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Ric Molina
USA
I've been playing guitar since I was three, I peaked at six. I have a band called the RicMolinaGroup.
Interests: music, biking, painting, words.
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I had too much espresso and dark chocolate the other day so when I got home from work I was pacing around looking for something that didn't exist so I took a picture I added caffeine cropped twice. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at Ric Molina
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Andy's the percussionist at Wicked and he will buy a round. We were at some pub where they do a decent pour and he looked at the scores on the big screen up in the corner. I think Tiger Woods was making news. I did this with a ballpoint pen. Then I thought I'd get cubistic on 'iz azz... and such. that was cool but I wasn't quite done with the weirdness. He ended up with this. This guy works with us and he's always singing, "The craziest picture of Andy Jones..." like it's the new JayZ lyric. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at Ric Molina
Ms. V.e. Your illuminating comment is welcomed here. So that makes Honi my homie. On Oct 3, 2009, at 9:15 PM, typepad@sixapart.com wrote:
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2009 on Big Circles at Molinaville
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C was on vacation up in the great northwest and some snappy shooter caught him in mid lake tubing prep. I did this one in my moleskine book with a couple of colored pencils. I did another one on canvas board with gouache. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Ric Molina
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I was so frustrated with my failure at a painting called Sorcerer that I pulled the canvas off the frame and put the last of my good Belgian linen on it and I covered it with three thick coats of oil based gesso. It was all lumpy because I didn't know you're supposed to thin it with turpentine. Anyway I did my best to sand it but it was cakey and full of ridges. Well I wasn't about to toss the whole thing so I stared at the blank canvas until I fell asleep. The next morning I was still... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Ric Molina
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I'm a big fan of Francis Bacon so I read about how he worked on raw Belgian canvas. Since I have no sense of my own limitations I immediately went out and bought a roll of fine Belgian canvas and proceeded to ruin it by cutting it all wrong, trying to staple it to crooked frames with staples that were so heavy they couldn't penetrate the wood with the stapler I used. Who cares I thought, I'll just stretch this last piece until I can bounce a quarter off it and hit the ceiling, then I'll paint a masterpiece. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Ric Molina
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This is one of those paintings that came out of a random fog of paint on a canvas that hung on my wall for months. I worked so quickly on this one that I didn't photograph the early stages. I just saw this guy emerging from a grey mist and I penciled him in and added color. He probably should be called far apart eyes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Ric Molina
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The Lap Dog was created to keep me from biting my neighbor's tiny vicious maltese. Every time I got on the elevator late for work the elevator would undoubtedly stop on her floor and she'd waddle in with that wretched creature in her arms, screeching at me like I was the headless horseman. "Don't look at her eyes!" my neighbor would shout amid the ricocheting panic rale of that cursed ball of hate-fur, me staring back into its beady buttons, telepathically twisting it's ear off like my mother tried to do to me when I didn't get in the car... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
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The red boy is curious. I did a lot of buffing with rags for this one. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
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I got all Van Gogh on it and thought I could just add more and more Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
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This one took a while. I painted it almost exclusively with rags, lots of thin paint, lots of buffing. These are the various stages of development Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
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I was walking around the east side near the Morgan Library on hot summer day. I had dyed my hair red and was wearing a green hat. Just then there was an atomic blast and I looked at my reflection long enough to remember what I looked like. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
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Doodle in the dark and your friend might name it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Ric Molina