Sunday, 30 August 2009

Work In Progress

'm so excited. I finally figured out the texture and shades of bone. I'm working on this painting (48" x 24") It's been kind of a learning project, pushing myself to do something I've never done before. It's been about 2 months of me trying to learn the glazing techniques of the Dutch Masters.

Finally I get some headway today.

Here is some of the steps, I've been doing:




Granted I'm only 10% done(and even after I get this layer done, I might have to go over with some Zinc to really get the edges to pop....I might be on this for the next 60+ hours, but I'm so excited


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

I'm currently working on two paintings:


The first is a 48” x 24” oil painting, traditional method. I’m up to the third layer and will add another three or four layers onto this. It’s starting to take some cohesive shape. I’ve yet to add the colors and highlights to it, but this is kind of what a foundation looks like.





The second is a small 12” x 8” acrylic piece that I started last night. I was inspired by the photography of Christina Garcia Rodera. I don’t think this one is really done yet. I’m going to try to varnish it with oils (much like the technique of the Dutch masters) and see if I can get more luminosity out of it.






Thursday, 13 August 2009

Retro

I was thinking about some of my old work that never got on here. Here's some stuff that I have done in the last 2 years:




Mechination of Water - oil (gift for a friend)

This was a design I made for tote bags....concept based on a story told to me from a friend



This was my first piece combining watercolor and ink, a technique that I am falling madly in love with!








This was one of my first acrylic pieces, while I'm not that comfortable with this medium, I do like the boldness of the colors and the fact that you can work quick, do many layers and finish a painting in a day





This is a little piece I did of my friend Heidi - My favorite Parisian vampire :)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Koh-i-Noor


I finally got a set of Rapidiograph pens from koh-i-noor. They are truly amazing! I can totally see why a lot of ink artists swear by these. The lines are so crisp and the nib flies over the paper. I went to the park to try my hand at some free from drawing.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Dragon


graphite 10" x 6"