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Inspiration: Robert Sherer

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I recently received an e-mail from one of my favorite artists, Robert Sherer, inviting me to participate in an upcoming book project about male figurative art (more about that later). I was blown away that someone whose work I have admired for quite a while even knew who I was! I wanted to share some of his incredible art here and encourage you to see more on his WEBSITE and at LYMAN-EYER GALLERY

I first discovered him when his Pyrograph series was featured in New American Paintings. The wood-burned images depict nostalgic boyhood memories rendered with actual camp craft materials, and they immediately grabbed my attention. Here’s an example, Pirate’s Booty: Treasure.

I also love his Bloodworks series – elegant floral still life pieces created with HIV positive and negative blood to represent the complexities of romantic life and sexual attraction in the HIV era. This piece is titled The Usual Suspects.

Christmas Captions

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The website Smart Bitches Trashy Books held a caption contest for my Mistletoe Madness cover, and at this point there are over two hundred entries. Grab some eggnog and enjoy the full collection HERE, or enjoy a few appetizers below:


Is that a candy cane in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? ~Micki


Silent night, horny night, boner’s warm, underwear’s tight. ~Buffy


It’s gonna be a hard candy Christmas! ~Brett G.


Perhaps Mark should have been more specific when he told Steve to put the nuts out. ~D.W. Marchwell


And a heartwarming little poem by Melissandre:


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and I was nonplussed,
Not a creature was stirring, including some lust!
My partner had dusted, decked halls, and gift wrapped;
Now all that he sought was a long winter’s nap.



But I wasn’t ready to go straight to bed,
But what could make “sugarplums” dance in his head?
Then, what to my wondering eyes should appear
But those Christmas briefs (got as a gag gift last year).



I entered the room, caught h…

Horror of Horrors

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I’m developing a new painting for my show in June that will be an homage to the slasher/horror movie starlets whose ill-fated wardrobe malfunctions put them in harm’s way. My version will feature actor Jesse Archer (left) trying to escape from an ominous villain (by way of a dark, scary forest of course!) with his skimpy shorts getting caught and yanked down by some low-hanging tree branches. Jesse has graciously agreed to be a part of my crazy project, and I can’t wait to get started on this. In the meantime, here are some hilarious images from the horror comic genre that I find quite inspirational! 




Rockstar

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Here's my latest novel cover illustration which is for the upcoming book Rockstar by J.M. Snyder.

Book Discount

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I wanted to pass along a discount offer for my book Ins and Outs. If you order it from Blurb HERE between now and December 31, you can get $10 off by using the following promo codes -

Orders from the US (using US $):   
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Orders from UK (using UK £):   
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Orders from EU (using EU €):   
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Orders from AU (using AUD $):   
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More From Driftwood

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I illustrated a sweet little story this week on the site I’m From Driftwood, which publishes “true stories by gay people from all over.” This one puts a poetic twist on the classic unrequited love tale. Check it out here:DRIFTWOOD

Extra Exposure

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I have been popping up all over the web this week and chatting up a storm about my artwork, inspirations, and in one case, the similarities between Cher and Jesus. I’ll post a few links below. In the first article, you can also read about my exciting new collaboration with Del Shores, the writer/director of Sordid Lives.

• PAUL RICHMOND INTERVIEW and INS & OUTS BOOK REVIEW on reviewsbyjessewave

• DRAWN TO YOU: PAUL RICHMOND on manhuntdaily

• PAUL RICHMOND AND THE ESSENCE OF A GAY ARTIST PART 1 and PART 2 on gaylikeyoublog

• OUT ARTIST PAUL RICHMOND’S CHRISTMAS CREATIONS on planetout

Spanking in Your Stocking

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The popular gay site Queerty recently plugged my new painting Naughty or Nice. Here's a link to the post: QUEERTY.


THERE'S A SPANKING IN YOUR STOCKING THIS CHRISTMAS
We last saw artist Paul Richmond when he made an early Christmas delivery with this pin-up print. But now he's back to spread more holiday cheer. Richmond, who enjoys creating works where men cannot keep their pants on, shows off "Naughty Or Nice," because everyone needs a good spanking to get in line for Santa's annual visit. Purchase here, or get both Christmas-themed prints here.

Decking the Halls

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I have been a busy boy decking the halls of my Etsy store with all kinds of new goodies. Art makes a great gift, and I have a little something for the naughty and the nice folks on your shopping list this year -- everything from original paintings to prints and clothing, even some humorous Christmas cards. Here are a few highlights...





My new painting Naughty or Nice is now available for a discount in the Paulypants Christmas Set. After all, what's better than one pants-dropping Cheesecake boy -- two of them, of course! Both paintings are also available as greeting cards


I also just released a couple of new limited-edition giclee prints: First Kiss and Not Just a Closet. By request, I'm also offering larger-scale prints of some favorites, including Batmobama and Robiden and The Cher Within. After all, I'm a fan of the "more is more" philosophy!





You'll also find an increased selection of original paintings in my Etsy store, including The Dollypop GuildElegant …

Elisa Rolle Review

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Italian book reviewer Elisa Rolle wrote a nice article about my book, Ins & Outs. Click HERE to read the full review, and here's an excerpt: 

This is not a simple art book, it’s almost a memoir. Following Paul Richmond...we can clearly also see his personal evolution. 

The first paintings are almost haunting, most of the time with dark colors and, truth be told, sometimes not so clear to understand. 

Then the colors change, they are brighter and almost at the same time the Cheesecake Boys make their appearance. I can almost see the new Paul Richmond, a guy who finally arrived to realize / understand some complicated layers of his personality, and now he is able to show it to the external world.

Naughty or Nice?

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I just finished my latest Cheesecake Boy painting, Naughty or Nice. Apparently the anticipation of seeing his Christmas gift got the better of this fellow, although he certainly didn’t anticipate getting caught — or the punishment his naughtiness would earn him! Limited-edition giclee prints are available in my Etsy store HERE.

Wylde

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I just finished a cover illustration for Jan Irving’s upcoming release “Wylde” which will be available through Dreamspinner Press in a few weeks. Here’s a sneak peek:


Book Featured on House of Cat

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Cat Johnson recently posted a feature about my newly expanded book, Ins and Outs , on her website House of Cat. Check it out HERE .

Here’s an excerpt:
A few months ago House of Cat featured an interview with artist Paul Richmond. His paintings are among the most joyful and honest creations I’ve seen and we received a lot of great feedback on the feature. To my great delight, Paul has included his House of Cat interview in a book celebrating his work called Ins & Outs: A Collection. I am honored and stoked to be a part of this project and encourage you all to explore the unique and wonderful works of this extraordinary artist.