Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Holly Boy




The Holly Boy. There was an old custom in some parts of England of the ‘Holly-Boy’, wherein the boys in the village built an effigy of holly known as the ‘Holly-Boy’. It was stolen by the young girls in the village and then burned.
Here is my fantastical and macabre interpretation of the folk tradition. Acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10".
Original by Julie K. Schuler. At My Good Babushka.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Willow Bunch Giant




Joseph Edouard Beaupré, born January 9, 1881, in Willow Bunch , Saskatchewan. Around 21 years old, when he choose the life of the circus, he measured 7' 11" and weighed 365 pounds. His neck measured 21 inches in circumference, and his hands 12 and a half inches from the wrist to finger tips. His thorax (chest) measured 56 inches and his shoes, a size 22, always had to be made special order.
He was a very gentle man who wanted to be a rancher. Edouard Beaupré died of tuberculosis on July 3, 1904, around 1:15 a.m. at the Emergency Hospital on the World's Fair Ground in St. Louis.

This painting was inspired by a vintage photo of the same subject. Acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10". Work in progress

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Holly Boy



More work in progress on the Holly Boy.
There used to be an old custom in some parts of England of the ‘Holly-Boy’, wherein the boys in the village built an effigy of holly known as the ‘Holly-Boy’. It was stolen by the young girls in the village and then burned.
Here is my fantastical and macabre interpretation of the folk tradition.
There will be a companion piece called the Ivy Girl, an effigy built of ivy stolen from the girls by the boys, and also burned.

The Holly Boy





There used to be an old custom in some parts of England of the ‘Holly-Boy’, wherein the boys in the village built an effigy of holly known as the ‘Holly-Boy’. It was stolen by the young girls in the village and then burned.
Here is my fantastical and macabre interpretation of the folk tradition

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Merrow. Mermaid





Original painting, acrylic on paper, approximately 8" x 10" of the Irish or Scottish mythological creature, the Merrow. Mermaid.

The painting does not contain the "My Good Babushka" watermark, it was included here for security purposes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Museum for the Blind no. 4. The Duel




Painting in progress. Inspired by a vintage photograph of the same subject. Blind persons in a museum, examining militaria.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Museum for the Blind. no. 4. The Duel





Work in progress today. Inspired by a vintage photo of the same subject.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Museum for the Blind no.3. Militaria.





Museum for the Blind. Militaria. 11" x14" acrylic on canvas board original painting. Two blind gentlemen examining weapons in a museum. Inspired by a vintage photograph. By Julie K. Schuler. Available at My Good Babushka.