I’m honored to present a new painting of the late, beloved Wheaton Terrier — Jagger.
The work was based on this source image of Jagger, hanging out at home, with her head tilted to the side and eyes full of love.
A Portrait of Wheaton Terrier, Jagger by Borbay
You can view the entire creation process in 90 seconds by clicking on the video above. Before we move on to the photographic recap, I’d like to give a special shout to Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda for the absolutely perfect soundtrack.
Before I leave Manhattan on July 7th, here are a few important housekeeping items to share.
Every month or so, I send out a newsletter… There is much to share — including my biggest announcement to date, new work, a Bahamian adventure and some exciting press. 2015 is now officially a game changer.
1. Going Nomad
On July 9, 2011 — I married my dream girl. In our vows, we promised to raise a family, travel the world and share our dreams. And so, fittingly, on July 8th, we are hitting the road to do just that… here’s the entire story.
On Saturday, June 6th, from 6 – 10 PM — I’ll be showing alongside a group of spectacular artists at Livestream Public in Brooklyn. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook… and/or simply roll through. This will be my final public showing in NYC before I go nomad.
On July 8th, our two-year lease expires, but we aren’t renting another apartment. Instead, Erin, Coraline, Vega and I are leaving Manhattan and going nomad. Here’s the story… beginning right after college.
Introducing my final Art Exuma painting — the world famous Santana’s Grill Pit, located on Little Exuma. After Erin drove across the island to have lunch here with Jeanne, my Mother-In-Law, she returned letting me know this was a spot to paint. She was, as she often is, 100% on the money.
Here is my glorious set-up. The plan was this — Tom and I would head over to Santana’s, start a painting, grab lunch, then drive over to school and pick up Coraline.
Introducing my fourth Art Exuma painting — “Mindscape Exuma Shadow”.
The idea for this painting occurred when I spotted this dramatic shadow cast over Mindscape Exuma Blue. It sent the wheels turning, and on the island, there are no traffic lights.
Mindscape Exuma Shadow — Borbay Original Painting by Borbay
Here is the entire process in a minute, soundtrack courtesy of The Bergamot. Be sure to snap-up their fabulous forthcoming album Tones — you can pre-order here.
My Bahamian painting adventure as Art Exuma‘s first Artist-In-Residence continues with ‘Mindscape Exuma Blue’. The sky and water are so polarizing in The Bahamas, they became a must-paint.
Here is the entire process in a minute, soundtrack courtesy of The Bergamot. The track, ‘Remedy’, is from their fabulous forthcoming album Tones — you can pre-order here.
Here is some amazing insight on the final episode of ‘The Sopranos’ from David Chase himself, courtesy of DGA. This, of course, was one of my favorite all-time series… hence, the portrait of Mr. Gandolfini.
Introducing my second painting created as Art Exuma‘s first Artist-in-Residence: “Mindscape Emerald Bay.” This 14″X18″, acrylic on canvas work, represents the first time I’ve merged land-and-mindscapes. I’m finding myself deeply influenced by the Bahamian magic.
As you can imagine… inspiration comes swiftly when this is your studio.