Thursday, August 10, 2006

George Reeves...My Pal and Yours

I've been watching the recently released DVD box set of Superman-Seasons 3 and 4, and it brought back a flood of great memories. Things like: Perry was kind of jerk ( really watch him crabbing for no reason at all); Jimmy being a little, hmmm..., shall we say a little inept; and most of all how fantastic George Reeves was as Superman.
I'm working on some paintings for what I believe is one of the best projects I've ever had the good fortune to fall into, and I'm trying to work out the style. We'll I decided to use George as my model, and as I was looking through the footage it struck me that he is smiling through MOST of the series. This triggered my childhood memories on why I like him so much. Anyone who could handle a daily crisis with such a Dean Martin-esque easy going attitude really would be a Superman. Anyway, George Reeves is now added to my Fantasy Pal List ( along with Bob Hope, Martin Mull, and Pamela Hensley ( Princess Ardala from the 70's series Buck Rogers ...for obvious reasons).

"George Reeves...My Pal and yours", 6" x 6", oil on cradled Masonite panel

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