Commission Works by Richard F. Yates!

Greetings Citizens. Unbeknownst to many of you, Richard F. Yates has a long history of creating commercial artwork (many, MANY flyers from twenty years worth of DJ gigs, illustrations for sales lists and a mural on the ceiling of the “Freaks Only” room at the music store, various design projects for the writing center…) and the work keeps right on roling in.

One project I’m particularly proud of is a painting I just finished for the drum kit of Longview’s thrash-punk monsters, Toxic Underground. The band seemed particularly happy with this piece, which is great, but, sadly, I was unable to snap a black-light photo of this sucker before they took it. You’ll have to see them live and hope they have a black light setup on the stage to get the full effect!

Toxic Underground Drum Kit Sign

This next sign comes from a dance party television show that many members of the BUNNYHEADSQUAD are making. It’s going to be on public access television station, KLTV, in the Cowlitz County area (as soon as we finish shooting and editing it!)  Hoot!

We Can Dance If We Want To TV Show Sign

This last painting is only commercial in the sense that I sold it a few days ago. It’s the finished version of one of the works I posted below, “Duck and Cover.” For some reason, I must have thought I was done with the painting, took a picture of it, decided it needed more, and so on… Um… Anyway, here’s the final version (for sure this time because I sold it, and it’s gone to live on the wall of someone’s wine room.)

Duck and Cover


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