Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Most of my comics were from 1976,when I was 14,and in Junior High school..I had this one comic with a story set in the 1950's, you could tell by the suits and cars, about a double-crossing American agent who got caught dealing with G-men he thought were Russian agents. They were after him now,and he needed a way to escape.Sweating and frantic and ducking into dark alleys,he reads a newspaper story about a scientist readying a backyard rocket set for a moon launch."That's it!" he exclaims."I'll get on the rocket and go to the moon until things cool down!" He makes his way around to the backyard of the scientist under the cover of night,and spies the man working in his back yard hut from a dark corner of the house.He sneaks up on the scientist and grabs him by the lapels."Put me on that rocket!"he demands."B-but I c-can't!"says the scientist,meekly,trying to explain:"y-you don't understand.." "Never mind!",the desperate man says,knocking out the scientist."I'll do it myself!" Then,to his horror, he see's the rocket and cries"N-no! It can't be!" and crumbles down,defeated,next to the minature 3 foot high rocket, the dark sillouettes of the G-men standing behind him,visible from the waist down as the man cries in his hand!-That comic book story is what gave me the inspiration for this painting all of these years later.I just never forgot it.--the painting,though only 16"x 20", was done with great care,thought and detail. Thank you.
My name is peter villalobos. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.I am an artist from San Jose but currently live in the east bay town of Dublin California. Though I have been drawing all of my life,I actually began oil painting in 1991. The 1980's were my time playing with water colors and charcoal drawing before discovering oil paint and stretched canvas.Oil,I found, is more forgiving.Growing up,it was my father, an ex marine and minor league pitcher, who taught me to be interested in many different things,be it boxing or shooting or cars.;we would go to the drag races often in Fremont California in the early 1970's. You've seen the kids in the pits? Well,that was me. Many experiences and observations have morphed into various themes in my paintings.I began with a trilogy of Cannery Row paintings because that is where I helped my father build his schooner above Cannery Row, from 1976 to 1981,and that time, in many ways,both great and terrible,impacted me, leaving deep impressions.Currently,at this update in August 2017, I am working on number two oil painting from my dream series.... So enjoy the variety of paintings that have transpired in the last twenty five years,be it bits of Monterey's Cannery Row or great fighters from the past.- thank you.