This painting embodies many ideas. Some see the inner workings of an engineer's brain. Some see a nude man lounging. And, some see a lobster. What do you see?
Commissioned by a close family friend, Herminio. This was my first commissioned piece of art that ultimately sparked my art career. I aquired the painting back after Herminio passed away due to diabetes complications. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of this edition will be donated to the American Diabetes Association in honor of Herminio.
Fine art giclee limited edtion print:
Printed on Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV
Stretched on 1.5" wooden bars
Wired and ready for hanging as is
Signed in lower right hand corner
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
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About the painting: When I was fresh out of college, living in Portland, Oregon, doing everything BUT painting, my friend Herminio called me up and told me he wanted to commission me to do a big piece. When asked what he wanted me to paint, he said, “An abstract of either a nude man lounging, a dead man floating in water, or a woman sitting at a long, rectangular kitchen table, with the light shining on the left side of her face and she’s looking at you, surprised. If you can do all three, that would be great.” So I did, all three. Once I was done, I pulled the big canvas off the wall, rolled it up, put it in the back of my truck and drove it down to Sacramento. I built a frame and stretched the canvas on it in Herminio's driveway. It hung in his home office, on a lavish red wall for many years. Sadly, I aquired the painting back in 2016 when Herminio suddenly passed away due to diabetes complications. This painting holds a great amount of meaning as not only is it my very first piece of commissioned art, from someone who believed in me, but it is also the piece that sparked me to build a career with my art. For it was the leftover paint from this painting that I created a painting of my mom's dog, Garbo, the pet portrait that was the catalyst for my business of Pet PawTraits.