April 28, 2017

The Logo Fantastic *SOLD!*

Nitrozac had a new painting up for auction... a gorgeous rendering of Apple's classic... and it is now SOLD...
"The Logo Fantastic". As Nitro describes it... "This painting represents that spirit of creativity and explosion of ideas that Apple's rainbow logo means to me. It also makes me think of all the brilliant, creative geniuses that brought us these computers and software. They created machines that felt like friends and partners more than tools."

You can read more about it
here!

Posted by Snaggy at 10:02 AM

December 04, 2016

Black Apple, the painting

I'm pleased to present to you my latest painting "Black Apple". The surface is a rich, dark, reflective gloss. Light reflects from it, you can even see your reflection in it if the light is right. A cold dark reflective design, broken only by hundreds of abrasions across the painting.

This work was a real challenge to complete. Soon after Apple released the new Jet Black iPhone, I knew I wanted to capture the character of it on canvas: shiny and perfect and so, so dark. And so I painted it, smooth and black and shiny... but after finishing it, I realized something was missing. I couldn't put my finger on it, it just wasn't complete yet. I pondered this for weeks, and then finally gave up... it just wasn't working for me. I decided to repaint the whole painting. As part of that process, I would have to sand the entire front surface so that the new paint would adhere. As I was sanding the front, it started to dawn on me... OMG the scratches were looking amazing! It was just what the painting needed to warm it up and give it character. I finished sanding, and then applied a gloss coating on the entire surface. I loved it.

It's kind of funny. New owners of the Jet Black phone are usually obsessively worried about scratching their new baby. But for my painting, scratches became the missing element. For some, the painting may symbolize the flaws and rough edges with technology, or perhaps even a comment on what some think is Apple's recent rocky road. But for me, the scratches and flaws are like the lines on a well-loved face, or the scuff marks on your favorite hand tools. Without them, there is a heartlessness of perfection. With them, a sense of humanity is brought to the object, a warmth that comes only with use. I hope it helps you look at other objects in your life that may have "imperfections", and appreciate them even more.

This painting is available for sale, just email Snaggy for details.
-Nitrozac

Posted by Snaggy at 12:49 PM

July 21, 2016

Lunar Eclipse!

I'm pleased to present to you my painting "Lunar Eclipse", depicting a total lunar eclipse.

Check it out in the webstore!

You probably know this, but a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth. To achieve a total lunar eclipse, the alignment of Sun, Earth, and Moon must be such that the Moon enters fully into the deep shadow cast by Earth. This happens once every 2.5 years or so, and it is a beautiful sight to behold, as often the Moon takes on a deep reddish color. A lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth, this particular eclipse I've painted was viewed on the evening of September 27 2015, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.



This painting was a delight to work on. Despite being small, I think it really captures the majesty of a lunar eclipse. Its demure size makes it more personal, like a memory you can tuck away into a pocket. Every time I look at it, I remember the feeling of wonder I have seeing our gorgeous moon turn a deep red color, and seeing all the stars beside the Moon that are usually lost in the glare. During a lunar eclipse, one really understands that there's a planet out there! This sense of wonder about our solar system is a feeling we too often forget, but with this little gem in your life, it is only a glance away. I know the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do. Happy bidding!

-Nitrozac

Details: Lunar eclipse, an original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a quarter inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, on the wooden frame, or however you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this little painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with!



Item is available for sale, check it out in the webstore!

-Nitrozac

Posted by Snaggy at 10:07 AM

June 21, 2016

Bitcoin, the painting! With magic numbers! SOLD!

Note: This painting sold to a private collector. Thank you!

I'm pleased to present to you my painting "Bitcoin", depicting a typical digital representation of the currency, but with a special twist!

Bitcoin came onto to the scene in 2008 and was the first decentralized digital currency, or cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is a really interesting development in the evolution of our monetary system, it’s not attached to any banks or countries and exists only in the digital realm. I thought it was about time for a painted tribute, so here we are!

One of the hallmarks of my work is taking objects from the digital realm and illustrating them using old media like paint. There is a real satisfaction and joy one gets seeing the ethereal entities we see onscreen everyday turned into real objects like paintings. I painted the Bitcoin symbol with brightly coloured broad strokes to emphasize the paint medium. I chose gold tones for the coin to symbolize its roots in the money system, which of course used to be gold-backed. The background is in green tones, as green is, well, the colour of money, and I gave it a dark underbelly to represent the Dark Net where Bitcoin is often used.

The painting is also a portrait of Bitcoin's mysterious inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, whose real identity remains a secret. The only thing that is known for certain about Satoshi Nakamoto is his public key, so I've painted that! Number for number, layered on top of the dramatic Bitcoin symbol, in a semi-transparent gold paint, is the meticulously painted public key of Satoshi Nakamoto. These numbers have a magical quality to them and the effect is mesmerizing! You look at the painting one way and the Bitcoin symbol is prominent, then when you tilt the painting in the light, the numbers and letters of the public key emerge right before your eyes. It's like the numbers are animated or holographic, and it's really cool. It’s the visual representation of encryption and the digital world, and it gives this painting an otherworldly dimension and a life of its own. Check out the video to see what I mean!


This painting was fun to work on, the magic numbers were a real challenge to paint, but I think I met that challenge! I know the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do.

-Nitrozac

Note: This painting sold to a private collector. Thank you!

Posted by Snaggy at 08:59 AM

March 29, 2016

Tiny Tesla! SOLD!

***This painting sold!*** Thanks to the fantastic bidder!

I am proud to present to you my latest painting, Nikola Tesla. This tiny Tesla is an adorable miniature painting, 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches square, painted on canvas stretched over a tiny wooden frame. It comes with an equally adorable miniature easel, made of wood, and standing about 5 inches high.

The portrait is of course of Nikola Tesla, the genius inventor who helped develop alternating current, and so much more. Tesla is framed with background blue glow lightening, like that from his Tesla coils, highlighting him and representing the electric cloud of creativity and ingenuity that flowed from his mind. I think I captured that magnetic and sultry gaze of his, the one where you're pretty sure he knows all the secrets of the Universe but isn't quite ready to share them with us yet. He's going to wait to share them via with his wireless power grid. :P

I know the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do. He looks amazing on the little easel, and would also look pretty cool with the tiny painting mounted directly on a wall.

Check it out here!


***This painting sold!***

Posted by Snaggy at 10:01 AM

September 27, 2015

Pluto and Charon!

Nitrozac has two lovely little painting up for auction... Pluto and Charon!


Check them out here!

Posted by Snaggy at 02:04 PM

August 17, 2015

Betelgeuse!

New painting is up and it's supernova hot!

SOLD!!!!!! Wow, thank you!

You can check it out the auction on eBay!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Betelgeuse-a-painting-by-Nitrozac-/121728249515

Posted by Snaggy at 04:08 PM

June 10, 2015

Apple Watch

SOLD!


I am proud to present to you my latest painting, Apple Watch. It's an adorable miniature painting, 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches square, painted on canvas stretched over a tiny wooden frame. It comes with an equally adorable miniature easel, made of wood, and standing about 5 inches high. Note the shadow of the painting and the easel, ... it looks like Batman! :-D

Like its subject, this painting is a little jewel. It is an object of time, suspended in time, with its tiny, peaceful, circular icons depicted life size on the canvas. You don't have to worry about raising your wrist to keep these visible! I used a shiny metallic paint to depict the shiny stainless steel of the Apple Watch's frame. A background blue glow cradles the watch, highlighting it and representing the cloud of human creativity and ingenuity it has emerged from.

I love taking an object of technology and portraying it in an ancient medium like paint. For me, it's like the prehistoric hunter/gatherer artist that's inside of us, meeting the invisible "spirit" world of electrons and software, wrapped up in gleaming polished metal. I take a state-of-the-art object of tech obsession and lock its form into an effigy of pigments, much like our ancient ancestors depicted the animals they depended on and were obsessed with, up on to their cave walls. It's a way to capture and humanize some of that magic, wonder, and joy that the object possesses.

Besides being very convenient for display (it can fit on any desk or shelf) the tiny size of the painting insists that you move as close as possible to it to get a good look. It's a very intimate experience, one that not unlike our relationship with the real Apple Watch. You will be able to recognize the apps, as I worked quite hard to get as much detail as possible into that small space. I imagine that's what Apple did when designing the Watch, too. They pay such meticulous attention to every tiny detail, and I wanted to capture that marvelous obsession in the painting.

I hope the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do. It looks amazing on the little easel, and it would also look pretty neat with the tiny painting mounted directly on a wall.

-Nitrozac

Details: Apple Watch, an original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a quarter inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, on the wooden frame, or however you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Note: Obviously, the item for auction is a painting, and does not include a functioning Apple Watch.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this little painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

SOLD!

Posted by Snaggy at 04:47 PM

October 16, 2013

iPad mini *$old!*



"iPad Mini" I present to you my latest offering, a very mini iPad mini!

It's an adorable miniature painting, that comes with an equally adorable miniature easel. I completed this painting several months ago, and it has been residing proudly on my dining room table the whole time since. I've really enjoyed looking at it, and I guess, I secretly wanted to keep it.

