“Perimeter Check” oil on gesso

Greg Manchess
Early in my career, I had ideas for all sorts of paintings, most of which were inspired by OMNI Magazine which showcased a fine art approach to science fiction art. They only bought reproduction rights for completed paintings in those days. Rarely did they commission new paintings. 
I was interested in stockpiling a bunch of paintings that they could choose from for their fictional stories. Trouble was, I didn’t have the skills to do them the way I imagined at the time. Over the years of painting in the advertising and editorial aspects of the illustration field, I developed the skills I needed. I’ve only now decided that many of those ideas still work.
So I’ve been painting them.
Like the “Ambush” piece,  I will showcase “Perimeter Check” at Spectrum LIVE…coming up in a couple of weeks!