ELVIS PUT ON THE FOOTY PAJAMAS HIS MAMA MADE HIM WHEN THE ROLLING STONES. ARTIST'S DESCRIPTION OF PAINTING. I love the vulnerabilities in the icon that was ELVIS. Such as his mistrust of the Beatles (because they smoked pot).
I'm not sure if Elvis- ever met the Stones- but I know they admired his work. So in this vignette from my imagination- the Stones drop in to see Elvis in his motel room- but Elvis is nervous about jamming with them. Because they were the bad boys of rock and roll and smoked pot and Mick was bisexual etc... So Elvis retreats into the bathroom to put on some blue footy pajamas his mother made him like comfort food- comfort clothes..But he's having a hard time buttoning them up because he gained some girth. A few final- things- this piece is created in blend of styles- realism/ pop and folk art styles. Some about my HOWARD F. CONNECTION: I had a joint show with the late great Reverend Howard shortly before he died. Some of my folk styled work is influenced by him- not only stylistically but by virtue of the fact that he was (to me) the ultimate preacher/painter.
Howard often took common recognizable objects (like his giant coke bottle piece) and plastered the image with Bible sayings. Almost as if he were a naive forerunner of subliminal influences in art and culture. Is of me and Howard around 1998 at our joint show shortly before his death.
I currently create three categories of work. This listing is category 1.Size (unframed) is 22"x 22". It is created with fine acrylic paint. (acrylic is now equal to or superior to oil paints in longevity). This piece is now framed. It is solid wood and has been hand painted in baby blue. Of course- as I employ no elves or emissaries to do my work. These are the most time consuming and generally the largest in scale of my works.
They are owned by hundreds of Private Individuals and many Museums worldwide. One Primary Original work of art can take me weeks, months or even years to create. I generally create only five to twenty pieces of this type work per year.These are generally the second most time consuming and expensive of my works. They are entirely hand painted Versions of certain of my Primary Original Paintings. PRIMARY ORIGINAL pieces and wanted something similar but not necessarily as expensive. They are similar to but in no way identical to the Primary Originals after which they take their inspiration.
They are also not merely a re-painting. Because each one contains new artistic- discoveries. Which never occurred in the PRIMARY ORIGINALS.They become an extension- a continuation of the PRIMARY ORIGINALS from which they are inspired. I typically spend a week, two weeks or even longer on each piece.
They sometimes (but do not always) have unique frames which. I embellish with one-of-a-kind mattes and vintage objects de' art and unusual titles. They may be framed very simply - or be painted on gallery wrap canvas which requires no frame. I create only between ten to fifty pieces in this category of work each year. All these pieces are ethically technically legally.
(and in every way) Original Paintings. These are generally my least expensive category of work. They also take me the least amount of time overall.Unlike the VERSIONS of WORK category, see 2. Above these pieces are as close to being identical to the PRIMARY ORIGINALS as I can possibly mange.
The only exception being the frames. They are entirely hand painted (generally smaller) replicas of certain Primary Originals.
Ethically, technically and in every way these pieces are also Original Paintings. These pieces require weeks for me to complete. They often have very unusual frames which.I embellish with one-of-a-kind mattes and vintage objects of art and unusual titles. They may be painted on wood, canvas or other materials. I usually create between twenty to one hundred pieces in this category of work each year.
NOTE: I'VE BEEN CREATING WORK IN THIS CATEGORY FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 30 YEARS. FOR NEW CREATIVE VENTURES SUCH AS YOUTUBE PRODUCTIONS AND OTHER THINGS. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY THE END OF 2021 -I WILL NO LONGER BE CREATING WORK IN THIS CATEGORY.IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING A PIECE IN THIS CATEGORY THIS MAY BE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU. IT IS HISTORICALLY VALUABLE TO OWN SOME OF THE LAST IN THE SERIES OF AN ARTIST'S WORK. IN ADDITION, A LIMITED AMOUNT OF THESE PIECES IN CIRCULATION LENDS ADDITIONAL PROBABILITY. THAT MY WORK WILL APPRECIATE OVER TIME. The item "ELVIS put on FOOTY PAJAMAS, Rolling STONES ART, Kata Billups, famous collectors" is in sale since Sunday, November 26, 2017.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "katabillups" and is located in Cadiz, Kentucky. This item can be shipped worldwide.