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APOSTLE OF COOL by micahsherrill APOSTLE OF COOL by micahsherrill
2006

acrylic, plastic, crackle glazes, aluminum, aluminum leaf, polyester resin, glass, and shell on wood
15" x 15"

-paul newman is the subject matter here. i did this partly via a suggestion i received and partly because i have been a big fan of movies like 'the color of money', 'nobody's fool', and 'cat on a hot tin roof'. the smaller faces in this painting refer to a moment in 'cool hand luke'. there is some visual metaphor and a little word play here (apostle paul / cool hand luke?), but nothing too obvious. this piece is a companion to another painting of the same proportion and similar materials.... "THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH", featuring doris day. i think it is fun to blend different types of iconography. the red halos, by the way, are resin windows embedded into the wood. the resin has a red transluscent dye, but contains, shell, glass, aluminum, and sequins.

CLICK HERE for a detail of this painting.

CLICK HERE to see work in progress images of this painting and it's companion.



photographed by tim barnwell
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APOSTLE OF COOL by =micahsherrill is strange because it's an excellent painting, but it also seems to be a 3-dimensional form by the way it is beautifully documented. Its unconventional frame is reminiscent of Stella, or Ryden's 'Angel of Meat'. Go fave Newman now. ( Featured by alchemism )
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Oh wow. I love Paul Newman. He was great in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (I loved him, not the movie so much, to altered from the play) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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HalBaby Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Definitely a fave! Paul Newman will be missed, he was one incredible actor!
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PuffDragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
I put this image in my Paul Newman tribute journal, hope you don't mind.
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micahsherrill Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem. thanks for featuring it!
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is excellent! I'm very impressed!
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micahsherrill Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much. love your horse work as well!
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the watch!
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tripping Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
theres already so much thats been said about all aspects of this piece that i dont think i need to repeat it. its brilliant.
i love the drama in it.
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micahsherrill Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
i hadn't thought of it with that word, but i like that....drama! i hope that there is an inner conversation here. thank you for taking a look!
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tripping Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
ure most welcome. any DD by is something i make sure i dont miss!
hehe i guess im biased..he gave me my DD.
:D
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