Mr. Mark Foresta of Massachusetts
I recently bought myself a Mr Potato Head from a charity shop (as I had already bought the books I wanted and had a few extra quid in my pocket) and after getting it home proceeded to stare at it whilst it sat on my mantelpiece. After a long time of staring eye to eye with it I started to wonder what a real life Mr Potato Head would look like and so thought I should give it a shot. As the one I’d bought was missing a few bits like the hat and moustache my picture of him represents that as well.
After i’d finished the picture I decided to have a little look on to the internet to read up on the actual toy and found out that it was actually based on someone called Mark Foresta who apparently came from from Massachusetts. Sadly a brief search didn’t reveal a picture of him but then again I didn’t try that hard as I like to believe he looks just like the man in this picture. Perhaps the point of the story is that I should stop buying toys from charity shops when I have no children of my own and get on with my work or things like this happen…
Title: Mr. Mark Foresta of Massachusetts
Materials: Paint pen, spraypaint, collage and charcoal
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Filed under art, Painting
The Manx Missile
We only usually come home once or twice a year but this year we had a wedding party to attend so thought we’d try to get some work done at the same time. Since we did a small screen printed version of this picture a while back Mark ‘The Manx Missile’ Cavendish has won ‘BBC sportsman of the year 2011’ so we thought it deserved immortalising life size and in colour in Cav’s birthplace – the wonderful Isle of Man!
On second thought perhaps we should have reworked the picture to include some reference to his girlfriend Peta Todd as she has obvious charms and is clearly quite photogenic…
One of my friends told me that cycling is the fastest growing sport in the world (although after a quick check online it would seem that mixed martial arts is perhaps the fastest growing sports in the world so i’m not entirely sure what to believe) so we thought we’d do a little tribute to the fastest man on two wheels – Mark ‘The Manx Missile’ Cavendish.
The muse came to visit and her parting words were ‘Sometimes a picture of a sexy girl holding a bike is all you really need…’
Title: I love Mark Cavendish
Media: Screenprint, paint pen and spraypaint