Friday, July 22, 2016

The Fab Four Prints

 Okay folks, I've had some people ask if I had prints of my Beatles caricatures available? Well, yes I do!

I'm offering “The Fabs” as an unframed limited first edition run of only twenty prints, numbered, signed and dated by myself.  Each print is a Black & White image size: 8x8” centered on 12x12” archival card stock only  $20 plus $5 for shipping and handling.  Cashiers check or money order only.  Please make payable to Joel Brinkerhoff, 3307 SE Barba St. Milwaukie OR, 97222

Come on Beatlemaniacs!
Print Shown With 12X12" Frame

Friday, July 15, 2016

Smallest Portraits Received

Finished 14"X11" Portraits
Framed Painting

I just received word that the 14"X11" double portrait arrived safely and also a picture of it framed.  Nice choice! 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Smallest Portraits to Date (Work in Progress)

I'm just about done with this 14"x11" commissioned oil painting.  It's been a challenge not only because of the small size, but also because the source photo given to me for reference was aged and color faded.  The client is happy with the likenesses so now I can finish this up soon!  
14"x11" Full Figure Portraits

Detail to Show Scale (Need to clean up areas around brides head)

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Heavy Metallurgy

I was asked to do a music video that featured heavy metal music.  I've stopped foaming at the mouth but my ears are still bleeding.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Retouching Younger Days

I had the pleasure of restoring an old photo for a friend.  His wife only had this one picture of herself as a teen and it was badly damaged.  This was kind of a tricky restoration because of the back lighting wanting to turn her face into a dark puddle, but my friend was happy with the results, so yahoo.


Dream Project

While my children were growing up, I came across the book "The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures" by Seymour Leichman.  I thought it would make a wonderful animated film and pitched the idea to the studio I was working for at the time.  It's a simple story of a kingdom lead by an inattentive ruler who is kept in the dark by his advisers. The overall atmosphere and mood are excellently captured by the illustrations and I wanted to keep the anthropomorphic sadness the architecture of the peasant township intact.   There are some changes I think would make the story stronger and more dramatic but I still think the book would make a magical animated musical.

Here are my interpretations of the kings advisers Pomp and Circumstance.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Home Grown in 3D

Here's my composite picture called "Home Grown" I did in 3D using vintage photos.  There's a free-view, version where you cross your eyes and focus on the image that forms in the middle.  I've also made an anaglyph version for those with 3D glasses.

You can click on the images to make them bigger.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Happiest Dogs in the World

The client just picked up their oil portraits of Jessy (little girl dog), and Maverick (big Dane guy), and were glad to get it for the Christmas giving.  This was an almost life sized painting and very fun to work on.  I love Jessie's sweet smile and Mavericks goofy grin!   

I hope the owners enjoy this painting for years to come, and that you all have a Very Merry Christmas!