Thursday, January 17, 2008



I used to have this painting on my website. I took it off because I didn't think it really went with the body of work that I'm trying to create. BUT, I really like this painting. I like the way the paint worked transparent in the hair, and the colors in the face and hands. This piece is my tribute to Angus Young. Angus, for any of those lost souls who dont know, is the guitarist of the Australian rock band AC/DC. And, in my opinion, Angus defines rock-n-roll. The first concert I ever saw was AC/DC at the Salt Palace in 1991. I did this painting about 3 yrs ago. It's still one of my favorite paintings, and every time I see footage of Angus ripping it makes me want to paint twenty more of these.

20 comments:

Dillon Thompson said...

Dood I love this piece. Heil Angus.
We still need to get our "hang" on.

FlingThing said...

Great work, Justin!
I'd love to see twenty more :-)

Rock on!

Dani Brandimarte said...

Wow, this is cool. I especially love the background. I've wanted to do a painting of Blondie for a long time, but have been hesitant because I've seen so many paintings of musicians/rock/jazz icons that it comes across as cliche, but now that I've seen this, I'm inspired. Yours doesn't come across that way at all.

Tim Bye said...

Fantastic piece man - I really love this! There's a great feeling of movement in it - Super!

sharpiemark said...

absolutely awesome. i love ac/dc and this painting is an amazing tribute. well done.

Shawn Colloton said...

Great piece! You really make Angus seem larger than life. Until you look at his hand in relation to the fretboard and realize how small that dude really is. No wonder he fits into the boys school uniform so well.

Adam Ford said...

You are a virtuoso dude. I love the strokes on this!

Aksel said...

it's a really great painting about this rock star, i like the red color use in this picture. it's a really strong heu... painting... my english is still bad T_T..

Heidi said...

Oh, who doesn't love AC/DC?

Well, me. But I DO love your painting. And Rhett's all inspired and singing AC/DC now. So thanks.

Maudie Jane said...

Your work is Amazing, Amazing, let me say that again. Amazing! I followed Emilie's post to your site, and I am so glad I did.

Tobias Schwarz said...

great work!

Wayne Porter said...

great work here! i love your style...ill be back here for sure!

an illdressed foolishwise said...

it reminds me of sitting up talking all night on the yellow coutch in the truman..

Aaron said...

hey man, this rocks! no pun intended, anyway you need to present this to the class and then pull off some hard core rock band moves! Great stuff bro!

Antonio Fernandez said...

Very good, great work!

kristina said...

Hey, Justin, you are so awesom! I LOVE your work!! and your blog is great but where is my Benny's link??

Aksel said...

Need more like this !!

Sara said...

I love your style- you are amazingly talented! I'm a big art lover and Heidi referred me to you because she saw that I like jeff hein- can't wait to follow your work- Ciao!

Emily said...

Bustin Justin hey this is Emily Smith, Jessie Smiths wife. I noticed on my sisters blog Sara who sent you a comment before this one, that a friend of hers told her to go to your blog. So I thought I'd check it out and sure enough Jess knows ya.
Small world we live in eh.

Allison said...

hey justin. thanks for coming saturday! we appreciate it a lot. nate's got a website, finally. check it out. natewilsonart.com