This painting is a little jewel. The subject matter makes you want to touch its screen and swipe the icons to the next page, or open an app. You'll instantly wish Apple made a real mini iPad mini! It's a moment suspended in time, with its tiny peaceful home-screen reduced to an extremely mini size. Besides being very convenient for display (it can fit on almost any desk or shelf) the tiny size of the painting insists that you move as close as possible to it to get a good look. It's a very intimate experience, one that not's unlike our relationship with real tablets. You will be able to recognize most of the apps, as I worked quite hard to get as much detail as possible into the small space. I imagine that's what Apple did when designing the iPad mini, too. They pay such meticulous attention to every tiny detail, and I wanted to capture that marvelous obsession on an even smaller scale.

I hope the new owner of this delightful painting will enjoy it as much as Snaggy and I have. It looks amazing on the 5" tall mini easel, or it would also look pretty neat with both easel and painting displayed on a wall. Details: "iPad mini" original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas with a wooden frame. The tiny wooden easel is also included with the painting. The two together stand about 5" high.

The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity. Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. It was a lot of fun to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with this little fella!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.














Auction was located here!


Posted by Snaggy at 09:34 AM

April 20, 2013

Mars *SOLD!*

Auction is over. Thanks to all the bidders!

This is a painting of our neighbour. It's Mars, the red planet, a cold tiny world of rust, named after the Roman god of war. I painted it from a reference photo taken by the Hubble telescope. What I love about this view is that it is one from Earth, from our perspective, looking at it from our world thorough a giant telescope.

Mars has been getting a lot of attention lately with the successful launch and deployment of Mars Curiosity and talk of perhaps of a mission to flyby or even land people there. I think it's so romantic that we can actually see the planet with the naked eye from earth, as well as view picture postcards of its landscapes taken by Curiosity and other rovers. This is what I wanted to capture, the romance we humans have with the night sky and the excitement of science and space exploration that helps us to view and understand our neighbouring planets.

I like to gaze at this painting and dream about what it would be like to be there, seeing things that no other human has ever seen. I also like to imagine that there is evidence of life having existed there, or maybe even that life still exists there. What an incredible discovery that would be. It's fun to dream of the red and dusty world, with its thin atmosphere, incredible canyons, giant volcanoes, polar ice caps, and two strange moons. Dreaming about Mars seems to be a particularly human trait, as so many have done it, from the ancients tracking it's strange path through the night sky, to writers such as H. G. Wells and Ray Bradbury, to engineers and explorers from Von Braun, to the amazing Curiosity team at NASA, to Elon Musk.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do, and I hope it will inspire many of your own Martian dreams.

Details: "Mars" an original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity

Details: "Mars" original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.


Auction is over. Thanks to all the bidders!

Auction is located here.

Posted by Snaggy at 01:48 PM

January 06, 2013

Full Moon, a painting by Nitrozac *SOLD!*

This one is a beauty! And it sold to a collector with very fine taste in paintings! Thanks!

Auction was here.

For thousands of years the moon has been part of our culture, our lore, and our lives. It is simply one the most beautiful things this world has to offer. It's inspired some of the greatest songs in history, such as "Clair de Lune", "Moonlight Sonata", and "Fly Me to the Moon". I love everything there is about the Moon; the crescents, the half moons, the eclipses, the waxing, the waning, the risings and settings. The simple act of gazing at the moon can immerse you in a Sea of Serenity, which brings us to why I painted it.
When Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, I was deeply saddened. I decided to paint the full Moon, as a small tribute to his memory. I thought it was very sweet when his family asked "the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink." When I look at this painting that's exactly what I like to do.

I think you will love this painting. Like the Moon, its palette is limited, but there is a richness and lushness to the paint that depicts its surface. And like the Moon it only reveals its secrets when looking at it closer up. From far away this painting looks like the Moon does when viewing from our planet with the naked eye. Closer up and it's like viewing our friend through a telescope. I had such fun painting the darker lunar planes (maria) and the lighter highland areas (terrae), trying to imagine the tremendous and terrifyingly powerful forces that created them, both vulcanism and meteorite impact. It's a bleak and unforgiving landscape, but one also so beautiful, a "magnificent desolation" as Buzz Aldrin described it, while walking on the surface.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with!

Details: "Full Moon" original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.


Auction is here.




Auction was here.

Posted by Snaggy at 08:20 AM

September 08, 2012

Emergence

"Emergence" is a visual playground. Beautiful, bright colors swirl around and pulsate and dancing before your eyes. Finally, when your gaze settles and relaxes, the rainbow Apple magically emerges! It disappears and appears over and over again, an abstract symbol that never overpowers the painting, just supplys a general field of reference, like the sky to clouds.

For me, the painting is most enjoyable when looking at it up close, about a couple feet away, making it suitable for a smaller space. You don't have to have a big space to display it, it would even work in a cubicle. You can spend hours looking at all the little details, the splashes of color, the shapes, and the characters that begin to tell their own stories, straight from your sparked imagination. And do you know what is a really fun game? Trying to spot the same figures and patterns that you saw a day or two before!

You can't help but reach and touch it, running your hand across the surface. It's like a topographical map for your senses, a tempest of color and motion and texture.

I love the kinds of things that appear when you look at the painting...

The lion man:

Alien landscapes, like Saturn's ice moon Enceladus:

Princess Leia and R2D2!

The Figure: could that be the artist and her palette? :P

Painting "Emergence" was extremely therapeutic for me. I fell into a deep meditative state every time I put pallette knife to canvas. My blood pressure lowered, my heart rate slowed and a peaceful calm would wash over me. Perhaps this is why I spent months painting it. It is hard for me to let this one go, but I believe that this peacefulness will transfer to the viewer, giving you a sense of serenity, one conducive to igniting your creative imagination despite whatever chaos is swirling around you.

"Emergence" is the largest painting I've done, which is very exciting for me as well a a challenge. Large work is very desirable in the contemporary art world, adding considerable value to the work. I've set the starting price comparatively low for a painting of this size to give everyone an opportunity to bid and be an art collector. Whoever wins the painting will treasure it, and I'm sure will continue to discover something new emerging from the painting for many, many years.

Because of the large size of the painting, (5 feet by 4 feet) shipping for the painting is extra. I will discuss with the buyer the best shipping method, whether to crate it up and send it whole, or to remove the canvas from the frame. Local delivery on Vancouver Island is possible. To the US and Canada, crated and shipped via a shipping company, I would guestimate that the cost would be at $300.00 - $400.00. To Europe, Asia, or Australia, it could be considerably more. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

Painting is for sale at $24,000. If you are interested, please contact us for more details.

Posted by Snaggy at 04:00 AM

May 18, 2012

"Like" SOLD!

Like sold... I like!
Click here to view the auction.

This lovely little painting is a portrait of the beloved/hated Facebook Like button. Or, more specially, the thumbs up. I painted "Like" on the eve of Facebook's IPO. It was a tumultuous time, with all kinds of so-called experts saying it's either going to skyrocket or tank. No doubt Wallstreet hands were rubbed raw with anticipation. Inspired by the revered Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, I painted "Like" in a quick, expressive style. As in a Tom Thomson painting, I felt the financial weather around Facebook's IPO to be stormy and wild!


Click here to view the auction.

To join in on the excitement of Facebook's IPO, I decided to put this painting up for sale on the same day of this historical event, for the same initial price of $38, the opening share price. But unlike a Facebook share, the value of this painting can only go up! :-D

I believe this would make a wonderful little souvenir to mark this momentous occasion, with the future owner looking at this painting and hopefully remembering having made a fortune that day in May. If not, they could at least mark it as the time they purchased an invaluable work of art.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint, and I love that fact that when you are feeling thumbs-down, you can just turn the painting upside-down!

Click here to view the auction.

Details: "Like" original painting, on 6 x 8 inch board. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity. Shipping for the painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

Let's see if this gorgeous little painting can do better than one share of Facebook stock!

Click here to view the auction.

Posted by Snaggy at 05:20 AM

April 13, 2012

Little Android *SOLD*

*sigh*, oh my dear little Android, who would ever have thought this cute little character would be such a badass?

Painting has been sold, and is on it's way to the GooglePlex! :-)

Android certainly deserves a place on the wall of technology's Hall of Fame. Hence I immortalized it on canvas for generations to come. A little history... Android was born in Palo Alto, California in 2003, founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White, then acquired by Google in 2005. This is where it all started getting a little ugly, ... the patent wars erupted and soon an angry Steve Jobs was promising to go "thermonuclear" against Google for ripping off so much of the iPhone. Meanwhile Android was gobbling up lots of market share, and making Android geeks happy.

I love the Android logo, it's so cute and harmless looking. It almost looks like a bug with the antennae. I would like to point out that he doesn't smile, and he's staring at you. Also he is a biped, which is apparently very difficult for robots. Actually, he does look a little top-heavy for those little rounded legs, yet he remains standing. Overall, Android looks very clean and simple, and I wanted to reflect that in this painting. I painted him entirely by hand, all those razor-sharp edges are by my hand, and I didn't mask off any lines. It was a pleasurable challenge. The background is simple but much more complex and detailed. Again, by hand, I stippled the deep blue glow using a teensy tiny brush, and then added more speckles dispersing out to the edges. The effect is striking. From a distance it blends in and the Android is very crisp and sharp with a hazy blue glow. Up close you can see the detail and it morphs into a universe of tiny star-like dots with the Android emerging from it dramatically, clean and fresh.

