The Last of the Jedi

Added December 11th, 2017 by
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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi

Hello everyone!

While going through my storage unit recently, I discovered a box of Lucasfilm-related artifacts from my childhood. Most of the contents revolved around the Star Wars fan club: stickers, patches, newsletters, but among all those goodies was this little gem. The handwritten script to THE LAST JEDI.

Or, rather… “Star Wars Episode VII: The Last (of) the Jedi.”

From what I remember, this dates back to either the summer or fall of 1983, when I decided to embark on a journey writing a sequel to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The story was to pick up shortly after the climactic battle of Endor, with the Empire in disarray and Luke, Han, Leia, Lando and Chewie mopping up the Imperial forces.

BUT… little did they know the evil DARTH LUGAR was waiting to pick up where the Emperor left off!

Last night I had a chance to re-read the story for the first time since I had written it, and… well, it’s a mess. I’m not even sure where I was going with it. For as meticulous and ground-breaking as I hoped the story was, there are all sorts of characters I brought back from the dead, and weird plot points that don’t even make any sense. Still, I got 26 pages into it, and it’s interesting to see some of the parallels with the current film series (a Death Star hidden inside a moon? The “Last of the Jedi” title, etc).

The script ends rather abruptly, so I’m not sure if I went outside to play, ran out of ideas, or just got otherwise distracted.

I can’t say there’s really all the much in original material here, but hey… I was 10 years old with dreams of grandeur. It’s kind of fun seeing how I was trying to channel some of the different characters’ personalities, and where I would pull in random elements from the comics and other sources, and with the new movie about to open, my Star Wars nostalgia is at an all-time high.

All that said, keep an open mind with all of this, and hopefully it’ll appeal to the 10-year old dreamer in us all.

And if you’d prefer to read this in a PDF format, the entire story is available here:
http://www.ironcowprod.com/Last-of-the-Jedi.pdf

Sit back and enjoy. And thank you for letting me share this with you!

Matt
aka Iron-Cow
December 11, 2017

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New Painting: The Dancer

Added December 22nd, 2016 by
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“The Dancer” | Acrylic on canvas | 20 x 30 inches | Painted 2016 by Matt Cauley

Hello everyone –

As we close out the year 2016, I wanted to share one more painting.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Charlotte on what was to become a new painting series. While that series is still being developed, I wanted to take a moment and create a painting based off one of the quieter moments from the session. There was something about the way Charlotte was posing, very poised and tranquil, and the way the light illuminated her hair… It was such a striking visual, and I wanted to capture that on canvas as well.

Click on the photo above to see the finished painting.

This has been a phenomenal year for me, artistically. I can’t thank you all enough for all the words of support, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Despite everything else that’s happened this year, I find so much comfort knowing I’ve got amazing friends out there.

Wishing you all the very best. Here’s to an amazing 2017!

Matt Cauley
December 22, 2016

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Acrylic Artist: The Portrait Redefined

Added December 5th, 2016 by
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Acrylic Artist Magazine featuring Matt Cauley Artwork

Hello everyone –

I am pleased to announce that my artwork is the Featured Story in the current issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. The magazine is in art stores now, and hitting Barnes & Noble next week, I believe. However, if you would like to order a copy online, the publisher has it available both in print and digital download formats.

My painting of “Danielle” is on the cover, and there is a 12 page article written by Michael Gormley that covers my work, my process and includes critical analysis of about a dozen paintings of mine.

I am truly humbled by how much space they have devoted to my work. To order a copy for yourself, click on the photo above to be directed to Acrylic Artist Magazine.

This is a *huge* opportunity for me, and I would like to thank each of you for always being so supportive.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Matt Cauley
December 5, 2016

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Break the Ice: How to Paint a Complete Stranger’s Portrait

Added December 3rd, 2016 by
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Artists Network Interviews Matt Cauley

Acrylic Artist Magazine also has an interview with me regarding how I approach some of my painting subjects, specifically random strangers on the street.

Click either HERE or the photo above to read the interview. And, keep in mind a stranger is just a friend you haven’t painted yet!

Matt Cauley
December 3, 2016

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New Illustrations: The Stranger’s Tale

Added October 12th, 2016 by
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Hello everyone –

Waaaaaaaaaaay back in the fall of 2012, I was fortunate enough to provide the illustrations for The Stranger’s Tale. This was used to help promote the upcoming Weaponeers of Monkaa figure line from Spy Monkey Creations. I’ve been meaning to upload these to the site forever.

Click either HERE or on the image above to see all the pieces.

As always, I would be grateful for any feedback you might have. Thank you!

Matt Cauley
October 12, 2016

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Hello everyone – I am pleased to announce I have installed a One Man Show at SVA, The School of Visual Arts, in New York City. I created the Raw Sienna series of paintings in conjunction with the courses, “Paint Your Own Vision” with Seth Michael Forman and “Portrait Painting” with John Parks. The work […]

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Hello everyone – I am pleased to announce that my artwork is among those selected for the “Au Naturel” Juried Show, June 30 through July 26 at Salt & Fat. If you are in the Sunnyside Queens area during the month of July, drop on by. The restaurant is just across the street from the […]

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