Welcome back to Michael Sadowsky's Monthly Creative Newsletter.
This Month: January
1 Dog Statue Painted
"Camping Trip" Bag
This bag was made from my painting called "Camping Trip". I love the idea of someone using this bag to go on an actual camping trip.
You can check out the bag Here .
30"x30" Acrylic On Canvas
This painting was inspired by a painting that hangs in a family members house. (it's the image below this one)
I have spent many years looking at that painting and getting lost in the texture of it. I wanted to pay homage to that experience by creating one of my own in my own style.
Painting that inspired the one above^
This piece was made while thinking of warm happy days. I love the spring and summer, during the short days of the winter I wanted a visual reminder of what lies ahead of us. Now, whenever I walk past this piece I always get a sense of happiness.
36"x48" Acrylic On Canvas
This piece is a commission for a friend of mine who gifted it to his parents to hang in their lake house. This piece took me a month to make.
Some things to look for in this piece:
-Family Crest (middle right) "Sizer" -A Bike (middle left)
-Red Canoe -Campfire
-Dog -Pine Tree -Wine Bottle
To mention a few. I made this piece with "family" in mind. I asked my friend what "things" represented his family. He told me, being active, laughing, dogs, wine, swimming, biking, a red canoe. And from that point on it was up to me to fill in the gaps and create this collection of his family visually to fit into a lake house.
36"x48" Acrylic On Canvas
I made this painting for a start-up called Stocknack. Stocknack is a social music hub that rewards fans for discovering and sharing great songs.
Some things to look for in this piece: (close up below this picture)
-Guitar -Saxophone -Headphones
-Microphone -A hand giving the "Rock on signal"
-Trumpet -Snare Drum -Winners Podium
To list a few. I made this painting with "the audacity of growth against all odds" in mind. I aimed to represent that ideal visually. The center Black symbol is an abstract version of their logo.
I played around with mixing three colors together (Red, Orange, Yellow), I purposely let them bleed into one another on the palette. I was drinking red wine on a weekend when I made this piece. You will notice the wine glass and if you look on the top left you will see some grapes :). The reason it has the name "Medieval McDonalds" is because when I look at it I just feel I am transported into a Medieval Mcdonalds that serves wine in a stone tavern somewhere in england circa 1438.
I bought this dog from a shop that was closing down three years ago for $20. It's moved all over with me (8 apartments in 2.5 years). It was all black previously and I was inspired by an artist friend of mine named Jackie Fuchs, she had painted on a dog and I really liked how that looked. Check out her dog here. I plan to paint a new design on this dog every month until I feel like I am satisfied with it. This is this month's iteration.