Prints. Pencil sketches. Watercolors. Silverpoint. Chalks & Charcoal. Ballpoint pen. Ink washes.
Politically incorrect. Classical. Silly. Funny. Scatological. Fanciful. Ithyphallic. Erotic. Homoerotic.
You'll find it here. Oh, the favors and flavors of Bill Girard!
Cover art (MUSEA, A Poetry Prose Project) Center for Creative Studies, 1981. Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011
Fairies on the Egg. Watercolor/Gouache. 6" x 7" Signed. Dated: 73. Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940 - 2011.
"DORIAN GRAY" SUITE. Image #1. At the gallery perhaps? A haunting satire on "modern art" based on the famous novel, by Oscar Wilde. Pen and ink. 4.5" x 3" Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940 - 2011
The Judgement of Paris
Pencil sketch on paper. 10.7” x 8.3"
Of the many versions I've seen, this is the funniest. And this was a favorite theme of male-gendered artists from the late Renaissance and for centuries thereafter. Flesh!
Paris of Troy, a shepherd, must choose the loveliest of three goddesses from Mt. Olympus, competing for a golden apple addressed to "the fairest" (by the goddess of discord, Eris.) Poor guy! Includes hieroglyphics in upper-left corner. Not yet translated.
Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard 1940 - 2011 Royal Oak, MI