Here’s some new Giants artwork I completed recently, in honor of Eli Manning’s retirement and LT and Saquon’s recent birthdays. Signed prints of the Saquon are 11″ x 14″ and available for $25 apiece. You can also get it on t-shirts and other merch over at my TeePublic store. Some of the other original pieces are still available as well. If interested in anything, email email@example.com
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a live-painting at the 16th Annual Robert Luongo ALS Dinner at Nanina’s in Belleville, NJ to be auctioned off at the end of the evening. The dinner was started and is still run each year by MLB umpire Phil Cuzzi, with a number of people from the world of sports showing up each year and a veritable treasure trove of memorabilia being auctioned off. It was a really great night, fun time, and honor to be a part of. Phil does a great job organizing the event in honor of his late high school friend, the ownership and staff of Nanina’s did a terrific job and treated me fantastically (amazing venue, btw, check it out), legendary Tigers and Pirates manager Jim Leyland gave the keynote speech, and I had the honor of watching both Bob Costas and local comedy legend Uncle Floyd auction off my painting. Bob got my name wrong, but other than that did his usual terrific job on the mic. It was a treat getting to see one of the great broadcasters of my lifetime cut loose and emcee a live event in a room like that. Uncle Floyd and I had a great time talking about not just the Yankees, but also David Bowie: how he’d come to see their live show at The Bitter End in the ’80s, and what it was like having the Starman himself write a song about him (“Slip Away”, off 2002’s Heathen. A great song, and also the only one where Bowie mentions the Yankees). It was a special night, and one I was very happy and honored to be a part of. Thanks to Phil and everyone else for having me and treating me so well. Looking forward to next year’s dinner already! I wasn’t able to get as many pics as I liked (I was too busy trying to finish that big Gehrig painting in 4 hours), but I thought I wanted to share a few with you here. I really liked how that Gehrig came out. Of all the Yankee live-paintings I’ve done in the past year (and I’ve done a lot), this is one of my favorites. It’s 24″ x 36″ and ended up being auctioned off for $1500, second only to an autographed Mariano Rivera “Hall Of Fame 2019” jersey. Very cool. Enjoy!
Here’s a little painting of one of the greatest movie moments ever, even if it is only the second best in its own movie, Steve Rogers showing Thanos, Thor, and the world that the little budge we saw in Age Of Ultron was no joke and he is truly worthy to wield the mighty Mjölnir. And then goes opening up a giant can of whoop-ass on the mad Titan before ultimately being bested right as the newly un-snapped cavalry arrives (the single greatest moment in the movie, and in any movie of the last few years). I w,ant to do a piece depicting Cap finally – FINALLY! – giving the iconic “Avengers, assemble” line, but I’m still unsure how to go about doing it. It would certainly be a much larger canvas piece. I had to get this one out of my system, though. The image and moment are just too good. So here he is. 9″ x 12″ acrylic on canvas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Here’s some new Star Wars art from me (actually, all Empire Strikes Back. I just realized that). See them all 7pm this Monday at Northern Soul (557 1st St, Hoboken, NJ) at the opening reception for my new “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. If you’d like to purchase one of them and can’t make it to Hoboken, e-mail me at email@example.com
“I Don’t Know Where You Get Your Delusions” – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Join Me” – 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Do Or Do Not” – 11″ x 14″ acrylic with colored pencil on bristol board
On behalf of Northern Soul and the Northern Soul Art Project’s curator Narciso Espiritu, Jr., I invite you to the opening reception for “Portraits Of Awesomeness: The Pop-Culture Art of Craig Mahoney” on Monday, October 20th at 7pm. Nearly two dozen new, original drawings and paintings celebrating my favorites from movies, music, TV, and comedy will be on display, with most being shown publicly for the first time.
All artwork will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be drink specials, free snacks, and some of the movies and music that inspired the artwork playing throughout the night. I’m also hearing a rumor that there will be cookies. No promises, though.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys promoting other people’s work (and if you are, THANKS!), here’s the link to the facebook event page and below are some promo pics for your Instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds. Feel free to tag me on instagram (@yerolepalCraiggers) or twitter (@CraigMahoney) and hashtag it #PortraitsOfAwesomeness (Is that a long hashtag? Yes. Do I have a better idea? No. We’ll just have to live with it.).
I’ve been derelict in keeping up this blog, but not in drawing and painting new pics. Here’s a bunch of recent ones. Most of them are available to purchase or available as prints. If interested, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Society6 store.
“Audrey” – 9″ x 12″ pencil on paper
“The Bat, The Cat, The Clown, and The Car” triptych – Each painting 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Cash” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Captain’s Farewell” – 9″ x 12″ pencil drawing
“Frank” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Suntory Time” – 9″ x 12″ drawing