July 2011

Release The Kraken!

by ncwinters on July 12, 2011

Cue Liam Neeson voice, or Laurence Olivier if you’re more of a purist!

This is a recently finished new painting for a pretty cool new show at Subtext Gallery, opening Friday, August 12. The show is based around the classic “Release the Kraken!” line uttered by Liam Neeson in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. Purists will remember Sir Laurance Olivier delivering the line first, if with much less gusto in the original 1981 version. This is a different kind of art show, in that the artists were asked to paint on someone else’s painting. Several paintings of seascapes were culled from consignment stores and given to a handful of artists to reinterpret the famous line in whatever way they saw fit. It created a new challenge in having to paint over and around someone else’s original work, as much or as little as you wanted. This was challenging and ultimately a pleasure, as I changed the direction I was gonna go several times, before I just finally let go and had fun with it. Enjoy “In and Out at the End of the World.”

Here’s the original:

And after my contribution:

In and Out at the End of the World
Acrylic on found acrylic painting on canvasboard. Framed.
15.5″ x 11.75″ (2011)

And yes, it’s what you think it is. Here’s a detail shot:

Here’s a little before and after animation for perspective.



Overflow Print Release!!!

by ncwinters on July 7, 2011

Due to HUGE demand over my last painting: Overflow, I’ve decided to do a limited run just in time for the Anicomically Correct show opening and the San Diego Comic Con.

Each print is a limited edition high-quality archival giclee print on 140 lb. (300 gsm) Entrada Rag Bright White acid-free 100% cotton. The image size is 12″ x 14″, printed on a 13″ x 16″ sheet. Only 30 will be made, and each print is hand signed and numbered. Each print is shipped flat. All prices include domestic shipping. Note that international shipping costs have recently increased. You can acquire the print several ways, either directly through my shop, through Distinction Gallery (available in person the night of the show!), or at a select few spots during the San Diego Comic Con, more info on that later. Enjoy!

The original:

(original painting: acrylic on paper)

Image size: 12″ x 14″ on paper size: 13″ x 16″
Edition of 30, each hand-signed and numbered.

And some photos of the actual print itself:



Number 31.

by ncwinters on July 7, 2011

A new drawing, of 100 Drawings.

I would give the usual apologies for not making these as often as I said I would, but I’ve been freaking busy. Every day seems to be a day working on an art project of some sort, be it comics, illustration, paintings for shows, or the like. The exercise was originally to keep me drawing and painting every day, and that’s been happening. That being said, the new problem lately is finding time to work on something just for fun. So here we are. Enjoy Core Samples, ink and watercolor on bristol.

Core Samples
Ink and watercolor on paper. 8.5″ x 12″ (2011)
Number 31 of 100 Drawings.
Purchase availability here.