6x6 encaustic on panel, black floater frame. (2023)

LEGO Minifigure Helmet - Stormtrooper

$225.00

6x6 Encaustic on panel, black floater frame.

This is a painting of a stormtrooper helmet from a LEGO minifigure. The white stylized skullis truly an iconic design. The only thing keeping stormtroopers from being truly terrifying, is their horrendous aim. They couldn't hit a womp rat if it was standing right next to them.

About my Star Wars Helmet Series

I feel like if health professionals would the words "or helmet" to their mask mandates, more people would comply. For these helmets of different LEGO minifigures, I was trying for low key paintings. In art, this means a limited value range, biased towards mid-tones and darks. As these are the "bad guys" in the Star Wars universe, I thought a murky atmosphere would work well.

For a challenge, I might try these again someday, as hi key paintings. It might be fun to see how i can attack this subject matter with that intention, especially for darth vader's all black helmet.Stay tuned.

About my LEGO Minifigure Series

Building large scale LEGO sets seems to be extremely popular, during quarantine. I guess putting together complicated LEGOs is a great way to take your mind off a global pandemic. Oh, and murder hornets. And a contentious election with a divided country. And … pass me the red LEGO brick, please. :-/

Sometimes, LEGO’s are simply an escape when the sky is falling. And so is art.

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LEGO Minifigure Helmet - Boba Fett

$225.00

6x6 Encaustic on panel, black floater frame.

This is a painting of Boba Fett’s helmet from a LEGO minifigure. Fett was easily the coolest bounty hunter in the galaxy. Who didn’t want to pretend to be Boba Fett as a kid? He had a jetpack! The dude could fly!

About my Star Wars LEGO Helmet Series

I feel like if health professionals would add an addendum to the mask mandate with the words "or a helmet", more people would comply. For these helmets of different LEGO minifigures, I was trying for low key paintings. In art, this means a limited value range, biased towards mid-tones and darks. As these are the "bad guys" in the Star Wars universe, I thought a murky atmosphere would work well.

For a challenge, I might try these again someday, as hi key paintings. It might be fun to see how i can attack this subject matter with that intention, especially for Darth Vader's all black helmet. Stay tuned.

About my LEGO Minifigure Series

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Building large scale LEGO sets seems to be extremely popular, during quarantine. I guess putting together complicated LEGOs is a great way to take your mind off a global pandemic. Oh, and murder hornets. And a contentious election with a divided country. And … pass me the red LEGO brick, please. :-/

Sometimes, LEGO’s are simply an escape when the sky is falling. And so is art.

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LEGO Mandalorian

$225.00

6x6 Oil on panel, black floater frame.

This OEM LEGO minifigure is The Mandalorian (from the new TV series of the same name). Here again, I don’t own this particular minifigure, but because Star Wars fans are awesome, a guy on reddit sent me a photo of his minifigure for me to paint. What? I can’t buy EVERY LEGO minifigure there is, or I wouldn’t have any money left over to buy art supplies.

About my LEGO Star Wars Series

You can't grow up, a child of the 70s and not be a fan of Star Wars. Or, at least, I couldn’t. Growing up as the only daughter, sandwiched between two brothers who had all the Kenner Star Wars action figures, an X-wing fighter, a landspeeder AND a death star, I pretty much had no other choice but to love all things Star Wars. Forget Malibu Barbie, and her stupid dream house, I wanted to play with Luke Skywalker and his lightsaber. Also, Luke could move things … WITH HIS MIND! Half my childhood was spent holding my right hand out in front of me, straining with effort to try to lift things using only “The Force”.

Is it any wonder I'm drawn to paint Star Wars LEGO minifigures? Star Wars minifigures are to me, what sunflowers were to Van Gogh, or waterlilies were to Monet. You can’t not paint what you love, no? (I bet Van Gogh only painted sunflowers because his brother, Theo, never bought him any Star Wars LEGO sets. Also, Star Wars LEGOs were probably ridiculously expensive in 19th century France.)

