Monday, August 11, 2008

Paintings this past month

by Denman Rooke

"Bride of Frankenstein"
by Denman Rooke

well here is Frankenstein and his bride, commission work for Justin Kunis and Samantha Lennox. I very much enjoyed doing these too pieces for a few reasons. first off the subjects are awesome, i love to do monsters especially traditional ones like these. there's just something raw and elegant about them that is perfect. secondly Justin (like the perfect client) when asked what style or colors he was looking for said. "do whatever you think would be cool". so without argument I said "OK!". and that's what i set out to do. a prior frankenstein portrait i had done for my good friend Justun was done with some greens and purples in a more realistic view of the late doctor's monster. so i wanted to do these with a very vibrant lively feel. BOLD COLORS was my verdict and what pops more than some simple primary colors (and i guess a secondary aswell if you want to get technical). All in all, I was pretty pleased with how these one's turned out, and i hope you guys enjoy them aswell.

by Denman Rooke
Oil on Canvas

And here's the most recent work. this one was done for a good friend of mine from a few years back, John Lario. little interesting fact: John recorded my first band's (the Ranks) first record back in early 2002 in his basement with a little 6 track mixer on casette tape I believe then converted to CD which is an interesting listen to if you get a chance, maybe I'll post the songs up here someday. anyway this project was done for him and for his love of the king of the monsters. I kept the background loose so that Godzilla would pop out of the painting a bit and I think it came together pretty well. I've also been on a bold color kick lately as you can see, so i figured I'd keep Godzilla his cool blues and burning Tokyo it's red's. nothing too crazy, but it looks cool. anyway there's some of the stuff I've been working on lately, if you want to check out other stuff I've done in the past go to my website at right now the website doesn't display properly in firefox or safari, which i apologize for. I'm new to the website design thing so come on! give me a break. hopefully I'll get off my butt and fix that soon.


bombsfall said...

Fun fact: That Godzilla painting is simply enormous. The average person couldn't muster the wall needed to contain the mighty lizard's fury.

Anonymous said...

yay, Denman!