooo , I LOVE IT! Very sweet.

Larry said...

Coool. Very nice. Can't wait for the next uke. Why the beaver?

Vince M. said...

This one's a beauty, Rich.

Tanner said...

The meticulous layers of subtle symbolism within this masterpiece evoke a whimsical sense of serenity, cultivation, and the stroke of a total perv. I fell all warm & fuzzy inside. Nice one Rich!

olga m said...

I tryed very hard not to notice the symbolism. The piece is still very beautiful to me.

Angela Navarrete Dominguez said...


checked out the Gallery 1988 show. great stuff.

It would be really interesting to see a whole series of these ukuele paintings.

Eric Hutchison said...

Awesome, Rich! Looks even better in person.

Anonymous said...

Rich, this is really cool. I love your choice of colors and how they go with the wood of the instrument. Fun subject matter. I really like her beaver too!

richtuzon said...

Thanks all.

Olga, sorry....he he

Bro, why not.

Tanner, takes one to know one.

Angela, Thanks for stopping by the gallery. I actually thing about painting on a series of different instruments I found at the swap meet, i.e. a violin, tamborines, bongos, and stuff like that. seems fun.

hutch...thanks, buddy.

Greg, thanks for dropping by.

olga m said...

Does this have anything to do with the Winona's Big Brown Beaver by Primus?


Nice job dude! I like it!