SirColby.com The Art of Colby Jones

July 28, 2009

We’re Number One?

Filed under: CARTOONS,Sports and Recreation — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 12:16 am

Hook’em, Gig’em, Guns Up…many colleges display hand gestures in support of their athletic teams. That might not be a good idea for some types of mascots.

Hook'em Unicorns

July 21, 2009

Girl Swinging

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits,Sports and Recreation — Colby @ 1:31 pm

Girl Swinging

Acrylic on canvas, 24″ X 30″

July 15, 2009

Feast and Celebration

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 12:48 pm

Central Lutheran Church in Dallas asked me to come up with a cover for their “Feast and Celebration” communion service, a beautiful musical setting by Mary Haugen. The church outline is based on the profile of the sanctuary at Central.

Feast-And-Celebration

July 10, 2009

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Filed under: CARTOONS — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 11:26 pm

Mary-Had-A-Little-Lamb

July 5, 2009

Monkey Mural 3

Filed under: MURALS — Colby @ 2:18 pm

This is the third of three postings showing more close up images from the Monkey Mural. Again, forgive the quality of some of these snapshots.

The mural is in Phoenix, hence the D-Backs uniform.

The stained glass background resembles the one at my church. I wear a cross similar to the one on the pulpit.

Note the U of Arizona cap.

This monkey is holding a book that I wrote for my grandkids. It came with a DVD slideshow.

The only non-monkey in the mural. It refers to another mural full of frogs doing stuff. I had to go back to the frog mural and add a monkey.

July 3, 2009

Monkey Mural 2

Filed under: MURALS — Colby @ 2:00 pm

This is the second of three postings showing more close up images from the Monkey Mural (posted December 14, 2007). Each drawing includes an “easter egg” for the benefit of the owners of the mural and maybe a couple of personal ones of my own.

Please forgive the quality of some of these snapshots.

This replicates The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.

Can’t have The Beatles without also having The King, Elvis.

The soccer player is for me. The Aggie uniform isn’t.

Wearing her nostalgic leotard, this gymnast had an occasional wobble on the beam.

Yep. I was a cheerleader in college. Those are my college colors. I didn’t use pom poms though. Or wear a skirt. For proof go to “Artist’s Statement.”

July 1, 2009

Monkey Mural 1

Filed under: MURALS — Colby @ 10:29 am

I’ve been asked to show some of the critters from the Monkey Mural (posted December 14, 2007). I’ve picked out just a handful from the approximately 50 in the mural. I won’t post them all at the same time. This is the first of three postings.

Please forgive the quality of some of these snapshots.

Each of these drawings includes some “easter egg” (personal reference) for the owners of the mural with a couple of personal ones of my own thrown in.

First, we had to start with the traditional “barrel full of monkeys.”

The cowboy hat is for the Texas roots. They’re flying a kite that looks like the Texas flag. The kid monkey imitates Chim-Chim, from Speed Racer.

On the cape is a replica of a family coat of arms.

The liederhosen represents the family’s German heritage.

The plane gives a nod to Southwest Airlines.

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