Variation on Michelangelo’s Delphic Sybil

Earlier this year I watched the 1968 film “Yellow Submarine,” which is the ultimate Pop Art movie, and I was struck by the many classical art images throughout the film. Popular historical art images qualify as “Pop Art” as much as anything else. And the reinterpreting of classical art has turned out to be a rewarding experience for me… I am really happy with the results, and it is a welcome change from the photo based Pop Art I have been doing. Thus, I am going to focus more on reinterpreting classical images and famous artworks in modern styles.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most famous works of art in history. And one of the most endearing of all the figures in the work is the visage of the Delphic Sybil. The pathos in her expression is most likely the reason that this figure is noticed more often than other figures in the sprawling, complex work. I first painted a version of the Sybil in the early 1990s, and I believe it is currently owned by a collector in Missouri. This version is more consistent with my current style of work.

Variation on Michelangelo’s Delphic Sybil
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 20″ x 24″

This painting is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 11
(I ♥ Venus 2)

Here is the eleventh of the series of variations I am doing on the face of Venus from Boticelli’s Birth Of Venus. I took a break from this series to do a few other paintings, including a variation on Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” ijn hearts. The influence of creating that painting is certainly evident in this one. (For information on this series, read my earlier blog post.


Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 11
(I ♥ Venus 2)
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 24″ x 24″

This painting is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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“Great Horned Owl”

Here’s my third Linocut print. Edition of 100 Prints – Each print in the edition is printed with Black Gamblin Oil-Based Ink Printing Ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper.

“Great Horned Owl”
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Linocut Print
Edition Size: 100
Black Gamblin Oil-Based Ink Printing Ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper
8″ x 6″ image on 10″ x 8″ Paper
This print is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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Girl With A Pearl Earring Variation No. 3

While I have taken a short break from the Variations On Botticelli’s Venus series, I am in now way done with it. But, it’s always good to walk away for a bit and come back fresh. in the interim, here is another painting I have painted a variation of twice before and thought could use a new, fresh interpretation… (For information on series painting, read my earlier blog post.


Girl With A Pearl Earring Variation No. 3
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 22″ x 28″

Sold June 8, 2017 to a collector in Bellevue, WA.

Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 10
(I ♥ Venus)

Here is the tenth of the series of variations I am doing on the face of Venus from Boticelli’s Birth Of Venus. I used a larger canvas for this version than the previous ones, as painting the entire image in hearts required a little more space… (For information on this series, read my earlier blog post.

Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 10
(I ♥ Venus)
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 24″ x 24″

This painting is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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“Monsieur Escargot”

Here’s my second Linocut print. I am quite pleased with how this one turned out. Each print in the edition is printed with Violet Printing Ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking paper.

“Monsieur Escargot”
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Linocut Print
Edition Size: 100
Violet Printing Ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper
8″ x 10″ image on 11″ x 14″ Paper
This print is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 9

Here is the ninth of the series of variations I am doing on the face of Venus from Boticelli’s Birth Of Venus. This version utilizes iridescent gold paint in the lettering. (For information on this series, read my earlier blog post.

Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 9
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 20″ x 20″

This painting is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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“Number One (Pug)”

I have completed my first Linocut Print! Long known as a Pop Art painter, I am starting to explore the world of print-making. The title reflects the fact that this is my very first linocut edition to be offered on the market (hence: “Number One”). This is a unique collector’s opportunity to own a linocut from the very first edition I have printed. The edition is a limited edition of 100 prints. Each print in the edition is printed with Carbon Black printing ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking paper.

“Number One (Pug)”
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Linocut Print
Edition Size: 100
Carbon Black Printing Ink on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper
6″ x 6″ image on 8″ x 10″ Paper
This print is currently for sale in the Pop Art Shop, Randal Huiskens’ Pop Art Gallery.
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Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 8

Here is the eighth of the series of variations I am doing on the face of Venus from Boticelli’s Birth Of Venus. (For information on this series, read my earlier blog post.

Variations On Botticelli’s Venus – No. 8
Acrylic on stretched canvas – 20″ x 20″

Sold May 20, 2017 to a collector in New Berlin, WI