I've never seen a flying saucer but the idea of them intrigues me. I wanted to show three of them mysteriously appearing above a tranquil and serene unpopulated landscape. See more ufo art here; ufo art
High Tide at the Calatrava - Milwaukee Art Museum
Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 20x24
The Calatrava design of the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan is a spectacular achievement in beauty and engineering. The open "wings" of the Burke Brise Soleil in this view reminded me of the tail fin of a gigantic sea creature diving beneath the waves. The Quadracci Pavilion is used here as an icon of art and civilization being swept away by the forces of nature in a cataclysmic event of epic proportions. I actually painted a similar theme over 30 years ago using the Milwaukee War Memorial as my subject. Perhaps I'll post a photo of the earlier piece at a later date.
I painted this character study quite some time ago. I have it hanging in my studio where I see it every day. The timeworn features and piercing stare tell of a hard life and a less-than-friendly disposition. For now I'm keeping this fellow in my private collection. NFS - Tom Shropshire