Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Sunday, January 31, 2010

You Can See the Resemblance in Their Eyes. And Bold Black Outlines

the eldest brother of girl studying mouse and girl shopping. he likes the san francisco 49ers just as as much as his shopping sister but he's not showing it right now.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Squares of Siblings

the girl that received girl studying mouse commissioned two more paintings. this one is her sister and tomorrow's will be her brother.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Penguins Like Beer. That's Why I Forgot to Post Yesterday

in the art world, rigid glass bottles can bend. and alcoholic beverages are generic.

i'd call this a medium five.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He Sounds Like Nathan Lane

this should have been a two part commission with a wild boar.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Put Tim Dimond into Cyberspace

i just finished creating a website for Tim Dimond to go along with the new albums for which he had me design covers. go check it out and read his blog cause he's a funny fellow. and i'm not just saying that. quite an amusing writer.

If You're High Enough, the Color Doesn't Matter Anyway

a rare image of a white bob marley. usually he's red yellow and green.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's Going to Be Tough to Come Back with What I Want Considering It's January

i forgot to mention in today's painting post that i'm going away for a long weekend. my cousin lives in florida and she, as well as the sunshine, really need a visit from me. painting shall recommence once i'm tan.

Italy Plus the Stuff Around It

i've painted a part of this request before.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Complementary Pokeball

this was a request for a pokeball in "non-traditional colors". i went with the exact opposite of the traditional colors. i even painted the black outline as white and the white stroke as black. that way, if you stare at one spot on the painting for a long time and then look at a white wall, you'll see a pokeball in traditional red and white as an afterimage. the outlines will be black, the stroke will be white and the background will be blue.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This Music May Give You Cancer

i just released two new ringtones for free. they're based on the same cell phone interference sound as Radiation by Spagnola. you can hear them here or get them directly to your phone by texting SPAGNOLA to 69937 (MYXER).

I Need Mr. Yuck Stickers on Everything

is it bad that i think this looks delicious? i don't know how i survived chem.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I Ended Up Using Cringer

this one was hard because i had to find a GIANT tiger with a paw that was almost one foot wide. then i had him step in paint and then step on the canvas.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yinz Guys Like My Painting

this isn't the first time i've lovingly rendered Pittsburgh. i didn't have to pay to ship this one because the requester and i live in the same fair city. she came and picked it up.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Don't Even Know How He Got in Touch With Me Because I'm Such a Big Deal

this is a portrait requested by a fellow that writes for the newspaper in my hometown. he used it in his column. now that i'm super famous and awesome and successful and awesome, everyone back where i used to live is thrilled that the celebrity Ali Spagnola is from their town.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Multiple Man

i just painted a two panel commission of the Multiple Man from Marvel Comics. i'm not exactly sure what he's doing but i have a feeling it has something to do with the fact that his superhero power is duplicating himself.

They're Also Avid Runners That Prefer Tennis Shoes

little known fact: most cheeses have raynaud's phenomenon and wear gloves to stay warm.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mine Doesn't Have a Thumb Hole

although it's romantic to think artists use these palates, it's not always realistic. this is what my palate looks like:

its half of a plastic take out container i got from my college cafeteria over two years ago. it's hard to capture in a photo but those mounds of dried paint are around three inches high. and it's surprisingly heavy due to that fact.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maybe I Should Watch It Considering I Created Art About It

this is Dante and Randal from "Clerks" written and directed by Kevin Smith. i've never seen the live action movie but i've actually watched the animated show that spun off from the film. that's kind of silly because the movie was really well known and the cartoon was pulled after two episodes.

Monday, January 11, 2010

He Isn't a Puritan

this fellow, Scott Pilgrim, is a character from a graphic novel series that isn't about colonizing the new world.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Vowel Differences

this is the capitOl located in our capitAl.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I Know of Another Figure That's Rarely Seen Looking Pleasant

it makes sense he's usually represented as a smiling deity because nothing about his religious story involves nails.

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's Going to Catch On

haven't you heard the expression "a cow always arrives 39 minutes late?" well that's because i just made it up to explain why this post is on saturday instead of friday.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Even Though Brown Is All the Colors, I Use Brown Less Than All the Colors

i decided to give these guys a sepia treatment. my brown tube of paint was excited cause it's the most neglected of all my colors. i still have the same tube i bought in high school.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Knife That Cuts By Itself Could Be Great/Terrible

looks like it's a self propelled knife. must be battery powered.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Radiation by Spagnola on The Nexus One Phone

today, Google released its newest phone, the Nexus One. it comes with 13 preloaded songs in its music player. Radiation from my album, Free of Style, is one of them! the Nexus One also allows you to set "Radiation by Spagnola" as your ringtone. which you should. cause it's awesome. also because it's appropriate...the song's beat is created with the sound you hear when a cell phone call is interfering with speakers.

if you don't happen to have one of the coolest phones on the planet yet, you can get the ringtone here. or download the song here:

Ali Spagnola - Free of Style - Radiation

Conversation Hearts are the Only Type of Conversation Allowed in the LH Libaries

the requester didn't care to be accurate about what conversation hearts actually say. i don't know what LHL means to him. i'm guessing it's not Linda Hall Library, LHL Construction, Inc., Lister Hill Library or Lawrence H. Landweber as google told me it means. funny that two libraries use LHL. i wonder if they're rivals. their librarians meet every third sunday of the month to have shush offs and dewey decimal challenges.

Monday, January 4, 2010

And the Blue One Behind Her

i left out the star of the photo: the yellow frisbee.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Two Chubby Things

i've forgotten to post every other day this entire year!

this image is titled "bass2.jpg". "bass.jpg" is a bass guitar hee hee.

the first venus of willendorf i painted was for a gallery show. i thought it wouldn't even get taken off the wall let alone requested again. cool. i'd love to have the original sculpture.

Friday, January 1, 2010

One of These Paintings Has Time Traveled Here from Last Year

happy new year! i forgot to post yesterday so the new year's eve and new year's day paintings get to hang out together. that is actually perfect because they were commissioned together! what i usually would have considered to be a mistake ended up being advantageous. i think that's a good sign for the new year.

beverage. mostly blue with a touch of yellow.

breakfast. mostly yellow with a touch of blue.