About my LEGO Minifigure Series

Building large scale LEGO sets seems to be extremely popular, during quarantine. I guess putting together complicated LEGOs is a great way to take your mind off a global pandemic. Oh, and murder hornets. And a contentious election with a divided country. And … pass me the red LEGO brick, please. :-/

Sometimes, LEGO’s are simply an escape when the sky is falling. And so is art.

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LEGO Mandalorian - The Child

$225.00

6x6 Oil on panel, black floater frame.

This LEGO minifigure is of the character known as The Child from the new TV series, "The Mandalorian". I don’t own this minifigure (because sometimes we have to choose between buying LEGOs & buying art supplies), but because Star Wars fans are awesome, a guy on reddit sent me a photo of it for me to paint.

About my LEGO Star Wars Series

You can't grow up, a child of the 70s and not be a fan of Star Wars. Or, at least, I couldn’t. Growing up as the only daughter, sandwiched between two brothers who had all the Kenner Star Wars action figures, an X-wing fighter, a landspeeder AND a death star, I pretty much had no other choice but to love all things Star Wars. Forget Malibu Barbie, and her stupid dream house, I wanted to play with Luke Skywalker and his lightsaber. Also, Luke could move things … WITH HIS MIND! Half my childhood was spent holding my right hand out in front of me, straining with effort to try to lift things using only “The Force”.

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Is it any wonder I'm drawn to paint Star Wars LEGO minifigures? Star Wars minifigures are to me, what sunflowers were to Van Gogh, or waterlilies were to Monet. You can’t not paint what you love, no? (I bet Van Gogh only painted sunflowers because his brother, Theo, never bought him any Star Wars LEGO sets. Also, Star Wars LEGOs were probably ridiculously expensive in 19th century France.)

About my LEGO Minifigure Series

Building large scale LEGO sets seems to be extremely popular, during quarantine. I guess putting together complicated LEGOs is a great way to take your mind off a global pandemic. Oh, and murder hornets. And a contentious election with a divided country. And … pass me the red LEGO brick, please. :-/

Sometimes, LEGO’s are simply an escape when the sky is falling. And so is art.

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LEGO Clone Trooper, 7th Sky Corp

$225.00

5x7 Oil on panel, black frame.

LEGO Star Wars minifigure: Clone Trooper, 7th Sky Corp. Clones of the bounty hunter, Jango Fett and led by Commander Cody. Identified by their orange on white armor.

Lego Boba Fett UCS Slave 1

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9x12 Oil on aluminum panel. Lego Star Wars minifigure: Boba Fett UCSSlave1

This painting has been SOLD, but if you are interested in commissioning a painting like this, please go to my contact page: https://www.karenmccool.com/contact.htm

From my original Instagram post:

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9x12 oil on aluminum panel.

This was a commission for someone who liked my Lego minifigure paintings, but wanted one of his wife's favorite minifig, to give to her as a gift. Sweet.

This particular Boba Fett is from the UCS Slave 1 ship (Lego Set 75060). If you swipe left, you can see how much more detail Lego added to this minifig, compared to some others.

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Also, I included a work in progress pic, so you can see my painting next to the original photograph, provided by the client.

Often, my paintings end up as a more saturated version of the original photo I paint from. They can be similar, in that way, to old photos shot with kodachrome film ... remember those? The film somehow exaggerated all the colors, (giving the middle finger to subtlety).

I LOVE old kodachrome photos. Truly love them. I'd be happy to share my last bite of dessert with them ... or if an old kodachrome photo asked me for help robbing a bank, I wouldn't say no. I'd first want to know why it needed the money. I have THAT kind of love for kodachrome.

Shit. Now I want to paint some old kodachrome photos.#anArtistsWorkIsNeverDone

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Lego Darth Vader with lightsaber

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5x7 Oil on panel, black frame. LEGO Star Wars minifigure: Darth Vader with lightsaber

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Lego General Organa

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5x7 Oil on panel, black frame. LEGO Star Wars minifigure: General Organa

(R.I.P. Carrie Fisher)

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Lego Kylo Ren Hooded

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5x7 Oil on panel, black frame. LEGO Star Wars minifigure: Kylo Ren Hooded

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Lego Kylo Ren in Helmet

$225.00

5x7 Oil on panel, black frame. LEGO Star Wars minifigure: Kylo Ren in Helmet

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