Southwest Seekers – Photographic Evidence (Digital Painting)

Southwest Seekers - Photographic Evidence
Southwest Seekers – Photographic Evidence
29.86 inches wide by 30 inches high
Digital Painting 2007

Another in a series of the Roswell UFO Museum paintings.

I didn’t include rear legs on the front chair and am still kind of undecided whether to leave them off or include them. Liked the gray space…

Detail.

Thanks to Hanratty Stock whose Pink 16 was ref model for the painting.

Girl with Little America Penguins

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Girl with Little America Penguins
30 inches wide by 18.62 inches high
Digital Painting 2007

Enlargement

There’s a Little America not only in Wyoming, but one in New Mexico now. We stopped briefly at it in November for coffee and to purchase a penguin refrigerator magnet.

As Tom Waits would say, “It’s cold out there!”

Detail.

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Thanks to Akai Hinoiri for Outdoor Stock 8 used for model reference.

Southwest Seekers – Blue Sunset at Yellow Horse (digital painting)

Southwest Seekers – Blue Sunset at Yellow Horse
Southwest Seekers – Blue Sunset at Yellow Horse
Digital Painting, May 2007
20 in h by about 30 in w

Enlargement

Thanks to Phoeebstock at Deviantart for the stock image for the model. I liked the receptive stance, the arms wide open.

Background ref my own stock. At Yellow Horse Trading Post.

Yellow Horse Trading Post is a very interesting place, in a little canyon/valley chopped up by the interstate and its overpasses, which causes a strange kind of disorientation. I’ve described it a little here.

Detail.

Southwest Seekers Series of Digital Paintings


Then I Saw Her Face
Digital Painting, May 2007
29 in h by about 28.5 in w

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Detail.

The title is of course drawn from the song, “Now I’m a believer”, keeping with the UFO museum’s theme of “The Truth is Here”. She’s a sort of modern day Madonna/angel, with UFO halo, standing alongside the modern equivalent of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “The Creation of Adam”.

The most fun part of the painting to work on? The dots and the transparent fabric over the skirt of the dress. The most tedious part? The starry sky.

Thanks to Phoeebstock at Deviantart for the stock image for the model.

Background ref my own stock. At the Roswell UFO museum.

Southwest Seekers – In Search of the Truth (digital painting)

Southwest Seekers - In Search of the Truth
Southwest Seekers – In Search of the Truth
30 by 16.51 inches
Digital painting 2007
J. Kearns

Enlargement

Thanks Intergalacticstock, whose “I’m Waiting, 5” was used for reference for the model. Great expression.

That stock image is here.

Background reference was a personal photo taken at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. Fun place.

Detail is below. The painting is about 30 inches wide, as is a lot of my stuff as my computer can comfortably handle it. Done at 300 dpi. Detail below is at actual pixel size.

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As with a lot of my digital paintings, I really don’t expect an “OOoo, oh, wow” response. Especially on a monitor where they’re not viewed as large as they’re intended to be. Many of the paintings are of fairly mundane settings, like this. They’re not freshened with the fantastic and highly symbolic details. You’ve got here a very unattractive wall, fire extinguisher, part of a door, and the model placed before the print of some art work at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. High drama it’s not. And I’m not mocking the UFO culture. It’s a pretty straight forward painting.

I’ve got several more I’d like to do using the UFO idea. Have already done one of H.o.p. The Registration Desk.

When I got home from the trip which took us by the UFO museum, I looked through my pics and saw with the one of the “In Search of the Truth” poster I’d not avoided the flash reflecting off the glascine. I don’t recollect what that portion of the painting looked like, whether the man’s face was shown or not, but it seemed appropriate to me, the bright light covering the person’s face in an art work titled, “In Search of the Truth”. What you end up with here is a painting of a piece of art. You can’t see the whole of it. A woman with an expression very similar to old silent movie emotiveness is standing before. One way I could think of it is I’ve painted one view of what the universe made of itself in that place at that particular time, including my camera flash (but not a thermostat that was also on the wall), and added a woman looking back at the presumed presence of a viewer of the painting.