Bedtime Story

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The fourth piece in Greg Hildebrandt's Kid Stuff series, Bedtime Story, is one of only a handful of compositions in which the artist places the subject matter directly in the center of the picture window.

In this painting, Hildebrandt has perfectly captured the essence of a child's nightmare. The viewer … (read more)

The fourth piece in Greg Hildebrandt's Kid Stuff series, Bedtime Story, is one of only a handful of compositions in which the artist places the subject matter directly in the center of the picture window.

In this painting, Hildebrandt has perfectly captured the essence of a child's nightmare. The viewer is instantaneously transported back to their own childhood. Nights spent, listening raptly to the oncoming climax of an increasingly terrifying story. Sheets gripped tight and pulled up to your eyes. Wondering what sort of horrors may be in store. The puppet storyteller sits erect, clothes disheveled, the light and shadow turning its mouth into an endless gaping maw. However, It is the eyes that transfix the viewer, keeping them locked firmly into place. The feeling of unease is so intense, it would almost come as a relief to have the puppet look back at you, but it refuses. The offset gaze of the storyteller leaving you to wonder if he might not just be distracting you until the true nightmare begins.

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Comments

Barmaan
2021/06/24

Amazing work

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Shivansh Rawat
2021/05/27

Love it

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/27

Thanks very much! Greg

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Near Future
2021/05/26

wow awesome!

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/26

Thank you!

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Okin
2021/05/26

Oh loving this series 😀 properly gives you that creepy feeling. As much as I'd love to own any of these, they deserve way more then I can afford. I will need to tweet about these. Honestly your work here, the nft launch and podcast have been way under the radar for an artist like your self.
Should have been one of the biggest artist drops in the space 😮 Thank you for the massive influence over the years you have had across my own art.

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Okin
2021/05/30

Understandable for sure and I think that is a gem of peice on portion! Shouted about it over in twitter 🙂 Loved your last podcast episode, some really great discussions in there. Anyways hopefully you have some more followers and interest heading your way from the Twitter activities I kicked off. Just need the right eyes to see what's here 🙂

Really wish I had the funds for any of these works. Awesome to connect with you here also.

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/27

Thanks so much. Greg

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/27

I have a Lord of the Rings Painting at Portion which is a test with the NFT. These are done with myself and my brother Tim. Tim passed away 15 years ago unfortunately. So I decided to try a very special piece. There were only two Galadriel paintings we did in the 1970's that were significant. https://portion.io/#exchange?ID=QmerptjFhFUiE4aMCXN19ZTXhqJCDrMq5ydyMxsjmmnP8G This is a very expensive painting so it is a test. I will consider offering originals with the NFT . I really like that idea. Two of these puppets originals are already sold for $35,000. Said The Spider To The Fly is a $40,000 painting. It was my first puppet and it won the Art Renewal Centers 1st place award in still life. Then it traveled to museums in Spain and New York. I love painting these. I am right now painting a new series just for the NFT market of my toy ray guns from the 1940's. But these paintings take me between 1-3 weeks. So I can't sell the originals for much less and I really don't want to sell the NFT's for a low amount. I can only do so many of these. Any and all help you can give me in getting known in this market is greatly appreciated. you can see my work at spiderwebart.com Greg

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Moondoggie
2021/05/25

My bf turned me onto watching your getting it right series on YT so this would be a surprise gift for him if I win it. What a terrific series... you are so talented and easy to learn from! We enjoy watching you and then trying to paint different things. It's a fun, creative date night experience! I love the vivid colours in this one!

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/26

I am live streaming tonight not tomorrow this week. Just FYI. If you like my streams tell your friends.
Greg

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/25

Thank you that is very nice of you. I really do love my puppets! Greg

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Kenny Flaten
2021/05/25

Love it Greg! Totally agreed when you were talking about the black background and not adding anything else as a distraction.

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/26

Thanks, sometimes only the subject can speak. Anything else is too much!

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Greg Hildebrandt
(creator)
2021/05/25

Thanks Kenny. These really do stand alone:) Greg

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