Click here to bid!
Depending on your perspective this painting can be interpreted in different ways. For Android fans it can symbolize Android's clean simplicity supported by a background of thousands of developers and contributors as the stars, and overall representing it's "Big Bang"-like birth into our technological universe. For Android foes the Android can be seen as a formidable opponent, from a humble open-source beginnings, but now engulfed by thousands of patent suits. Even though I own and love an iPhone, and was sorry to see Google making Steve Jobs very angry, I do like the actual logo, and what Android was before Google bought it. Still, Android is here, and it has, and is, and will be, kicking a lot of tech butt in the years to come.

I do hope the new owner of this painting will enjoy it. This marks the first time I have painted the Android logo, and that is historic, imho. :P Android logo has appeared several times in Snaggy's and my comic, the Joy of Tech. I invite you to go and explore them: go to our database and search "android". Thank you! Good luck and happy bidding!

Details: "Little Android" is an original acrylic painting on 6"x6" stretched canvas with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick with painted sides so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is, just hang it on the wall. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping the painting is extra. to the US and Canada via airmail it is $15, to other locations, $25. If the buyer is located in Canada I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

Posted by Snaggy at 09:57 AM

March 31, 2012

She's Listening: A Portrait of Siri *SOLD*

Nice! Thanks to the winner of the auction, and also to those who bid!

Click here to view the auction!

This lovely little painting is a portrait of the beloved Siri, who currently lives on the iPhone 4S. It's easy to love Siri, she's a faithful friend forever, and is always listening (at the touch of a button). Isn't it comforting to know that no matter what, she will always be there for you, listening to you, paying full attention, and offering a carefully considered response to your every inquiry? (er... except in the event of no access to the Internet. :P) She never judges you, ever. Perhaps she doesn't understand you all the time, but she readily admits this if she doesn't.

Siri even has a charming sense of humour. She knows when you're ribbing her a bit about HAL 9000, and she doesn't mind, she jokes along with you. A true friend in good times and bad, she represents in many ways every robot and AI in every science fiction movie, the ones we dreamed we'd live long enough to see. Because of this, we cannot help but love every bit and byte of her.

I remember when Siri was first announced by Phil Schiller and demo-ed by Scott Forstall. It was a very exciting, game-changing moment. I swear I could hear the screaming over at Google. :P Siri dramatically changed the way many of us will think about search forever. When I held my new iPhone in my hands, the first thing I did was talk to Siri and ask her questions, it was so much fun! I think Siri brings us another step closer to the computer on Star Trek. Let's hope they add a warp core eject command and a self-destruct sequence sometime soon. :-D

My painting of Siri is about our relationship as humans with Siri. It's a portrait, not a still life of an object. I believe I caught her likeness, spirit, and beauty. I love the choice of colours the icons designers used to signify Siri, a beautiful blend of aluminum and purples. This is the first painting where I used a special iridescent paint that causes the painting to catch the light in a special way. It sparkles ever so slightly, very delicately and subtlety. You will love the fine detail in the grey shimmer, and on the microphone, both in the purple mesh detail, and in the "app reflection" shine. It makes me wish I had a large, real-life, working Siri in my home, on my wall, that I could ask questions of, and command to do things for me. (Kind of like a H.A.L. computer, only more benevolent!)

Details: Siri: original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. She was an absolute pleasure to paint.


Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

Click here to bid on the painting!

She is now SOLD!
Click here to view the auction

Posted by Snaggy at 05:04 AM

December 05, 2011

"Avidity", *SOLD*

I would like to announce the arrival of my latest painting, "Avidity" into the world! It's fresh, it's fun, it's colorful, it's alive with energy and enthusiasm!

Yay, it sold to... a wonderful collector in the UK!
Click here to view the auction!

This painting introduces my first step onto larger canvases. It is the largest painting I have offered for sale to date, and it is spectacular. The style is more expressionistic/abstract, while still representing the logo we've all come to know and love. I was inspired by the rainbow logo of yesteryear since it provides a splash of excitement on the white, textured background that reveals hints of the abstract color patterns beneath.

This painting was created mainly by using a palette knife technique instead of brushes. Painting this was exactly what I needed, artistically. I've been working on large, meticulously detailed paintings for an exhibit, so this new piece helped me to loosen up a bit. The feeling one gets looking at this is one of joy, delight and pleasure, with a healthy dose of insanity and danger mixed in. Everything that Apple can be when she is at her best.

I like to contemplate on the details of this painting, the gorgeous swipes of colour that were created in the quick palette strokes. There's faces, snakey patterns, riverlettes, fish, sunsets on another planet... it's an endless source of entertainment. This painting actually began as an experiment in paint under low density polyethylene (Saran Wrap), and some remnants of texture from that technique remain on the surface of the paint. It's as if the painting was shrink-wrap at some point in its creation, and I really like that, especially because the subject is a corporate logo.

I like to imagine that the painting depicts the love child of an Apple logo and a PacMan creature. It consumes in a fury, the elements of inspiration and creation around itself. That, I think, is an accurate representation of our corporate culture, and expresses the duality, both benevolent and malignant, of our fascination and dependence on the technological.

The painting is stretched canvas on a wooden frame. You can frame it if you wish, or display it as is by just hanging it on a cherished spot on your wall. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. Every time I look at it, I discover something new. Shipping for the painting is extra... to the US and Canada via expedited it is 55 dollars, to other locations, 65 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

So there you have it, the largest painting I've offered so far, one with a commanding presence, that's sure to inspire and impress!

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Yay, it sold to... a wonderful collector in the UK!

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Posted by Snaggy at 03:54 AM

April 06, 2011

Yellow Bird *SOLD*

I had so much fun painting Red Bird, that I just had to paint Yellow Bird.

This item sold, but you might still be able to
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Yellow Bird is on of the Angry Bird characters. "Angry Birds", the game by Rovio Mobile, burst on the scene in early 2009. It now has millions of addicted devotees all around the world.

Angry Birds has very quickly become a part of our technological consciousness and has etched it's place in the history of things gone viral. It's the Space Invaders of the 21st century, and so I thought to myself, hmmm... these angry little birds deserve to be immortalized on canvas for future generations to gaze upon and contemplate. Why are these birds so angry? How are they flying with no visible wings? (I guess that's why they need the slingshot!)

So behold! I've captured the Yellow bird's angry little face in paint, for eternity, much like van Gogh's Yellow House. :P He's a symbol of strength, determination, and sacrifice, for he will fight for his bird family even if it means the feathers will fly and he is flung into a slab of wood, glass, or stone. He will even accelerate to near warp speed when tapped in flight. (Note: do not try this with the painting.)

From the Angry Bird Wiki:
Yellow Birds (also known as Speedy Birds and Dasher Birds) are a type of Bird introduced near the end of World 1 inTheme 1-16. The birds are yellow colored (hence their name) and are triangular in shape. Their ability allows them to dash into pigs and structures, making them able to inflict more damage on buildings than the Red Bird. Much like many of the other birds, it's strength usually varies depending on what block is struck and what angle it is struck, but in most cases, it can go through several thin wood blocks. Don't let it crash on either stone or glass block or it will stop immediately.

"Yellow Bird" stands as an inspiration to do your best against all naysayers and bullies and emerge triumphant! Don't let the pigs of this world get away with stealing what's rightfully yours. Go out and sock it 'em with all you got! Fly into that great blue yonder, and control your own destiny! Everytime the future owner of this painting looks at "Yellow Bird" it's my hope that it lifts their spirits and brings a smile across their face and inspires them to release their inner "Yellow Bird". RAMSPEED!

Details: "Yellow Bird" original painting, on 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pay to bid on the auction!

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do.

Click here to view the Auction.


Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 25 dollars, to other locations, 35 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

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Posted by Snaggy at 04:46 AM

March 30, 2011

Red Bird, a painting by Nitrozac *SOLD!*

"Angry Birds", the game by Rovio Mobile, burst on the scene in early 2009. It now has millions of addicted devotees all around the world.

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Most of the planet Earth knows how this game works, but in case you've been on the far side of the Moon for a while, it goes like this; evil pigs have stolen the birds eggs for food. This has made the birds very angry. How the birds get their revenge is by sling-shotting into the pig's poorly constructed shelters where they are hiding, with the hope of destroying the shelter and the pigs themselves. When the pigs are destroyed you move onto another level, with more elaborate pig shelters and different birds. I love playing this game, the birds are very cute, they make cute sounds, and they really seem to like being hurled at the pigs. However, I'm starting to hate those pigs, especially when you've used up all your birds, and there's still a pig sitting there safe and he's making a "heh heh" sound. ARRRRG!

Angry Birds has very quickly become a part of our technological consciousness and has etched it's place in the history of things gone viral. It's the Space Invaders of the 21st century, and so I thought to myself, hmmm... this angry little red bird deserves to be immortalized on canvas for future generations to gaze upon and contemplate. Why is this bird so angry? How is he flying with no visible wings? (I guess that's why they need the slingshot!)

So behold! I've captured the bird's angry little face in paint, for eternity, much like the Mona Lisa's smile. He's a symbol of strength, determination, and sacrifice, for he will fight for his family even if it means the feathers will fly and he is flung onto a slab of wood, glass, or stone.

