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Hal Mayforth
August 2006
Five New Paintings
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Another robot painting. This was inspired by a trip to Mexico the family went on last April.
 Here are the last five paintings I've done in the order I did them. I recently had a couple of sales at a couple of local galleries, so I am heartened. My new life motto is "just peck away at it" and that's just what I've been doing.
This painting was done with the huge "works in a cubicle but thinks he's subversive" market in mind.
Pearls are always glamorous, no matter what the hair looks like.
This one is titled "Less is More, More or Less." Rather than gessoing the board to begin with, I prepared it with clear acrylic medium, so the grain of the board would show through. I thought the simple shapes in B&W would make a cool contrast.
This one was done with my fellow Drawgers in mind, because we are nothing if not self starters. It also gave me the opportunity to rip off Randy Enos' shoe treatment, sans hobnails.
The Half-Tones at the Society of Illustrators
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Please mark your calendars.You'll not want to miss this one. Great art, great music, great company, hell, my back hairs are on end  just thinking about it. . A number of us are coming down a day early so we can hit  the MoMa at opening  time on Thursday the 7th. All Drawgers invited. Let's do it en masse!
Here's a sketch Leo did of The Halftones when we played at the Illo Conference in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, Leo's use of red wine as a wash has not withstood the test of time.
Here's Steve Brodner's take at the same gig. I wouldn't want to meet that guitarist in a dark alley!
Word Drawings
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Here's the last two days of sketchbook pages. I've been fooling around with word compositions,  a dash of Saul Steinberg here, a pinch of Randy Enos there. I don't exactly know where these are going, but I had alot of fun doing them. Most of the time spent on these was figuring out  what the words would say. Some of the sayings are decent others are quite bad. What the hell. It's a sketchbook.
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