Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Sam Gilmore Original!


How cool is THIS?! The very talented SAM GILMORE from Chiaroscuro, who I am happy to call friend, created this painting for me from the best picture that was ever taken of me.

Like the painting, it was in glorious black and white. It shows me in all my glory in my cadet camp uniform while listening to 'The Human League' on my 'Walkman'. (Holy crap that is a time machine back to the past - 1982). Way to capture a cool moment in time, buddy. I know exactly where I would want to go if I ever get my time machine to work properly.

I am honored to be immortalized in such a fashion. And really, people, isn't that the way it SHOULD be for me and my Cave of Cool? Check out the comparison to see just how talented Sam is.

10 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

That is awesome! It must bring back a ton of memories for you...
very nice of the artist also...

Kal said...

Well to be honest with you I WAS a beautiful man back then - how could he resist. That was a great summer too...I worked as a photography instructor and was a member of the camp's photography team. We were like war correspondents with all the glamour but none of the bullets.

Pat Tillett said...

Oh yeah, I remember when you made a post about those days...

Megan said...

Super cool.

Kal said...

I know, Megan. I was both flattered and proud to see this. My people are the bestest people in da world.

Sam G said...

It looks better in person. I'll send it to you when I finish the other pic. ;) Thanks!

Kal said...

Oh that is just an early Christmas present buddy. Everyone I have shown it to loves it. Be sure to include your address when you sent it. I have something Canadian to send you in return. I really appreciate the effort.

Unknown said...

Not wanting to get to insult or anything..but he's quite a young bloke back then? Looks like youve always had that facial hair thing going on. (like me)
I have Photoshop and it does a great job at rendering photos as drawings.

Wings1295 said...

Very cool, Cal!!!

Unknown said...

great stuff..