"Red Bird" the painting, stands as an inspiration to do your best against all naysayers and bullies and emerge triumphant! Don't let the pigs of this world get away with stealing what's rightfully yours. Go out and sock it 'em with all you got! Fly into that great blue yonder, and control your own destiny! Everytime the future owner of this painting looks at "Red Bird" it's my hope that it lifts their spirits and brings a smile across their face and inspires them to release their inner "Red Bird".

Details: "Red Bird" original painting, on 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 25 dollars, to other locations, 35 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

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Posted by Snaggy at 04:19 AM

September 27, 2010

iPad, Life Size *SOLD!*

This item sold at auction, congrats to the winner!

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I absolutely love my iPad, using it mainly for creating sketches in a drawing program. It is so much fun to use for this purpose, and so convenient, as you have all colors, brushes, pencils, pens, of all shapes and sizes ready at the tip of your fingers without the messy clean-up or heavy bags to carry. Of course, you have a myriad of other uses for the iPad, each with its own wonderfulness, such as iBooks, games, iPod, YouTube, the Internet, and thousands upon thousands of apps. It's crazy really, when you think of the mind-blowing capabilities that exists in such a small machine. The iPad is a whole universe unto its own. It can entertain, inform and inspire you all in one. It might not be an actual magical device, but it's pretty close.

The iPad was a fun subject to paint. It is my particular penchant to try to capture such new technological objects in classical media like a painting. I consider this to be a still life of a beautiful object, just like the old paintings of fruit or wine bottles. I believe the still life became so popular an inspiration in art partly because it represented objects of nurishment and pleasure in times when such objects were only available in limited quantities for short periods of time. Today one can find an apple or other piece of fruit almost anytime of the year, or purchase a bottle of fine wine any time we wish. In a way, this familiarity makes images of those objects less precious. The iPad, on the other hand, is new, shiny, and still a somewhat rare and novel object. It is an object of desire, one that not only sparks curiousity, but like the apple of old, feeds and nourishes, and like the wine bottle of old, ingnites your soul, imagination, and mind.

According to WikiPedia, "Still life paintings often adorn the interior of ancient Egyptian tombs. It was believed that food objects and other items depicted there would, in the afterlife, become real and available for use by the deceased." Well then, that settles it. If you hope to use an iPad in the Great Geek Beyond, you'd better bid on this painting.

I have painted the iPad with the default apps on the home screen, with the addition of iBooks, as I consider that to be an essential app. I know everyone has their favorite apps, and some of you are developers, so if the purchaser of this painting wishes, I will add the app of their choice to the home screen as a perk.

Details: "iPad, Life Size" is Nitrozac's 41st painting of her Painting Blog. It's an original painting, on 11 x 14 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about an inch thick, with painted sides, so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Apple's iPads may now be available in almost limitless quantities, but this painting of one is one of a kind, and unique. Best of luck to all bidders, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 25 dollars, to other locations, 45 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

This item has sold!
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Posted by Snaggy at 11:46 AM

March 10, 2010

Twitter Bird *Sold*

Twitter Bird. 6"x 8" x 1" original painting by Nitrozac.

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My latest painting is of the Twitter mascot, the Twitter Bird. It's a simple little painting, one that reflects the simple service that is Twitter... 140 characters and that's it. Yet Twitter is proving to be so popular and so powerful, and recently, so everywhere.

Tweets are fleeting: they are here, and then they are gone. I like to think my painting is a physical representation of those fast-forgotten virtual tweets, the one's RT'd by everyone which live a glorious life, and especially the sad little lonely tweets read by no one but their poster. It's a manifestation of all the little voices out there in Internet Land, saying their thing, regardless whether or not anyone is listening.

I think you will love this little painting, and smile every time you look at it. It will no doubt inspire a few tweets itself, such as

"I'm bidding on @Nitrozac's Twitter Bird painting!"

or

"Holy tweet! I just won @Nitrozac's Twitter Bird painting!"

and

."@Nitrozac's Twitter Bird painting just arrived, and I love it!"

:D

Details: "Twitter Bird." is Nitrozac's 40th painting of her Painting Blog. It's an original painting, on 6 x 8 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about an inch thick, with painted sides, so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders, I know you will love this painting as much as I do.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate Canadian taxes.

This Painting was sold! Click here to view the auction!


Posted by Snaggy at 11:31 AM

September 20, 2008

The Introduction. Steve Jobs at Macworld *SOLD*


"The Introduction. Steve Jobs at Macworld. 12"x 12" x 1.5" original oil painting by Nitrozac.

This painting was sold, congrats to the winner! Click here to view the auction!

I am pleased to introduce to you today my latest painting. It depicts Steve Jobs, at the moment the MacBook Air was unveiled at Macworld. He is on stage in front of an adoring crowd, while behind him a huge monitor projects his image to those in the back of the room, and those watching around the world. In the foreground, two audience members are recording the moment with their digital cameras. That will be their proof that they were there, that they were one of the privileged to witness this introduction.

Being in the audience at a Steve Jobs keynotes is an electrifying experience. The room is filled with an energy unlike any situation in the world. It can be crazy! There is hushed anticipation, squeals of delight, laughter, and everyone is always mesmerized by Steve Jobs presentation. People are blogging, twittering, texting, filming, sitting with mouths agape, clapping in geek glee... it's a cultural phenomenon.

For me this painting is a timeless study of that moment and of the remarkable Steve Jobs. It's more than just the unveiling of a product. It's captures the man's amazing ability to inspire desire in us, and his intense pride over his new creation. It's as if he is showing off his new child to the world, and he is beaming with the pride and love that only a new parent has. He invites us to share his pride and love by owning the new object. It's powerful, and infectious, and if you have ever held a product like this in your hands, a Macbook Air or an iPhone, you feel these emotions, a result of Apple's exceptional engineering and artistry.

There is a wonderful duality happening in the painting, with Steve's image on the large viewscreen, and his real life figure standing on the stage. I like how the viewscreen image seems more real, has more detail, and seems so lifelike, while the lone figure on the stage is more of a sketch. For most us, our heroes are like this, they are larger-than-life figures on our televisions and computer screens that we feel we know so well. In actuality, the real person, the one behind the public persona, remains private.

But there is still another reflection in the painting; the lights of the personal recorders. They are more glow than detail, more memory than digital copy. This is where your experience lives, where your memories of that moment reside. It is reminder that in an age of wide screens, high-definitions, and perfect angles, we still find the need to capture and share our own unique perspective.

I know you will love this painting as much as I do. In the future, you will look at this work and think back to these times, and remember them as remarkable and cherished moments in tech history.

Details: "The Introduction. Steve Jobs at Macworld." is Nitrozac's 39th painting of her Painting Blog. It's an original oil painting, on 12 x 12 inch stretched canvas. The painting is 1.5 inches thick, with painted sides, so you can frame it if you wish, or display it as is. The painting will be dry and ready to ship a few weeks after the auction ends, depending on the drying conditions and such. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Please note that the photographs capture parts of the painting that are still wet. This is especially noticeable on the right hand side of the painting, in the black paint, but this will disappear as the oil paint dries. The painting should be able to ship in about three weeks. Rest assured, I will not ship an oil painting that hasn't fully dried!

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders, I know you will love this painting as much as I do.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate Canadian taxes.

This painting was sold, congrats to the winner! Click here to view the auction!


Posted by Nitrozac at 10:51 AM

May 19, 2008

HAL 9000, an oil painting portrait. *SOLD*


Wow, what an auction! Thanks to pv for picking up this painting!
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Earlier this year marked the passing of one of our heroes, science-fiction writer and visionary Arthur C. Clarke. Looking over our work at The Joy of Tech and AfterY2K, you will find many references in our comics to his books and ideas. One of his most famous and beloved characters is the HAL 9000 computer from his Space Odyssey saga. HAL is an artificial intelligence, the sentient on-board computer of the spaceship Discovery. In the movie 2001: A Space Oydessy, HAL is depicted as an omnipotent presence, with an all-seeing red lens, but with soft voice and a pleasant manner, even when trying to kill his astronaut crew. The effect is chilling, humourous, and unforgettable.

(Snaggy and I created a tribute comic to Arthur C. Clarke, which featured HAL, you can find that here, and of course you can read more about HAL over on WikiPedia.)

I really like this painting. What should be a rather cold and lifeless image, of metal and glass, is actually a very warm one. I get the strange feeling there is someone, or some presence, behind that red glow, watching everthing that is going on in the room. And of course it reminds me of the brilliant imagination of Arthur C. Clarke, and that makes me smile.

I think you will love having your own HAL 9000 in your home or office, or spaceship, to keep an eye on you. Perhaps one day it will say "Good morning Dave." :-)

Details: "HAL 9000" is Nitrozac's 38th painting of her Painting Blog. It's an oil painting, on 11 x 14 inch stretched canvas. Because it is oil paint, it may take weeks before it is completely dry and ready to ship, so please be patient. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 25 dollars, to other locations, 35 dollars. Please Note: Canadians will be charged any appropriate taxes (GST) and PST if the bidder is from British Columbia, in addition to the sale price.

