Painting on Recycled wood Board – Two-Sided Painting

I recently completed a painting for a friend in which I painted over my old artwork from the 90s. No worries it was crappy artwork anyway – I was trying to emulate the style from Juxtapoz Magazine. It really just looks like a crazy stream of consciousness painting. It was also done in chalk pastels and colored pencils so it was badly faded, I needed to paint over it. This new painting had to be fresh, bright, and lively – so I decided to try rosemaling, which is harder than it looks and I ended up freestyle painting the roses. My friend agreed with painting over the old artwork but with one exception – that I keep the little green Martians that you see on the lower right corner of the final piece…. and keep the girl that’s painted on the other side of the board which was my attempt at Litchenstein and manga.

Final piece – acrylic and gold leaf on 2’ x 3’ wood board – martians on the lower right
The martians
My attempt at rosemaling- not great ended up free painting the roses
Make it pop
Original artwork from the mid ‘90’s in pastels – it was badly faded – see martians on the lower right
Girl on Telephone- colored pencil- mid 90’s
Final – Girl on Telephone – acrylic and mixed media