Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Here the same picture with some more base color added and a little more red orange. Tomorrow I'll go back after the red with white to knock it down and define. I like to do both additive and subtractive work as I paint and draw. Lay in a color, texture, line, etc. and then erase or blot it out. Add and then subtract to define. In painting you paint out or scrape/sand off the bits not wanted. This painting is currently being done in acrylics.
Here are two photo's of a painting I just started. A base picture and then background color blocked in. As you can see I am going for a lot of gestural energy in this painting and am going to build up pigment saturation with color washes. I think it'll be fun.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This is a photograph I took after an artist Meet and Greet at Altered Esthetics Gallery where I have been showing paintings. The website is: http://www.alteredesthetics.com The photo is an 8"x 10" digital photo taken with a Nikon d200 with a Nikkor 24-70 lens. It is titled "Puddle, red brick with water tension". It was shot on 2007-03-10. I saw this shot while reviewing thumbnails and loved it in the thumbnail view so I enlarged it. I am very happy with the results. To me the sweep of the darks in the water and pavement contrast with the forced geometry of the bricks. Enjoy all and feel free to comment in any way you would like.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Here is a little ditty I'm banging away at. It is 6 foot by 4 foot painted in acrylic. I painted out most of the figure and added gauze to the canvas adding texture. The theme of the show it's going into is bike art. Sorry about the lighting but I'm painting under bare bulbs with clamp lights.
As this will be the first, and bottom blog entry I thought I'd keep it short and sweet. I am a visual artist working in the middle of the North American continent. Charcoal pastel acrylic yum. Here is a little something to put onto the web.
Charcoal on paper, 22"x30", 2007