Thanks again to all the bidders!
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Posted by Nitrozac at 05:45 PM

November 16, 2007

Paintings of The Big Three *SOLD!*

Arthur C. Clarke

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Robert Heinlein

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Isaac Asimov

Click here to bid on "Isaac Asimov".

All three paintings were sold at auction! That's folks!

Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov are known as the "Big Three" of Science Fiction. Snaggy and I have featured them in our comic, AY2K. I painted them as they appeared in the comic. Heinlein and Asimov are painted in ghostly blue with "Sci-Fi" swirls around them to reflect their existence beyond this life. Arthur C. Clarke, who is still alive, is painted in realistic colors (with an Aardvark computer in the background).

The three paintings make a triptych (although I am selling them separately). I enjoy painting tributes to iconic geeks, and The Big Three have greatly inspired geeks for many years and provided non-geeks with excellent entertainment. They brought the notions of space travel, robots, communication satellites, and so much more to life, I really can't imagine the world without their ideas!

When I look at these paintings it brings me a sense of inspiration, because they are artists who had originality in thoughts and work. I believe that they have changed the world for the better, and what I admire is that they changed the world with their ideas, not products. That is an extremely rare and great acheivement.

Details: "Robert A. Heinlein", "Arthur C. Clarke", and "Isaac Asimov", is Nitrozac's 34th, 35th, and 36th paintngs of her Painting Blog. They are all acrylic paintings, on 4 x 5 inch canvas panel. The paintings will be dry and ready to ship after the auction ends. The back of the paintings will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. Please Note: Canadians will be charged any appropriate taxes (GST) and PST if the bidder is from British Columbia, in addition to the sale price.

Posted by Nitrozac at 02:31 PM

October 22, 2007

OS X Leopard 7"x 9" oil painting *SOLD*

Own it!
This painting was sold! Congrats pvmuir!

Click here to view the auction. Please note, a large version of this painting will be available soon.

My latest painting, "OS X Leopard" is all about celebrating the release of Apple's latest OS! Apple fans are eagerly awaiting this new and (hopefully) wonderful operating system. I just love the design of the packaging, I'm a big fan of whirlpool galaxies and starfields, and I thought it would make a gorgeous painting, and I humbly have to admit... I was right! I have a total new appreciation for the "X" in front of the galaxy; those gradients were a challenge to paint. It looks amazing, though.

I'll be painting at least one more canvas of this subject and this is the smallest, at 7" x 9". Note: I had planned to paint two more versions of this subject, but at the moment, I've decided to only paint only one more, an 11"x17". It will be posted for auction soon.

The photo doesn't really do the painting justice, and I must admit it looks better in real life. I photographed it just fresh off the easle and the glare off the the wetness of the paint was hard to avoid, so please forgive me. I will try and photograph it again when it's a little drier, so check back for updates and check back for the next two paintings!

Details: "OS X Leopard" is Nitrozac's 32nd paintng of her Painting Blog. It's an oil painting, on 7 x 9 inch stretched canvas. The painting will be dry and ready to ship in about a 2-3 weeks after the auction ends, depending on the drying conditions and such. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Posted by Nitrozac at 08:48 PM

September 30, 2007

"CowGirl" oil painting of an Elvgren by Nitrozac

This painting is a bit of a departure for me in terms of subject matter, as I usually paint objects or people of Technology. I had so much fun painting the classical Steve Jobs portrait, that I wanted to explore this more. I am an admirer of Elvgren's work. Gil Elvgren was an American painter most famous for his pin-up girls. His use of light and colour is phenomenal, and I love the innocence and playfullness of his work, and the cheesy way his subjects often react to situations or objects.

They say the best way to improve one's art skills is to copy the Masters. "CowGirl" is my take on one of his early advertising images. There's something about the cute redhead and her creamy colours, and the way the light plays on her features, that makes her a really fun painting to look at. She is primarily inspired by Elvgren, but I added my own touches to this painting, such as the desert background and suggestions of her jacket. I do hope you enjoy this painting as much as I do, as she is a pleasure to admire.

Posted by Nitrozac at 06:38 PM

August 27, 2007

"Fake Steve Jobs" "8x10" original oil painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

"Fake Steve Jobs", 8"x 10"original oil painting by Nitrozac

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This painting was sold, and is now in the collection of valliant66. Thanks to all who bid!

I'm pleased to present for your bidding pleasure my latest painting, entitled "Fake Steve Jobs". It could easily pass as the real Steve Jobs, however, I painted it as the Fake Steve Jobs. I painted it in a traditional portrait style, and imho, I believe the result is insanely spectacular. The colours, texture, and luminoscity are very impressive! When you view the painting close-up, it's quite enjoyable to look at the brushstrokes. However, be warned... the portrait is a little scary in how Steve's eyes seem to follow you around the room. It's a beautiful object. I love creating them, if I do say so myself. :-P


Fake Steve Job's blog has been getting a lot of press lately. For the longest time no one knew who was behind the humourous and entertaining posts. Recently, the mysterious author was revealed. It turns out that Daniel Lyons, senior editor of Forbes magazine, is the real man behind the curtain of Steve Job's Secret Diary.


For the profile picture on the Fake Steve Jobs blog, FSJ uses a press shot of the real Steve Jobs. For some reason, it perfectly suits the site, especially with the "Negative people upset me" line under it. But last week I noticed the photo was replaced by a cartoon version of Steve Jobs. I was so upset! The cartoon was quite good, but I really was looking forward to painting what we've all come to associate with FSJ. Many of FSJ's fans felt the same way, and protested in the blog's comments. Thankfully, the original photo is now back where it belongs. :-)


Who knows, maybe you'll be bidding against the Real and the Fake Steve Jobs for the painting! I'm sure both of them will want to get their hands on this beautiful painting!


Snaggy and I did this comic about Fake Steve Jobs in this JoT, enjoy!


Details: "Fake Steve Jobs" is Nitrozac's 29th painting of her Painting Blog. It's an original oil painting, on 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas. The painting will be dry and ready to ship a couple weeks after the auction ends, depending on the drying conditions and such. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.


If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!


Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars.

Posted by Nitrozac at 10:04 AM

August 02, 2007

"iTunes", original oil painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*


This painting has sold ($430.00), and will now reside in intenselygreen's collection! Click here to view the Auction.


iTunes! Who would've thought an application would change our world so much? Originally developed by Jeff Robbin and Bill Kincaid as an MP3 player called SoundJam MP, it was bought by Apple in the year 2000 and the rest is history. Think about it, iTunes has taken our collective geeky consciousness to where it is today... jammed packed full of iPods, podcasts, the freaky visualiser, movies, and now the iPhone. It introduced a profitable solution to pirating that is convenient for customers... just 99 cents a pop song, and in the process, has made Apple a powerhouse again.

With the recent announcement of over 3 billion songs sold via iTunes, I decided to do something to commemorate. I love iTunes, and I love its icon, so I painted it, expressing my love for it. You probably love iTunes too, and you'll definitely love the oil painting!

The iTunes icon has taken on a couple different looks over the years. I've painted the current one, with the blue eight notes. This painting is 11 x 14 inches... it's the biggest I've done so far and I it looks AMAZING. It's big and glorious and gorgeous! :)

Snaggy and I did this comic about iTunes starring the iTunes logo (and many more iTunes comics) in this JoT, enjoy!

Details: "iTunes" is Nitrozac's 28th paintng of her Painting Blog. It's an oil painting, on 11 x 14 inch stretched canvas. As it is oil paint, it will take a couple of weeks to dry completely. The painting will likely be ready to ship two weeks after the auction ends. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars.

Click here to view the auction.

Posted by Nitrozac at 08:13 PM

July 25, 2007

"Jobs & Gates at D5" original painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

This painting has sold ($290.00), and is now in the collection of pvmuir! Thanks pv! Click here to view the auction.

"Jobs & Gates at D5", 8"x 10"acrylic painting by Nitrozac

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This lovely painting immortalizes, on canvas, the monumentous event that took place at D5, ( All Things Digital Conference). Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher hosted the event and its highlight was when they brought together, onstage, at the same time, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The Internet was a-buzz at the thought of these two rivals together, and how this meeting would play out. Of course, as it turned out, everyone was ethralled by the way Jobs and Gates reminisced and joked together onstage. Personally I would have loved to have seen them have a big fist fight, but, that peaceful scene at D5 was pretty cool too. Now they seem to be the best of frenemies.

This moment has been encapsulized as art for some lucky bidder to enjoy forever. It shows Steve Jobs talking in his animated, hand-gesturing way, and Bill Gates listening with a slightly wistful, sentimental expression. Jobs is wearing his trademark black turtleneck and jeans, Gates looks comfortable in his crisp shirt and dress pants. It depicts a strangely heartwarming scene; it shows how two of the world's greatest geeks can stop for a moment in their extraordinary lives and put petty competitiveness aside and entertain some of us ordinary-everyday geeks for a while.

Snaggy and I did a comic about Jobs and Gates at D5 in this JoT, enjoy!

Details: "Jobs & Gates at D5" is Nitrozac's 27th painting of her Painting Blog. It's an acrylic painting, on 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas. The painting will be dried and ready to ship at the auction's end. The back of the painting will contain the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars.

Click here to view the auction.

