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Dale A. Dahlberg III  Minneapolis artist trying to make the world a little more wonderful. I also make very loud music to soothe the soul @sacredoakmpls

Presenting “Portrait of Aloysius Scrimshaw” 18x12” acrylic on canvas.

I have to be honest, I really like hiding ciphers in my art. My friend @deadscrimshaw’s work is also packed full of puzzles, ciphers and other mysterious delights hidden just beneath the surface. So it only seemed right to put a few in his portrait.
I’m sure you can find them, but I’m not going to tell you how to decode them. Mr. Scrimshaw can reveal those details if he wishes, however.
I would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂👍 #popsurrealism #figureativeart #figureativepainting #geometric #geometricart #blue #red #bnwportrait #cipher #experimentalmusic #deadmusician #aloysiusscrimshaw #artofinstagram #artoninstagram #beautifulbizarre #creativeuprising #blackzephyr #mplsart #mplsartist #minneapolis #minnesota #dadahlberg3

...And signed! This piece is done! *

Tomorrow I’ll take a high quality photo and share the completed portrait. 😎 *not counting the edges, isolation coat and varnish.
#aloysiusscrimshaw #deadmusician #experimentalmusic #portraitpainting #geometric #ciphers #blue #red #doublewindsor #goggles #camo #mplsartist #renoartist

Oh, hi! 👋 I’ve been making little tweaks to my current project that are probably imperceptible to everyone but me, hence the lack of recent posts.
We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming in just a moment... 👍

#goofingoff #mplsartist #makingaface

I’m really starting to get into the nitty-gritty little details now. Tweaking tones and hues, sharpening edges, et cetera... Fun stuff! 😎👍 #figurativepainting #goggles #scrimshaw #aloysius #deadmusician #portraitpainting #red #blue #grey #twelve #experimentalmusic #hourstogo #lovingit #mplsart #mplsartist #mpls

Scrimshaw was here. 😜

Painting white in between all the little black lines has been a challenge. I think Mr. S is starting to come forward more, though, so the effort has been worth it. 👍

#kilgore #deadmusician #aloysiusscrimshaw #figurativepainting #portraitpainting #portrait #twelve #red #goggles #artstagram #instaart #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart

I felt that Mr. Scrimshaw was getting overwhelmed by the background, so I toned it down a bit. I think it will help him stand out better. 👍

#aloysiusscrimshaw #deadmusician #experimentalmusic #edgy #geometric #twelve #figurativepainting #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart

This piece is coming along pretty nicely, I think. Still lots to do... 👍

#figurativepainting #deadmusician #aloysiusscrimshaw #experimentalmusic #portraitpainting #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart

Here’s where the painting of @deadscrimshaw is at. 🙂👍 I think I’m heading into the refining phase now.
What are your thoughts so far?
#deadmusician #aloysiusscrimshaw #experimentalmusic #portraitpainting #artofinstagram #artoninstagram #reno #nevada #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart

Throwback Thursday! This is “Ecstasis,” (h/t to @suesixy for the title suggestion!). I love the energy in this painting. What are your thoughts?

#tbt #artforsale #artcollector #figurativeart #figurativepainting #popsurrealism #figurative #girlboss #bossbabe #powerfulwomen #red #redhairdontcare #mplsart #mplsartist #minneapolis #minnesota

This piece is really starting to come together. 👍

#deadmusician #portraitpainting #mplsart

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