July 6, 2016

Just An Old Country Doctor

I’m off to Montreal ComicCon in a few short hours and wrapping up the last of the things I need to do.

This is one of them.

I have had a real blast painting classic Star Trek recently. Truly a trip down memory lane and a chance to honour my gateway fandom. Between Trek and Who, I didn’t stand a chance.

I still have more paintings to do, though the bridge crew has now been painted except for Chekov. I want to paint Klingons and Romulans and more. I want to take this nostalgic trip and drive it into the ground. Ha.

This painting was one I struggled with.

Maybe because McCoy was always one of my favourite characters. Maybe because of the moment I chose to immortalize. I did this painting in two sessions and I honestly thought about trashing it and walking away.

It happens sometimes, though I usually prefer to set the painting aside until I’m ready to paint it. But sometimes a painting can’t be saved.

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This painting was saved. And it was just a matter of pushing through when things got difficult.


And sometimes the only way to get through is to do the ridiculous. Like toss a bunch of teal and neon green on the canvas.


Like so.


And then play around with all the colours. Like so.

Until it’s done.


Just An Old Country Doctor

20″ x 16″

Acrylic on stretched canvas.