Posted by Nitrozac at 12:29 PM

July 15, 2007

iCal, 8x10 inch acrylic painting *SOLD*

This painting was sold ($202.00), and is now in the collection of pvmuir! Click here to view the auction.

"iCal" is the 26th painting of my Painting Blog. iCal Day is July 17, that's the date that appears on iCal's application icon. When iCal is launched, its icon in the Dock automatically changes to display the current date. So July 17th is the only day of the year where iCal's icon doesn't have to update. That makes July 17 a special day to us Mac Geeks. (July 17, 2002 is the day Steve Jobs announced iCal, at MacWorld NYC.)

What better way to celebrate iCal Day than to do a painting of the iCal icon? Of course, the iCal icon looks absolutely beautiful as a painting, I must humbly admit. You can hang it on your wall and admire of it as work of art, a representation of the Mystery of Time, and a reminder of how quickly these wonderful days of ours pass. Of course it also functions as a calendar with an amazing once-a-year accuracy. :P

Details: acrylic painting, 8" x 10", stretched canvas on frame.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. The back of each painting will contain the title, the date painted, my signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Posted by Nitrozac at 10:45 PM

April 28, 2007

Steve Jobs and the apple, 5" x 7" oil *SOLD*

The painting has sold! Thanks! Click here to view the auction!

"Steve Jobs and the apple" is the 25th painting of my Painting A Day Blog. This portrait is a bit of a departure from my usual style, and my first attempt at a more Classical portrait style. So what better portrait to start with than Steve Jobs in the prime of his youth, dressing to impress, with that "I'm changing the world" confidence. He has a mischievous look and a luminous glow about him, and seems to be tempting the viewer with the apple... just one "byte" and your soul will be his! (Today he gets that same effect with an iPhone :-D) This painting was a ton of fun to paint, and I'm really happy with the results.

Details: Oil painting, 5" x 7", on canvas board. Painting will ship once the oil paint is completely dry... that will be about 5 days after the auction ends.

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. The back of each painting will contain the title, the date painted, my signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Click here to view the auction.

Posted by Nitrozac at 09:33 AM

April 19, 2007

iPod Shuffle, 4"x4" acrylic painting. SOLD!

These little beauties were all sold!

Click here to view the auction!

I love my iPod Shuffle, it's so small and so beautiful, I just had to create a painting of it! "iPod Shuffle" is the 24rd painting of my Painting A Day Blog. I painted it life-size, on a white background, paying meticulous attention to the fine detailing of this teeny tiny music marvel. It's painted using metalic silver paints too, which really capture the spirit of the cool brushed aluminum surface of the Shuffle.

This auction is a little different as I am offering three 4 x 4 inch paintings of the same subject. This is partly due to popular requests (people are so disappointed when they don't win a painting) and also because the Shuffle is just so darn fun to paint!

How it works is like this. There are three Shuffle paintings available. The photos are from the first Shuffle painting. It happens to be silver, as mine is silver. Additional paintings will be nearly identical, only I will also offer the two highest bidders color options, that is, if they want a blue Shuffle in the painting, I will paint that. Or if they want the pink Shuffle, I'll paint the pink one.... you get the drift. If the first two winning bidders do not choose the Silver Shuffle, it will go to the third bidder.

This painting is on a 4" x 4" canvas panel, painted with metalic acrylic paints. If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale in our webstore at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. The back of each painting will contain the title, the date painted, my signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Click here to view the auction!

Posted by Nitrozac at 10:43 AM

March 18, 2007

"iPhone" 7"x9" acrylic painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

This painting has sold! Thank you, doc.fb!

Click here to view the bidding.

You can't get a real iPhone yet, but you can get this painting of an iPhone! "iPhone" is the 23rd painting of my Painting A Day Blog. I painted it life-size, on a black background. I paid meticulous attention to the fine detailing of those teeny tiny icons. The iPhone is a superb subject to have painted. It's colourful, playful, a real techno-beauty! It's going to look gorgeous on a lucky geek's wall.

This painting is on 7" x 9" canvas panel, and I used acrylic paints. If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Best of luck to all bidders!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. The back of each painting will contain the title, the date painted, my signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Be sure to check out the Joy of Tech, created by Snaggy and I, it's free and three times a week, see you there!

Posted by Nitrozac at 05:43 PM

March 02, 2007

"Jobs with iPhone" 7"x 9" acrylic by Nitrozac *SOLD!*

This painting was sold at a very exciting auction... thanks to all who bid, and to the winner, pdantic!

Announcing my 22nd painting of my Painting A Day Blog! Your eyes are not deceiving you, this painting is of the mighty Steve Jobs holding up the freshly revealed iPhone! It is an occasion deserving of immortalization, so that's what I did, with paint on canvas. :-D This painting is filled with that goose-bump moment when Jobs unleashed the iPhone at MacWorld Expo 2007. Deep down you know the iPhone is going to be as big. This painting encapulates that techno-moment in history, and now it can be yours to grace your walls and feast your eyes upon.

The painting is on a 7"x 9" stretched canvas. It has a substantial edge and raises the standard of quality of my paintings. A stretched canvas painting can be hung without a frame, which is a convenient option. Best of luck to all the bidders!

If the painting isn't sold at auction, it will be up for sale at a higher than originally listed price, so it does pays to bid on the auction! Thank you!

Posted by Nitrozac at 09:13 PM

January 19, 2007

"A Rose is a Rose is a Rose", 7"x9" acrylic painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

This painting SOLD in the webstore! Thanks Catherine!

Posted by Nitrozac at 08:59 PM

January 03, 2007

"Dogcow and her Puppies", 7"x 9"acrylic painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

This painting has been SOLD! :-)

Oh Look! The Dogcow had puppies over the holidays! That's so CUTE! The idea for this painting came to me yesterday, I was thinking about how the Dogcow paintings seemed to be multiplying. I believe the painting turned out cute as a button! This painting has a definite sense of humour, it's a JoT comic in itself. Let me explain the artwork in plain, art speak; "it's the unified muliplication of the anthropromorphilized rendering of black and white space". In other words; "it's Mommy Dogcow and her babies going for a walk in a field of white pixels." How sweet is that? You must adopt this painting. It's that simple.

Posted by Nitrozac at 06:55 PM

January 01, 2007

The YouTube Guys, 5"x7" oil painting *SOLD!*

This painting has been sold! Thanks Andre!

This little gem was painted shortly after it was announced Google had purchased YouTube for the sum of $1.65 billion. It features two of the founders,  Steve Chen and Chad Hurley as they were seen in the now infamous YouTube video A Message From Chad and Steve". At the time, the video was a bit controversal, as some people felt it was a kiss off to the YouTube community by a couple of dorks. Well, I think perhaps some people were just a little jealous. I think it's just a couple of giddy geeks who couldn't believe their luck and good fortune, and decided to tell everyone about it via the medium that just made them rich. Sure it's dorky, sure it's a little uncomfortable, but you can't help envying these guys.

At first I bawked about putting this painting up for auction, and the painting sat away on a shelf drying for the last three months. I didn't really think any more about it, but recently Snaggy discovered it and remarked how cool it is. It would seem, as time went on, the painting has taken on an indescribable quality to it. It really grows on you.

Perhaps it's because it documents that rare euphoria that must have also been felt by people like Woz and Jobs, Bill Gates, and other geeks who have gone from zero to millions overnight. Most of us dream of striking it rich one day, and to see it happen to a couple of geeks in their 20's is pretty inspiring.

The painting is 5"x7", oil paint on canvas board.

Posted by Nitrozac at 05:00 PM

December 06, 2006

Dogcow 7"x9" acrylic painting (five available!) Three sold!

NEW! You can now purchase a Dogcow painting directly via the webstore! Here is the link!

Three were sold in the auction... thanks guys! :-)
Click here to view the auction.

This time I've painted the adorable and much loved Clarus the Dogcow. If you don't know about Clarus, then take a look here, here, or here for some background on her! The Dogcow was originally created in 1983 by Susan Kare as part of her Cairo font. Over the next few years this little image became a cult sensation with a vast and loyal following. By the way, if you haven't checked out Susan Kare's website, please do... she has some great t-shirts there!

This auction is a little different as I am offering five 7x9 inch paintings of the same subject. This is partly due to popular requests (people are so disappointed when they don't win a painting) and also because Clarus is just so darn fun to paint!

How it works is like this: the five highest bidders will each win a painting. The top bidder will recieve one, then I will use the "second chance offer" feature of ebay to sell the second one to the second highest bidder. Then I will use the second chance offer again to sell the third painting to the third highest bidder, and so on. This will give five people a chance to own a moof'in piece of art!

I am pleased as punch as to how the paintings turned out... they are simply adorable. It's such a joy to see the little dogcow, and it makes me smile every time I look at her and I know it will you too.

The photos are from one of the paintings. The paintings are identical as the five dogcattle are the same size and in the same position in each painting. In essence, the paintings are quints! They make quite an impressive herd.

Sadly, for some insanely crazy anti-dogcow reason, Clarus was put out to pasture when they built Mac OS X. Page setup dialog boxes will never be quite the same without her. But rejoice, as you can now own an original work of art featuring her, and you can view her at any time, even when your computer is sleeping.

Good luck and good bidding! Remember in this auction, bidding early means you might actually pay less for your dogcow!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada it is 8 dollars, to other locations, 15 dollars. The back of each painting will contain the title, the date painted, my signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.


