Saturday, August 01, 2015

"Slash" is selling his Beverly hills home.

My sculptures are not included!
(but are available through my studio)

Thank you to Slash of Guns N' Roses for not disappointing us with a boringly out-of-character house like some musicians we can think of. His house in Mulholland Estates—in the northern reaches of the 90210 zip code and technically in Sherman Oaks—is full rock star:  Entire rooms done in leather, tufted velvet galore, dynamic dinosaur bronze sculptures, a nightclub with DJ and photo booths and a recording studio. There are also two two-car garages, multiple wetbars, a library, a playroom, a screening room, an outdoor living room, and pool and spa, and a total of seven bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, all on nearly half an acre.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mark Twain

This is a Mark Twain head study done in pencil as a warm up sketch for a Claymation sculpture.  

Friday, March 28, 2014

The adventures of Mark Twain

These are sculptures that I did during my long career at Will Vinton studios.

About 10" tall, original clay sculptures with wire armatures.

(There may be a couple of these available for sale through my studio.)

Will Vinton Mark Twain
Will Vinton studios
Clay animation

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Slash is a satisfied TM customer.


This is a bronze Dinosaur sculpture that I did for guitar legend, Slash of Guns and roses.  (Saul Hudson) A great guy to work with.

Slash dinosaurs
Bronze dinosaurs 

There are only three more left in this edition for sale.

tone boye (at) yahoo .com

Monday, June 13, 2011

working on a 90 foot mural for a car museum.

One small section of the mural. keeping it loose.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

old car sculpture

28" long by 9" wide.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fernando Alonso (portrait)

My latest portrait. A guy that can be identified by one name, Alonso.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Enzo Ferrari portrait

Enzo Ferrari.

Digital Portrait by Tony Merrithew.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The New Planter's Mr. Peanut commercial

I'm finally finished with all the sculpts from the new Planter's Peanut commercials!

See the "making of" video.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cello painting, oil on canvas

Today I'm hanging a 3 foot by 4 foot oil painting at a music school. On loan from T. Merrithew.

Friday, November 26, 2010

300 SL mercedes benz sculpture

The bronze Mercedes 300 SL is coming along fine after many months of work. Here's a shot of it at the foundry.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vincent price

When I hear Michael Jackson's classic song "Thriller" I envision this face of Vincent.

Photo shop portrait ~TM

Friday, June 25, 2010

Michael Jackson (one year after his death)

I found a clay sketch that I did 23 years ago while working at Will Vinton studios. I'm still sculpting there today , now called Laika studios.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Automobile bronze sculpture-Mercedes sculpture-Automobile art-bronze car sculpture

Mercedes 300 SL sculpture.

I was recently asked about some of the Automobile sculpture that I've done in the past. Here's a bronze 300 Sl Mercedes that measures 28 inches long and weights 60 lbs. The original pattern was carved out of sculpting wax over a hand fabricated wooden under structure and took several weeks to complete.  There are a few more left in this edition.

Mercedes 300 sl

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frank Frazetta painting

This is a digital portrait painting of Frank Frazetta the legendary fantasy artist.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Digital portrait (Cary Grant)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sailing ship (digital painting)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Woody allen

Digital painting of woody Allen.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Audrey hepburn painting

Digital portrait of Audrey.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jimi Hendrix painting

I got a bit sidetracked with this painting since it's not my usual oil media. It was fun to do and he was a great musician.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cuban red macaw

Digital painting By Tony Merrithew

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Coraline artwork

I found a couple more images of characters that I did for the feature film Coraline.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

New 30" X 40" oil painting.

I finally had time to post my latest painting. Inspired by Rene Magritte, son of man.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Michael Jackson "This is it"

Sorry for not posting lately. I've been fussing with facebook for the last couple of weeks. I did manage to see the MJ movie though.

A couple of quick drawings but I must get back to painting!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Western art

 This is a bronze sculpture of a plains Indian on horseback that I completed. It was done as a client commission and patina'd with  a multi colored pattern. It is available in the traditional reddish brown patina as well. There are still three left in the edition for sale. Email for prices and shipping.

Bronze Indian sculpture
Western bronze
Bronze art

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Animation exhibit comes down

The Oregon historical society Claymation exhibit has been taken down. Hope all that wanted to see it had a chance to do so. They're looking for ideas and possible places to set up for the next exhibit. Seattle was one possibility but their museum is booked for two years out.

Will Vinton


Sunday, August 09, 2009

Red wine bottles, Oil painting

30" X 40 Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Michael Jackson (jackson five)

I sculpted this little 8-1/2 " Michael Jackson figure 23 years ago. When I first started at Will Vinton studios in 1986 I was into Michael's music and thought this would be a cool sculpt to do. It's made from Avalon oil based clay over a wire and brass armature and even the Mickey mouse is done using a clay inlay. I did it on my own time and it was never used in a commercial or anything but the odd thing was that about a year after I sculpted this, Michael called the studio and said "I wanna be a raisin". From there we began work on the MJ California raisin commercial and later speed demon music video.

It's in rough shape after all these years but I thought people would like to see it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Apples in a glass

30" X 40" oil on gallery canvas.

One of the coolest things about being in this gallery is that those drawings just to the right of frame are original Salvador-Dali $22,000 works of art. I'm honored to be in the same space.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson RIP

I'd been working on a life sized sculpture of Michael Jackson and was actually filming the process for a youtube clip that I was going to show on one of the MJ fan club websites. This is Michael from the 1980's about the time he would have done the Thriller video.

When I had the facial features a little further along I was going to splice the head onto the torso and finish that out with buckles and shoulder epaulets. Once finished I intended to cast it as a bronze statue (bronze sculpture) of Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson's magnetism, dance moves and artistic charisma have changed the musical landscape forever. One of the most widely beloved and influential artists of all-time.