Out of Time: An 80’s and 90’s Cartoon Show


Next weekend I’ll be participating in a show at a local gallery organized by Jon Sanchez, Jeremy Montoya and Jonathan Perea. Here’s what they have to say about it on the event’s Facebook page.

Please join us for “Out of Time: an 80’s and 90’s Cartoon Art Show”. Over 25 local artists are coming together to show artwork inspired by cartoons from their childhoods. Come to the opening night event on Friday the 13th… the artwork is sure to sell quickly! There will be food, drinks and DJ Cali 5 spinning all music from the 80’s and 90’s!

I believe that the number of artists has increased to 40 since they created the event page.

This is my piece. It features characters from a show I’m not afraid to admit I enjoy, the Powerpuff Girls! I’m working on pallet restraint so I only used the four colors shown in the picture. Initially, I only wanted to use two (ultramarine and burnt sienna) but then I wouldn’t have been able to make a green for Buttercup or a purple for Fuzzy Lumpkins. I think painting would have looked nice with such a restricted pallet but each of these characters are known for their color. I added yellow ochre mix with ultramarine for green and alizarin crimson for purple. To achieve color harmony each color is actually a mixture of three colors. For example I made a skin tone from alizarin crimson and yellow ochre. For shadows on the skin tones I added a little ultramarine. For purple I used alizarin crimson, ultramarine and burnt sienna for highlights. Since each color is made from a similar recipe they all seem to go well together. Just a little color theory for you in case you were interested.

Back to the show, If you’re in Albuquerque I hope you stop by. It opens March 13th at the Downtown Contemporary Gallery on 4th and Central and runs through the end of the month.

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