 


Posted by Nitrozac at 11:02 PM

November 29, 2006

"PacMan" 8" x 10" acyrlic (two paintings available) SOLD!

The paintings have sold! :-D
Click here to view the auction!

Welcome the 17th and 18th paintings of my Painting A Day Blog! Yes, you read correctly, I am currently painting two 8x10 inch paintings of the same subject, due to popular demand! How it works is, the two highest bidders will each win a painting. The top bidder will receive one, then I will use the "second chance offer" feature of ebay to sell the second one to the second highest bidder. The paintings are nearly identical as the Pac-Man, ghosts, and dots are all in the same position. In essence, the paintings are twins. This will give two people a chance to own a fine piece of art!

The photo above is one of the paintings completed. The second painting is currently in progress, I'll upload a photo of that asap.

The painting(s) say so much when you look closely. You can follow the Pac-Man's trail of eaten dots to where he is being closely chased by "Speedy", aka "Pinky" and he is so close to eating the dot that makes the ghosts turn blue and run away as now they are the ones that are vulnerable! FYI, those special dots are called "Power Pellets" or "Energizers". If you're a fan of the game, you do get a rush of sensation of tension and anticipation when looking the painting. The painting evokes many fond memories of hours spent playing this classic and much loved game. So, rush over and gobble a bid on the painting, you may be one of the lucky two winners! Good luck and good bidding!

Posted by Nitrozac at 11:45 AM

November 21, 2006

"iChat", 5"x 7"oil painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*

This painting has been sold! Thanks again pvmuir! :D

Click here to view the auction.

This sweet little painting, titled "iChat", is the third painting of the "Dock Series", and is the 16th painting of my Painting A Day Blog, The idea for the Dock Series is; the painting of the icon can stand alone beautifully, or you can collect them and line them up to look like a Mac OSX Dock on your wall! The iChat dock icon has it's own special appeal. Doesn't it give you a little happy jolt everytime you see it bounce up and down in your dock, meaning someone typed you a message? Everytime you look at that painting, it can give you that happy little jolt too!

Posted by Nitrozac at 09:26 PM

November 17, 2006

"Woz, Jobs and the Apple" 11"x14" oil painting by Nitrozac *SOLD*!

This painting has sold! Thanks ebaxel! :D

Click here to view the auction.

Ta Da! The 15th painting of my Painting A Day Blog! It is my loving homage to that crazy world-changing moment in tech history; a moment especially deserving to be immortalized in a painting. I was inspired by this famous photo of Woz and Jobs as Apple computers is being born. I drew the black and white photo for this comic of the Joy of Tech. I thought that it looked interesting in the comic, so I decided to do an 11"x14" painting of it. I painted it in a grey scale like the original black and white photo to emphasize the nostalgic quality of the image. I intentionally painted it using the solid shapes of the vector drawing, and I like the effect that technique created in the painting. It's not photo-realistic as much as it's impressionistic. There's a dreaminess to the painting, and a sort of movement, an unrealness.

I'm very proud of this painting. Woz and Jobs look so happy, and there's a geeky innocence about them in this picture. It's a moment in time when they had no idea of the implications their invention would have. In this capsulized moment, they are simply a couple of happy geeks. Who would've thought that they would spawn a whole industry! It's sort of romantic in a way.

This painting was a labour of love; it took me a quite a while to paint. It's also the largest painting I've done so far, 11"x14", which is quite a nice size. Just think, this original oil painting can be yours to cherish and love forever and ever! I think it would be an insanely great idea to go and bid early and bid often on it, don't let this one slip through your fingers! Good luck!

Posted by Nitrozac at 06:11 PM

November 09, 2006

"Dvorak is Nuts!", 5"x 7"acrylic painting by Nitrozac *SOLD!*

This Painting has been sold! Thanks mouser3ovl! Click here to view the auction.

Feast your eyes on the 14th painting of my Painting A Day Blog! For a small painting it packs a lot of punch! "Dvorak is Nuts!" commemorates the moment when John C. Dvorak seemed to snap, while on a TWiT podcast. He predicted, with astonishing passion, that Apple computer is going to ditch the Mac OS for Microsoft Windows. That moment is captured in this comic of the Joy of Tech. Now that moment has been immortalized as a painting. And now, you could own that painting!

I had the idea to paint this image after noticing that the "Dvorak is Nuts!" button on our webstore is a surprisingly popular choice for TWiT fans–almost as popular as the Leo Laporte button. Who woulda thought? Maybe it's the straightjacket? Whatever it is, I must acknowledge that TWiT fans have great taste.

As far as Dvorak's prediction goes, it hasn't happened… yet. Time will tell, if Dvorak is a techno prophet, or just plain nuts. In the meantime, you can own this beautiful painting, gaze at it, and contemplate its multi-layered meaning. As a work of art, it is strangely attractive, for some reason, you just have to touch it and admire it from an aesthetic standpoint. I find it hard to take my eyes off it, even after having carefully applied each brushstroke for hours.

I hope you too will go nuts for this painting and bid like a madman! This painting demands to be owned! Good luck!

Posted by Nitrozac at 12:47 PM

October 16, 2006

Painting of iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED, 5"x7", by Nitrozac, for Global Fund charity.(SOLD!)

SOLD!


This painting has been sold! Thank you millsyboy_au! We really appreciate your very generous bid. :-D

Here is the donation overview, made to The Global Fund
Date: October 25, 2006
Fund: the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Amount: $365.00
Type: One-time donation
Receipt #: 6O526A2IIE690SH20071
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Today's painting is lucky number seven of my Painting A Day Blog, and it's also a very meaningful painting. The (PRODUCT) Red iPod is Apple's most recent product release, and they are going to donate $10 from every sale of the red iPod to the global fund to fight AIDS. So that's 5 percent of the sales. We thought that was a great idea, but we figured, hey, why not make it an insanely great idea and donate all of the money to charity!

So, Snaggy and I are going to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this painting to The Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. We've known several people who have been victims of this terrible disease, including Snaggy's brother, who died from it. This is an opportunity to help in our own way, and we hope you will join in.

Snaggy and I also did a comic about the Red (PRODUCT) for the Joy of Tech. I don't think there are too many paintings of iPods out there. This would definitely be the first Red iPod painting up for sale, in the whole world. It's always fun to be first, don't you think? Also, it makes you feel good to know that you're doing something to help while buying stuff! I felt great while painting it, and hopefully, you'll feel great while bidding on it. The painting is a 5" x 7" acrylic painting on canvas board. The iPod is depicted life-sized. Cool, eh?

Just an update, for those wondering how we are going to pay The Global Fund, since eBay.ca doesn't have the pay-to-charity option like eBay.com does. We'll be paying them directly, or, if the buyer is from the USA and so wishes, they can pay the Global Fund directly and get the tax-deduction. We won't be receiving a tax deduction, and we will be covering the eBay.ca fees ourselves, and the shipping fee too. So in other words your full bid will go to The Global Fund.

From: "The Global Fund" [email protected]

Date: October 18, 2006 12:17:00 AM PDT (CA)

To: "Snaggy"

Subject: RE: Donating to The Global Fund via auction

Dear Mr Evans,

Thank you for your email, and for your support of the work of the Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

We would be happy to accept your donation, and suggest that the simplest
way would be for you to send the proceeds to the following address:

United Nations Foundation
Attn: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Dept. 344
Washington D.C. 20055-0344

(In this fashion, your donation can be tax-deductible).

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any other
questions.

Regards,

Beatrice Bernescut
Communications
[email protected]

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Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your generous gift in the amount of $365.00 to the United Nations Foundation in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Your gift will be used to support research, fund prevention efforts, and provide care to people living with these three diseases.

By asking the UN Foundation to be custodians of the Global Fund, Secretary-General Annan recognized the need to nurture collaboration from all sectors of the international community: no small task, but something the UN Foundation is honored to help support. Only through partnerships between the public and private sectors, both internationally and domestically, can we as a global society expect to combat a public health epidemic that has already taken so much and threatens millions more.

We hope you'll continue to visit www.unfoundation.org for updates on the work of the UN Foundation and our partners.

Thank you once again for your support – together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need us most.

Sincerely,

Ted Turner
Chairman

United Nations Foundation
www.unfoundation.org

*********************************************

In compliance with United States Internal Revenue Service requirements regarding charitable donations, the UN Foundation affirms that no goods or services have been provided by the Foundation to you in consideration for your contribution. Please retain this letter as proof of your gift for federal income tax purposes.

Donation overview

Date: October 25, 2006
Fund: the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Amount: $365.00
Type: One-time donation
Receipt #: 6O526A2IIE690SH20071

Posted by Nitrozac at 07:27 PM

October 15, 2006

"The Happy Mac" 5x7" oil painting, by Nitrozac (SOLD!)

SOLD!

Thank you Michaelmh!

Click here to view the auction.

I'm pleased to present to you, "The Happy Mac" painting! The subject of the painting was requested by Matthew, I thought it was a very good suggestion. I have painted the Happy Mac before, but it was a much smaller image than this one, so I thought the time was right to paint it again, only larger. The Happy Mac was such a pleasure to paint. It's such a cheerful icon, it really deserves to be immortalized on canvas. The Happy Mac icon was designed by Susan Kare. She also designed all the early Mac icons that are so near and dear to our hearts. Her designs are very crisp and exact, yet somehow the Happy Mac lends itself very nicely to the traditional oil paint medium.

