As Fast As Fast Can Be — The Jackson Hole Jackalope Painting

Jackson Hole Jackalope Painting by Borbay

“You said you’d never paint animals!”

“I never said that.”

Actual quote from the Jackson Hole News & Guide, “There’s this notion of Western art and these traditional scenes with cowboys and Indians and I feel like the same bear and wolf have been painted maybe a thousand times,” (Borbay) said. “I love signage. I’m a city guy at heart. I want to bring my vision here. I’m not going to go and start painting just a bunch of straight-up animal scenes to cater to the market.”

Mmmm, those words are delicious. And so is the mythological Jackalope.

Jackson Hole Jackalope

Never say never… you may find yourself painting a Jackalope… in Grand Teton National Park… living in Idaho…

Posted by Borbay on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Let’s get back to square one, and watch this baby come together in time lapse… another beauty of a soundtrack from MH the Verb! Oh, and do read on for the hop-by-hop recap.

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Atomic Liquors En Plein Vegas Air

Atomic Liquors Painting by Borbay

Atomic Liquors is the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, with liquor license #0001. Back in the day, folks would head up to the roof with a cocktail to watch the nukes go boom in the horizon about 50 miles away. That seems dangerous to me, but I carry a cell phone in my front pocket — so what do I know? This baby has been featured in scores of movies… and is flat out one of the best damn neon signs in the world.

Atomic Liquors Las Vegas by Borbay

Here is a snap of the glorious sign, lit-up beautifully, on a warm Vegas night.

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Hollywood Sign Neon Painting by Borbay

Hollywood Sign Neon Painting by Borbay 2017

I’ve wanted to paint this for well over a decade, but I needed time to discover the right approach. Over the past year, I began wondering — what would the Hollywood Sign look like as a giant neon? There was precedent — at the turn of the millennium, the sign was ablaze in color — minus the tubes. So, with this as a general guide… I began to reinvent… on a large scale.

Hollywood Sign Neon Painting

If the Hollywood Sign was a neon, it might look like this… introducing, my latest 36"X60" acrylic painting — "Hollywood Sign Neon". I invite you to take a journey through my creative process… soundtrack courtesy of MH the Verb. Head over to borbay.com for more action…

Posted by Borbay on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Check the full video… or read on, for a step-by-step analysis of the process.

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Howdy Stranger Yonder Is Jackson Hole Sign Painting

Howdy Stranger Jackson Hole Sign Painting by Borbay

Howdy Stranger! I’d like to introduce my latest painting…

You can experience a version of this beautiful sign at the top of Teton Pass. Another once graced the Jackson Hole Airport exit… alas, the times, they are a’changin.

Would you like to see the entire painting come together in one minute? Fantastic! Do read on for a detailed, step-by-step process analysis.

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A Breathtaking View From The Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Four Seasons Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Painting by Borbay

Ah, that Four Seasons Jackson Hole view… I had the great fortune of setting-up my easel to capture the legendary slopes for a second time…

A Four Seasons Jackson Hole View

Painted on-location at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole… watch this painting come to life in a 60 second time lapse. Love the soundtrack? Check MH the Verb x ArtHouse95 for more lyrical lusciousness…

Posted by Borbay on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Here is the entire process captured in time lapse… that soundtrack? Yes, MH the Verb is spectacular. Do read on friend…

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Art Barre Soirée At Ski Barre, March 4, 2017, 7-9PM

Art Barre Soiree Poster March 4 2017 Jackson Hole

It began as… the sun was setting behind the Teton Mountains. A late summer chill descended upon the crowd, patiently witnessing a gentleman exhume, skin and dismember a lamb.  Soon, the performance became a barbecue. Huddling around a large fire spit, I turned to my left, extended a hand and introduced myself to David and Michelle Quinn. We discussed art, life and promised to continue the conversation over dinner. As our friendship blossomed, our circle expanded to include Avi Kantor, David’s partner, and Rachel Kantor, the owner of Ski Barre. On a freezing night in Victor, Idaho — we decided to collaborate on something special — a happening of our own. And so…

The Certior Group and Ski Barre invite you to… join us, on Saturday, March 4th, from 7-9pm at Ski Barre, for the first, one-night-only Art Barre Soirée. Peruse Borbay’s electric artwork, sip a signature Jackson Hole Still Works cocktail and mingle with fabulous people in Ski Barre’s breathtaking new studio.

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Old Town Bar Neon Sign Painting

Old Town Bar Neon Sign Painting by Borbay

Whenever I return to Manhattan, I find myself wandering the streets… memories, flowing like wine. In November, I met good friend, Tony Black, for a pint of the dark stuff at Old Town. Before leaving, I told the owner, Fitz, “I’m going to paint your sign.”

Raw Source Image Old Town by Borbay

They say, “do what you say you’re going to do,” so I did… and here was my source image.

My legally issued artistic license allows for interpretation. If you’d like to see the entire process in one minute in time lapse, narrated by yours truly… view this video… more of a photo and commentary person? Read on dear friend.

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A Portrait of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Collage Painting by Borbay

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a passionate leader… someone who spent 27 years in prison for his convictions, fought apartheid, and triumphantly became South Africa’s first black chief executive. When I was commissioned to create this portrait of Madiba… I immersed myself in the life and times of one of the world’s great leaders.

You can view the entire painting process, narrated by yours truly, in one minute. Do read on for a step-by-step analysis of the process.

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