Hey everyone, I've began a new blog that will showcase my illustration portfolio. Please visit it here at www.joshcassidy.blogspot.com.
Cover of 'Free Throw'
This is a digital painting I painted for the cover of the program for the Phoenix Suns. It was used for the March 22nd game versus the Rockets.
I have decided to make a limited edition run of 50 prints of this painting. The print size is 11x17 and and will be $100 plus shipping. To order, email me at email@example.com.
Also, look for a Steve Nash coming soon!
7 x 5" oil on board
I love the way that the light shines in on this train station starkly contrasting the windows with the dark ceiling and train. It reminds me of the contrast between arrivals and departures.
Also, I wanted to inform all my loyal visitors that I will be away from the easel this week celebrating Thanksgiving. So, farewell for now.
San Fransisco Street
Flores Para Rosa Maria
Babe Ruth Baseball Card
6 x 6" oil on board (click to bid)
On April 8th, 1967, Hammerin' Hank crushed his 715th homerun, surpassing Babe Ruth on the all-time list. On a 1-0 fastball, Henry made history when he served the pitch into the seats in left. Aaron went on to hit 755 homeruns in his illustrious major league career.
Empty Shoes No. 2
7 x 5" oil on canvas panel
The temperature dropped big time here in Nashville--so I cooked up some cocoa to warm up a little bit.
However, I liked the way the soft brown liquid looked in the bright red mug so much, that instead of drinking it--I painted it. Needless to say--both me and the cocoa are cold.
5 x 7" oil on board
A few years ago, my grandpa and I built this guitar. He had given me my first guitar, taught me how to play, and was always extremely encouraging.
Before he passed away, he told me to 'play pretty'-unkowingly naming the guitar that we had crafted together.
In this painting, I used bright, happy yellows to represent the memories that I have of him.
Well I have slacked off these passed two days, but I wanted to share something with all of you loyal visitors. I've been doing this painting a day blog for three weeks now, and I've seen the traffic flow steadily increase, so I wanted to say THANK YOU for checking it out, and KEEP COMING! Oh yeah, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
This is a picture that I did using pastels. It was fun to do, but there is an obvious error within the picture. Can anyone spot it?
New post to come tomorrow!
5 x 7" oil on canvas panel (click to bid)
October is here! And with October comes playoff baseball.
Revered as the greatest catch in World Series history, Willie Mays pulled off this web gem in game 1 of the 1954 World Series. This catch prevented the Cleveland Indians from taking the lead, and the Giants went on to sweep the series.
Microphone No. 2
"Microphone No. 2"
5 x 7" oil on board
This is the second in a series of microphones that I am doing.
I like the bold contrast between the dark background, and the white highlights on the silver microphone, tied together by the light blues and greys to compose the mid tones. The brushtrokes are bold and loud--just like rock n roll.
Lime On Saucer
6 x 6" oil on board
A few years back, a friend of mine gave me this mic. It is very old and no longer works, but I always loved to wonder who sang through it, and what type of music it amplified.
I wanted to depict the mic in a most basic fashion--lines and space, drawing comparisons to my other passion--music. I see the grooves on the microphone as the staffs on a sheet of music, and the highlights as whole notes.
New York, New York
"New York's Finest"
5 x 7" oil on board (click to bid)
I recently took a trip to New York City and completely fell in love! I find it interesting that tons of concrete and steel can look so beautiful and inspiring.
I saw this officer standing gaurd near Rockefeller Plaza with his horse, and immediately became intrigued. Vivid scenes of the officer chasing down a purse snatcher, or would-be mugger came to mind. Which then led to the all-important question: if he arrests someone, does he bring them in on the back of his horse?
Without Further Adieu...
24 x 36" oil on antique window
Well, it's finally here! The moment we've all been waiting for. My painting a day blog!--Thanks to Duane Keiser for the great idea!
On this blog, I will be posting little 5x7, 5x5, and 6x6 paintings that I create for the world to see along with a little blurb about the artwork. My paintings will portray everyday life as I see it, and vary in style and subject.
For my very first one, I decided to paint a field with some haystacks. I saw this scene driving throught Franklin, TN one day and just had to capture it. I titled it 'spider bite' because that's what I got standing in the field to take the photo. Enjoy!