With the release of OSX, Apple has replaced the Happy Mac boot-up image with the Apple Logo. That was a very sad day for many of us Mac Geeks who have real feelings about seeing the Happy Mac face. The Happy Mac image was also functional, it was the way your Mac would let you know how it was feeling; Happy Mac for when everything is going good, Sad Mac when it's not so good, even a Dead Mac for when things have gone horribly wrong. As you can imagine then, seeing the Happy Mac would be quite welcome.

I feel this painting will give its owner that same, reassuring feeling that everything is going to be ok. It can also bring back fond memories of working in previous OS's, like OS 9. Ah, those were the days, somehow things seemed to run faster in the other OS's ;-). "The Happy Mac" is the 6th painting to appear on my Painting A Day Blog. I also have a comic about the day Apple discarded the Happy Mac on our site, the Joy of Tech. The oil painting is a cute size of 5x7 inches, sure to fit any wall or shrine to the Mac. I wish you a very Happy Mac bidding!

Posted by Nitrozac at 05:44 PM

October 11, 2006

"Genius Bar Flies" 5x7 acrylic painting by Nitrozac (SOLD!)


SOLD!

This painting has been sold! Thank you millsyboy! :-D

Click here to bid on painting.

Say hello to painting number 5 of my Painting A Day Blog! These two girls are getting all dolled up to go to a new hot night spot–the Apple store genius bar. The redhead is putting on lipstick, and the blonde is putting on mascara. They are looking into the cartoon universe mirror which is at the viewer. Their eyes are following you everywhere! The painting is of a scene out of the first panel of this comic, of the Joy of Tech.

JoT (Joy of Tech) fans know, I do enjoy drawing attractive females in my comics whenever I get a chance. I thought painting JoT babes might be fun too, and it was! I'm happy with how it turned out, it's a bright and cheerful painting, you can't help it but smile when you look at it. I hope it'll make you smile when you look at it on your wall. Joyous Bidding!

Posted by Nitrozac at 11:18 PM

October 08, 2006

"Tux" 11x14 oil painting by Nitrozac (SOLD!)


SOLD!

Painting has sold! Thank you billself75! :-D

Behold! Tux, the virtuous and noble bird of the Linux operating system. He is at once masquot and logo, set free into this world to bring smiles and chuckles to coders and kernel hackers. Tux is the fourth installation of my Painting A Day Blog. This painting is special because it was painted 2 or three years ago, and it's a large, 11x14 oil painting.

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The painting has a commanding presence, the image boldly stands out. I purposely painted it loosely, with obvious brush strokes to give this Tux portrait a "painterly" look. I believe Tux's smile is as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's, don't you think? I constantly wonder what is behind that smile, it's like he knows something that I don't, perhaps he's sitting quietly knowing the meaning of life and not telling anyone, and for this, he smiles. Or maybe he feels good about representing an open source operating system and he is not bound by worldly laws, he is truly free.

Snaggy and I made a Joy of Tech comic about Tux and a painting, it was an early JoT. I'm thinking there is a Linux Geek who would love this original oil painting by Nitrozac, perhaps there is a Linux geek on your Christmas list? Stuffed Tux dolls are a dime a dozen, but I have never heard of any oil paintings of Tux being up for grabs! Methinks this is an opportunity that should not be missed! Happy Bidding!

Posted by Nitrozac at 10:33 PM

October 05, 2006

"Finder", 5x7 Oil painting by Nitrozac (SOLD!)


SOLD!


This painting has been sold! Thank you again mac-interactive! :D

Finder, is the first icon in the Mac OSX Dock, therefore "Finder" is my first painting of the "Dock Series" of Nitrozac's Painting A Day Blog. The idea for the Dock Series is; the painting of the icon can stand alone nicely, or you can collect all of them and line them up to look like a Mac OSX Dock! That is very cool. Could you imagine how cool it would look with them on your cubical wall? People would come up and say "Wow! Finder! I just want to click on that, it's so cool!".

Click here to view the auction.

Have you ever noticed how absolutely Picasso the Finder icon is? It's fun to stare at it and look at the face on the left, then the right, then as a single complete face, I could do that forever! I was very careful to highlight and shade the Finder to look exactly like it's sitting in the dock. Notice how it's painted lighter near the top? Painting in oils lends itself quite nicely to this type of blending, and the black edges came out quite sharp too! I'm very pleased with the result. The Finder icon is also the icon for Mac OS Classic, for those of you Classic fanatics out there (like me).

Why settle for the Finder icon and it's clever beauty to grace only your desktop? Have it on your wall too. You'll be the talk of your Mac User Group with this lovely treasure! Just think, it's also infinite dpi, (I love that about paintings!). I hope the winner/buyer will get years and years of pleasure from owning this icon, or should I say, painting of an icon! Good Luck!

Click here to view the auction.

Posted by at 04:05 PM

October 03, 2006

Portrait of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer. (SOLD!)

Steve Jobs!

SOLD!

This painting has been sold! Thank you mac-interactive! (smirky82 backed out of the transaction)

Just what you've always wanted, a 5"x7" portrait of Steve Jobs, the charismatic CEO of Apple Computers! To my knowledge, no one has painted a Steve Jobs' portrait, making this truly one-of-a-kind. Also a rare occurrence, is the happy, laughing, expression on his face. It is the perfect enhancement and conversation piece for any Mac Geek's geek-o-sphere.

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Everybody has pictures of family, and pets in their workspace, that's boring! Why not think different, and have a real painting of your favorite CEO? You'll be the envy of the entire office! There is no other place in the world you can get an original painting of Steve Jobs. It's not the kind of thing you can just go to Ikea and buy in the wall decor department. It's not some file anyone can print off in an inkjet printer! That's so common. You can see and touch the brushstrokes, the colors pop out, and the resolution is beyond anything an inkjet printer could ever acheive, it's infinite dpi! The resolution is as high as it physically can be! That alone is something to observe and marvel.

You can find several comics starring Steve Jobs at The Joy of Tech.

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Posted by at 08:06 AM

October 01, 2006

Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer of Pluto. (SOLD!)

This is a 5x7 inch, original, acrylic painting by Nitrozac.

SOLD!


Painting has been sold! Thanks rektor.donz!

I think Clyde Tombaugh deserves a little more attention. Not only does he have a cool, retro 50's look, he is also the discoverer of the planet Pluto. His face seems calm and relaxed, and he looks like a distinguished gentleman. After reading about him and his work, I decided to paint his portrait.

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Recently, the International Astronomical Union demoted dear, sweet, little Pluto, causing an outcry of sadness and grief among star gazing geeks, myself included (see the comic Snaggy and I did about it in The Joy of Tech). Even Clyde's widow said she was upset! What kind of monsters would upset a nice little old lady! Don't they have anything better to do than recategorize space objects?! Is it that bleak out there in the space discovery business that they have to pick on the little guys?!

So, I painted Clyde's portrait in deep thought and reverence and silent protest. I was thinking of how it must have felt being the discoverer of a planet, an actual planet! How exciting it must have been to have seen it in the telescope, and realize you're the first person to observe it. Imagine the fun he must have had thinking of a name for it-Pluto! What a sweet little name for such a sweet little planet. Ok well, maybe the Lord of the Underworld isn't that sweet, but Pluto the planet is. While I painted, I thought of how upsetting it might have been for him if he was alive, to have his discovery just tossed out with the other little blobs in space. I am glad he is not here to know such sadness. I get comfort from the fact that some of his ashes are on the New Horizons spacecraft, travelling towards Pluto at this very moment. *sigh*

It is my honour to paint Clyde Tombaugh, and I hope that the new owner of this painting will appreciate Clyde's beautiful contribution to astronomy and our geeky world. May it inspire you to look at the stars and love all the objects in the sky, whether they're big giants or tiny planets, they all have a story to tell if you're willing to listen.

Posted by at 12:04 AM

September 19, 2006

Selling prices of Paintings

Here are the recent selling prices of the paintings...

Title of Painting Selling price
"HAL 9000, an oil painting. 11 x 14 inches $710.00
"Jobs with iPhone" 7"x 9" acrylic $410.00
"iChat" 5"x7" oil painting by Nitrozac $405.00
"Woz, Jobs and the Apple" 11"x14" oil painting by Nitrozac $449.00
"Dvorak is Nuts!", 5"x 7"acrylic painting $101.00
"Portrait of Nitrozac's iPod", 7"x 9" $84.00
"DashBoard", 5"x 7"oil painting $112.00
"Forget Life... Play Snood", 7"x 9" $135.00
"Miss iPod Killer", 7"x 9" acrylic painting $99.00
"The Mac Bomb" 7"x9" Oil painting $111.50
Painting of iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED, 5"x7" $365.00
"Genius Bar Flies" 5x7 Acrylic painting $76.00
"The Happy Mac" 5"x7" Oil painting $167.50
"Tux" 11x14 oil painting $110.50
"Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer of Pluto" $65.00
"Finder", 5x7 Oil painting $155.03
"Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers" $255

Posted by Snaggy at 04:02 PM