I was in an art therapy group, you can find a Blog dedicated to it in my sidebar. One of the members was an artist and when I mentioned I found a poster I wanted to buy, he said, paint it yourself. I said I had no idea how to do that and he said I'll show you. He took me to the Atlanta Art Supply and I bought a 10/pack tablet of 16x20 canvas sheets, a few brushes, a bottle of gesso and 8 acrylic colors. $35 and the journey began. Here is my first, Hearts 1983, along with the reference poster by Jim Dine born in 1935.
|Jime Dine, 1970|
It looks to me like Jim Dine gets hold of an idea and paints or sculpts it over and over in many many different ways, especially tools, hearts, robes and Pinocchio. It is quite fun to Google him and then look at his Images. You will quickly see the patterns. Here are some I liked as I looked at his images.
|Jane 8'8"x78" acrylic with objects 1969|
|Mister Coffee Face 60x48 acrylic mixed 2011|
|My Angel 58x32 enamel on wood 2006|
|Rosecrucian Interior Scene, with Lemons 96x96 acrylic mixed 2010|