Title:I Love Lucy
Size (H x W):19 x 24
Edition:180 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Medium:limited edition giclée on canvas
About the Art:You are probably a Lucy fanatic, and who isn’t? I mean, who else has over 2,000,000 friends on Facebook? If you cannot name the four actors who starred in I Love Lucy, there is no point of you reading on. You might as well move on to a different painting. (Hint:Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley).
Television influenced me so much, early on. The very first sketch that I did was Popeye and Olive Oyl that my mother found under the sofa. I still paint cartoons and comics that I remember from back then. Once those things are ingrained into you, I don’t think that you ever forget them. The Monopoly car came out at that time. I did Wonder Woman and some chocolates. And the Spidey and the Oreos:I intentionally put it where the web is coming out and he is getting the Oreo cookie. For me, it is a challenge. Can I do this? Can I paint in oil paint to look like a Crayola mark on a coloring book? Can I a newspaper to look like a newspaper? Or plastic to look like plastic? - DB
These are not photos. They are limited edition reproductions on canvas of original oil paintings by Doug Bloodworth.
DOUG BLOODWORTH enjoys evoking the viewer’s nostalgic feelings of one’s childhood, be that in comic books, games we played, or our comfort foods.
In 1974 Doug earned a degree in Commercial Arts and went on during the early stages of his career to work in several genres of the art world. From painting caricatures to billboards, Doug’s pursuits steered him towards the mastery of fine art techniques and a working mentorship with Marv Gunderson, the exclusive artist for the Marlboro brand. Painting iconic works on billboards all over the country was a highlight early on in his career and he still draws from the inspiration and lessons learned during the tour.
Doug has since been commissioned to paint two 30’ x 200’ murals at Tampa’s Tropicana Field, a project which took six months to complete and inspired him to focus solely on painting fine art pieces.
The influence of paper printed comics from eras past is still tangible in Doug Bloodworth’s photorealism. Combined with decades of artistic technique and the personal connection offered by his custom works, Doug’s collectability is rapidly growing. He is now recognized in the international art community as one of the premiere photorealist painters of this period.